- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Wyoming, USA
Considered sacred to several Plains tribes, Devil’s Tower is one of Wyoming’s most distinguishing natural features. The formation of the 1,260-foot monolith is still debated today, but many believe it is a volcanic plug or the remnants of a laccolith (a large rock mass pushed up between layers of sedimentary rock).
Not far from the western border of Idaho is verdant Jackson Hole. This Teton Range valley is not only home to the world’s largest elk herd, its mountainous surroundings are one of America’s best ski terrains. Travel to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to ski the highest vertical drop in the U.S. – more than 4,000 feet high!
In Wyoming you’ll find both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park – only 10 miles from one another. Capture a mural-worthy photo of the namesake Grand Teton mountains before venturing to Yellowstone’s famous Old Faithful Geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring.
Oregon Trail Ruts
Walk the same trail that pioneers ventured down more than a century ago at this Eastern Wyoming National Historic Landmark. Wagon wheel ruts dug deep into the ground are still visible today along the North Platte River. It’s considered the best preserved set of Oregon Trail ruts still existing along the legendary path.
Hot Springs State Park
Wyoming’s first state park, Hot Springs State Park was formed around the world’s largest single mineral hot spring, Big Spring. Water from the spring runs into the State Bath House, where you can relax in indoor and outdoor mineral pools. The state park is located in the befittingly named town of Thermopolis in the state’s central region.