5 Popular Road Trips For A Quick Get-A-Way In Wyoming This Summer
Did somebody say, "Road Trip?" You'll probably hear that quite a bit come summer time in the Cowboy State. But what are people saying about vacation areas in Wyoming? Today on the Top 5 at 7:45, I'll highlight and show ratings of some of the best road trips in Wyoming. We hope this will whet your appetite before making vacations plans this year.
- The Buffalo Bill Road Trip - Here is a place located on The Buffalo Bill Scenic Highway located around U.S 14/16/20 thus following the North Folk of the Shoshone River. You can enjoy gaming, music in the mountains, comedy, with nice rooms at an affordable price. You can stop at Old Trail Town for some great shopping and a chance to check out some great Indian and pioneer artifacts, the Hole in the Wall Gang cabin and, of course, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
- Bridger Valley Historic Byway - This great Wyoming site sits at the crossroads between the California and Oregon Trail. Geographically, the byway is located off of I-80 at exit 34. You can check out the old stomping grounds of Jim Bridger, at Fort Bridger, who established his trading post back in 1843.
- Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch Road Trip - Regardless of what you think you know about Butch Cassidy, he was known as the Robin Hood of the West. He is known for his charm, hard work and catering to the poor. Even though he would steal from the rich, he was against violence and had a policy to back that. Cassidy's side kick, The Sundance Kid, got his name where the trail begins, in Sundance, Wyoming. You'll experience coal mine tours, fancy fudge and the Devil's Tower.
- Chief Joseph Scenic Byway - This tour links the town of Cody, Wyoming with Beartooth Pass, located on Wyoming 296. You can buy authentic gifts from the gift shops in Yellowstone National Park and get to who Chief Joseph was and what role he played in the Cowboy State.
- Black Hills Scenic Byway - If you've never experienced the thrill of being in or driving by the Blackhills, here is your chance. It's been said that Black Hills is a translation of "The Lakota Paha Sapa", because of their dark appearance from a distance, as they are covered with trees. The byway covers about 78 miles and is located in the Crook County area.
The Top 5 at 7:45 airs weekdays with me, Gary Freeman and sponsored by First Education Federal Credit Union. Where will you find you and your family vacationing this summer. What exciting places have you been to in Wyoming? Tell us about it in the comments section below.