With seven national forests, two national parks, numerous state parks and more than 18 million acres of public land, hikers have plenty to do and see throughout Wyoming, the Cowboy State. Whether you want to scale a mountain or stroll across the prairie, Wyoming has the perfect hike for you. The state’s two national parks offer a plethora of hiking opportunities. Canyon Country is one of the best areas for hiking in Yellowstone National Park, where you can see thermal mud pots, vents and lakes, open meadows and old growth forest. Or try the Upper Geyser Basin trails — they’ll take you past Old Faithful, Castle, Beehive and other impressive geysers. Grand Teton National Park is also renowned for its hiking, from a day hike around Bearpaw and Trapper Lakes to a strenuous backpacking trip along the Grand Teton Loop. Walking tours are a great way for people of all ages to experience and take in all that Wyoming has to offer. Family travellers with young kids, RV travellers taking a break and Western Explorers looking for that unknown history will all enjoy the wide variety of walking tours in the state.
Montana is derived from the Latin meaning “mountainous.” The rugged Continental Divide zigzags across western Montana from the jagged peaks of Glacier Park to the ancient Beartooth plateau. In all there are 77 mountain ranges in Montana. The potential for hiking and backpacking in Big Sky Country is endless and inviting. And don’t forget; when you’re in the backcountry, it pays to be prepared if you get into an unexpected situation.
From paved paths to extreme wilderness, North Dakota will exceed your expectations. Day Hikes to the Maah Daah Hey trail or the North Country trail, North Dakota has terrain for the experienced hiker to the day tripper. Public lands in North Dakota, including state parks, wildlife management areas and refuges, grasslands, national parks, historic sites and recreation areas are open for day hiking of various lengths. Hiking sites include trails with historic or natural features specifically marked for self-guided interpretive walks. These short hikes are excellent for individuals, families or large group learning experiences.
South Dakota’s hiking trails offer something for everyone with many different skill levels.
Explore wooded trails, climb rugged peaks or journey along through native prairie grasses as you explore one of South Dakota’s hiking trails.
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