The most informative adventure guide written for Southern Wyoming. This all new nineteenth edition of VIP’s Guide to Southern Wyoming magazine features the best experiences, outdoor activities, and local attractions–plus easy-to-read, high-resolution outdoor recreation maps. Author and longtime Saratoga, Wyoming resident, Cindy Loose, reveals everything you need to know to plan a single-day adventure or an extended stay adventure vacation. Discover uncrowded trails, mineral hot springs, abundant Wyoming wildlife, scenic drives, pristine blue-ribbon trout fishing, campsites and picnic areas and a few of the most charming and hospitable towns in the West.
VIP’s Guide to Southern Wyoming magazine is chock full of easy-to-follow maps and need-to-know information about fishing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling in southern Wyoming–plus scenic drives and points of interest throughout the Medicine Bow National Forest. Take advantage of Saratoga’s free mineral hot springs, local attractions and events, and learn where to stay, eat and shop in Saratoga, Encampment, Riverside, and the Snowy Range.
Southern Wyoming’s mountains, lakes, river valleys and wide open plains offer the best of outdoor experiences in the Rocky Mountains. In fact, if you had to pick one activity that southern Wyoming is famous for, it would be fishing. The Upper North Platte River is regarded as the “Premier Blue Ribbon Wild Trout Stream in Wyoming”, with 4,000 catchable fish per mile. (The famed “Miracle Mile” is a stretch of this River that boasts trophy-size rainbow and brown trout weighing between 5 and 10 pounds!) There are plenty of peaceful lakes and streams to fish here as well, including famed Hog Park Reservoir (a favorite spot for camping, fishing and boating), Seminoe Reservoir (known for abundant walleye) and High Savery Reservoir (one of the few places in Wyoming to catch tiger trout and Kokanee).
Southern Wyoming is also a great place to explore miles of uncrowded terrain. You can wander through aspen and lodgepole pine forests, tickle the spine of the Continental Divide, clamber up the rocky (and sometimes snowy) slopes of Medicine Bow Peak (12,013 ft. summit), saunter along lush meadows and mountain streams, and amble among outstanding rock formations. Picturesque landscapes and crisp, clear skies provide incredible backdrops for photographers. VIP’s Guide to Southern Wyoming magazine features maps of the Snowy Range, Sierra Madre Mountain Range and Pole Mountain (all part of the Medicine Bow National Forest). These easy-to-follow maps highlight hiking and mountain biking trails, where to camp and picnic, and a several winter trails–plus the Snowy Range Scenic Byway, the Battle Highway Scenic Byway and scenic backcountry routes.
In addition to amazing outdoor adventures and breathtaking scenery, southern Wyoming boasts 12 museums, the Fort Fred Steele Historic Site, Seminoe State Park, a variety of local events and some of the best restaurants and shops in the state! There is something here for everyone.
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