Wyoming Hikes: Cliff Hanger Loop and Highline Loop

This weekend we headed back to Curt Gowdy State Park for a bigger hike around Crystal Reservoir. By stitching together Cliff Hanger, Canyons, and Crystal Ridge trails, we created a giant loop around the lake. Just for fun, we also added in the Highline loop, which was absolutely worth it! Our final hike clocked in …

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Union Pacific Heritage Fleet Heads to New Home

One thing that was readily apparent when we started exploring Cheyenne, Wyoming was its railway history, specifically its Union Pacific heritage. In 1865, what's now Cheyenne was the campsite for the team charged with finding a route over the Laramie Mountains as part of the nation's first transcontinental railroad project. As construction of the Union …

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Wyoming Hikes: Crow Creek to Hidden Falls Trail

When we were considering our move to Wyoming, one of our criteria was proximity to mountains and places to hike. With 109 named mountain ranges and sub-ranges in Wyoming, we thought it was a safe bet we'd be able to access something of interest no matter where we landed! If you've visited Cheyenne, Wyoming, which …

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Wyoming Hikes: Pole Mountain Loop

As we were scouting places to live near Cheyenne, Wyoming, we took the opportunity to ask some locals where we could find great hikes nearby. One recommendation that piqued our interest was the Pole Mountain area of Medicine Bow National Forest, which is about 35 minutes west of Cheyenne. The 55,000-acre area has countless trails …

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Grand Teton National Park: Colter Bay

As much as I enjoyed our time in Yellowstone National Park exploring the Mammoth Hot Springs, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, and Old Faithful and the Geyser Basins, I was thrilled to finally spend time in Grand Teton National Park. We arrived in the park around dinner time, entering from the north after our …

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