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Central Wyoming- The region we are calling Central Wyoming stretches from the Absaroka and Wind River Ranges in the west, to the South Dakota/Nebraska border in the east. This region includes several spectacular mountain ranges as well as vast areas of high desert.
Northern Wyoming- The Northern Wyoming Travel Region includes the area from the eastern Yellowstone National Park boundary, east to the South Dakota border. This is a vast and unpopulated region with some spectacular attractions.
Southern Wyoming- This region encompasses the southern quarter of the state. It is a generally arid region apart from mountainous areas around Laramie.
Yellowstone/Western Wyoming- The Yellowstone and Western Wyoming Region covers Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park, south through the Jackson area to Kemmerer. This amazing region includes some of the most beautiful scenery and some of the most unique natural sites in the world.

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Description - Wyoming has been broken into four travel regions: Northern Wyoming, Central Wyoming, Southern Wyoming and Yellowstone/Western Wyoming.

Attractions - Northern Wyoming offers the forests, mountains and wilderness areas just east of Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorn Mountains and National Forest, and Devils Tower National Monument. Highlights of Central Wyoming include the Absaroka Range, the east slope of the Wind River Range and the Shoshone National Forest. Southern Wyoming includes the Medicine Bow and Laramie Mountains as well as Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Yellowstone/Western Wyoming includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as well as Jackson Hole, the west slope of the Wind River Range and the headwaters of the Snake and Green Rivers.

Recreation - Recreation in these regions ranges from touring the popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to backpacking through some of the most isolated regions in the lower 48 states. Other popular outdoor recreation activities include camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, mountain climbing, rafting, kayaking, boating, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding.

Climate - As throughout the Rocky Mountains, the climate varies drastically depending on elevation. Summers generally offer warm clear days with cool nights. Afternoon thunderstorms are often a possibility in the summer. In the winter, sunshine, with heavy of snow in the higher elevations, are ideal for winter activities. Harsh weather - including wind, cold, and snow - is possible throughout the winter and even throughout the year, in the highest elevations.

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Wyoming - Wyoming is within the top ten largest states in the country and the least populated. If you're seeking solitude in wilderness setting look into one of the many recreation opportunities in this state.

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