ATTRACTIONS: (some major ones)
Cheyenne Frontier Days, Devil’s Tower, New Mexico’s Fossil Butte., Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole area, Yellowstone National Park and numerous ski resorts.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Wyoming, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
For more attractions and points of interest, follow the links below.
AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- Green River
- Jackson Hole
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: With its impressive national parks, Wyoming offers an exciting family vacation destination, spring, summer and fall. Cold, snowy conditions are common in winter, however those months bring exceptional hunting and skiing conditions in the Rocky Mountain area, especially skiing in the Jackson Hole area of the Great Tetons.
Climate: Wyoming is the second highest state in the United States, and because of this elevation, conditions are usually on the dry side.
Some areas of Wyoming receive only 5 inches of annual rainfall, while in the mountains, especially the Great Tetons, 60 inches or more per year is common.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Wyoming, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
In general, throughout the state mild springs are followed by warm ( sometimes hot) summers with cool morning lows.
The fall brings occasional snow and cool temperatures, especially in mountain canyons and higher elevations. Winter can be very cold with heavy snowfall in the mountains.
Statewide, the average high temperature in July is just over 60 degrees, while in January, 20 degrees high is an average.
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 38/3 (February) 39/4 (March) 42/5 (April) 50/10
May 59/15 (June) 71/22 (July) 80/27 (August )) 82/28
(Sep) 78/25 (Oct) 66/19 (Nov) 50/10 (Dec) 40/4
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 17/-8 (Feb) 18/-7 ( March) 20/-6 (April) 25/-4
May 33/0 (June) 42/15 (July) 52/11 (August) 54/12
(September) 49/9 (October) 39/4 (November) 37/-3 (December) 19/-7
Oregon National Historic Trail
In 1810, scout Robert Stuart managed to overcome the wall of the Rocky Mountains. He discovered the easily passable South Pass in Wyoming. For many years, only the most intrepid mountaineers, hunters or fur traders made their way here. However, the desire of the church to save the souls of the Oregon Indians untouched by Christianity was so strong that in 1836 the Presbyterian missionaries Marcus Whitman and Henry Spalding and their wives set out on a 3500 km long march.
The messages they sent were generally very positive, so many people and families with children followed them to the dream areas of Oregon and California. The places attracted them mainly with large supplies of wood, fertile soil and a pleasant climate. In addition, it turned out that the malaria that plagued the local farmers did not occur in the west. However, the journey to the promised land was quite difficult, it led from Independence, Missouri across the Great Plains, through the Rocky Mountains, and it took from four to eight months to complete. On the way, the pilgrims faced many obstacles in the form of difficult terrain, hunger, exhaustion, frost and snow disasters in the mountains, or, on the contrary, unbearable heat and numerous raids by Indians.
In the years 1841-1848, only 2,700 people went west, while a year later there were already 30,000. Before the railroad was established in the area, around half a million immigrants passed through this Oregon Trail. However, it is reported that nearly one in fifteen died en route. Over time, the Oregon Trail became one of the most important and famous transcontinental routes. Of all the trails associated with the conquest of the Wild West, it was also the most famous. It ended at the Columbia River.
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
From 1846 to 1869, Mormons – members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – traveled across the territory of the United States of America to find their promised land. They originally settled in the settlement of Nauvoo, Illinois, but their leaders did not agree with the location and therefore organized another move. The area of today’s Salt Lake City was blindly chosen.
The plan for this move included building a winter base on the Missouri River. In April 1847, 149 Mormons set off on a long and painful journey, which initially actually followed the route of the already well-known Oregon Trail. Once they crossed the Rockies, however, they veered south and continued to the Great Salt Lake, arriving in July of that year.
By 1869, more than 70,000 members of this church had walked this path, later called the Mormon Trail. The loss of life was by no means great, thanks mainly to the excellent paramilitary organization, discipline and mutual aid. The Mormon caravans thus suffered far fewer losses than the pioneers traveling on the Oregon Trail. During the journey, the Mormons managed to build many interesting structures on the trail, especially churches.
When the Mormons arrived at the Great Salt Lake, they were somewhat disillusioned with the surrounding landscape, which was very inhospitable, desolate, and surrounded by mountains on all sides. However, within just one year, they managed to build an efficient irrigation system here, and within ten years, prosperous agriculture was already operating in the desert. The Mormon Church is still very widespread and successful today, with around seven million people worldwide.