Since its start as a spot on the westward expansion of the Union Pacific Railroad, Cheyenne remains connected to its frontier legacy. Yet this Wyoming city has been ushering in offerings that appeal to just about any outsider: craft breweries, innovative cuisine, and hiking and biking trails. From outdoor excursions to Western gear stores, there is […]
Hundreds of snorting bison chew on tender grass. Elegant white trumpeter swans swaddle nests, awaiting chicks. Taupe pronghorn run wild and free in vast valleys. Deer, elk, and bald eagles emerge from the forests, and the rivers are thick with trophy cutthroat trout. Only the human population is sparse; 100 people call Bondurant, Wyoming, home.
Visitors from the world over flock to explore Yellowstone’s breathtaking 2.2 million acres of forest, meadows, rivers and mountains. Yellowstone’s colorful history is populated with mountain men, fur trappers, explorers and runaways. Photographer William Henry Jackson and artist Thomas Moran’s passionate documentations of Yellowstone convinced Congress it should be America’s first National Park in 1872. […]