Wyoming is one of the few “open range” states left in the
union, and follows an Old West decree that states any rancher or
landowner bothered by a neighbor’s wandering cattle or horses
must build his own fence to resolve the issue. Here, the freedom
to roam reigns supreme.
Want to experience that freedom for yourself ? A variety of
state parks and national forests are located a short drive from
downtown. Half an hour west is the Vedauwoo Recreation
Area (pronounced vee-da-voo, it’s part of the Medicine BowRouett
National Forest), where you can hike, mountain bike, rock climb, fish, and go horseback riding.