Experience the Great Outdoors
Casper Mountain features dense forests, abundant wildlife and spectacular trails. Recreational opportunities abound with hiking, biking, camping, picnicing, skiing day or night, snowboarding or sledding. Free from crowds, bring your camera for unobstructed landscape photos that will hang on your walls for years to come. Casper is synonymous with mountains, and the freedom to roam on foot, bike or skis is just 15 minutes from your hotel.
Alcova Lake and Fremont Canyon are Casper’s summer playgrounds. With boating, tubing, water skiing, fishing, climbing and beach activities across the area, this is where you can soak up Wyoming sun. Jet skis and other personal water crafts are not permitted in Yellowstone, so before you head to their shores, visit the Alcova Lakeside Marina to enjoy a boat or Sea-doo rental. Or spend a day jet skiing and relaxing on the hills of Sandy Beach. You’ll be amazed at just how blue the WyoCity sky is.
Unlike the Yellowstone River, Casper’s North Platte River is in close proximity to hotels, dining and nightlife. Even if you’re spending just one night in the city, downtown Casper is a mandatory stop for extraordinary urban fly fishing. You can also spend hours hiking the 10+ mile paved Platte River Parkway trails, or bring your kayak to the Whitewater Park, located at the Tate Pumphouse.
Cruise Scenic Casper
Connect to the Past
After you’ve heard the stories, insert yourself into the pioneer narrative. Just 50 miles southwest of Casper stands Independence Rock, 136 feet tall and covering 24.81 acres. Settlers carved their names into the granite as a testament to the hardships and obstacles they overcame to reach this landmark. As you run your fingers along the letters, look closely at the hundreds of names proudly and painstakingly carved; you might find a familiar one.
Visit Fort Caspar Museum to tour the reconstructed military post and explore exhibits about western emigrant trails, the Frontier Army, prehistoric peoples, Plains Indians, ranching, the energy industry, and the City of Casper.