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While water and lakes may not be at the forefront of your mind when you think of Wyoming, a boat ride up Fremont Canyon between Alcova Lake and Pathfinder Reservoir will leave you with a different perspective. Surrounded by the burnt oranges and crisp reds of the canyon walls beneath unmistakably Western blue skies, you’ll understand why archaeologists, geologists and visitors are all floored by the scenic beauty of the area. There’s no better way to understand their excitement than to float through this remarkable formation.

“…archaeologists, geologists and visitors are all floored by the scenic beauty of the area.”

Your journey will take you through approximately 2 billion years of geological history as the canyon tells a rich story of the area’s changing environments. The Goose Egg Formation in the mouth of the canyon indicates the area was once a desert, while Tensleep Sandstone is a reminder of a Saharan-like environment. And it may be difficult to imagine during the Wyoming winters, but Madison Limestone is characteristic of a Caribbean beach scene.

Geologic marvels aside, the canyon is a modern-day mecca for some of the regions’s top granite climbers. It offers hundreds of high-quality routes for climbers of all skill levels, ranging from 40 to 400+ feet in length, and 5.6 to 5.13d in difficulty. The area is also known for kayaking, jet skiing, mountain biking and trail running. Nearby Alcova Resort has pontoon boats, water skis, tubes, wakeboards, kayaks and paddle boards available to rent, so be sure to pack your sunscreen when you visit Casper. Regardless of your mode of transport, breathtaking views will be your reward when you explore Fremont Canyon.

Fremont Canyon

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    Scenic Fremont Canyon, a popular spot for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing between Pathfinder and Alcova Reservoir.
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    The entrance to scenic Fremont Canyon, a popular spot for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing between Pathfinder and Alcova Reservoir.
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    Scenic Fremont Canyon, a popular spot for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing between Pathfinder and Alcova Reservoir.
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    Scenic Fremont Canyon, a popular spot for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing between Pathfinder and Alcova Reservoir.
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    Scenic Fremont Canyon, a popular spot for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing between Pathfinder and Alcova Reservoir.
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    Scenic Fremont Canyon, a popular spot for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing between Pathfinder and Alcova Reservoir.
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    Scenic Fremont Canyon, a popular spot for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing between Pathfinder and Alcova Reservoir.
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    Scenic Fremont Canyon, a popular spot for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing between Pathfinder and Alcova Reservoir.
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    Scenic Fremont Canyon, a popular spot for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and rock climbing between Pathfinder and Alcova Reservoir.

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