GET LOST AND BE A-MAZED
LOCATION: West of Casper
This autumn, wind your way through Casper’s thrilling corn maze, home to more than 10 acres of mazes, pumpkin patches, corn cannons, wagon rides, delicious food and even haunted corn rows. Once you’ve visited, the Green Acres Corn Maze is sure to become a family fall tradition.
TINGLE YOUR SPINE
LOCATION: Downtown Casper
Do things that go bump in the night fascinate you? Whether you’re looking to spook yourself with historical tales or chase after wandering spirits, Casper offers one haunting adventure after another. Casper was an outpost along the Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express trails, and it’s full of history and haunted lore. Take a guided tour of downtown Casper and view old buildings rumored to be inhabited by ghosts, or enjoy a guided tour of Highland Cemetery as buried spirits rise from their graves and ply you with tales of life in the old West. Stroll through the Historic Sandbar area at nightfall and you might just hear an old player piano livening up the denizens of a vanished saloon. Call Casper Theatre Company (307.267.7243) for haunted tour info.
SOAK UP THE COLORS
LOCATION: Casper Mountain
Cooler temperatures don’t mean it’s time to stay inside. In October, Casper Mountain‘s usual deep greens are replaced with bright yellows, oranges and stunning reds and autumn is one of the best times to explore. Take a cruise up Casper Mountain Road up to Beartrap Park or lace up your shoes and hike the Bridle Trail. Either way, keep your camera handy to capture the short-lived & vibrant views.
CAST A LINE
LOCATION: North Platte River
As summer turns to fall, some of the best fishing opportunities arise in Casper. October is host to some of the best fly-fishing all year. Fewer anglers on the water, predicable weather and calm winds mean your odds of catching a fish to brag about has never been greater. Hit the water solo or connect with one of Casper’s many expert guides to start planning your trip.
GET YOUR GAME ON
LOCATION: Casper surrounding areas
Crisp mornings, vibrant sunrises, herds of pronghorn grazing on fall grasses and the ultimate connection between you and nature — there are few experiences quite like hunting in the Natrona County and Casper area. In addition to the large pronghorn population, elk, deer, duck, geese, pheasant and dove are all bountiful, making it one of the top places in the country for game hunting. West of Casper is ideal because of abundant public land. The Bates Hole area, the second range of the Hat Six area, and northeast of Casper in the sand hills are excellent mule deer hunting grounds. To make your excursion successful and stress free, take advantage of one of Casper’s several huntingoutfitters or guides. Contact the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for more information (wgfd.wyo.gov).