Wyoming National Parks
Bighorn Lake, formed by Yellowtail Dam on the Bighorn River, extends 71 miles, including 55 miles through spectacular Bighorn Canyon.
The road to California carried over 250,000 gold-seekers & farmers to the gold fields & rich farmlands of California during the 1840's and 1850's - the greatest mass migration in American history. More than 1,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen in the vast undeveloped west - reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American travelers and settlers.
The nation's first national monument features a rock column that rises more than 1,250 feet above the Belle Fourche River.
Established in 1834 as a fur trading post, it later served as a major military post that guarded wagon trails to the West (1849-90).
The 50-million year old lake bed includes one of the most significant records of freshwater fossil fish ever found in the U.S.
With the magnificent Teton Range as a backdrop, this park is one of the most uniquely beautiful spots in the United States.http://0.tqn.com/d/usparks/1/6/Z/0/-/-/grand_teton.jpeg
This scenic 82-mile corridor commemorates Rockefeller's role in aiding establishment of many parks, including Grant Teton.
Led by Brigham Young, roughly 70,000 Mormons traveled along the Mormon Trail from 1846 to 1869 in order to escape religious persecution.
As the harbinger of America's westward expansion, the Oregon Trail was the pathway to the Pacific for fur traders, gold seekers, missionaries and others.
The Pony Express NHT was used by young men on fast horses to carry the nation's mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of only ten days. The relay system became the nation's most direct and practical means of east-west communications before the telegraph, and it played a vital role in aligning California with the Union in the years just before the Civil War.
Mixing geothermal activity with the natural world of the Wild West, Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park exemplifies iconic Americana.