With bears, bison, elk, wolves, moose, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and bobcats, not to mention lots and lots of cattle, Wyoming is full of four-legged creatures that can make your visit a memorable one. That's a good thing, because the people of Wyoming, as nice as they are, can sometimes seem the most endangered species around: Fewer humans live in Wyoming than in any other state in the U.S. The pronghorn alone have them outnumbered.
The terrain the animals roam is an attraction in its own right: The state is blessed with two of the country's most spectacular national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Although they can get quite crowded in summer, we wouldn't pass up a chance to see them. With its spewing geysers, bubbling hot pots and colorful canyons, Yellowstone is still one of the most impressive pieces of wilderness in the U.S., and Grand Teton's scenery—wildflowers set against a backdrop of craggy purple peaks—is hard to beat. Both parks are good places to get out of the car and take a hike. You can go for days on the backcountry trails and encounter only a few other hikers, if any. Even with Yellowstone's popularity, there is much undeveloped land in this vast state.
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