WYOMING HAS one of the smallest populations in the country and yet huge open ranges and parkland. Wyoming’s state parks are on another level from what you’ve seen elsewhere.
1. Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis
A 135-degree thermal bath might sound overwhelming in the summer, but Native Americans have long considered the Hot Springs to be a place of healing. The boiling waters cascade off the Big Horn River, then flow at a cooler temp (104 degrees) into the park’s bathhouse. Entry is free, but wear an old swimsuit, as the water’s minerals can stink (and stain).