Welcome To Southern Wyoming!
Southern Wyoming is the perfect place to reconnect with nature, indulge in the local lifestyle and get away from the crowds. With the information provided throughout this website, you’ll find just about everything you need to know to plan exciting adventures and explore the area with confidence. Take time to read the articles in the blog and be sure to order a copy of VIP's Guide to Southern Wyoming. Our print issues feature high-resolution recreation maps.
Get to know your way around
No matter what time of year you visit, southern Wyoming offers an impressive range of landscapes and activities. Most areas are lightly visited, making it possible to explore dense forest areas and fish for hours without seeing another soul.
Wyoming is mixture of private, state and public land. State and public lands are generally open to public recreational use, including hunting and fishing, and are subject to the regulations of the managing agency.
From Denver, Laramie is roughly a 2.5 hour drive. And from Salt Lake City, it takes a little more than 4 hours to drive to Rawlins. Much of southern Wyoming is accessible year round from federal and state highways. However, seasonal routes such as the Snowy Range Scenic Byway (Highway 130) and the Battle Highway Scenic Byway (Highway 70) are only open from Memorial Day through October 31st, weather permitting.
As weather conditions can change rapidly, depending on the season, it's a good idea to know the conditions before you travel. Contact the Wyoming Travel Information Service for current conditions.