While we love every season in the one and only Casper, Wyoming, fall has to be one of our favorites. The daytime temperature averages in the mid-70s with a cool autumn breeze. The trees put on their beautiful fall colors and the coffee shops around town serve up delicious pumpkin, caramel, and apple cider themed beverages and sweets. Restaurants show off their signature soups and Fort Caspar gets us in the mood for spooky season with their iconic ghost tours. If you’re a Gilmore Girls fan, you’ll appreciate our quirky Annual Fall Fest downtown and the family friendly Green Acres Corn Maze. Want to enjoy everything that’s great about autumn in Casper but have limited time? Here is our recommended 48-hour itinerary just for you!
Breakfast – The Copper Cup (coffee and a yummy open face waffle sandwich)
Morning Activity – Get Lost in the Green Acres Corn Maze
There is so much to enjoy here! They have the corn maze, this year themed after the famed country music star Reba McIntire. They also have a petting farm, pumpkin cart rides, grain train, apple cannons, corn pit, and so much more...
Lunch – The Cottage Café (great for soups, sandwiches, salads, quiche)
Afternoon Activity – Shop Downtown Casper
Have a sweet tooth after lunch? Stop into the Historic Donnell’s Candies, their homemade sweets and treats are sure to fill your craving. Enjoy our downtown clothing boutiques which range from the latest in western fashion to stylish business wear. Perhaps the most famous among them is Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters who keeps 1,000 pairs of cowboy boots in stock!
Dinner – FireRock Steakhouse (Wyoming beef, bison, or yak)
Evening Activity – Ghost Tour at Fort Caspar (dates are limited)
If the Ghost Tour is a “can’t miss” event in your itinerary, you’ll want to plan your visit for one of these two weekends in October:
October 20-21, 2023
October 27-28, 2023
Breakfast – Sherrie’s Place or the Blue Bird Café at the Historic Cheese Barrel (cozy and local vibes)
Morning Activity – Pick 1 of 3 (Hike the Bridle Trail on Caspar Mountain, Walk the North Platte River Trails, Fly Fish the North Platte River with one of our great local guides)
Lunch – The Branding Iron (downtown, fuel for the afternoon after a great morning outdoors)
Afternoon Activity - Visit one of our local museums: The National Historic Trails Center, The Nicolaysen Art Museum, The Tate, The Warner Wildlife Museum, The Historic Bishop House
Dinner – Hokkaido Ramen House (new, fun, different)
Evening Activity – Hike the Casper Ale Trail
Eight of our local micro-breweries participate in the Casper Ale Trail. Each brewery has its own unique space and style! Frontier Brewing Company and Taproom is in a renovated movie theater where they now host comedians, live music, and film showings. Mountain Hops Brewhouse is pet friendly and has a great outdoor patio area for taking in those lovely fall evenings. Speaking of a great patio, Gruner Brothers Brewing has one of the best overlooks of the city and Casper Mountain. Check-in to six of the eight locations using our digital experience pass and win a $20 gift card to one at random!
Download your pass and enjoy!
Must-See Events and Add-on Activities
Fall Fest at David Street Station - September 23, 2023
Championship of Champions Indian Relay Races - September 22 – 24, 2023
Tribute to the Great American Cowboy - November 4, 2023
Edness K. Wilkins State Park
Hunting – We greatly encourage getting in contact with one of our local guides to facilitate a great trip. You can learn more here...
Places to Stay
Casper has a variety of hotels, motels, campsites, lodges, and more. View the whole list here.