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Winter in Wyoming 

Winter

Whether you’re interested in playing in Casper’s real-life snow globe or cozying up in one of the city’s museums, there are lots of ways to experience winter in Wyoming. Anchoring the winter scene is Casper Mountain. 

A short, gorgeous drive from downtown, Casper Mountain sits at 8,130 feet and is one of the prettiest places in the region. And while it’s well worth the drive alone up the mountain in the winter season, there’s also plenty of ways to play in the snow, including skiing and snowboarding at Hogadon Basin Ski Area, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Casper Mountain Trails Center, hiking the Bridle Trail, visiting the frozen Garden Creek Falls at Rotary Park, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or skiing at the Casper Mountain Biathlon Center or catching the annual Casper Sled Dog Races in Beartrap Meadow. 

Additional winter recreation can be found through fly-fishing the North Platte River, ice fishing at Pathfinder and Alcova reservoirs, visiting Independence Rock and ice skating at David Street Station in downtown Casper. 

If outdoor recreation isn’t your winter activity of choice, there’s still plenty to see and do in Casper, with highlights that include the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, perusing The Nicolaysen Art Museum or catching live music and theater. 

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