We like to call Platte County the heart of Wyoming even though we are in the southeast region of the state. We know you’ll love the people, the hospitality, and an endless array of things to see and do. Platte County may not be in the heart of the state, but we know you’ll leave a piece of your heart when it comes time to leave – which means – you’ll be back!
If you imagine your family road trip to Wyoming including warm, welcoming locals, cool water to play in, and some superfluous stops you can brag about on Instagram, Platte County is where you need to point the car. Start on the southern end of the region and work your way north.
Follow the Park-to-Park Highway — a popular early 1900s auto route connecting 12 national parks in the West — to discover road-trip stops too special to ignore, from Wyoming’s lively capital city to quaint small towns that move at a refreshingly slower pace.
From historic experiences to outdoor adventure, this itinerary takes you through some of Wyoming's hidden gems.
Photo credit: Stephanie Bayne Wilson