Let the Call of the Wild Lead You to the One and Only Casper, Wyoming
Nestled in the heart of Wyoming, where historic trails blazed by pioneers in the 1800s converge with a vibrant downtown, lies the One & Only Casper. Our rich history and proud western heritage have shaped us, while the allure of Casper Mountain and easy access to the renowned North Platte River have propelled us forward, making Casper a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Combined with our diverse food scene and thriving local breweries, Casper beckons adventurers, freedom-seekers, and rule-breakers alike.
Blaze Your Own Trail
From the ruts of the Oregon Trail to the heights of Casper Mountain, here you can chart your own path and embark on your own adventure. Step back in time and experience the Old West just as the pioneers saw it on a covered wagon ride with Historic Trails West and delve in to their westward journey at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. A short 15-minute drive will lead you up the winding round to the top of Casper Mountain, where you’ll be immersed in a dense forest, surrounded by breathtaking vistas and what feels like never-ending trails. Hike, mountain bike or trail run through over 50 miles of marked trails that twist and turn through our vibrant Ponderosa Pines. In the winter, the mountain transforms into a snow-draped wonderland where 26 miles of groomed trails are waiting for snowshoers and cross-country skiers to blaze their way through the fresh powder.
Taste the West
Your outdoor explorations in Casper are best paired with mouth-watering meals and distinct, local brews, and with a culinary scene as diverse as our recreational opportunities, we have something to satisfy every craving. Bison and Yak meat are becoming a Casper specialty with Fire Rock Steak House and Frank’s Butcher Shop tantalizing visitors with their locally raised meats. Our international cuisine will pleasantly surprise you as well, ranging from Thai and Japanese staples at Dsasumo to artisanal pizza at Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana.
Wyoming’s fresh air, clean water and locally sourced products like grain and corn, mixed with the innovative spirit of our locals have ignited a flourishing brewery scene. Casper boasts eight unique local breweries, each offering visitors a distinct taste and experience. With three, soon to be four, of them located in the heart of our charming downtown, you’ll be captivated by our vibrant atmosphere as you sip on your new found favorite brew. And if you need an excuse to visit all eight breweries, look no further than the Casper Ale Trail. Download our free experience pass, which offers savings at select breweries along with the opportunity to earn a gift card, and embark on a memorable tasting adventure.
Only in Casper are the Trails, Tales & Ales this Epic.
Indulge in the untamed spirit of the west and let the alluring call of the wild lead you to the hidden gems found only in Casper, Wyoming. Embrace the thrill of exploring historic trails and mountain vistas that have captured the hearts of adventurers for centuries and savor the flavors of our diverse culinary scene. In Casper, you’ll find that we’re more than just a destination. Here, you’ll experience a journey so captivating it will awaken senses you never realized you had. Let the wild spirit within you roam free in the One & Only Casper.
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