Wyoming, the third state of the Continental Divide Trail (for northbound hikers) is another dramatic shift in the trail for thru-hikers. The transition from Colorado to Wyoming is just as dramatic as the shift from New Mexico to Colorado.
The small mountain resort towns of Colorado are replaced with simply small towns. This means fewer amenities but also a break from astronomical Colorado prices. In Wyoming, hikers enter via the Huston Park Wilderness in the Medicine Bow National Forest before then meeting with what will be a great friend to them in Wyoming, dirt roads. The trail passes the town of Rawlins and then crosses the Great Divide Basin before entering the Wind River Range (this is generally where hikers begin carrying bear spray). To finish up the state, CDT hikers enter the trail’s second National Park (heading north), Yellowstone.
If you are interested in a detailed account of my Continental Divide Trail hike through Wyoming, check out these posts:
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