Visit to Wyoming

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MAJOR BACKPACKING TRAILS

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL

When completed, this important National Scenic Trail will extend over 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico. So far only the Montana and Idaho sections have been officially designated and marked. The route in Wyoming still remains tentative.

For most of its length here the trail is on National Forest lands, and it also passes through Yellowstone National Park. The trail follows near or next to the Continental Divide, and occasionally runs directly along the crest. It generally remains at high elevations, of course, and scenery along the way is often magnificent. Horseback riding is allowed on the trail.

Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed almost anywhere along the trail when it’s on National Forest lands, except where otherwise prohibited. Campfires are generally permitted. Sites should be well off the trail and away from water sources.

In Yellowstone National Park special rules apply. A permit is required, and designated camp-

sites must be used. See the Yellowstone National Park entry above for complete regulations.

For Further Information: Continental Divide Trail Society, P.O. Box 30002, Bethesda, MD 20814.

WYOMING CAMPING RESOURCES

USEFUL GUIDEBOOKS

Climbing and Hiking in the Wind River RangeKelsey, Joe. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.

Guide to the Continental Divide Trail: WyomingWolf, James R. Bethesda, MD: Continental Divide Trail Society, 1986.

Hiker’s Guide to WyomingHunger, Bill. Helena, MT: Falcon Press.

Hiking the Teton BackcountryLawrence, Paul. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.

Hiking the Yellowstone BackcountryBack, Orville E., Jr. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.

The Lakes of YellowstonePierce, Steve. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books.

Paddle and Portage: The Floater’s Guide to Wyoming RiversLewis, Dan. Helena, MT: Falcon Press.

The Sierra Club Guide to the Natural Areas of Idaho, Montana, and WyomingPerry, John and Jane. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1988.

Wind River TrailsMitchell, Finis. Salt Lake City: Wasatch Publishing Co.

Wyoming Hiking TrailsSudduth, Tom and Sanse. Boulder, CO: Pruett.

Yellowstone Trails, A Hiking GuideMarschall, Mark. Helena, MT: Falcon Press.

INFORMATION ABOUT STATE PARK CAMPGROUNDS

Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites, Barrett Building, 3rd Floor, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002; (307)777- 7695.

STATE HIGHWAY MAP AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

Wyoming Travel Commission, 1-25 at College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82002; (307)777-7777.

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