Heading to Wyoming? We love our travel but we also love to get our sweat on while traveling. Outdoor activities is at the top of our family to-do list when we are on vacation. Whether it be a sunny or snowy location, outdoor activities are a must! See the sites and enjoy nature while getting a great workout in. Southwest Wyoming is a great place to “get your sweat on”. Plenty of activities to check out this summer in Southwest Wyoming. Check these out:
- Run with the Horses Marathon (Aug. 20)
Runners select their length: a marathon, half-marathon or 10k race. The route weaves through the high desert country where herds of spectacular wild horses live. Professional timers, aid stations, finishing medals and moisture-control shirts are also part of the event. Early bird registration is available for the marathon ($95) and half marathon ($65) until August 1. After that registration increases to $105 for the marathon and $75 for the half. The 10k is $20. Learn more at www.runwiththehorsesmarathon.
- Race on the Rock (Aug. 27)
This high-altitude triathlon features super sprint, sprint and Olympic distance races. The event is held at about 6,300 feet above sea level. Participants swim, bike and run along the base of White Mountain and through portions of Rock Springs, an old mining town. There aren’t any big inclines, but there is some rise in altitude along the race course. Registration price depends on distance chosen. Find out more at www.raceontherock.weebly.com.
- Mountain Biking
With land as far as the eye can see – many of it public – Southwest Wyoming combines a perfect setting with an attitude for adventure that makes it a top destination for mountain biking. The well-maintained Wilkins Peak Trail System is adored by locals for its trail variety and magnificent views. Bikers can get their hearts racing on the labyrinth of single-track trails on the peak’s western face, such as Brent and Mikes and Quick Draw. For technical biking, hit up the aptly-named 4.5-mile Pick Your Poison.
- Green River Bike Park
Those ready to kick their mountain biking skills up a notch won’t want to miss the Green River Bike Park. It offers several trails for all levels of riding, giving freestyle riders the opportunity to practice their X Games tricks.
Hiking is one of the best ways to get up close and personal with the wild, Western landscape of Sweetwater County. For a great workout, hoof it to the Killpecker Sand Dunes which boasts acres upon acres of soft sand that is challenging – yet fun! – to traverse.
If you’re heading to Southwest Wyoming, be sure to check out TourWyoming.Com for these activities and MORE.