You may have out of state relatives coming for Christmas. For believers, God’s greatest gift is his son, with Wyoming in contention for second place. Our natural beauty is world class and is evident year round, but it just takes a little extra effort, planning, and a bit of layering in Winter.

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Wyoming’s most amazing feature lies in our nation’s 1st National Park, Yellowstone. The crowds are gone but the beauty remains with this winter wonderland. Plan in advance for viewing steaming geysers in frigid temperatures. Many of the interior roads are closed for the season but you can get around by snowcoach or snowmobile. If you are more active, try skis or snowshoes to enjoy the seasonal highlights.

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With fewer people around, you may find it easier to view the incredible variety of wildlife in the park such as Bison, wolf, fox, coyote, moose, mountain lions,  elk, eagles, otters, swan, deer, beaver, and other animals. The only thing missing in this winter landscape will be the hibernating bears. Check current conditions.

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Getting there from Cheyenne is a 9-hour drive, 6 ½ hours from Casper, but you can take advantage of the lodging in and around the park.

More and more people are forgoing physical gifts, opting instead for experiences and time together. This gift will inspire and last a lifetime and it could be your most amazing Christmas ever.