With a slogan like “the mountain town for the wild at heart," you know you'll want to pack extra Advil for both physical and booze-related ailments. In Casper, it's a difficult choice between climbing or kayaking Fremont Canyon, but we'll go with the former for the insane burnt orange reflection of the jagged rocks in the water below. (Swing by local adventure outfitters like Mountain Sports or 307 River Sports for gear.) Come meal time, steer the crew towards Silver Fox, a laidback steakhouse with baked scallops worth abandoning any other plans. Though, after some recovery time, try to snap out of your food coma, and enjoy a beverage at locally-owned favorite Moonlight Liquors.
Getting There: Fly to Denver; drive four hours and fifteen minutes north. Or, take a connecting flight to Casper/Natrona County International Airport.
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