One of the most unusual geological formations in Wyoming, Ayers Natural Bridge is considered one of Wyoming's first tourist attractions.  But for the Indians who first lived in this country, the natural bridge was a deadly place.  A young brave had been struck by lightning and killed while hunting the canyon; thus began the legend that an evil spirit lived below the bridge. Located about 42 miles south of Casper down I-25.  

Natural Bridge

Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park is located six miles east of Casper along the banks ​of the North Platte River. 

Some activities to do here:

Fishing (River)
Swimming (Pond)
Canoeing (Pond)
Wildlife viewing
Picnicking (Barbecue Grills)

Entrance Fees May Apply

A visit to Casper would not be complete without a trip to Casper Mountain.

Area Museums


Boating/Sailing/Jet ski



Casper Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

139 West 2nd Street  Suite 1B

Casper, Wyoming 82601

toll free: (800) 852-1889

local: (307) 234-5362


Garden Creek Falls is located six miles south of Casper heading up Casper Mountain road. The falls are just minutes from the parking area.

The Bridle Trail is a 4.5 mile dirt trail which can be accessed also from the parking lot. 

Some activities to do here:

Picnicking (Beartrap Meadow)


Mountain biking

Wildlife viewing

Overnight camping/tenting

Casper Mountain

Other Pursuits & Info


Some Activities to do here:


Picnicking (grills & fire pits)

​Mountain Biking Bridle Trail (Advanced only)

Garden Creek Falls / Bridal ​Trail

Fort CasparA military post in the 1860's and site of a bridge and ferry crossing. The fort was named after Lt. Caspar Collins (yes the city is named after him).

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Independence Rock (55 miles SW of Casper on Hwy 220)

Mormon Handcart Center (65 miles SW of Casper on Hwy 220)

Following the North Platte River through Casper was the Oregon / Mormon Pioneer / California / Pony Express Trails. Here are some interesting and great sources of History:

Alcova Lake is located 30 miles southwest of Casper on Hwy 220.

Alcova Lakeside Marina, (307) 472-6666, Rentals available.

Alcova Lake

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Casper has many wonderful museums to offer. Pick from the stars/planets, historical,

art, geological/dinosaurs, or wildlife.

Casper Marathon

Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park

What is there to do in Casper besides running in a marathon? Lots! Here are a few highlights and links to other websites for further information.

For outdoor pursuits in/near Casper we recommend: Casper Mountain, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, Garden Creek Falls, Alcova Lake and Natural Bridge to name just a few.

The Casper Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has a very comprehensive website about Casper. We highly recommend our out of town participants visit the website to learn more about Casper. They also offer a toll free phone number: (800) 852-1889 within the U.S. Email Visitors