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Highlights Of A 5-Day Salt To Stone Wyoming Road Trip

family standing beside paddleboards beside lake

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Are you ready for a summer adventure exploring a lesser-known region of Wyoming?

One that satisfies curious spirits with adventures that include kayaking on tranquil lakes, ATV riding through rugged mountain landscapes, hiking to stunning waterfalls, and surfing down sand dunes?

Loved kayaking on Fremont Lake

We’ve just returned from a fun 5-day family road trip through the Salt to Stone region in southwest Wyoming. It was a great way to kick start our 2024 summer away from the hustle and bustle of normal life and east coast living. 

We traveled in partnership with Travel Wyoming using their maps, itinerary guides, and regional sections, the Travel Wyoming website makes it easy to research the different kinds of trips available in Wyoming to cater to all interests.

Family of four standing by a lakes edge.
Picturesque Fremont Lake

In this post below, we’re sharing our highlights and tips to help you effortlessly plan your own Wyoming road trip, or to simply follow in our footsteps.

Be prepared for stunning vistas and family memories that last a lifetime.

Where is the Salt to Stone Region of Wyoming?

Mom and daughter standing on a mountain overlooking a lake.
Stunning landscapes

As the name suggests, this region of mountain and desert landscapes in Wyoming stretches between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park.

On this trip, we visited the small towns and surrounding areas of Pinedale, Lander, and Rock Springs on a loop drive from Salt Lake City, the most accessible major airport to southwest Wyoming.

Car at a rest stop overlooking a lake.
Fremont Lake overlook

We did a fly-drive trip from our home in Raleigh, North Carolina, and rented a 4WD vehicle from SLC airport which is recommended if you want to explore some of the backroads in the region, including the Killpecker Sand Dunes!

You can use the map above to help you with your road trip planning. Click on the frame icon in the top right corner to open the map to full size. Then click on the three dot menu and select Make a copy. Now you can adapt it to suit your trip or just use it as is!

Day 1 & 2: Pinedale

Lake surrounded by dessert landscape.
Fremont lake, near Pinedale

Enjoy the scenic views of the Green River winding through the vast desert landscape on your way to Pinedale, your base for the first two nights.

Pinedale is a small town with a Western feel nestled in the heart of the Wind River Range and surrounded by 1,300 alpine lakes, national forests, and the Green River and New Fork River.

Here are a few unmissable things to do in Pinedale, Wyoming, during your stay.

ATV Adventure: Skyline Drive & Half Moon Lake

An ATV vehicle parked on side of the road overlooking a lake.

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