‘First Day Hikes’ planned at Boysen, Sinks and South Pass

(Fremont County, WY) – For the 11th consecutive year, Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails will host popular First Day Hikes on January 1.

First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. 

On New Year’s Day, people of all ages will have access to hundreds of free guided hikes organized around the country.

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“I can’t think of a better way to start off the New Year!” said Laurel Thompson, Outreach Coordinator for the Wyoming Office of Outdoor Recreation. “We invite everyone to come celebrate the occasion outdoors with a fun hike at one of Wyoming’s State Parks and Historic Sites.”

These events will be held at a total of 13 Wyoming State Park and Historic Site locations and hikers may receive swag items or other promotional items for participating. Park staff and volunteers will lead the hikes, which range from 1 to 4.2 miles. 

Details about hiking locations, difficulty, length, and terrain are as follows for Fremont County:

  • Boysen State Park – meet at Park Headquarters at 10 am, hike 1.5 miles on moderate to intermediate terrain, 307-876-2796
  • Sinks Canyon State Park – meet at Popo Agie Campground at 1 pm, hike 1.5 miles on moderate, snow cover, 307-332-6333
  • South Pass City State Historic Site – meet at Dance Hall at 1 pm, hike 2-4 miles on moderate terrain, 307-332-3684

Participants are encouraged to “know before you go” and to prepare for winter weather conditions, including dressing appropriately. 

Drinks and refreshments will be provided at most locations, however, participants are also encouraged to bring their own water and snacks.

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