Enjoy the relaxed spirit of the American West at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Casper. In no time you'll be walking along the wagon ruts worn by westward-bound Conestoga wagons traveling the Oregon and Mormon trails 200 years ago.
Take in the sweeping Wyoming landscape and look for pronghorn antelope from atop Casper Mountain. Nature lovers revel in the recreational activities here, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. Put your mountain-biking skills to the test on Casper Mountain, pedaling over rocky hillsides and through tiny streams. Hike up to 50-foot Garden Creek Falls or along scenic woodlands in Beartrap Meadow. In winter, take advantage of 26 miles of groomed Casper Mountain trails at the Casper Nordic Center, or schuss downhill at Hogadon Ski Area-all within a few minutes' drive of our Casper hotels.
Central Wyoming once formed the crossroads of American Western exploration. The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center re-creates the pioneer experience along the Oregon, Mormon, California and Pony Express trails with a trove of artifacts and simulated Conestoga wagon-crossings. Our hotels in Casper are near Fort Caspar, the spot on the North Platte River where pioneers encamped on their journeys. The reconstructed garrison includes 1865-era barracks, a mess hall and a store. In summer, costumed interpreters describe frontier life at the fort.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Casper to visit the Cowboy State. Learn about the history of the cowboy at Casper's museums or get a modern-day feel for the cowboy life at the city's year-round rodeos. Bronco busting, calf-roping and barrel-racing competitions draw visitors to arenas inside and outdoors, within easy access of our Casper hotels. The 'Rose Bowl of college rodeo'-the College National Finals Rodeo-brings hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls to Casper every June.