Casper lies on the Platte River in Wyoming, USA and it is a wonderful choice for holidays, particularly during the summer peak season which runs from May till September. Flights are more expensive at this time with annual events like the Beartrap Music Festival bringing extra visitors to the town each August. Temperatures of 31 C are common in July and August so take cool, light clothing.
Shoulder season periods are between March and May and October to November and spring days in March and April are ideal for enjoying spring growth, although snow is still possible till April. Bargain shoulder season flights to Casper in October and November are perfect for catching the autumn foliage and enjoying clear, crisp days.
With the exception of Christmas and New Year, the months from December to February are low season and flight prices reflect this. The city is less busy at this time and though snow is abundant from January till April there is still a lot to do.
Casper is a great choice for outdoor fans and the city enjoys a magnificent location on the Platte River and in the lee of the Laramie Mountains. Outdoor fans make use of the many hiking and walking trails close to the city, and Casper’s proximity to natural and historical sites like South Pass City, Independence Rock, Ayre’s Bridge and Castle Gardens makes it appealing to all tastes.
The city was on the historic Oregon trail and the ferry from Casper across the North Platte River was also a major part of the route to the California gold fields. The National Historic Trails Interpretive Centre is a great place to learn all about ancient Indian tribal trails as well as these historic routes and makes a great day out for any age group.
Casper is the second largest city in Wyoming and was built up around Fort Casper. The Fort Casper Museum and Historic Site lets you take an in depth look at the founding of this friendly city.
Catch a top show at Casper Events centre or enjoy a round of golf at Three Crowns Golf Club. Shopping, fine dining and nightlife are just some of the attractions that bring travellers to Casper throughout the year.
Most of Casper can be navigated on foot, but car rental is an excellent option if you plan to travel to the many historic sites and trails that lie within 60 miles (96.5 km) of the city. Casper also has a limited bus service, but local taxis are inexpensive and can be easily booked from several firms.
Flights to Natrona County International Airport (CPR) can be found from international airports such as Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Denver, and the airport is just 30 minutes from the centre of Casper. However, if you need a taxi to pick you up it is best to ring in advance and book one from a local Casper company. There are also car rental outlets at the airport for those who want a vehicle for use while in Casper.