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The first national park in the world was established in Wyoming Territory in 1872 when Yellowstone National Park was created. Ten miles south the Grand Teton National Park was born in 1929. All told the federal government protects 18 million pristine acres in western Wyoming. And despite the fact the national and state governments own 54% of the Cowboy State there are still land-buying opportunities in the shadow of these spectacular parks. The one-of-a-kind views are priced accordingly – undeveloped sites in Teton County can cost $100,000 an acre and more.
Wyoming is the least populated state in the Union and some 91% of its land is classified as rural. Cheyenne is the largest metropolitan area with one in every six Wyomingites living there, The residents are herded into the far southeast corner of the state and Cheyenne is the least centrally located capital city in America.
It is no coincidence that Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch outlaw gang chose Wyoming to escape detection in the late 1800s. Their Hole-in-the-Wall hideout is the only break in a red sandstone escarpment that runs for fifty miles through the Big Horn Mountains. One hundred years later the trailhead to reach the Hole-in-the-Wall is still 32 miles from Interstate 25 and any services, reached mostly on a primitive two-track road that passes through many livestock gates that must be opened and closed. Then it requires a hike over uneven terrain for 2.5 miles. That is what land is like in Wyoming.
Wyoming is where the Great Plains mingle with the Rocky Mountains. The first settlers used the land mostly for ranching but mineral extraction is the main commercial activity these days. America pulls more coal from the ground in Wyoming than anywhere else. Subsurface mineral rights precede surface rights so investigate above and below ground when looking at Wyoming land.