Glendo State Park Wyoming Lake Red Rock WaterAs Torin and I continued on the beginning leg of our cross-country road trip, the first state we crossed leaving Colorado was Wyoming.

Truth be told, there wasn’t much to be found on the road.  Grasslands went on for miles with nothing more than the occasional herd of cows.

Things got REALLY exciting when we saw an antelope!

So as soon as we found an exit featuring Glendo State Park, Torin and I didn’t hesitate to take the Exit off the freeway and do a little exploring.  As it turns out, the quaint little town was hiding one of the coolest little lakes that I’ve seen in a while.  The blood-red hills contrasted beautifully against the dark green pine trees and somewhat sublime lake water.

Parking the car and looking for some of the historic artifacts the site was known for, Torin & I walked carefully atop the slick rocks for signs from the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Oglala, and Brule Sioux tribes that once roamed these lands.

Although we didn’t find much other than some cool arrowheads, the views were quite breathtaking as compared to the surrounding environment.

The Red Hills of Glendo State Park

Glendo State Park Wyoming Lake Red Rock Water

Glendo State Park Wyoming Lake Red Rock Water

Glendo State Park Wyoming Lake Red Rock Water

Glendo State Park Wyoming Lake Red Rock Water Torin

Glendo State Park Wyoming Lake Red Rock Water Flower White

Glendo State Park Wyoming Lake Red Rock Water

Glendo State Park Wyoming Lake Red Rock Water Rain

Our experience was a nice break from driving on the open road but, alas, all fun things come to an end.  Our next stop on this cross country road trip was Mount Rushmore in North Dakota.  I couldn’t wait to see the amazing faces looking down on us from above!

Have you ever seen red hills like the ones at Glendo State Park?