Free Online Wyoming Travel & Nature Guide Books

The guide books listed below were created, written and published by The Wyoming Naturalist - Dan Lewis. Below the general description for each item is a clickable link to other web pages on this site that will provide additional information for the guide. Those web pages will also have links to other free or supplemental online resources on this site such as photo and video galleries or an online version of a guide.

8,000 Miles of DIRT: A backroad travel guide to Wyoming

8,000 Miles of Dirt

8,000 Miles of DIRT is the Wyoming backroads guide book describing 140 of Wyoming's scenic drives and backcountry byways.

This new and revised Second Edition contains more than 120 photographs and 140 maps detailing each individual scenic road trip.



If it's Wyoming backroads, scenic drives or backcountry byways — you're talk'n DIRT.

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A Field Guide to the Amphibians & Reptiles of Wyoming

Amphibians and Reptiles of Wyoming

This up-to-date Wyoming nature guide features the biology, behavior, natural history, and detailed descriptions of the 42 species and subspecies of amphibians and reptiles calling Wyoming their home.



It's all about Wyoming's snakes, lizards, turtles, salamanders, toads and frogs.


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Wyoming Inflorescence: A photographic treatise on select plants Wyoming Inflorescence

This Wyoming native plants book reaches beyond the title's literal meaning through the use of 681 full-color photographs of 227 specimens representing 160 genera and 69 families displaying both the core morphology and simple, raw beauty of select Wyoming wildflowers, trees and shrubs.





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The Floater's Guide to Wyoming Rivers

Floater's Guide to Wyoming


A comprehensive Wyoming River Guide: from flatwater to whitewater; from the Bear, Bighorn and Blacks Fork, to the Tongue, Wind and Wood River.


Information is included about access points, maps, flow data, hazards, classifications, float times, and trip descriptions.



More than 1,700 miles of 27 Wyoming rivers are documented first-hand in this outdoor travel guide.

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