Accessible Travel and Outdoor Programs in Wyoming

These accessible travel suggestions are part of the 2012 Get Out & Enjoy Life program that is a joint educational initiative between UroMed’s motivational program – Life After Spinal Cord Injury, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  For more details on the Get Out & Enjoy Life event, please see:  http://pvamag.com/sns/article/4772/get_out_enjoy_life_2012 

A mix of the rugged Wild West, the even more rugged Rocky Mountains, and a few almost-modern cities — or what some might call overgrown cow towns — Wyoming a delightful vacation spot. This is especially true for people who savor outdoor adventures, but it’s also the case for those looking to discover a part of the United States that many of us have seen only in the movies and on television (and that’s a rather distorted view). Here you’ll find some of the most breathtaking scenery in America; a vast array of wildlife that not only thinks it owns the place, but actually does; and even some first-class Western-style lodges, restaurants, and museums.” (Source: Frommers.com)

Teton Adaptive Sports

“Teton Adaptive Sports (TAS) was formed in the spring of 2005 in Teton County and is the first non-profit in Wyoming to be associated as a chapter with Disabled Sports/USA. Our mission is to promote and support sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area. Headquartered in Jackson Hole, Teton Adaptive Sports is centered in a region known for endless outdoor adventures. ”
Website: http://tetonadaptivesports.com/
Phone: 307 699 3554
Email: info@adaptivesports.com 

 

Jackson Hole Therapeutic Recreation

“At Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association we harness the unique bond between a horse and its rider to empower our students with confidence, strength and independence. With limitless physical, psychological and emotional benefits, therapeutic riding is a gift to everyone involved.”

Website: http://www.jhtra.org/index.htm
Phone: 307-733-1374 
Email: jhtra@bresnan.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Jhtrajackson

 

 

 

Yellowstone National Park 

“Many facilities are more than a century old and accessibility is not always ideal. However, we are improving accessibility as quickly as possible within funding limitations. Facilities described as accessible do not necessarily comply fully with federal standards. Some accessible facilities are not marked with the international symbol.”
Website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm 
Accessible Guide (PDF): http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=496175 

NATIONAL PARKS GOLDEN ACCESS PASSPORT 

National and state parks abound in Wyoming and many offer a broad range of accessible including campgrounds, fishing spots, trails and picnic areas.  For travelers with disabilities, the Golden Access Passport is free and gives users free entry to all national parks, plus 50% off fees for the uses of many park facilities and services.   To get a Golden Access pass, you must show proof of age, US citizenship or permanent residency and proof of disability.  You can request your Golden Access Pass by mail or by internet.

To order passes by mail:

National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
202-208-4747

To order online, visit www.nps.gov

Thank you to our sponsors:
This project was supported by a variety of sponsors that we’d like to thank, including:

 

About the Author: Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

 

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