How Tall Is Wyoming? Total Distance North to South

Two Bison In Sheridan Wyoming
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Written by Telea Dodge

Published: November 24, 2023

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Wyoming is a beautiful state in the western United States. It is located in the Mountain West sub-region of the United States, and it boasts a lot of beauty and character. The state is known for a lot of things, including the Grand Teton National Park and Devils Tower National Monument. It is also the 10th-largest state by area, covering a total of 97,105 square miles. Today, we’ll talk about another aspect of this incredible state’s size. We’re going to look at the north-to-south height of the state. How tall is Wyoming? Find your answer below!

How Tall Is Wyoming?

Wyoming welcome sign

Wyoming is the 10th-largest state in the United States by area.

From north to south, Wyoming spans 276 miles. This is in comparison to its 375-mile width. This length and width are even across the state. That’s because Wyoming is shaped into a perfect rectangle. Let’s take a look at how long it would take to cross the state from north to south. Then, we’ll compare its height and size to other states. We’ll use Google Maps to show a trip from the north end of the state to the south end. We’ll start at the “Welcome to Wyoming” sign at the Montana border. Then, we’ll travel all of the way to the “Welcome to Wyoming” sign on Highway 287 by the Colorado border.

As you can see, this trip covers 344 miles and takes about five hours and ten minutes to complete. It is good to keep in mind that the mileage is going to be greater than the actual distance across the state. This is because you cannot travel in a perfectly straight line from one border to the other. Now, let’s see how Wyoming stacks up against other states in terms of height.

Wyoming vs. Other States

Let’s look at a helpful table to compare Wyoming to other states. We have included the north-to-south distance of these states, as well as the east-to-west distances.

StateNorth-to-South DistanceEast-to-West Distance
North Dakota211 miles340 miles
South Dakota210 miles383 miles
Nevada492 miles322 miles
Colorado280 miles380 miles
New Mexico344 miles371 miles

More Photos of Wyoming

Beautiful, tranquil Madison river basin, Yellow Stone National Park

Beautiful, tranquil Madison river basin, Yellow Stone National Park, Wyoming, USA with rich, evergreen pine trees and distant mountains and misty hills.

Devil's Tower National Monument in Wyoming Under the Early Morning Cloudy Sky with the forest in the foreground

A view of the world-famous Devils Tower in Wyoming.

Sunrise from the Snake River Overlook in Wyoming with the Grand Tetons in the background.

The Snake River Overlook shows the wild beauty of the Grand Tetons.

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About the Author

Telea Dodge is an animal enthusiast and nature fiend with a particular interest in teaching a sense of community and compassion through interactions with the world at large. Carrying a passion for wild foraging, animal behaviorism, traveling, and music, Telea spends their free time practicing their hobbies while exploring with their companion dog, Spectre.

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