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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Fort Steele, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fort Steele and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Fort Steele:
    • 41.778352, -106.946827
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Fort Steele
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Carbon County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Carbon County
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Fort Steele ...

We have found one communities that share the name Fort Steele.

Within Wyoming, the name Fort Steele is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, there is another community also named Fort Steele in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Fort Steele lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Fort Steele that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Steele

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Steele ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Carbon [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Carbon County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Fort Steele
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Coyote Springs [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyote Springs
    • Coyote Springs [Carbon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Fort Steele
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyote Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coyote Springs
  • Dana [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana [Carbon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Fort Steele
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Days [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Days
    • Days [Carbon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Fort Steele
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Days have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Days
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
      • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Fort Steele
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<3>
    • Elmo [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo [Carbon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Fort Steele
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
    • Ivans Grove [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivans Grove
      • Ivans Grove [Carbon County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Steele
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivans Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meads [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meads
      • Meads [Carbon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Steele
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meads
    • Overland [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overland
      • Overland [Carbon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Steele
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland

How Far From Fort Steele to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Fort Steele to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Fort Steele once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Fort Steele and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Rawlins, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Fort Steele to Rawlins, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,578 miles [2,539.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 90 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,809 miles [10,958 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,575 miles [12,190.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,528 miles [8,896.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Wyoming Community

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Steele) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Steele. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort SteeleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Steele. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7784, Longitude: -106.9468    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fort Steele, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Fort Steele to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 328.184 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.189 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.83 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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