Cheyenne, Laramie and Southern Wyoming: Places to Explore


  • Baggs

    Settled by cattle and sheep ranchers, the Little Snake River valley—and its largest community, Baggs—is still ranch country. Two emigrant trails passed nearby: the south branch of the Cherokee Trail (circa... Read more

  • Centennial

    Snuggled up against the mountains of the Snowy Range, Centennial lies at the head of the glacial Centennial Valley. As the community closest to the Snowy Range, the town makes a good base from which to... Read more

  • Cheyenne

    Cheyenne is Wyoming's largest city, but at just over 50,000 people it is not a place where you'll have to fight traffic or wait in lines—except, perhaps, during the last nine days in July, when the annual... Read more

  • Encampment

    This is the gateway community to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, accessed at Battle Pass, 15 mi west on Highway 70. When completed, this trail will run from Canada all the way south to Mexico... Read more

  • Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

  • Fort Bridger State Historic Site

  • Green River

    A town of more than 13,000, Green River attracts those who want to explore the waterways of the Green River drainage in the nearby Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Of all the towns along the Union... Read more

  • Kemmerer

    This small city serves as a gateway to Fossil Butte National Monument. Probably the most important person in Kemmerer's history was James Cash Penney, who in 1902 started the Golden Rule chain of stores... Read more

  • Laramie

    The historic downtown of Laramie, nestled in a valley between the Medicine Bow Mountains and the Laramie Range, has several quaint buildings, some of which date back to 1868, the year after the railroad... Read more

  • Medicine Bow

    When novelist Owen Wister (1860–1938) first visited Medicine Bow—the town he would immortalize in his 1902 classic Western tale The Virginian—he noted that the community looked "as if strewn there by the... Read more

  • Rawlins

    The northern gateway to the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, Rawlins stands at the junction of U.S. 287 and I-80. Started as one of the Union Pacific's hell-on-wheels towns, this was an important transportation... Read more

  • Rock Springs

    Thousands of acres of public land attract people to this area to see wild horses, hike, and explore 19th-century emigrant trails. Coal mining has always defined the community of Rock Springs, established... Read more

  • Saratoga

    Tucked away in a valley formed by the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre mountains, Saratoga is a rarely visited treasure. Fine shopping and dining happily combine with elegant lodging facilities and a landscape... Read more