Alpine lakes, high peaks, and brilliant wildflowers await the intrepid hiker just outside of Laramie. The Snowy Range Mountains offer rugged scenery while Vedauwoo features wild granite formations. Experienced locals at Laramie outdoor shops can help outfit you for your next adventure. Located 20 minutes west of Laramie, the Snowy Range Mountains earn their name. With peaks and valleys between 9,000 and 12,000 ft., come prepared for snow any time of year. Wyoming Highway 130, locally known as the Snowy Range Road, provides access during summer months, but is closed during the winter and early spring. Campgrounds, picnic areas and trailheads abound along this scenic 100 mile stretch of road. The Snowy Range features many hikes and climbs. Medicine Bow Peak is the highest point in southern Wyoming and a challenging four-mile trail leads to the 12,013 ft. summit.
The Snowy Range features many hikes and climbs. Medicine Bow Peak is the highest point in southern Wyoming and a challenging four-mile trail leads to the 12,013 ft. summit. Libby Creek Trail and Lakes Trail are popular hikes with both visitors and locals alike.
Vedauwoo Recreation Area, just 25 minutes southeast of Laramie, is the perfect place to learn new climbing techniques, sharpen your wide crack climbing skills or watch some aerial acrobatics. Stable weather, grippy rock and a variety of challenges make this an international climbing attraction. Vedauwoo (pronounced VEE-da-voo) offers something for everyone, most notably, great access. Most formations are a short, flat hike from the roads. There are all styles of climbing to be found here, and with perfect pitches and great anchors, you can train here like nobody’s business. But should you decide to take this challenge, don’t forget the tape. The rock is coarse-grained and very sharp.
Last modified: July 2, 2018