Hike, Bike, Climb and Camp at Vedauwoo Recreation Area

Camping in the Snowy Range
Snowy Range
Rock Formation of Vedauwoo

Spend some time at Vedauwoo. Known to the Arapaho Indians as “Land of the Earthborn Spirit,” the rock formations of Vedauwoo (pronounced vee-da-voo) attract experienced climbers and mountain bikers as well as campers and hikers looking to take in the magnificence of the rocks and the surrounding Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.

Dense pine forest and aspen groves surround the rocks and high plains lie beyond, making the area a delight for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Climbers who reach the top will enjoy a spectacular view for miles in every direction, boulderers will encounter numerous challenging problems to surpass and mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners can progress tirelessly among the pine and aspen trees with views of the Snowy Range (the local name for the peaks of the Medicine Bow Mountains) in the distance.

Enjoy the vast, starry night sky with a stay at the Vedauwoo Campground & Recreation Area, open May 15 through November 1, or in nearby Laramie, located 15 miles to the west of Vedauwoo. The campground accommodates RVs (although there are no hookups) and has an area for tent camping. It is important to note that campsites cannot be reserved; they are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Laramie, home to the University of Wyoming, has all of the amenities of a college town and is steeped in Old West history, making it an inviting place to spend the night after a long day on the rocks or on the trail. Centennial is also nearby, where you will find quaint bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals and a hotel, if a more small-town feel is preferable to a city. Centennial is a great place to pick up supplies and to purchase souvenirs.

Vedauwoo is an outdoor destination that offers something for every interest and skill level, and has views to write home about. Start planning your trip today.

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