In the Medicine Bow National Forest. First come, first served campsites. Offers 12 pull-thrus. Tent-only campground loop constructed in 2006 has 14 sites. Elevation 8,200 feet. Open May 15 - Nov. 1.
Campground Amenities: Restrooms, RVs/Trailers Permitted, Pull-thru Site, Table, Pet Friendly
Campground Information: Seasonal
Known to the Arapaho Indians as “Land of the Earthborn Spirit,” the
rock formations of Vedauwoo (pronounced vee-da-voo) attract experienced
climbers, campers and hikers. This area is conveniently located off
Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Laramie (exit 329) and for westbound
travelers is their first introduction to the Medicine Bow-Routt National
Forest and its more than two million acres of public lands.
Laramie, 15 miles west of Vedauwoo, was begun as a frontier town by
the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869 and now is the location for the
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest Supervisor’s Office (2468 Jackson
Street) where you can obtain maps and information to continue your
explorations of the forest lands.
To return to the forest itself, take Wyoming Highway 130 west across
the glacier-carved Laramie Plains toward the tiny town of Centennial,
where you will find unique shopping and other services, before ascending
toward the snow-capped peaks of the Medicine Bow Mountains – known
locally as the Snowy Range.
This road is open seasonally to
automobiles from Memorial Day until the first heavy snowfall of the
season, sometime in October. During the winter it becomes a snowmobile
and cross-country ski route.