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Happy Jack Road

Cheyenne, WY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I80 traveling west can be very dull.From I25 North in Cheyenne take the Happy Jack Rd exit (exit 10) and drive between Cheyenne and the Summit Rest Area outside of Laramie. If traveling east on I 80 take the Happy Jack Rd exit outside LAramie at the summit Rest Area. There is a little roadhouse on a historic Cheyenne ranch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The road started in Cheyenne and ended at the Lincoln Monument on I-80. The scenery went from rolling open plains where you could easily imagine thousands of buffalo thundering along to mountain peaks. The Curt Gowdy State Park was a nice stop along the way with lots of rustic camping and two water reservoirs.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

What a beauty! All the locals recommend this as the route to use for a scenic drive when traveling between Laramie and Cheyenne. Highlights include beautiful natural rock formations, the wind farm with its amazingly huge windmills, lots of lovely scenery the whole way along, and Curt Gowdy State Park. We were driving from Laramie to Cheyenne and we took... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stunning views! Take the time to get off the interstate and take a scenic drive. The road curves up and down through the mountains. There are places to pull off to the side of the road to take pictures in places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you're coming back to Cheyenne from Laramie, turn off at the Monument / Rest Stop and continue your travels on Happy Jack Road. You won't be disappointed. This is Wyoming's beauty. A wonderful drive!

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Wyoming, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a reallly pretty road to travel on to the Lincoln Monument. In fact besides the pretty rocks this is the highlight of the road.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This might be the only thing worth visiying Cheyenne for. I didnt get as far as veudawoo but i dis see some pronghorn so that was nice. Also neat to see the windfarm. There is also a frontage road along I 25 just south of cheyenne with a really huge farm with bison so that was also scenic.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

it's a second way to get between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. It's a scenic route with Curt Gowdy State Park on the way. It is a secondary highway, there is usually less traffic. Many times when Interstate 80 is closed Happy Jack remains open.

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Chicago
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It will take 5-10 minutes to get out of Cheyenne before the road really shows what Wyoming is all about. Great vistas. Modest elevation. You can see for miles.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Take a drive out Happy Jack Road in the evening when in Cheyenne if you want to see abundant wildlife, especially antelope. And, have a great dinner at the Bunkhouse restaurant while you're out there.

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