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Scenic road that parallels I-80

Take Happy Jack Road to access Curt Gowdy State Park. The road is scenic with dirt road access to... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
bassaidai88
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Hagerstown, Maryland
Back road to Laramie

A relative took us to Laramie on this highway. Great scenery all the way and no freeway traffic... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Micosay
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Blue Springs, Missouri
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All reviews beautiful drive rock formations curt gowdy state park pretty drive bar grill less traffic wind turbines great scenery the medicine bow national forest alternate route back roads rest area dirt road lincoln highway rolling hills worth the trip take pictures
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only are wind farms like this inefficient, they're a blot on the landscape. They spoil what would be a clear view across open country (and No, I'm not anti renewable energy!)

Thank Peter F
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I'm not sure why this is listed as a place to visit. Its just a road between Cheyenne and Laramie. It does go past the wind turbines and up into the mountains a bit. It is a pretty drive to access Curt Gowdy State Park,...More

Thank Anna4720
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We're rating a road, now? It's a road. It's paved. It will get you to Curt Gowdy State Park, which is not paved and is very scenic.

Thank alexwolf2016
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Take Happy Jack Road to access Curt Gowdy State Park. The road is scenic with dirt road access to the Vedauwoo area as well. It ends at the Lincoln Head monument adjacent to the rest area which is really worth touring for the historical information...More

4  Thank bassaidai88
Reviewed June 6, 2018

A relative took us to Laramie on this highway. Great scenery all the way and no freeway traffic. Saw lots of antelope and green grazing land, access to lakes and state parks

2  Thank Micosay
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We drove it in hopes of seeing bison...no luck. Did see some antelope and cattle. Couple attractions to see along the road. Worth the trip.

1  Thank ladyme1
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

I couldn't believe how many buffalo and antelope we saw as we drove toward Laramie from Cheyenne. The rock formations are gorgeous.

2  Thank Angie O
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

So well worth it-instead of taking route 80 which we have been in traveling for days (since New Jersey), we opted for happy jack road. The scenery was spectacular along the road and we stopped at the curt gowdy state park which was amazing. No...More

1  Thank BerylSkog
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a bit more scenic than I-80 and a heck of a lot less traffic, especially semis. The part closest to Laramie is the best. Road is in fine shape with few curves. Not much scenery on the Cheyenne side. Not much slower and...More

2  Thank buffalobob6
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is my preferred route between Cheyenne and Laramie in the summer. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. You'll almost always see antelope and deer but you might also see elk, moose, etc. It's a nice scenic drive and is perfect for motorcycles.

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Sherri F
September 28, 2016|
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There is a nice visitor centre at the exit with lovely views.
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Sherri F
September 28, 2016|
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Response from Telkbear | Reviewed this property |
Go East on I80 to the rest area that has the Lincoln monument. Exit there. When you come to a y in the road to go right to the rest area, go left. This is Happy jack road. It will also say Curt Gowdy Reservoir.
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