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I grew up in this area and love visiting Vedauwoo. Great place for famiy get togethers and some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Laramie, WY
Great wilderness area. Good hiking and views. Beware of winter weather.

Beautiful when weather is good or well prepared. Can get very bad when bad weather strikes and one... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Peter H
Twinsburg, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I grew up in this area and love visiting Vedauwoo. Great place for famiy get togethers and some rock climbing. It goes from basic trails for all ages, to more skilled climbing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WyomingMcKim
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Beautiful when weather is good or well prepared. Can get very bad when bad weather strikes and one is unprepared as I was. I went on the gravel road during a snow storm and got stuck in a snow bank. Very little food or water...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed November 14, 2018

This is a climber’s paradise. I didn’t have enough time to do an actual hike or climb, but I did get a chance to get a decent look around and it was so beautiful. It’s definitely a spot that is well taken care of, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheFair0ne
Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit. You can do so many outdoor activities. There is some military history sprinkled in look in the right places!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trevor T
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Check out Box Canyon for a great picnic! Giant boulders that have no business hanging precariously overhead.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 469dougc
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We camped at Vedauwoo last week. The campground was very overcrowded. No campground host to offer assistance. Multiple groups staying in single sites. The vault toilets were filthy, stunk and had no paper. It was a nice setting and the hike was fun. Do not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Everyone should take the time to at least drive thru this area. The rock formations are just amazing. Trees were just beginning to turn color making the scenery all the more spectacular. There were a few people rock climbing which is always interesting to watch....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank js_mo_50
Reviewed September 20, 2018

A line of beautiful rock formations that look totally out of place in the generally barren landscape.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank steamfan007
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The rock formations are stunning, and if you hit this place in the fall when the Aspen are shimmering yellow against the rocks, it's magical. Just off of I-80, so easy to access, but so gorgeous and uncrowded that you can't believe it's that accessible....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My first visit to Vedauwoo. I was pleasantly surprised! I loved the view of all the beautiful rocks! The were truly stunning. This is a fabulous place for families with kids and you can choose a long or short hike.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Dianne S
August 24, 2018|
Response from Tami H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in the developed campground areas. Undeveloped areas have no water source, you need to pack your own.
Dani B
August 18, 2018|
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Response from Tami H | Reviewed this property |
I agree - lots of sites available, as long as you avoid the holiday weekends. There are developed sites near lakes and recreation areas (small fee), and many undeveloped sites (free) along the various roads in the Vedauwoo... More
Julie H
April 25, 2017|
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Response from teresakk66 | Reviewed this property |
The best spots do. Much of the campground has been cleared of trees due to pine beetle, so many of the campsites are treeless. Many of those are often available. The upper Campground allows RVs. The lower Campground is tents... More
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Marion E
Late April early May Denver to Denver roadtrip with 4 kids (6 Replies)
Hi, I'd love to have your opinion on our provisional itinerary... We'll be flying from Paris to Denver late April, staying for 10 nights and leaving from Denver. We are a family with 4 kids aged 14,12, 7 and 5. The kids' requests are for wildlife spotting, rock formations, large open spaces, "western feel" stuff. We would also love to include some insight into native American history. We would like to keep driving time to a maximum of 2 1/2 hours per day (interspersed with shorter...More
March 27, 2018|
Response fromBabalax|
Looks like basically a driving around and through trip without spending much time anywhere. Your timing isn't "optimal" as late April/early May can still be wintry in the mountains - there will be snow. Also referred to as "mud season" in resort towns such as Breckenridge when the ski area is closed. If one of your main interests is seeing wildlife you are shortchanging yourself by not spending much time in Rocky Mountain National Park. (Estes Park is the town on the east side of RMNP)...More
TR 1st day and a half in WY along I-80 (2 Replies)
On a recent 21 day trip to the SW, in mid-October, we knew weather in WY could be an issue so we focused on the I-80 corridor, not the usual high points of WY. But as I mentioned in an earlier post, this area of WY is definitely underappreciated—we wish we had allowed more time! We stayed only one night in Laramie and one in Green River but we made the most of it. When we planned this trip we had two concerns: could weather prevent us from getting to Laramie on our first night and could we...More
November 11, 2016|
Response fromPeachBelle8288|
Thanks for posting. Most people just don't realize the impact of high winds on driving especially on I 80.
troy mcclure
Boston, Massachusetts
Here in early May (approx the 7th) please advise on my plan (4 Replies)
I basically have a day to take in what I can so I am going to want to skip a few of the options below and focus on what's best. Wast thinking of hitting up: -Old Laramie County Courthouse -State Capital -Botanical Garden -Sierra Trading Post -Vedauwoo Rocks (Really want to see this if I have time-maybe the following morning) -Albany Restaurant Bar (for a drink) -Freedom Edge Brewing (maybe a beer) -Little Bear Inn (for dinner) Also want to do a walking tour of some of the old...More
April 13, 2013|
Response fromZizzy|
Add the skylight in the Plains. walk in and look up. :) Buffalo is on the menu at both the Terry Bison Ranch restaurant and at Poor Richards. There is a good museum downtown- The Nelson Museum of the West. 1714 Carey Ave