Hiking

Birding Hotspots Near Laramie

The beautiful mallard photo in the header above was taken by Talena Runner at Meeboer Lake. The Laramie area is a wonderful place for birding. From prairie birds to mountain birds, and even waterfowl. Laramie is adjacent to several Audubon birding “hot spots.” Laramie is located along the central…

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Snowy Range Alpine Lake Guide

One of the most alluring aspects of visiting the Snowy Mountain Range is the abundance of alpine lakes you will find there. There are so many beautiful lakes in the Range that it will take multiple visits to see each one. The Snowy Range Scenic byway starts 30 miles west of Laramie, just past the…

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Tailgate Around Laramie this Homecoming

Fall is in the air and homecoming is finally here! This homecoming, September 25-30, the University of Wyoming Cowboys face off at 2:00 PM against the New Mexico Lobos for a Mountain West Conference showdown. Cheers to 100 Years For 2023, we are celebrating 100 Years of Homecoming, with…

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Top 6 Hiking Trails East of Laramie, WY

The Laramie area has tons of great trails. Vedauwoo Recreation Area, Happy Jack Area, Pole Mountain Recreation Area, and Curt Gowdy State Park have a variety of trails perfect for hiking and biking, or accessing fishing, climbing, or boating opportunities. Curt Gowdy State Park encompasses three…

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Wildflower Season in Laramie

Wildflower season is upon us here in Laramie and it is sure to be great with all the extra precipitation we received this spring. The wildflowers are abundant throughout the area beginning in June and continuing throughout the summer. There is no shortage of places to find wildflowers in the…

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Top 5 Hiking Trails West of Centennial

The Laramie area has many beautiful trails. The area near Centennial, Wyoming (about 30 miles west of Laramie) is particularly beautiful. Nestled in Medicine Bow National Forest in the Snowy Range Mountains are a huge variety of trails for hiking, biking, and more. Explore these top five hiking…

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Local Favorites - Laramie Artists

The artwork above, Daydreamers, was created by Tara Pappas (used with permission from Tara Pappas Art) Laramie has an abundance of extremely talented local artists. Leather crafters, photographers, weavers, painters, ceramics artists, sculptors, and many more call Laramie home. There are so many…

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Best Places to Stay in the Snowy Range Mountains

The Snowy Range Mountains and Medicine Bow National Forest, located just 35 miles west of Laramie WY, are wonderful places to visit any time of year. With breathtaking views, amazing wildlife viewing, great fishing, and fantastic outdoor activities for all seasons, it is the perfect place to plan…

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Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Date Night

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it's time to start planning a romantic dinner out. What makes the perfect romantic restaurant? Clearly, it must start with amazing cuisine. A variety of fun cocktails, wines, and tasty brews might be key ingredients as well. Of course, the ambiance—dim…

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