Welcome to the Laramie area! We can’t wait to see you here and show you around our neck of the woods in southeastern Wyoming. If you’re visiting us for the first time, you’ll find helpful information and guides below to allow you to make the most of your time in Laramie. Discover how to handle our high altitude, how to view wildlife from a safe distance, how to visit responsibly, what to do while visiting your kids at the University of Wyoming, and so much more.
With the growing interest in escaping to the outdoors, Visit Laramie invites you to recreate responsibly while enjoying a visit to our beautiful area. With an abundance of wide open spaces and options for where to go, we encourage all users to know before you go. Plan ahead, know the rules, and be sure to follow them so that others can enjoy our public lands as you have. For more information on how to recreate responsibly while enjoying our open spaces, please view the guide below.
How to Handle Altitude
The town of Laramie sits at an altitude of 7,220 feet above sea level and some of our roads like the Snowy Range Scenic Byway will take you as high as 10,000 feet, meaning you’re likely to find a little bit less oxygen when visiting us. If you’re coming from sea level, we recommend you take it slow to start and be sure to stay hydrated. For more tips on acclimating to high altitude, click below.
How to View Wildlife Safely
The Laramie area offers abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing, and thousands of travelers visit us each year on their way to national parks to see things like moose, elk, pronghorn, and bald eagles. Please remember that while wildlife can be a spectacular sight, there are ways to do it to help keep you and the animals safe. For more tips, click below to view our guide to viewing wildlife safely.
Things to Do When Visiting Your Kids at the University of Wyoming
Are you visiting your kids or grandkids while they attend the University of Wyoming? Or maybe you’re here to drop them off as they embark on the adventure of attending college and moving away from home for the first time. While you’re here, we invite you to explore the Laramie area. From our selection of museums and arts and culture scene, to the western history and outdoor spaces to recreate, come explore the beautiful Laramie area and make a vacation or weekend getaway out of visiting the kids in college.