What to do and see in Laramie, Wyoming (WY): The Best Nature & Parks

March 5, 2022 Kiesha Cripe

Formerly a lawless frontier town, known for wild saloons and vigilante justice, Laramie is now a quiet college town, popular with outdoor enthusiasts as well as history buffs. Over twenty sites in and around Laramie are on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Wyoming Territorial Prison, which once held Butch Cassidy. The town is conveniently located between the Laramie Range and the Medicine Bow Mountains, making the area a paradise for mountain bikers, climbers and campers.
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1. Medicine Bow National Forest

2468 Jackson St, Laramie, WY 82070-6535 +1 307-745-2300 http://www.fs.usda.gov/mbr
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5.0 based on 338 reviews

Medicine Bow National Forest

Range of mountains close to Laramie which offer a wide variety of outdoor sports.

Reviewed By DillonM1905 - Eldersburg, United States

Less than an hour from Laramie, the national forest is a must see for hikers and other outdoors lovers. We took the loop trail to Medicine Bow Peak (clockwise) and it was fantastic; the views were amazing and the hike was a challenge. We were happy we brought our poles for crossing a large snowfield and coming down the steep trail near the peak. Get early for parking in summer as the lot filled up quick, as did parts of the trail.

2. Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary

599 State Highway 11, Laramie, WY 82070-9720 +1 307-399-9956 [email protected] http://www.deerwoodranchwildhorseecosanctuary.com/Welcome.html
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5.0 based on 41 reviews

Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary

Reviewed By paul1962964 - Hackettstown, United States

The ranch was easy to find and our guide/host Jana was a jem. My friend who is a professional horse photographer and I spent the afternoon/early evening capturing the horses in all their splendor. The variety of horse types/coats made for interesting compositions. Jana was so accomdating and helpful spotting groups or individual horses, as well as moving us around the ranch to take advantage of the light as it changed thru the time we were there. The highlight of the visit was seeing the herd spontaneously run from one portion of the ranch to the other past us. Jana mentioned that it was rare to experience this occurrence and we cherished the experience. The visit was truly the highlight of our trip out west to photograph wild horses.

3. Williams Conservatory

1000 E University Ave Aven Nelson Building near 9th and Ivinson, Laramie, WY 82071-2000 http://www.uwyo.edu/conservatory/
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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Williams Conservatory

4. Vedauwoo

Laramie, WY +1 307-745-2300 http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbr/recreation/recarea/?recid=22872&actid=31
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4.5 based on 310 reviews

Vedauwoo

Reviewed By Curly_in_Colorado - Edwards, United States

Very scenic park with hiking trails that are easy to moderate. There is a campground. Trails are very well marked. Turtle rock trail is a three mile loop with beautiful rock formations to view throughout the hike

5. Happy Jack Trailhead

WY 210/ Happy Jack Rd, Laramie, WY 82070 http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTJw8jAwjQL8h2VAQAzHJMsQ!!/?ss=110206&ttype=recarea&recid=22918&actid=63&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&navid=110000000000000&pnavid=
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Happy Jack Trailhead

6. Laramie River Greenbelt Trail

Laramie, WY
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4.0 based on 5 reviews

Laramie River Greenbelt Trail

7. Plains Lakes

Laramie, WY
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3.5 based on 9 reviews

Plains Lakes

Series of lakes just outside Laramie; popular for boating, windsurfing and fishing.

8. Washington Park

18th St Corner Sheridan St., Laramie, WY 82070 https://www.cityoflaramie.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/11
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

9. LaPrele Park

23rd and Spring Creek, Laramie, WY 82070 http://cityoflaramie.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/16
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

10. Turtle Rock Trail

Laramie, WY
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

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