Monday, August 9, 2010

Vedauwoo Campground, Laramie, WY


We are in a lovely Medicine Bow National Forest campground called Vedauwoo, about 15 miles east of Laramie. At an elevation of almost 8300 feet, we are finally escaping the low 90’s we’ve had in South Dakota and Nebraska. We’re glad we visited South Dakota, but it isn’t somewhere we care to go back to.

We absolutely love it here, though. We can just see the Rockies from our site, and we are surrounded by huge jumbled rock formations. And it is only $10 a night, with water and vault toilets. No hookups, of course. The only negative is it’s just a mile off of I-80, and you can hear a little traffic noise.


Needless to say, this is a big rock climbing area. The camp host told us it would be packed this weekend, but most everyone was already gone by the time we arrived yesterday. We did see some climbers when we took a walk through the park and along the Box Canyon trail. We even climbed some rocks ourselves.

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The changing color of the rocks across from our site was really pretty as the sun was going down.


We are planning to stay here until Sunday, when we have reservations in Rocky Mountain National Park. There area enough trails and rocks to play on to keep us busy here all week.


  1. Looks like a great place to stay. Is there any size limit? We have a 40' MH, would we fit?


  2. There are several sites that would easily accommodate your rig. There are a few large rigs including a big 5th wheel toy hauler right now. According to the camp host the rock climbers start showing up on Thursday for the weekend so plan on arriving on Sunday or before Thurs.


  3. What a really awesome place!! I know you all will enjoy your stay there. You certainly can't beat the price!!

    Have fun!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  4. Your photos are amazing. This looks like a place we need to add to our list of "places to see". Thanks for the tour.