Pumpkin Vine Road

4.1/5 (11 reviews)
Laramie, Wyoming (Albany County)
Last Updated: 01/28/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Put your boots on and saddle up your trusty four-wheeled steed to enjoy a jaunt through the old west in Southeast Wyoming. Pumpkin Vine Road meanders through the high prairies south of Laramie Wyoming. This easy gravel road is a great alternative to the other asphalt routes when travelling to the Vedauwoo Recreation Area between Laramie and Cheyenne. Don't forget to stop and see the Ames Monument, a large pyramid listed on the National Register of Historic Places and maintained as a State of Wyoming historic site.

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Trail Reviews

4.1/5 (11 reviews)
Tim Palmer
Official Crew
38850
Status: Open
Visited: 01/28/2022

Snow is the story of the trail today. Snow on the ground combined with the treacherous Wyoming wind has caused drifting across the road in many spots. Plows appear to have been through the area and the road was passable.
Status: Open
Visited: 10/04/2021

Easy dirt road with some nice views. No camping along the road but ample camp spots over in the Vedauwoo area. Ames Monument is cool to stop at and good railroad history here if that’s your thing.
Trail Review: Pumpkin Vine Road - Paul Stone
Trail Review: Pumpkin Vine Road - Paul Stone
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/12/2021

This is a nice relaxing scenic way to get to Vedauwoo. A really nice alternative of going through Laramie. Road is in great shape other than the occasional washboard.
Trail Review: Pumpkin Vine Road - Bryan Peterson
Trail Review: Pumpkin Vine Road - Bryan Peterson
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Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 03/30/2021

As the guide mentions, this is a maintained county road. Conditions are mostly dry with the big exception being less than a mile past the culvert under the railroad. There is a large puddle and mud hole. Since I was solo and without good recovery gear, this became my turnaround point. Otherwise, great views no other vehicles on the road around 5:00 p.m.
Trail Review: Pumpkin Vine Road - James
John
Official Crew
29250
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 01/10/2021

Basic connector road in the area. Not much to write home about, but it was awesome to do in the winter time when you're feeling the itch to get out!

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