Pumpkin Vine Road

4/5 (12 reviews)
Laramie, Wyoming (Albany County)
Last Updated: 01/28/2022

Trail Information


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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4/5 (12)
Rated 3/5
Visited: 02/11/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very easy, well-maintained dirt road with access to the impressive and "out-of-place-seeming" Ames Monument. There are only two things to highlight driving-wise: 1) Unexpected snowy spots can get sketchy if you don't reduce your speed. 2) Some parts suffer from washboarding, particularly around cattle guards.
Official Crew
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.
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.
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.
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.

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