Vedauwoo Road

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4.4/5 (21 reviews)
Laramie, Wyoming (Albany County)
Last Updated: 02/02/2024
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Vedauwoo Road is an easy back-country road in the Medicine Bow National Forest between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming. Native American named, the word Vedauwoo (pronounced Vee-da-voo) means “Land of the earth-born spirits.” The giant rock piles and outcroppings along Vedauwoo Road are Sherman Granite and contain an abundance of feldspar, giving the rock its distinctive pink color. Vedauwoo is popular with rock climbers and offers dozens of climbing routes. Looking closely at the outcroppings, one will likely find technical climbers during a visit. Hiking and camping are both popular activities in this mesmerizing and iconic venue. Once seeing the precariously balanced and oddly placed rocks throughout the vicinity, one will see why Native Americans felt spirits in this unique place.

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4.4/5 (21)
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 02/01/2024

This road is closed for the season.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/03/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Beautiful drive. Road is bumping, probably from water runoff from all the rain this year. But easy for a stock blazer. Was busy but it was Sunday Labor Day weekend so it was expected. I will do it again hopefully when it’s less busy
Trail Review: Vedauwoo Road - Josh Raymond
Trail Review: Vedauwoo Road - Josh Raymond
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Did this trail today and the road was in great shape. The trail was nothing more than a road but the scenery was pretty nice. I spent the night at the Vedauwoo Campground and it was really a clean and quiet area.
Trail Review: Vedauwoo Road - Kevin Flynn
Trail Review: Vedauwoo Road - Kevin Flynn
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Visited: 06/07/2023

This trail is open for the season!!!
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Visited: 05/30/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this today on the way to some of the other trails in the area. Surprisingly very few people camping. Road is in great shape, it just recently opened for the season. Always a pretty drive👍
Trail Review: Vedauwoo Road - Bryan Peterson
Trail Review: Vedauwoo Road - Bryan Peterson
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