Vedauwoo Road

4.4/5 (16 reviews)
Laramie, Wyoming (Albany County)
Last Updated: 12/16/2022

Trail Information


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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Trail Reviews

4.4/5 (16 reviews)
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 02/11/2023

The trail is currently closed. There's a barrier at Waypoint 2. Beware of the deceivingly deep snow there – we had to pull somebody out of there.
Official Crew
Visited: 12/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

The snow and the Wyoming winds have taken their toll on this road for the season. Drifting snow makes it impassable for now.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fun and scenic dirt road that can be driven by practically any vehicle. There are dispersed camping along the main road, but take the offshoot trails as better campsites are often found there.
Visited: 09/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy scenic drive on Labor Day Weekend. Suitable for any vehicle including passenger cars.
Visited: 06/29/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Found this one by chance. Beautiful first-time trail but watch out for random cows around every turn.

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