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Laramie, WY
+1 307-745-2300
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Great hike

Turtle Rock Loop @ Vedauwoo is an amazing hike. Fairly easy circuit around some of the most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles M
Larkspur, Colorado
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Calling All Rockhounds!

Bring your camera & hiking boots. Great hiking & climbing for any season of the year. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“rock formations” (36 reviews)
“beaver ponds” (9 reviews)
“picnic areas” (8 reviews)
Laramie, WY
+1 307-745-2300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turtle Rock Loop @ Vedauwoo is an amazing hike. Fairly easy circuit around some of the most impressive rock formations anywhere in the world. Plenty of boulders to climb & several ponds along the trail.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your camera & hiking boots. Great hiking & climbing for any season of the year. Beautiful rock formations. Easy to stay in either Laramie or Cheyenne areas.

Thank jmw0313
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We hikes the forest when the aspens we're in fall yellow. The Rock climbing is for all skill levels. We're novices yet walked up to a great area to look out on the prairie. Great picnic area with tables.

Thank mcascio10
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a recreation area east of Laramie in the Medicine Bow National Forest. There are hiking and biking trails, picnic tables, camping, and rock climbing for the stout hearted (and experienced). There’s a small admission fee, but worth it for the views of the...More

Thank WyomingCooboy
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Read about this area and planned it on the itinerary. Was disappointed as driving, parking, and bathroom facilities were few. Probably more beautiful if accessible. Recommend only young hikers!

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This is a really cool place to stop for a picnic lunch, get some fresh air and do some rock climbing for beginners.

1  Thank 07BigBlue
Reviewed 21 September 2017

One of our favorite stops is the Vendauwoo National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne Wyoming. It is absolutely beautiful and there are endless trails.

Thank Yutahsadventures
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Went on a short hike/exploration with family, including grandkids (6 & 9). Such a beautiful area. Very photographic location. Don't forget to pay the use fee. We got a warning from a forest service employee.

Thank bucksduck2011
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I grew up climbing these formations and am happy to report that you can still enjoy climbing them. This trip, I enjoyed the beauty of the formations. Great place for a family picnic and hiking.

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Seriously, these rocks are 1.4 BILLION years old! And they are all crazy shapes and formations, fun to photograph, but fantastic for climbing and scrambling. There were 3 guys hanging from a rock wall on our way in. Seriously fun. And, we saw a moose!

Thank Peg D
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Julie H
25 April 2017|
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Response from teresakk66 | Reviewed this property |
The best spots do. Much of the campground has been cleared of trees due to pine beetle, so many of the campsites are treeless. Many of those are often available. The upper Campground allows RVs. The lower Campground is tents... More
25 January 2016|
Response from Todd G | Reviewed this property |
It means " earthborn". I found this on another website for you. I think I read something like the indians thought that the indian spirits played here, as if they placed all the rocks like they are. Despite claims to the... More