Cheyenne conjures up vivid mental images of its wild and storied history, and today’s Cheyenne is no different for thrill-seekers with miles and miles of single track, wild places and rock-climbing routes to the top of the world.

Your perfect jumping off point for outdoor adventure is Curt Gowdy State Park, located just 25 minutes from downtown and nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Take advantage of trail running, hiking or crushing it on your mountain or fat bike. The 35 miles of trails are your playground.

Located 10 minutes west of the park is Vedauwoo Recreation Area. Here you will find world-class rock-climbing opportunities on breathtaking rock formations. At a starting point of 8,200 feet, it won’t take long to enjoy the amazing vistas. If you prefer to stay closer to the ground, you can explore miles of dirt roads for ATVing, hiking trails and backcountry camping.

Outdoor adventure works up a thirst and hunger that needs to be satiated, and downtown Cheyenne offers its own opportunity for this kind of exploration. Four breweries, live music, museums and amazing dining opportunities abound. Cheyenne offers Wild West adventure that allows travelers to make memories of their own.

Not far from Cheyenne, Vedauwoo Recreation Area offers world-class rock-climbing opportunities, breathtaking vistas and miles of hiking trails. Courtesy Allen Meyer Photography

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