Laramie is a small College Town in Wyoming with a population of around 32,000. We are located in the southeast portion of the state at an altitude of 7,200 feet (about 2.200 m) above sea level. It was named after Jaques LaRamie who was one of the first Europeans to settle in this area.
Laramie, is home to coffee shops, good independent bookstores, regional-food restaurants where you can try good Mexican cuisine or bison burgers, and a farmers’ market that runs through October.
This section will detail a few hotspots to visit and places you can go to eat out in Laramie. It should help you to plan what you would like to do during your time in Laramie.
Downtown Laramie is connected to the UWYO Campus via frequent free bus routes. The downtown area has local shops, bars, and restaurants. There is a variety of events that happen throughout the year such as the farmers market or 'Mash Up'. Locals like to visit the 'Cowboy' and try their hand at swing dancing during the week!
Some of the most popular restaurants with local 'Laramites' are Born in a Barn (Burgers & Chicken Wings), Sweet Melissa's (Vegetarian) and Corona Village Andale Rapido (Mexican).
Laramie has plenty of local stores selling clothing, antiques and American made products. There are three supermarkets where you can find almost anything you will ever need.
Downtown is home to some murals and great photo opportunities. There are also local bands who perform and pop up stores for the holidays. Feel free to check out the links on this page to discover the top things to do in Laramie and get involved with as much as you can when you arrive.
If you like hiking then you will love the Medicine Bow National Forest. Take advantage of the fantastic trails on Laramie's doorstep. The peak elevation is over 12,000ft! Medicine Bow National Forest is located a 40-minute drive to the West of Laramie.
If you like rock climbing Vedauwoo provides unique rocks for you to climb and enjoy the view from the top. This too is right on the doorstep of Laramie and begging for you go and explore. If you are fortunate you can find some wildlife whilst you hike between the rocks. Vedauwoo is located around 20 minutes (18 miles) East of Laramie.
Laramie is nearby the Snowy Range Ski Area. During your visit to the University of Wyoming why not try and learn a new winter sport? Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and Skiing; there is plenty to enjoy. The Outdoor Programs page (linked adjacent) will help you learn more.
The Snowy Range Mountain Ski Area is a 40-minute drive West of Laramie.