Cheyenne, Wyoming, is known for a great many things: the Daddy of ‘Em All rodeo, unique boot-shaped street art, fine dining, and botanical gardens. While these events and characteristics are what draw road trippers to Cheyenne, there are three key ingredients we were still looking for: RV access, pet friendliness, and the great outdoors.
This story was created in partnership with Visit Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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The Cheyenne area is, like much of Wyoming, characterized by wide-open spaces. Simply pair that with hookups and some very Wyoming experiences to feel right at home on the range.
The Terry Bison Ranch is best known for its bison, not surprisingly. But you don’t have to restrict your visit to a one-hour bison train tour or pony ride. Park your RV and head to the fishing pond with your rod or saddle up for a trail ride. And don’t miss the chance at a taste of the West—it’s always nice to dine out on occasion even when your campsite has a kitchen.
If the bison, horses and, yes, ostrich, are a little more livestock than you’re looking for in your backyard, head out of town to the 8th best state park for RVing and camping, according to USA Today. Located less than 30 minutes from the heart of Cheyenne, Curt Gowdy State Park holds nearly 200 campsites, as well as three reservoirs, an amphitheater for concerts and theater productions, and miles and miles of biking and hiking trails.
Just another 10 minutes down the Interstate, campers will also find Vedauwoo (pronounced VEE-duh-voo) Recreation Area. The campground doesn’t have hookups but does have camper sites. The Forest Service campground grants campers easy access to world-class rock climbing, mountain biking, wildlife watching, and more.
The Cheyenne area provides campers many more opportunities to suit needs, comfort requirements, and proximity to the outdoors or downtown activities. Find all kinds of places to call home in Cheyenne here.
In addition to numerous pet-friendly lodging options, Cheyenne has a long list of adventures for which you can bring along your four-legged pals.
The aforementioned Curt Gowdy State Park welcomes leashed dogs in most places in the park. Vedauwoo allows dogs off-leash outside of the campground area. Just make sure they’re under voice control and that you clean up after them in the same way you would after yourself. Many RV sites and lodging (and a few breweries) welcome pets, and much of Cheyenne welcomes leashed dogs.
If it wasn’t already clear from all the RV-based and off-leash adventures we listed above (which are only a sampling), we can provide more evidence that Cheyenne is a great destination for getting away from it all. Curt Gowdy State Park is known for its mountain biking, hiking, and fishing. Vedauwoo is renowned for rock climbing and dramatic landscapes for hikers. And those are just the beginning.
From multiple disc golf and classic golf courses to horseback riding tours and ATVing, from in-town recreation to access to miles and miles of public land in the Medicine Bow National Forest, Cheyenne’s backyard is a veritable playground.
Whether you’re in town for an event, the chic experiences, or the art and history, don’t forget to explore beyond city limits and maybe even enjoy a few sleeps under the stars.