City Escape: Laramie, Wyoming

Text: Florian Neuhauser • Photography: Visit Laramie

Take your time on this inspiring ride through southern Wyoming that originates out of Laramie, the “Gem City of the Plains.” Open country and the breathtakingly beautiful Snowy Range Scenic Byway through the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are the hallmarks of this ride. On the way back you’ll ride through the communities of Fox Park and Woods Landing-Jelm, a particularly colorful journey in the fall.


Approximately 180 miles

Meetup Spot

Laramie Area Visitor Center, 210 E Custer St, Laramie, WY, (800) 445-5303

Lunch Stop

The seasonally operated DiVide restaurant and lounge offers pizza, pasta, tacos, burgers, and other favorites. Find it at 520 McCaffrey Ave, Encampment, WY, (307) 327-5064.

Scenery  (5 out of 5)                                

Prairie, mountain ranges, glacial lakes, and more. It doesn’t get more visually stimulating than this!

Difficulty  (3 out of 5)                                       

The route is not difficult to follow or navigate. The difficulty lies keeping your eyes on the road. Take your time and stop often.

Road Conditions  (4 out of 5)                   

Other than the winter road closures, the roads are in good shape. It’s always a good idea to check with the local visitors center for updates.