Laramie

Laramie is a city in Southeast Wyoming. It is home to the University of Wyoming.

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Old Main at University of Wyoming

Laramie is located at very high altitude (over 7,200 ft) and due to this has considerably milder summer summers and more fierce winters than other US cities of comparable latitude in the upper Midwest. Because it lies east of the Continental Divide, placing it in the rain shadow of the Rockies, the climate around Laramie is very dry most of the year so travelers here should take care to drink lots of fluid and not overexert themselves immediately upon arrival to mitigate potential altitude sickness risks.

The primary access to Laramie is along Interstate 80, the main east-west corridor in the state; it’s roughly an hour west of the junction with I-25 at Cheyenne. Because of the altitude and northern location, it is important to be aware of road conditions and road closures along all roads but especially I-80 as its closure can strand you. Road conditions are available on the internet at several sources including this one:

In the summer months the town is also easily accessible on a smaller road (US 287) that comes up from Fort Collins, Colorado. From Denver it makes for a shorter drive than I-25/I-80, but not noticeably faster.

  • 41.311944-105.6751 Laramie Regional Airport (LAR  IATA). Su-F 5:30AM-9PM, Sa 6AM-9PM. Daily commercial flights to Denver on United Express. LAR is also a general aviation airport with rentable hangar space, aviation and jet fuel, and two courtesy cars.  

Laramie is also accessible from Denver International Airport (DEN IATA). From Denver, take Interstate 25 north to Cheyenne, where it intersects Interstate 80.

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