My first visit to Cheyenne,WY was in February 2008 on my way from Denver,CO to Sheridan, WY. I just stayed for a few hours and on my return trip for one night, making an excursion to follow the BNSF track north towards Chugwater,WY on 211/Horse Creek and Iron Mountain Road.
Since then I have been visiting Cheyenne frequently. making it a starting point of my
Western Experience in culture,history and livestyle!
Some funfacts about Cheyenne.
Founded with the arrival of the Union Pacific Railway in 1867. With a population of about 63000, Cheyenne is located in about 6000 Feet in the south easterly corner of the State of Wyoming.
Also serving as the State Capital.
Cheyenne is host of the world largest outdoor rodeo the " Daddy 'of 'em all "
the Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) .
Cheyenne is a great place to start your railfanning, visiting places of historical interest like Fort Laramie,the Oregon Trail Ruts in Guernsey,WY,Register Cliff were the first settlers inscribed their names into the sandstone cliff.
Natural beauty like Vedauwoo rock formation at the Medicin Bow National Forest.
And another of my favorites, Curt Goudy State Park just a little drive west of Cheyenne.
Places of interest,
Wyoming State Museum/ http://wyomuseum.state.wy.us/
Oldwest Museum/ https://www.oldwestmuseum.org/
Cheyenne Depot Museum/ http://www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org/
The Tourism Office is located inside the Depot!
Railfanning around Cheyenne,
Cheyenne is a perfect place starting your excursions, combining nature as a perfect
backdrop for your railphotography. Places like Dale Junction,Hermosa Tunnel,Sherman Hill
Harriman Sub, Tie Siding are just a few places to spend the day hunting trains.
but firstly stay safe,respect privat lands, obey rules and regulations.
Watching Trains outside of Cheyenne!
Most of these places are accessible by car.
Leaving west on Otto Rd. left hand side Small overpass.
Remount Road/Underpass I-80 Exit 339
Buford, Wy- Population ONE Off I-80 West Exit 335 Reststop and Gasstation
Ames Brothers Pyramid, I-80 Exit 229 right on Monument Road/234
Harriman, Monument Road/234/241
Old US 30/287 West of Laramie between Bosler and Rock River at Lower Pine Ridge
Medicine Bow, Home of the Virginian
Its a few hours drive to Green River,WY but worth it, as you go along old US 30/Lincolnhighway and find many remains of the original.
Fort Fred Steele I-80 Exit 228