Best Time to Visit Wyoming
Cheyenne evokes the old west. And though there are intense signs of it (namely in the Frontier Days rodeo, in July, or in its magnificent Frontier Days Old West Museum exhibits), most of the year Cheyenne appears mainly as Wyoming's state capital and with what that represents in business travel or politics.
Cheyenne is also a great hub to south Wyoming tourist destinations, namely to local representations of the Rockies: the Medicine Bow Mountains.
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WHAT TO VISIT IN CHEYENNE AND MEDICINE BOW MOUNTAINS
Downtown Lincolnway (the Sixteenth Street) is the shopping and entertainment heart of Cheyenne.
Wyoming State Museum and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old Museum are the best references on the cultural side.
Cheyenne Frontier Days festival (late July), with concerts, parades, races and other manifestations evoking the old west is particularly popular.
Old Cheyenne Gunfight, at Cheyenne Depot Plaza, also in the summer (June-August, Monday-Friday) is also a popular replication of the old west times.
50 miles west of Cheyenne, Laramie, site of the University of Wyoming, offers a relaxing ambiance, museums and entertainment.
Not far from Laramie, more to the west, Highway 130 offers scenic views and drives in the Medicine Bow Mountains. Here, you will find cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter and hiking and scenic drives in the summer, and natural attractions, including the Vedauwoo Recreation Area and the Snowy Range Ski Area.
Map of Wyoming State.
BEST TIME TO VISIT CHEYENNE AND MEDICINE BOW REGION
If you intend to privilege sightseeing, fishing and local events and outdoors, June through September is a good period to visit Cheyenne and Medicine Bow region. Summer is definitely the most popular season.
Spring is a rather unpredictable season, with occasional massive rains and cold temperatures. In general, early fall is a much better season to visit Cheyenne.
From November to March you may enjoy local ski resorts in the Medicine Bow Montains, in places such as Snowy Range Ski Area.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO CHEYENNE AND MEDICINE BOW
Summer is the most popular period and if you aren't interested in skiing, winter definitely isn't a good time. Early spring is also an unstable weather period, with frequent harsh conditions in Wyoming and Cheyenne region.
TOURS, HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO CHEYENNE AND MEDICINE BOW
Cheyenne and Laramie offer wide accommodation options. Hotels tend to be inexpensive except in the Cheyenne Frontier Days festival, in late July.
Cheyenne Regional Airport is just three miles out of downtown.