One of the many natural wonders surrounding Laramie, Vedauwoo, located about a 20-minute drive southeast of the city, is a fascinating geologic playground for climbers and campers. The area is known for its almost otherworldly rock formations that resemble Stonehenge on a much larger scale. These structures, known as Sherman granite, are over one billion years old. If you are a seasoned climber, you will appreciate the challenge provided by the off-width crack structures. Even if you are a novice stargazer, you can appreciate the darkened night sky from the campground, which has 28 tent-only sites.
Farm Fresh Summertime
Every summer, Grand Avenue comes alive, bustling with shoppers and vendors at the Laramie Farmers' Market. Built from the desire to support local businesses, the market features some of the city's freshest regional produce, meats, and baked goods. University of Wyoming students sell vegetables grown at their volunteer farm on campus, while the Waggoner family offers up grass-fed beef at the Wags Livestock booth. Craftspeople set up shop as well, selling handmade wares that range from jewelry to cutting boards. On occasion, an emu from the Rabbit Creek Ranch may make an appearance. The market is the perfect place to pick up some delectable treats.