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Nutrition and Food Safety|University of Wyoming Extension

Baking and Food Storage - Altitude Adjustments

Are you a new cook or a newcomer to the high-altitude areas of Wyoming? Whatever your situation, you may wonder why your cakes continually fall or your favorite cookie recipe just doesn’t taste right. Recipes from low altitudes usually need to be adjusted for altitudes above 3,000 feet. These adjustments are made in time, temperature, or ingredients.

Publications
For information on adjusting recipes to be attractive and tasty, please check out the University of Wyoming Extension Bulletin Altitude Adjusters (Publication: B-734).

Altitudes in Wyoming
In adjusting recipes to prepare a high-quality product or to home-can foods safely, you need to know your local altitude. Below are listed the altitudes for most Wyoming communities, first alphabetically, and then by county.

Note: These altitudes come from the 1997 Wyoming state map. If you are unable to find your community listed, the altitude probably did not appear on the map. If so, locate a nearby community.

Community Altitude   Community Altitude
Basin 3870   Lusk 5015
Buffalo 4645   Moorcroft 4206
Casper 5123   Moran Junction 6742
Cheyenne 6062   Newcastle 4334
Cody 5016   Pinedale 7175
Douglas 4815   Powell 4365
Dubois 6917   Rawlins 6755
Evanston 6748   Riverton 4956
Gillette 4544   Rock Springs 6271
Glenrock 5009   Saratoga 6786
Green River 6100   Sheridan 3745
Greybull 3788   Shoshoni 4820
Guernsey 4354   Sundance 4750
Jackson 6209   Thermopolis 4326
Kemmerer 6927   Torrington 4104
Lander 5357   Wheatland 5733
Laramie 7165   Worland 4061
Lovell 3814   Yellowstone Lake 7731

 

County Altitude   County Altitude

Albany County

  Lincoln County
     Laramie 7165   Afton 6134
Big Horn County   Kemmerer 6927
     Basin 3870   Natrona County
     Lovell 3814   Casper 5123
     Greybull 3788   Niobrara County
Campbell County   Lusk 5015
Gillette 4544   Manville 5245
Pine Tree Junction 5042   Van Tassel 4736
Rozet 4286   Park County
Spotted Horse 3890   Cody 5016
Carbon County   Powell 4365
Rawlins 6755   Platte County
Saratoga 6786   Wheatland 4733
Converse County   Chugwater 5288
Douglas 4815   Glendo 4718
Glenrock 5009   Guernsey 4354
Crook County   Sheridan County
Aladdin 3740   Sheridan 3745
Alva 3995   Sublette County
Beulah 3570   Big Piney 6798
Hulette 3755   Pinedale 7175
Moorcroft 4206   Sweetwater County
Sundance 4750   Green River 6100
Fremont County   Rock Springs 6271
Dubois 6917   Teton County
Lander 5357   Jackson 6209
Riverton 4956   Uinta County
Goshen County   Evanston 6748
Fort Laramie 4230   Washakie County
Hawk Springs 4394   Tensleep 4206
Huntley 4196   Worland 4061
Jay Em 4675   Weston County
LaGrange 4587   Four Corners 5800
Torrington 4104   Newcastle 4334
Yoder 4245   Osage 4300
Hot Springs County   Upton 4234
Thermopolis 4326   Wind River Reservation
Johnson County   Ft. Washakie 5570
Buffalo 4645   Crowheart 6078
Laramie County  
Albin 5334  
Burns 5455  
Cheyenne 6062  
Federal 6766  
Hillsdale 5638  
Horse Creek 6520  
Pine Bluffs 5047  

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