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Summer Activities in & around Laramie, WY|Summer Session & Winter Courses

Located at 7200' above sea level, the University of Wyoming campus sits in the center of the city of Laramie, WY.

The weather in the summer can range from hot in the days to cool at night with the average temperature in June, July and August being in the 70's.  Afternoon thunderstorm can be common throughout the summer but days are mainly clear and sunny.  Make sure you have plenty of sunscreen ... and a rain jacket just in case!

Pistol Pete on a bike

UW Sponsored event and activities

The University of Wyoming coordinates, sponsors and facilitates a number of academic, cultural, social and recreation events on the UW Campus and surrounding areas throughout the summer months.  In addition, Campus Recreation has exercise facilities and exercise classes at various times during the summer months and the Outdoor Program has outdoor equipment available to students to rent at a nominal fee. 

UW Calendar of Events

Non-UW Sponsored Events (in Laramie)

Parades / Holidays / Annual Events

Farmer's Market

Laramie Jubilee Days

Freedom Has a Birthday

Recreation/Maps of Laramie area

UW Bicycle Map - Plot the quickest way to/from your class and enjoy the summer weather on bike!

City of Laramie Street Map - Utilize to get around town.

City of Laramie Parks - Outdoor basketball, soccer field/goals, softball fields, sand volleyball courts, Frisbee golf and more!

Laramie River Greenbelt - Multi-use path for walking, running, biking adjacent to Optimist park and dog recreation area

Medicine Bow National Forest Maps - Wilderness and recreation areas immediately surrounding the city of Laramie

Non-UW sponsored events/activities (in surrounding areas)

Outdoor Recreation / Adventure

Recreation areas (please utilize above maps link to Medicine Bow National Forest):

Happy Jack Recreation Area - 10 miles east of Laramie.  Accessible via I-80 and Happy Jack Hwy (WY-210).  Camping, hiking, trail running, XC Skiing, snowshoeing and mountain biking.

Vedauwoo -  approx........... 15 miles east of Laramie. Accessible via I-80 and Happy Jack Hwy (WY-210).  Camping, hiking, trail running, climbing and mountain biking.

Snowy Range - approximately 30 miles west of Laramie. Accessible via Wyoming Hwy 130 or 230. Camping, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, fishing, mountain biking, hot springs, downhill skiing, XC skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, etc ...!

Curt Gowdy State Park - approx........... 25 miles east of Laramie. Accessible via Happy Jack Hwy (WY-210).  Camping, fishing, IMBA rated EPIC mountain bike trail system.


Cycling - Events / Races

Gowdy Grinder - Late May Race at Curt Gowdy - Warm-up for the LMBS

Laramie Mountain Bike Series - 6 race series at Happy Jack Recreation Area ... June - August.

Laramie Enduro - 70.5 miles of offroad fun in early August.

Dead Dog Classic - 3 stage road race based out of Laramie as been indefinitely postponed but there is the Dad Dog Bike Race / Ride

Tour de Wyoming - Route changes every year!

Climbing / Mountaineering

Vedauwoo - approx......... 15 miles east of Laramie

Medicine Bow Peak - approx......... 45 miles west of Laramie


Other Laramie related events/activities:


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