Highway 80 Part 2
Leave motel in Rawlins resume road trip on Highway 80 east onto Cheyenne traveling 150 miles via Laramie through a landscape of small forests and mountain ranges in Elk Mountain and baron land spoiled in places by the awful Power Windmills. Moving now into green rich fields, full of playful Elks seemly safe but close to the highway but good grazing area with the rich grass. Points of interest, situated just before Laramie are Medicine Bow National Forest and Bamforth National Wildlife Refuse both at the side of the highway.
Laramie situated on the Laramie River in Albany County steeped in history with many historic sites to explore all in the National Register of Historic Places. Other points of interest are the ruins of Fort Sanders and the Wyoming Territorial State Prison situated in the old part of Laramie.
Wyoming Territorial State Prison and Museum can take a couple of hours to view a small fee to enter the prison and the surrounding grounds many exhibitions including the Wardens House, Broom Factory, Horse Barn, Boxcar House and the Homestead.
Resume road trip into Cheyenne east on the Highway 80 stay for 2 nights and book into the Days Inn good value and tidy. Take the next day and explore the many points of interest.
Cheyenne is the Capital of Wyoming situated in Laramie County so many places to see just a small list of points of interest to fill the day. Depot Museum is one of the last grand 19th century railroad depots, Boot Barn for all your western gear, Nelsons Museum of the West exhibiting fine Native American objects. Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum with exhibits of antique horse drawn carriages. Good luck with the exploring then have a good sleep ready to continue the trip on the 80 over the border into Nebraska in the morning.