around laramie

Hiker Resting On Rocks

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Moun­tains, Laramie is renowned for its stun­ning land­scapes, engag­ing natural and cultural heritage, and year-round outdoor recre­ation. Festi­vals and down­town enter­tain­ment keep the Laramie commu­nity active and high­light the rich west­ern culture.

Laramie is a wonder­ful place to prac­tice medi­cine. The close prox­im­ity to Cheyenne and Fort Collins make it excep­tional. Denver isn’t too far for some­one who do doesn’t mind a little bit of driving. Also, having the Univer­sity of Wyoming right here with all the asso­ci­ated cultural activ­i­ties gives it a happy, upbeat vibe.”

— Sameera Fareed, MD


  • Eleva­tion: 7220 feet above sea-level
  • The aver­age high temper­a­ture is about 80°F in July and 33°F in December
  • Annual aver­age snow­fall is about 48 inches
  • Annual aver­age precip­i­ta­tion is about 11 inches
  • Aver­age after­noon humid­ity lower than 55%


  • Linford, Slade, Indian Paint­brush, Spring Creek, Beitel, and Harmony Elementary
  • Laramie Montes­sori Char­ter (K-6)
  • Snowy Range Acad­emy (K-8)
  • UWYO Lab School (K-9)
  • Laramie Junior High
  • Laramie High School
  • Whit­ing High School (Alter­na­tive)


  • Univer­sity of Wyoming
  • Laramie County Commu­nity College (Laramie Campus)


  • Popu­la­tion in 2014: 32,081
    • Males: 16,595 at 51.7%
    • Females: 15,486 at 48.3%

We like living in Laramie because of all of the oppor­tu­ni­ties here. The Univer­sity of Wyoming offers many cultural events and we are big sports fans so we love to attend the Cowboys and the Cowgirls games. The schools are excel­lent and our kids have had very good expe­ri­ences from grade school through high school. The oppor­tu­nity for outdoor recre­ation is excel­lent — we enjoy fish­ing, hiking, camp­ing and hunt­ing. There are also great oppor­tu­ni­ties for down­hill and cross coun­try skiing in the winter and moun­tain biking in the summer.

— Julie Carl­son, MD + Marten Carl­son, MD

Data retrieved from city​-data​.com