We decided to leave Colorado and head north to Wyoming in preparation for the eclipse. Thanks to Free Campsites & Campendium, we were able to find tons of boondocking options.
Our first stop in Wyoming was Government Gully Road – a beautiful site at 8500ft overlooking Laramie (1000 feet below).
There were multiple 5th wheels camped here, but I’d be hesitant to take a Class A down this road due to its ruts and a brief, steep uphill climb on a dirt road.
Here’s the Breakdown:
Location: Laramie, Wyoming
GPS: 41.2555, -105.4618
Date / Temp: We camped here for five nights in late July. The temps were amazing! We had days where the high was only 70 and nights in the 40s. It was the perfect cool-weather reprieve we needed.
Amenities: This BLM site offers no amenities and practices a “pack in, pack out” policy. At the nearby Lincoln Memorial Monument you can access potable water and trash receptacles. In town, at the Wyoming Territorial Prison, you can dump for a suggested donation of $10.
Wifi / Cell: One of the highlights of this site is its connectivity. We received a strong 4G LTE signal with our AT&T hotspot & phones. Verizon also receives great signal at the site. Unfortunately, T-Mobile receives no service.
Noise: This site is very quiet. Its only a few miles off the interstate, but the highway noise is minimum. There are only about 5 sites that overlook the valley. Our neighbors are closer than we normally like (50 yards), but everyone here is kind and respectful.
Grocery / Errands: Laramie is a good sized, college town. We did grocery shopping, thrift store searching and our typical post office runs. There are multiple laundromats available, as well.
Dog Friendly: This site is very dog friendly. River had a lot of space to play and explore.
Entertainment: We really enjoyed the vibe of the campsite and didn’t have the urge to get out and explore too much. We did enjoy Sweet Melissa’s – a vegetarian restaurant in historic downtown. The town has multiple museums and cool outdoor sports bars.
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