Renting an RV for your Cheyenne road trip gives you the chance to explore the outdoors and hit the road on a schedule that works for you. Travel trailers are one option that provides more room for your group and can sleep six to eight people; you can get one for as little as $115 a night. With a Class C motorhome, you don't need to worry about towing a trailer. Though you can drive all of these models, some have a hitch for towing a separate vehicle. These campers rent for around $230 to $250 per night. There are also Class A motorhomes available for $300 a night that resemble a tour bus and have a lot of interior space. Most of these motorhomes have a separate and private bedroom in the back as well as a small living room with a couch.
Rock Springs is just one of the top vacation destinations near Cheyenne. A Cheyenne to Rock Springs road trip takes around four hours to complete and you will pass by attractions such as the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Monument and Saratoga Hobo Hot Springs.
Though Idaho Falls is further away, it offers tons of things to do. The Cheyenne Botanical Gardens and Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site are also close by.
While in Cheyenne, you're about seven hours from Jackson. This Wyoming city is home to the National Elk Refuge where you can see wild animals. Snow King Mountain Resort is popular in the winter.
Cheyenne is both Wyoming's largest city and its capital. It became an official city after the Union Pacific Railroad established a station there in 1867. Just months after the announcement, the first train stopped in the city. It brought dozens of new residents that day and in the coming days, which earned Cheyenne the nickname of "The Magic City of the Plains." Cheyenne grew even larger after the army established a nearby base called Fort D.A. Russell. The city became the capital of the Territory of Wyoming and remained the capital after Wyoming became a state.
The Cheyenne Community Recreation and Events Department oversees all of the parks and recreational areas in the city. This department offers paddle boat rentals during the summer months at Lions Park and has both a miniature golf course and a Youth Activity Center. Pioneer Park and the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center offer sports and other activities.
More than 50 buildings and sites in the city are on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Union Pacific Depot and Atlas Theater. While construction began on the Atlas Theater during the 19th century, it became a full theater in 1908. The Union Pacific Depot served as a railroad depot for many years and is now home to a museum devoted to the history of the industry in the west. You'll find many historic buildings in the Downtown Cheyenne Historic District, including shops and restaurants. This district has nearly 70 historic sites and joined the National Register in 1978.
No matter how long you plan to stay in Cheyenne, take time to visit the Wyoming State Museum. It has one of the largest collections of native fauna and mining artifacts in the west. Not far away is the Nelson Museum of the West, which has more than 14,000 artifacts in its collection as well as thousands of books that trace the history of the west from the Native Americans and cowboys who once lived there. Those interested in learning more about cowboys might appreciate the Terry Bison Ranch. You can hop on an old-fashioned train and travel deep into the herds of bison on the ranch. It also features horseback riding opportunities that take you along multiple trails and cattle drives that let you live out your western dreams.
Rock Springs, WY - Enjoy the small-town atmosphere of Rock Springs. It hosts Wyoming's Big Show every year, which is one of the largest county fairs in Wyoming.
Idaho Falls, ID - With more than 130,000 residents in the metro area, Idaho Falls is one of the state's biggest cities. The town is also close to Yellowstone.
Jackson, WY - Jackson has a rodeo and loads of western apparel shops. You'll also find a few popular ski resorts and a ton of outdoor recreation activities.
Rocky Mountain National Park has more than 300 miles of trails for hikers that take you to the top of Longs Peak and other mountains. It's close to Estes Park and the Stanley Hotel where Stephen King stayed before writing "The Shining." Estes Park Mountain Shop helps you find all of the outdoor equipment that you need.
At Wind Cave National Park, you'll find one of the world's longest cave systems along with the nation's largest mixed-grass prairie ranges. Some of the trails that you can explore include the Boland Ridge Trail and the Elk Mountain Trail, which is just over a mile long and is suitable for beginners. You may want to check out Dave's Rock Shop too.
With more than 370 miles to explore, Badlands National Park is perfect for a day trip or longer. This park has tons of boulders and cliffs that are part of the Black Hills. It's also close to Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse monument.
One of the most popular state parks near Cheyenne is Curt Gowdy State Park. Home to nearly 3,400 acres, the park has three reservoirs for those who love fishing and boating along with chipmunks, white-tailed deer, and dozens of other animals. There is also a one-mile trail that is paved and takes you to the visitors center.
Also close to Cheyenne is Boyd Lake State Park, which has two boat ramps and a picnic area designed for groups. During the winter, you can register a snowmobile at the visitors center before hitting the trails. Some of the trails are also suitable for cross-country skiing.
Many of the landmarks in Cheyenne date back to the Old West days such as the rodeo that happens a few times a year. Gunslinger Square downtown is the perfect place to see gunslingers fighting in the streets during scheduled reenactments. You can also take a tour of the city via the Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley and tour the Cheyenne Botanical Garden.
There are plenty of RV parks and campgrounds around Cheyenne such as the Cheyenne KOA Journey, which puts you near two reservoirs and close to town. You'll find planned activities and a camp store on site. In Fort Collins is the Horsetooth Reservoir. The reservoir has a campground with more than 150 spots.
Another KOA in the Fort Collins area is the Fort Collins/Wellington KOA. You can rent a bike or grab some propane and firewood from the on-site store before checking out the horseshoe pits and volleyball courts. T Joe's RV Park in Cheyenne gets great reviews for friendly service, and they have full hookups.
Get an idea of where you can find some of Wyoming's best dump stations before heading off to Cheyenne, including those in local campgrounds. Restway Travel Park has a dump station that is open to guests. The Pilot Travel Center on Campstool Road has a dump station as well as showers and clean bathrooms.
Finding Wyoming RV storage facilities is helpful if you want to buy an RV and don't have room to store it. Though Jackson has several facilities, you'll also find units in Cheyenne such as those at CWC Storage on S. Avenue C-1. Double K RV Storage on Thomas Road and Diamond Storage on College Drive also offer storage for RV owners.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Cheyenne, WY, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Cheyenne?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Cheyenne from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Cheyenne?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.