First-Timer’s Guide: Winter in Cheyenne, Wyoming

By Terri Cook

Few places embody the essence of the American West like Cheyenne, Wyoming. The railhead-turned-ranching town on the edge of the High Plains has long been a crossroads for daring travelers—from nomadic Native Americans, to hell on wheels opportunists who followed railroad expansion, to cowboys who dodged outlaws, flooded rivers, and stampedes of cattle to reach the livestock market there. The city’s unbridled energy and spirit of adventure endure to this day, as does its friendly hospitality, which is especially evident during the quieter winter months. Historical treasures, breweries, steakhouses, chic Western-wear shops, and uncrowded outdoor experiences are just a few of the many (quick) draws this legendary city has on offer.

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