Cheyenne is the state capital and largest city (estimated 2014 pop. 62,845) of Wyoming. Cheyenne was founded in 1867 by Major General Grenville Dodge, the chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1869, Cheyenne became the capital of the Territory of Wyoming. It became the state capital in 1890.



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 40 41 48 55 65 75 83 81 72 59 47 38
Nightly lows (°F) 18 19 24 31 40 49 56 54 45 34 24 17
Precipitation (in) 0.3 0.5 1.1 1.8 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.5 0.9 0.6 0.5

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

By car

Cheyenne is located at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 25 in southeastern Wyoming, about 40 miles west of the Nebraska border, 180 miles south of Casper, 50 miles east of Laramie, and 8 miles north of the Colorado border.

Cheyenne is 90 miles directly north of Denver. The trip takes approximately 1.5 hours, depending on Denver traffic. Cheyenne generally has no traffic problems, although spots like Dell Range Blvd. and Central Ave. can have minimal jams.

By plane

Denver International Airport (IATA: DEN) is the closest major airport to Cheyenne. Rental cars are available at the airport. Shamrock Airport Express has shuttles from the airport to Cheyenne with drop-offs at the Holiday Inn and the Best Western Hitching Post, via the Harmony Transfer Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.

For the adventurous, small 15-seat prop planes fly from Denver International Airport to the Cheyenne Regional Airport (IATA: CYS). The flight is not recommended for those with weak stomachs or those who hate roller coaster rides. However, if you would like both an aisle and a window seat you are in luck. Great Lakes Airlines operates the 40 minute flights (about 20 minutes of actual flying time) and code shares with Frontier and United.

On July 15th, 2010, American Eagle Airlines began non-stop jet service between Cheyenne and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport with small regional jets.

Alternatively, Allegiant Air serves Fort Collins (about 47 miles south of Cheyenne and 61 miles north of Denver) from Las Vegas.

Get around

Downtown Cheyenne map

Getting around Cheyenne is pretty easy. With good roads, bikeways, and its own small public transportation system, CTP, with six routes.






Go next

Despite also being in Wyoming, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are hundreds of miles away on the opposite side of this fairly large state. Fort Collins, Colorado is only 44 miles to the south.

Routes through Cheyenne

Casper Douglas ← Jct E  N  S  Fort Collins Denver
Rock Springs Laramie  W  E  Sidney North Platte
Rock Springs Laramie  W  E  Sidney North Platte
Spearfish Torrington  N  S  Eaton Greeley

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