Pumpkin Vine Rd to Ames Monument

Total Miles
17.0

Elevation

2,525.19 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

A scenic Wyoming backroad where the opportunity to see antelope, mule deer, and elk is very high. There are several cattle guards and numerous washboard areas on this route so don't expect to travel at high speeds. The scenery is beautiful with several photo opportunities but keep in mind this road goes through private property.

Photos of Pumpkin Vine Rd to Ames Monument

Pumpkin Vine Rd to Ames Monument
Pumpkin Vine Rd to Ames Monument
Pumpkin Vine Rd to Ames Monument

Difficulty

This route can be done in 2WD but use caution in winter.

History

The Ames Monument was built in 1882. This pyramid was dedicated to the Ames brothers Oakes and Oliver Jr. who financed the Union Pacific Railroad. This monuments marks the highest point on the transcontinental railroad at 8,247 feet.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Chris Ingram
Apr 02, 2024
2021 Subaru Forester
Open
Normal
Dusty
Washboard
Started off of 287 and finished up in Vedauwoo. Road condition was completely dry and very little washboard present. I aired down purely for comfort as I continued on dirt into a few more trail systems North of the AMES Monument. A very nice drive. There is plenty of private land on both sides so be very respectful of the area.
Dan Bailey
Aug 17, 2023
2019 Jeep Renegade
Open
Normal
Leighton Reese
Jul 10, 2023
2004 Dodge Dakota
Open
Dusty
Washboard

Access Description

When Pumpkin Vine Road ends, turn left to Monument Road and follow to the Ames Monument. If you continue on Monument Road you will come to I80. Turn left to go to Laramie or right to Cheyenne.

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