Pumpkin Vine Rd to Ames Monument

Total Miles


2525.19 ft


1 Hours

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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.


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


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.

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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.