Near Buford in Albany County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Lonetree on the Laramie Range
The Vedauwoo Rock formation is unique to the Laramie Range of mountains between this site and Laramie. Identified as an Arapaho Indian word for "earth" or "earth born," the rock formations are unique in that they are ancient Sherman Granite which was uplifted to its present position about 70 to 55 million years ago, with subsequent erosion resulting in unique 'hoodoo' forms.
Vedawood is located in the Medicine Bow National Forest, and offers unique recreational opportunities. The fractured faces of the outcroppings and cliffs provide challenges to rock climbers with skills ranging from novice to expert. Many forest roads, hiking trails, picnic
Location. 41° 8.017′ N, 105° 20.817′ W. Marker is near Buford, Wyoming, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 332, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in a median pullout on I-80. It is 3.3 miles east of Exit 329 and 2.3 miles west of Exit 335. Marker is in this post office area: Buford WY 82052, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tree in the Rock (a few steps from this marker); Tree Rock (a few steps from this marker); Sherman Mountains (a few steps from this marker); Ames Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pyramid on the Plains (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Sherman Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Purple Heart Trail (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buford.
Also see . . . The History of Vedauwoo. From the Vedauwoo.org website. The website is primarily about rock climbing, but has lots of information (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 24, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.