Why Cheyenne?

Why Cheyenne?

Cheyenne has a lot to offer for long-time residents and newcomers alike! Established in 1867, Cheyenne is the capitol of Wyoming. Cheyenne was originally established as a territory to serve as a supply depot for the Union Pacific Railroad, and UP still maintains a strong presence here. Fort D.A. Russell was established by the US Army in 1867, and the base is still a major employer, although it is now F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Cheyenne had a role in the Black Hills gold rush for outfitting and stage passengers. Cheyenne was a center for wealthy cattle ranchers, their mansions and the famous Cheyenne Club. Wyoming became a state in 1890 and houses the State’s government. Today you still have the opportunity to see many of these historic icons. The Depot has been refurbished and houses many of Cheyenne’s growth and tourism partners, the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Visit Cheyenne and Cheyenne LEADS.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Cheyenne has a Greenway that connects the north, east and south sides of Cheyenne. For skiers, hikers, campers, mountain bikers, hunters, fishermen and boaters Cheyenne has it all within 100 miles. Snowy Range or any Colorado ski area are easy to find. Vedauwoo and Curt Gowdy boast world class mountain bike trails, hiking, camping and fishing. Glendo Reservoir and Guernsey Reservoir are beautiful lakes north off I-25.

Cheyenne has a pro-business atmosphere. Major industries include, government, military, tourism, agriculture, technology, railroad, mineral development and others.

Many times it has been said, “Cheyenne is great because of its people.” Check out our Why Cheyenne video series for more real people telling you why they love Cheyenne!