Where is The Historic Elk Mountain Hotel in Wyoming?
Whether you are traveling east or west simply take exit 255 from the I-80, turn south towards the mountain and find us after 3 miles just beyond the town and left over the old bridge.
If you are heading west from Laramie then as a fun alternative take exit County Road 402 at mile marker 260 and follow the washboard road to the hotel, but don’t take the wrong turning and be late for dinner!
Please note that our car park has difficult access for Trailers and RV's so please do not drive them in to the car park.
We are located about 45 minutes drive from Laramie and less from Rawlins. Only three hours drive from Denver, Denver International Airport (DIA) and at the most 2 ½ hours from the Front Range towns & cities. Find us by taking Exit 255 off the I-80, turn south towards Elk Mountain three miles later discover the hidden tranquility of The Historic Elk Mountain Hotel.
We are also situated on the Overland Trail, on the banks of the Medicine Bow River surrounded by a forest of Cottonwood trees with easy access to the Snowy Mountain Range and the one million acres of the Medicine Bow National Forest with its abundance of rare wildlife is just 12 miles down the County road. Wildlife species abound, with sightings of elk, white tailed and mule deer, especially in the early morning and late evening hours.
Other types of wildlife in the region include: Moose, bald eagles, hawks, falcons, black bears, bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes, wild turkeys, chipmunks, pine martens, ferrets, foxes, prairie dogs and gophers, jack rabbits and squirrels.
Even deep into summer it is easy to see how the Snowy Range portion of the Medicine Bow National Forest earned its name; Glistening white ribbons of snow from the winter’s blizzards cap the 12,100-foot mountain peaks. Bird life is abundant and Snowy Range trout fishing is considered to be amongst the best in the west. Brown and Cutthroat trout are numerous in our pristine rivers. Many of the forest’s hiking trails are suitable for mountain biking, another popular sport in the forest.