93 miles N of Denver; 180 miles S of Casper
Cheyenne is located in the southeast corner of the state. Legend has it that when Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's surveying crew trudged across the prairie, picking a route for the transcontinental railroad, night came, they were tired, they stopped and said, "Good as any," and thus was born the present site of Cheyenne.
By horse or by highway, you can't miss Cheyenne, not only the largest city in Wyoming (population: 56,000) but also its capital. Visitors enjoy the many historical and political sights, from the Capitol Building to the Historic Governors' Mansion. But Cheyenne's biggest event, hands down, is that wild and woolly weeklong cowboy extravaganza, Cheyenne Frontier Days.