Small in Number, Big in Heart

Glendo is a community small in numbers, but big in heart! Incorporated on May 20, 1922, the entire area is rich in history. Glendo began as one of the first of five telegraph stations of the Overland Stage Express, the Horseshoe Stage Station. The town was established at its present location when the railroad came through.

Today, Glendo’s small town atmosphere has many activities including the town’s parade, craft fairs, street dances, fishing tournaments, and fly-ins, plus in 2017 it was one of the best places to view the total eclipse of the sun – and overnight it turned into a town of hundreds of thousands of people packed in to witness the phenomenon.

Glendo offers many points of interest and attractions: The California Trail, The Oregon Trail and The Mormon Trail all passed south of the town. Sightseers have a seemingly endless supply of beauty in the mountains and canyons, rolling plains, sparkling streams and Glendo Reservoir. Rock hunting has long been enjoyed in the area. Hunting in the area offers elk, deer, antelope and pheasant on par with the finest areas of the West.

The Town of Glendo is the entry way to Glendo State Park which is one of southern Wyoming’s most popular water recreation areas. It offers visitors water-skiing, fishing and other water- based activities. Fishing is so good that Glendo has several fish records and holds several Fishing Tournaments each summer. Day-use and overnight facilities feature improved campsites, comfort stations, tables and grills. Concrete boat ramps make loading and unloading a pleasure.

Glendo State Park is quickly becoming a trails destination. Since 2010, Glendo State Park has established over 40 miles of diverse non-motorized trails stretching from the Marina to Sandy Beach.

photo: Town of Glendo

Glendo State Park

Boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, hiking, biking and even cliff diving are just the beginning of a vacation spent at Glendo State Park.

Day-use and overnight facilities including improved campsites, tables and grills. A commercial concession at the reservoir provides complete marina services, motel units and fishing equipment.

Open Year Round, for daily use from 6am to 10pm.
photo: Town of Glendo

Glendo Museum

The Glendo Museum houses the extensive fossil collection of J.R. Wilson, local historic items, and Native American artifacts of special interest. Hand-forged relics from the Twin Springs blacksmith shop burned during the Battle of Horseshoe Creek are displayed. A pictorial history documents the construction of Glendo Dam in the 1950s.
The museum and restrooms are open during business hours.
photo: Stephanie Bayne Wilson

Laramie Peak

Laramie Peak is the highest Wyoming peak in the Laramie Range, located in the northern part of Medicine Bow National Forest.Laramie Peak is also the second highest peak overall in the range behind Colorado’s South Bald Peak at 11,003 feet, and it is rated the 8th most prominent peak in Wyoming. 

The mountain does not rise above treeline, making it great for winter snowshoeing and an easy summer hike-up. The switchback trail leading to the top begins around 7,500 feet, making the days elevation gain about 3,000 feet. The degree of incline remains moderate for most of the journey, making biking up the mountain possible, and riding down the mountain highly recommended!

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