Location & Transportation
Laramie, the county seat of Albany County, is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Wyoming. Laramie stands astride a pair of the nation’s most significant transcontinental transportation arteries — Interstate 80 and the Union Pacific main line. This is an ideal location for business and industry, and it makes Laramie a popular stopping place for travelers. The point of highest elevation (8,640 feet above sea level) on I-80 is just east of the city at the Lincoln Monument in the Pole Mountain area. West of Laramie, Medicine Bow Peak rises to 12,013 feet.
Only 45 miles from Cheyenne, Wyoming (the state capital), Laramie is also within close driving distance (129 miles) to the metropolis of Denver, Colorado. Denver is close enough that Laramie residents can enjoy a professional football, hockey or baseball game without having to worry about the Monday morning gridlock.
Laramie Regional Airport (LRA) serves the community of Laramie and the surrounding area, and is a quick and easy way to get to Denver International Airport. The airport boards an average of 15,000 passengers annually, about 65 percent of whom are traveling for business. Great Lakes Airlines makes three flights per day, all to Denver International Airport. As of July 2002, Great Lakes is a code share partner with United and Frontier, the two largest airlines at Denver International Airport (DIA). The airport is also vital to businesses in Laramie; Ivinson Memorial Hospital, for example relies on the airport for delivery of surgical implants and other critical supplies.