Cheyenne, located at the north end of the Front Range, enjoys a “best of both worlds” atmosphere with the benefits of both Colorado’s growth and Wyoming’s slower pace. A blend of the old and new West, Cheyenne has a cultural diversity and variety unlike most communities. By mixing tradition with innovation, the community offers something for every taste and every budget. Cheyenne has built a strong community with a volunteer spirit and a helping hand for anyone in need.
From its inception in 1867, Cheyenne has always been a railroad and military town, but it is also a center for business, education and government. As Wyoming's capital city, Cheyenne is home to large contingents of state, federal and local government and a large private service sector based on the government economy. One of every three employees in Cheyenne works for government.
Visitors to Cheyenne can Live the Legend 365 days a year with both seasonal and year-round activities. Fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, boating, floating, swimming, camping, golfing and skiing are all available in the city or in nearby recreational areas. More than 600 acres of parks, plus 15 miles of the Cheyenne Greenway, offer plenty of places to play or relax. Cheyenne has 14 baseball fields, nine softball fields, 12 tennis courts, five golf courses and two municipal swimming pools. Just beyond the community's boundaries lie Curt Gowdy State Park (25 miles), the Vedauwoo and Happy Jack recreational areas (30 miles) and the Snowy Range (70 miles). Cheyenne is the gateway to Wyoming, welcoming visitors on their way to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and Devils Tower National Monument.