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Buford (Wyoming)

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Buford is a town in Southeast Wyoming, notable for having the smallest population (one person), and for having been sold and renamed in 2013 to "PhinDeli town".

Understand[edit]

When the transcontinental railroad was built across southern Wyoming in the 1860's, the Buford had been founded at the railroad point. It had the highest terrain of any railroad town of Wyoming at 8,000 feet, which at first proved difficult. But by the end of the decade, the town had swelled to 2,000 people. Eventually a post office was built, which was in service until 2004. In 2013, Buford had been auctioned off and unofficially the town was renamed. Buford is considered to have an arid continental climate with 235 days of sunshine. Make sure to hydrate, and watch for signs of altitude sickness.

Buford (Wyoming)
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Get in[edit]

Map of Buford (Wyoming)
  • The easiest way to enter is via I-80 at Exit 335. One should be careful of road closures in Winter that could trap the person.

Get around[edit]

For obvious reasons, the best form of transportation in town is walking. However, a car is recommended for visiting the landmarks and attractions outside of Buford.

  • Avis Car Rental (Inside Cheyenne Airport), +1 307 632-9371.

See[edit]

The town itself is the biggest tourist attraction, as most people come here just for the sake of saying they visited the "smallest town in America."

Do[edit]

  • 1 Tree in the Rock (2.3 miles west of Buford. Left turn exit.). Unsual tree clinging to life via a stone. Species know to live for 2000 years.
  • 2 Ames Monument State Historic Site (Ames Brothers Pyramid), 210 Monument Road, +1 307 632-7946. Open 24/7. Ames Monument (Q4745876) on Wikidata Ames Monument on Wikipedia
  • 3 Curt Gowdy State Park, 1264 Granite Road (On WY 210, easier accessed via nearby Cheyenne.), +1 307 632-7946. Recreational area named for famous sports caster. Curt Gowdy State Park (Q1145098) on Wikidata Curt Gowdy State Park on Wikipedia
  • 4 Vedauwoo Campground (Exit 329, then follow County Road 700 until County Road 720, then turn left.), +1 307 745-2300. Camp and Park all in one, plus Turtle Rock.

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Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Sherman Hills Campground (inside Curt Gowdy State park). A place away from everything, a good place to start touring the park the next day.

Go next[edit]

  • Laramie is a college town about 12 miles west of Buford. There's plenty of shopping and events for this medium sized town.
  • Cheyenne is the state capital and largest city, with a population of 67,000 (est. 2017). Just 30 miles east of Buford.
  • Fort Collins is a large city with a swell of activities, and a university. About one-and-a-half hours away, and good launching point for the Front Range.
Routes through Buford
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