When travelling between Laramie and Cheyenne, many locals will leave I-90 and take Happy Jack Road. It does not add much in time, but adds scenery and photo opportunities. The backside of Vedauwoo is to the east and the rock formations tht make it famous are on both sides of the road. Curt Gowdy state park also lies along the road. Any of the dirt roads off to the sides provide access to free hiking, and a mixture of forest ( with many gnarly trees due to the wind), boulders and rock formations and plains.