Small in Number, Big in Heart

Glendo is a community small in number but Big in Heart! Incorporated on May 20, 1922, the entire Glendo 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 Glendo Day’s parade, craft fairs, street dances, fishing tournaments, and fly-ins, plus in 2017 it will be one of the best places to view the total eclipse of the sun.

Glendo offers many points of interest and attractions: The California Trail, The Oregon Trail and The Mormon Trail all passed south of Glendo. Sightseers have a seemingly endless supply of beauty in the mountain’s and canyons, rolling plains, sparkling streams and Glendo Lake. 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 boating parks. 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.


Elevation: 4,724′
Area: 378 acres
Weather: 59°F (15°C), Wind N at 10 mph (16 km/h), 30% Humidity
Population: 205 (2018)



Mayor/Council, Police Department – Platte County Sheriff, Local Fire Department – 10 volunteers, Fire Insurance rating – 6, 911 service, Ambulance service, Planning commission, Building codes, No Business License Required, No Zoning Regulations, No Community Industrial Plan.


Baseball fields, tennis courts, one park. Glendo State Park and Lake located 2 miles east. Summer recreation, sightseeing, camping, rock hunting, Laramie Peak and Medicine Bow National Forest located 30 miles southwest. Snowmobiling, hiking, and camping.


Electricity – Pacific Power, Natural Gas – Black Hills Energy, Water – Town of Glendo, Sewer Lagoon, Solid Waste Disposal available


(Occupied) Single family: 111, Mobile homes: 36, Multi-family: 0, Senior: 5


Library, three churches – one Catholic, two Protestant, three motels and four RV parks, two bars, four restaurants and a gas station, boat repair shop, automobile repair shop, 2 hair salons, boat storage, art shop, two well drilling businesses.