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Arvada, Wyoming

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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Arvada, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arvada and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Arvada:
    • 44.654065, -106.130558
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Arvada
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Sheridan County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Sheridan County
    • Since Arvada is near Campbell County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Campbell County
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

Communities Also Named Arvada ...

We have found one communities that share the name Arvada.

Within Wyoming, the name Arvada is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, there is another community also named Arvada in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson County
      • This Arvada is located in Jefferson County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<1> to the south of the Arvada that is located in Sheridan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arvada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Arvada.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arvada ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Buffalo [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Johnson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Arvada
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,659 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
  • Otter [Powder River County]
  • Recluse [Campbell County]
  • Saddlestring [Johnson County]
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    • Spotted Horse [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spotted Horse
      • Spotted Horse [Campbell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Arvada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spotted Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spotted Horse
    • Story [Sheridan County]
    • Wildcat [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildcat
      • Wildcat [Campbell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Arvada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildcat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildcat

How Far From Arvada to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Arvada to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Arvada and extending to:

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    • Sheridan, which is the Seat of Sheridan County and lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Arvada to Sheridan, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 252 miles [405.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 88 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,619 miles [10,652.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,386 miles [11,886.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,352 miles [8,613.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Sheridan County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arvada. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sheridan County:

The official website for State of Wyoming:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arvada) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arvada. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArvadaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arvada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6541, Longitude: -106.1306    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Arvada to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.755 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.983 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.981 degrees.






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