Unwinding in Carbon County, Wyoming

Southern Wyoming is one of America’s best kept secrets.

While much of the state’s tourism is contained in the national parks in the north, the southern half of the state enjoys a slower lifestyle. Driving along any of the highways connecting the small towns in Carbon County is reminiscent of the true Old West; dude ranches galore and fly fishing without competition.

Carbon County Trails

Nothing beats the authentic, peaceful trail systems that travelers experience in Carbon County, Wyoming.

This vast 7,964 square mile county takes in the towns of Rawlins (the county seat), Sinclair, Hanna, Medicine Bow, Elk Mountain, Saratoga, Riverside, Encampment, Savery, and Baggs. Boasting two scenic byways over the Snowy Range and Battle Mountain, the North Platte and Little Snake River Valleys, Encampment River, Saratoga natural Hot Springs, numerous designated wilderness areas and the Contintental Divide trail, outdoor enthusiasts can seek many types of of adventures. Located off the beaten path, visitors will find an abundance of well known trails passing through Carbon County that are rich with cultural and historic stories of cowboys, Indians, fur trappers, emigrants and outlaws, that exist today as they did in the late 1800's.

Governor Matt Mead will be in Saratoga for National Travel & Tourism week

Local Industry Gathers to Endorse the Economic Impact of Travel and Tourism

Here in Carbon County, the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is celebrating the power of travel as part of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), slated for May 6 - 12, 2018.

Held annually in May, NTTW unites states, communities and businesses across the country to champion the impact of travel and what it means to American jobs and economic growth. In Wyoming, tourism is the state’s second-largest industry and is a major economic driver as travelers spent more than $3.5 billion in the state in 2017. Carbon County is kicking off NTTW on Monday, May 7th to highlight the importance of the industry on a local level with Governor Matt Mead honoring us as a guest server at Lollypops in Saratoga from 1:30-2:15PM.  Be sure to stop by, join in the fun, have a scoop or two of ice cream, and talk tourism with our Governor.

Saratoga, Wyoming

In southern Wyoming, you’ll discover a string of towns that make up Carbon County.

They’re woven together by ranching, coal, oil and a growing wind turbine industry. Break up your drive by stopping at some of these small-town attractions.

CCVC Photo Contest Winner, Autumn 2017

The CCVC Autumn 2017 Photo Contest winners have been selected!

We had a great selection of beautiful photos to choose from. If you didn't win a prize try again in our next photo contest. Thanks for helping us get the word out about the unique beauty of Carbon County, Wyoming and for your participation!

Snowmobiling the Snowy Range

Ryan Park is one of the most popular snowmobiling spots in Carbon County.

Wyoming is known for their extreme temperatures throughout the year. Even though you may think of Carbon County, Wyoming as primarily a summer destination there are also lots of great winter activities. Carbon County has fantastic snowmobiling trails and is considered a top destination by snowmobile enthusiasts.

Indian Bathtub Trail

The Indian Bathtubs Trail is on the Blackhall Road (Carbon County Road 211).

Near Encampment & Riverside, Wyoming these bowl-shaped rock formations become natural bathtubs when filled with rain water. From the trailhead off of Blackhall Mountain Road, it's a 1.5 mile round-trip hike to the tubs.

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