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.

Miracle Mile in Carbon County, Wyoming

Attention outdoor enthusiasts! Are you looking for a new adventure?

Carbon County is a great place for biking, hiking and ATVing. With numerous mountain ranges, parks and forests, the county has excellent trails for adventurers and outdoors enthusiasts. Here are some of the places you should add to your list.

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!

CCVC Photo Contest Winner, Spring 2017

The CCVC Spring 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!

Carbon County Ghost Towns

Carbon County is famous for its abundance of outdoor recreational activities but the county also has a spooky side.

Many of Carbon County's early inhabitants were miners. The mining community was transient, accustomed to leaving if better mineral deposits were found elsewhere. This created ghost towns which offer an excellent choice for exploration and geocaching. Here are a few of these spooky ghost towns!

A Walk Through Carbon County History

Whether you’re an art lover or history buff, the murals scattered around downtown Rawlins – all painted by local residents – should be  able to whet your appetite if you’re just in town for a day.

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