Road Trips

  • What's your WY? Whatever your "WY" is, share it!

    What's your WY? Do you come for the views or perspective? For a richer experience or wide-open spaces? Whatever your "WY" is, share it!

    The Wyoming Office of Tourism and the Carbon County Visitors Council invites you to join us as we kick off the summer season by showing our Wyoming pride statewide. 

  • Let me tell you about this hidden gem that offers you history, views and the reward of slowing down.

    As we race through our hectic lives with things to do, places to be, and people to see it’s easy to overlook the importance of taking a moment to slow down. Unfortunately, in our society speed is a reward because going going going means you’re getting more done, which is more rewarding,right? Well, in my opinion sometimes slowing down is the true reward. For this exact reason, southern Carbon County, Wyoming is the perfect spot. Let me tell you about this hidden gem between the trees that offers you history, views and the reward of slowing down.

  • 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.

  • Maps encompass all of Carbon County’s outdoor assets & activities

    Hunting season has begun and the Carbon County Visitors’ Council is excited to launch the Carbon County Recreation and Trail Maps. CCVC partnered with Great Outdoor Consultants to create recreation and trail maps that are inclusive of all Carbon County outdoor resources. CCVC has created two maps: one of Northern Carbon County and one of Southern Carbon County. “These maps encompass all of Carbon County’s outdoor assets and activities! There are three ways to see the map: on our website, through the Avenza map app for smart phones, or CCVC has a limited number of water resistant print maps available for purchase.” said Leslie Jefferson, Executive Director of CCVC. The printed maps detail the northern half of Carbon County on one side and the Southern half on the other. Similarly, the online and Avenza maps will detail our county in two maps.

  • The CCVC Autumn 2018 Photo Contest winners have been selected!

    Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) conducts two photo contests per year. The 2018 Spring Photo Contest was launched mid-January and all entries were due by May 31st. On July 18th, the CCVC Board of Directors judged a total of 29 photo entries.

  • 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.

  • One of the best things about Carbon County, Wyoming are the amazing landscapes.

    It's incredible how diverse the ecosystems are.  Explore the crystal clear rivers, natural hot springs, mountain trails for hiking or biking, forests teeming with wildlife, pristine alpine lakes, and stark high desert landscapes. Even if Carbon County, Wyoming is not your final destination, make sure to take a look around... you won't regret it!

  • 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.

  • 3 Fun Routes to Yellowstone

    Wyoming’s most famous destination is Yellowstone National Park, located in the northwestern most part of the state.  Carbon County Wyoming is a magical corridor to visit on your way our nation’s first National Park. Check out the fun and scenic routes we have mapped out for your convenience from various Carbon County cities to Yellowstone National Park.