Things To Do

Get Your West On in Carbon County, Wyoming!

Things To Do in Carbon County, Wyoming

Camping

Camping

Summertime in Carbon County, Wyoming means camping. Families get together to pop up a tent, catch some fish and grill up some steaks.

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Time spent soaking in hot springs can be restorative, healing or just plain fun. The quiet and picturesque resort town of Saratoga, Wyoming holds a true Carbon County gem; Hobo Hot Springs. Much of the history of Saratoga revolves around the world famous mineral hot springs

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Museums & History

Museums & History

History, legend and lore can be found in every corner of Carbon County at its delightful community museums scattered throughout the northern plains.

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Golfing

Golfing

Carbon County has a great selection of golf courses including Rochelle Ranch Golf Course in Rawlins, the Saratoga Resort & Spa Golf Course and Pro Shop in Saratoga and the Sinclair Golf Club in Sinclair, Wyoming.

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Fishing

Fishing

If you’re looking for picturesque mountain views and incredible fishing Carbon County Wyoming is your destination.

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Scenic Drives

Scenic Drives

Drive through the mountains and prairies of Carbon County, Wyoming to observe our bountiful wildlife and breath taking scenery. Wyoming is home to some of the best kept secrets in the natural world.

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Rafting & Kayaking

Rafting & Kayaking

River fun abounds in Carbon County. The Encampment river boasts some of the best technical kayaking in the state, while the North Platte River is known for its white water and scenic float trips.

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Hiking

Hiking

Some of the finest places in Carbon County can be accessed by hiking one of our hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Grab your gear and head out on one of our hiking trails for some exciting western adventure.

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Hunting

Hunting

If hunting is on your agenda southern Wyoming is unparalleled. As the least populated state in the union, Wyoming’s wide open spaces offers some of the best hunting opportunities to be found.

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Fair & Rodeos

Fair & Rodeos

The fair & rodeo season kicks off with the Woodchoppers Jamboree & Rodeo in June and culminates with the annual Carbon County Fair & Rodeo. Other favorites include Saratoga's Bullfest, the Snake River Lions Club Rodeo and more.

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Cowboy Gathering

Cowboy Gathering

The annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering is a truly unique event organized by ranchers, musicians, poets and writers living in the area as a way to help preserve and promote ranching, cowboy culture and lifestyle.

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

If bird-watching is your bag, Carbon County boasts a whole bevy of feathered residents. Carbon County’s variety of habitats provide for excellent bird-watching opportunities.

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Shooting Ranges

Shooting Ranges

Rawlins features both an indoor and outdoor shooting range. Trap, Skeet and 5 stand shotgun shooting, rifle range, indoor firing lanes, and instruction are available. Both indoor & outdoor ranges are open to the public.

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Discover Dinos

Discover Dinos

Carbon County, Wyoming has its own collection of places to vist for paleontologists and paleo-enthusiests including Como Bluff & the Fossil Cabin.

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Nordic Skiing, Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing

Nordic Skiing, Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing

Popular public cross-country skiing spots in the county include the Bottle Creek Trails west of Encampment and the Brush Creek Trails southeast of Saratoga.

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Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity in Carbon County, Wyoming. Snowmobiling is a great way to see the winter scenery. For thrill seekers there are plenty of high adrenaline adventures to be had as well.

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Public Lands & Wild Horses The Adobe Town Horse Management Area (HMA) is located in south-central Wyoming between Interstate 80 and the Colorado/Wyoming border. It encompasses 472,812 acres of which 444,744 are BLM-administered public lands. The topography of the area is varied with everything from colorful eroded desert badlands to wooded buttes and escarpments. In between are extensive rolling to rough uplands interspersed with some desert playa and vegetated dune areas. Elevation ranges from 6600 ft to 7800 ft along Kinney Rim, which forms the western boundary of the HMA. Some of the HMA is in the Adobe Town Wilderness Study Area. Other features in the area include the Cherokee Trail, the Haystacks, and Powder Rim. Visit Wild Horse Herd Management Map

Dad Stage Stop Dad stage stop site is 24 miles north of Baggs on the west side of the highway.

The Boyer YL Ranch 307-383-7778 The Boyer YL Ranch has been a favorite guest ranch since 1926. Located along the Savery River in Southern Wyoming, close to the Colorado border this historic site offers  accommodations for up to 18 people. Individual guests, groups and families are invited to enjoy horse back riding, tennis, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, gourmet cooking and more. We can also accommodate family reunions, seminars, workshops or just a group of  your friends. Rates start at $135 per day, includes meals Visit Website

Down river Adventures 307-383-2583 Fishing and Rafting Adventures.

Battle Highway Scenic Byway & The Edison Monument The Battle Highway along Wyoming’s Highway 70 stretches across the Sierra Madre Mountains from Encampment to Baggs. The scenic highway is open Memorial Day through October. Historic sites along the way include Battle ghost town and the Edison Monument commemorating the place where, while fishing on Battle Lake, Thomas Edison got the idea for  the first light-bulb filament. Battle Pass, on the Continental Divide, provides a sweeping view of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Traffic on the highway is light and wide shoulders make this an excellent bicycle route as well.

Outlaw Territory Names as notable as Butch Cassidy and his infamous Wild Bunch, “holed-up” around the town of Baggs during the hay-days of the Old West. The Gaddis Matthews House, which still stands in the center of town, was known as a hang-out for Butch and his gang. Long after his reported death in Bolivia in 1909, local residents insisted that Butch made several visits to Baggs during hunting trips with friends in 1929 and 1930. Of course this is still hotly debated.

Hunting in Baggs Hunt for elk, deer, antelope, water fowl and more in this beautiful high desert landscape. Public Lands around Baggs are abundant. Contact Wyoming Game and Fish for information on public hunting areas. Local Outfitters are also great ways to enjoy hunting in this region and will  often provide hunters with access to private lands they might not ordinarily have access to. Local outfitters also have the experience to make you hunt successful.


 Local Outfitters & Meat Processing

Savery Creek Outfitters 307-383-7117 Provides a fully guided hunt from the time the hunter arrives until the hunter departs. We provide all game care in the field, and at the hunter’s request will transport your game to the local meat processor. Comfortable cabins and a lodge where delicious home-cooked meals are served contribute to the homestyle hospitality of your stay. Hot showers and a pool table add to the comfort of your stay. Visit Website

Snake River Processing & Taxidermy  307-383-6142 High quality taxidermy art, tanning and wild game processing. Also offering jerky, salami, horn plaques, and shipping. Guided hunting trips can also be arranged.

Carbon County Wyoming

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