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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Little Snake River Museum is located in south-central Wyoming near the Colorado border in Savery.  It was the Savery School for many years until 1972 when the Little Snake River Valley Schools were consolidated and all valley students were sent to Baggs.

This main building houses several exhibits including the Dr. Noyes Room and the John Terrill Room. There are several more rooms brimming with various items from the Valley's past. Also on the grounds are other buildings from around the valley that reflect the history of the community. Outside is a barbecue unit and picnic tables.  The public may use these facilities. Large tours or activities should be arranged for in advance. 

Jim Baker's Cabin was located originally in the Little Snake River Valley near where Savery Creek empties into the Little Snake River.  It was built in 1873 and was originally three stories high.  The cabin stood by a spring and was located approximately midway of the distance across the Little Snake bottomland. This location allowed a commanding view of the area could be had and no sniper's bullet could be effective from the cover of the surrounding hills. 

Strobridge-Groshart-Hays House
located at the Little Snake River Museum house was built in 1882 by W. T. Morgan for Mr. Strobridge.  The house was sold to Miles and Mary Groshart in about 1890.  They raised five children here and also two grandchildren when their daughter died. 

The house was bought by bill and Mildred Hays in 1945 and later sold to Tom and Rusty Cobb in the late 1960's. The Cobb family donated it to the museum grounds on December 19, 1993.  It has now been restored to the beautiful home it once was. 

The Blair Cabin was the home of John and Emma Blair.  It was built in 1882 and was located between Baggs and Dixon.  The cabin was given to the museum by descendents of the Blairs and was moved to the museum grounds in 1987.  The furnishings in the house belonged to the Blairs and were also donated by members of the family. 

The Dutch Joe Schoolhouse was moved from Dutch Joe to the museum grounds.  All eight grades were taught in its one room.  There are old school books, original desks, blackboard, water bucket and such as was used in country schools during the 20's and 30's. Visit Website

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests extend from north central Colorado to central Wyoming. The Forests encompass portions of many mountain ranges including the Gore Range, Flat Tops, Parks Range, Medicine Bow Mountains, Sierra Madre, and Laramie Range. Fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and camping are all recreational opportunities available in the Medicine Bow National Forest near Dixon. Visit Website


Tourist Activities

Ladder Ranch and the Little Snake River Valley is rich in recreational opportunities. At the ranch, our summer activities include fishing, hiking, biking, photography, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. Winter activities include cross country skiing and snowmobiling (bring your own equipment), wildlife viewing and ice fishing. Our guests can take part in the activities on the ranch, which might include trailing cattle or sheep, taking supplies to our sheepherders in their high country camps, branding calves, docking lambs and evaluating range lands.  Visit Website

The Boyer YL Ranch ADA 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

Peak View Outfitters Fish the beautiful Little Snake River and the clear mountain streams of southwestern Wyoming! Peak View Outfitters provides fully guided 1 to 5 day fishing trips for rainbow, native and brook trout with access to several miles of private streams and waters. Big game hunting is available in October. Bow Hunting is our specialty. In the winter hunt by snowmobile. Lodging may be provided if requested in advance. Visit Website

Savery Creek Outfitters 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.  The lodge and cabins are also available for private summer/winter get a-ways. These will be arranged around the client’s schedule and needs. Visit Website

Savery Creek Thoroughbred and Ranch Lying in a beautiful part of Southern Wyoming that was once a sanctuary and hunting grounds of the Ute Indians is an unpretentious ranch dedicated to the horse and riding. If you love horseback riding, enjoy good company, great food, breathtaking scenery, relaxing, unwinding and just plain having fun - then you're in the right place. Our ranch caters to the enthusiastic rider (both English and Western).  You can ride as much as you like - riding really is unlimited.  Guests may also wrangle and drive cattle and horses. Visit Website

Carbon County Wyoming

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