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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Encampment has plenty of recreational opportunities available in or around this scenic western town.  In the summer camping, ATV Riding, canoeing, fishing, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain bike riding and kayaking are among the favorite out door activities among the locals. In the autumn hunting is the activity of choice. Winter provides recreational opportunities like cross county skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Grand Encampment Museum The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM), located in Encampment, Wyoming, preserves history with its collection of over a dozen historical buildings filled with artifacts representing the timber, mining, and agricultural history of the Encampment valley. Includes a research library.

Hours of Operation:  Seasonal Dates: May 27 - October 10th
Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Free Admission 307-327-5308 Visit Website

The Sheep Shed Studio Encampment is home of the Academy of Spinster’s a learning institution for the fiber arts. Learn carding, spinning on wheels and spindles, fleece weaving, triangle loom weaving, and natural dyeing. Onsite lodging is available. Visit Website

Take the Tour of Historic Houses in Grand Encampment Pick up a Historic House Tour brochure from the Grand Encampment Museum or the Carbon County Visitors Center in nearby Riverside and take the tour. There are 20 historical houses on this tour including The Henry House former home of the 1901 Mayor of Encampment and the Kuntzman House which was the first Encampment home to boast an indoor toilet.

Battle Highway 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.

Hunting, Fishing & Camping  are all big activities in the Grand Encampment region. Camping is available in the Sierra Madre Mountains to the West and the Snowy Range to the East. Hike to many alpine lakes or hunt with one of experienced outfitters.

Rafting
the North Platte River or the Encampment River. There are 12 + river accesses in the Encampment/Riverside area. Bring your own gear or let our knowledgeable river runners do all the work. Scenic and whitewater rafting available in the area.

Farmer’s Market
Call for information on the Farmer's Market (307) 327-5119


Local Encampment Businesses

red wagon encampmentThe Red Wagon
614 Mccaffrey Ave #2 Encampment, WY 82325
Open Daily from 9-5
307-327-5058
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https://www.facebook.com/TheRedWagonEncampment


Salon Sierra
Hair & Nails
210 6th St, Encampment, WY 82325
307-327-5966

Encampment Branch Public Library

Doggett Greenhouse (Grand Encampment Business Park)

Carbon County Wyoming

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