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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Hanna means mining to people in Carbon County. A quick drive-through will show you an unbelievably huge drag line operation for coal mining that backdrops the town. If you stop, pay your respects at the Miner's Monument, which commemorates the loss of life in a 1903 cave-in. Hanna also has on display, the Union Pacific Railroad Snowplow. In the early days, this snowplow was used to clear the tracks during high snow conditions. Hanna also has a great recreation center. This modern facility boasts a full size gym, racquetball courts, and an indoor swimming pool.

The Hanna Museum which is located in the old Community Hall building, is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Originally constructed as a saloon in 1890, the hall has served many purposes in the Union Pacific Coal Company Town. Sharin the Front Street site is The Miner’s Cottage, a restored exemplary Two Town House. The Hanna Basin Museum is an active participant in the Carbon Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Project. The Museum houses the Carbon archive, resources revealing life and death in the first coal camp (1868-1902) along the original line of the Union Pacific Railroad.

Miners Memorial Visit the Miners memorial in Hanna. The slate slab lists the names of over 100 coal miners killed in a mine explosion in Hanna. Visit the Hanna Museum for more historical information about this terrible tragedy.


Hanna Cemetery A great piece of Hanna history. Wooden headstones stand in the cemetery with faded inscriptions many of which are impossible to read. There are many graves simply marked "unknown miner". Come and reflect upon our past.



Nearby Sinclair Golf Course
Fully equipped pro shop, pitching and putting green, driving range. Each at the Riverside Grille and Bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 307-324-7767

Hanna Recreation Center Swimming, basketball, tennis, indoor gymnasium, weight room, indoor golf and cardiovascular equipment. 307-325-9603



Seminoe State Park Great fishing, room for motor boats on the Seminoe Reservoir and Wyoming wildlife is at its finest in and near Seminoe State Park. Patient visitors will be rewarded with a variety of creatures passing by: big horn sheep, elk, moose, mule deer, antelope, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, raccoon, skunk, jack rabbit and cottontail rabbit. Bird watchers may glimpse the American or Bald Eagle plus several types of waterfowl. Bring your binoculars, sit back and enjoy!


Horseback Riding, Guest Ranches, Fishing & Hunting in Hanna

Wooden Rifle Ranch and Outfitters The Wooden Rifle Ranch is an operating cattle and hay ranch nestled at the base of the Pedro Mountains. Its boundaries encompass over 32,000 acres of Wyoming's finest hunting and fishing grounds. The Wooden Rifle has also secured other hunting properties, giving you over 100,000 acres of prime hunting ground. 307-325-6491

Carbon County Wyoming

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