Things To Do

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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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Ghost Town of Battle was first established as a community for miners and loggers. Mining occurred at Rudefeha and Rambler two local miners where the town people worked. The ore mined from Rudefeha by Battle's population would then be shipped to Encampment to be smelted. When the mines closed the town slowly died into a ghost town. Battle township is located along Scenic Byway 70 near Battle Pass the towns namesake.

The Boyer YL Ranch 307-383-7778 Physical Location: along the Savery river between Baggs & Savery Description / Amenities: 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 including meals 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

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. 

The Red Desert Tucked away in southwestern Wyoming, the Red Desert remains one of the last high-desert ecosystems in North America. The Red Desert encompasses more than eight million acres of public lands that contain many unique things. Among its inhabitants are the world's largest herd of desert elk, 50,000 pronghorn antelope, historic landmarks, rare plant species and primitive rock art.

 

East of Dixon is Russell Community Park The Snake River Lion's Club Rodeo is held every July at Russell Park. The Events Center at the Park is used for regularly scheduled roping and horsemanship events.

 

 

Carbon County Wyoming

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