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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Get Your West On with a big game or bird hunt

The great outdoors await in Carbon County, Wyoming. A variety of terrains from deep evergreen forests and high mountain deserts to riparian areas along Carbon County’s many rivers provides habit for a wide variety of wild game species. 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.

Hunt for Moose, Elk, Pronghorn Antelope, Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, Big Horn Sheep, Blue Grouse, Wild Turkey, Mountain Lion, Black Bear and more.

Hunting Resources:

Carbon County GIS Map
Wyoming Game and Fish

Wyoming Board of Outfitters


Hunting Adventures in Carbon County, Wyoming

An outfitter or guide knowlegable about the area and wildlife will help ensure a successful hunting trip

Pass Outfitters - Saratoga

Guided horseback hunts in wilderness with very comfortable tents. 4x4 hunts available. Archery elk is our specialty, high success rates on all species. Elk, deer, antelope. Also handicapped hunts are very welcome, summer trips, fishing. 307-326-5515

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Boyer YL Ranch - Savery

Private land Hunting, non guided hunts, Elk & mule deer, lodging available. 307-383-7778

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Diamond J Outfitters - Saratoga

Guided horse back hunts for elk, deer, sheep and moose. 4-wheel drive hunts for deer and antelope. 307-326-8259

Elk Mountain Outfitters, LLC - Elk Mountain

Elk Mountain Outfitters is a full-time family operation that has been in the outdoor recreation business since the early 1970's, offering big game and bird hunting - primarily on 4x4's (or horses and mules are sometimes used), summer pack trips and trout fishing. 307-322-3223

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Flying Diamond Ranch LLC - Encampment

Antelope and Deer Herds are often seen at the entrance to the Flying Diamond Ranch, while elk are sighted traveling through the ranch. Hunting is available in September for mule and white-tailed deer, quail, dove, wild turkey, duck and other indigenous game. Domestic pheasant hunting is available also.  307-327-5173 888-327-5174

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Grand Slam Outfitters - Saratoga

Offers fully guided hunting trips for deer, elk, big horn sheep, moose, mountain lion and antelope. Where outfitting is not just a job it's a way of life. 307-326-5035

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Johnson’s A Bar One Ranch - Elk Mountain

307-326-8267

Ladder Ranch - Savery/Encampment

Our scenic mountain ranch includes about 3000 acres of private property in Wyoming. It lies along the Little Snake River and offers prime deer, elk and antelope habitat. The mountains, meadows, and river bottoms offer high protein natural feed to grow quality healthy animals. 307-383-2413

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The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek

307.327.5284 fax 307.327.5970 Physical Location: 66 Brush Creek Ranch Road Saratoga, WY 82331 Description / Amenities: Nestled in South Central Wyoming's North Platte River Valley, between the towering peaks of the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges, lies The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch.

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Out West Safaris - Rawlins

Out West Safaris is located in South Central Wyoming.  Wyoming is a premier Trophy Hunting destination for Elk, Mule Deer and Antelope. Out West Safaris offers guided hunts, semi-guided hunts, and access (trespass hunts). Rawlins, WY

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Peak View Outfitters - Baggs

Offers rifle hunts during the month of October for elk and deer on private property. We offer top quality antelope hunts in South Central Wyoming and Northern Colorado's trophy areas. Highest quality of archery hunts in our area for mule deer, elk and antelope. We offer the option of spot and stalk as well as stand hunts which typically provide 10 to 30 yard shot opportunities for our hunters. 

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Platt's Guides & Outfitters - Encampment

Experience the adventure of a lifetime in beautiful Wyoming. Located in southeast Wyoming near the Colorado border, Platt's Guides offers hunting, fishing, photo safaris, trail rides & pack trips. They cater to both hunters and fishermen as well as corporate retreats and family vacations. They are a four-season outfitter with world-class guides.

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Q Creek Ranch – Medicine Bow

Q Creek Ranch has long been known for producing many trophy antelope, elk and mule deer. The Boone and Crockett record book entries testify to that. With the increasing herd sizes, hunters have an excellent opportunity to harvest the largest the ranch has to offer.. 307-356-4200

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Savery Creek Outfitters - Savery

We provide 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.   307-383-7117(phone/fax) 307-380-7117 (cell)

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Spur Outfitters LLC - Encampment

Surrounded by the Sierra Madre and Snowy Range Mountains in south central Wyoming, the Silver Spur Ranches consist of 45,000-deeded acres with permits to hunt BLM and National Forest areas. Offers draw hunts in Wyoming for elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope. 307-327-6505

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Stony Creek Great Rocky Mountain Outfitters - Saratoga

Combine fall fly fishing trips with a waterfowl or upland wing shooting adventure. Wild bird hunts include blue grouse, sage grouse, snipe, ducks, and geese. We use both pointing and flushing dogs depending on the hunt – we specialize in wild bird hunts and are the only outfitter in the area offering this service. Preserve pheasant and chucker hunts are also available upon request. 307-326-8750

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WyCon Safari – Saratoga

Fully guided big games hunts for antelope, mule deer, whitetail deer (archery only) and elk. 307-327-5502

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Wyoming Adventures - Rawlins

Private ranch hunts. Trophy antelope, mule deer, elk. Also coyotes, prairie dogs. Excellent success and accommodations. 4-wheel drive hunts. 307-324-4173

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Carbon County Wyoming

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