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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Wyoming Snowmobile Trips: Snowmobile Trail Areas Carbon County, WyomingA) Snowy Range - Snowy Range is the largest and most developed, extending across the width of the Snowy Range and encompassing a good deal of its length. The area is accessed from Saratoga, Riverside, Encampment and Elk Mountain, Wyoming. A great place to spend your winter vacation.


Total Miles:
306 Groomed: 170 Ungroomed: 136 Elevations: 7,000 feet to 11,000 feet Season: November through May Season Temperature: +30 F to -30 F Snow Depth: Up to 12 feet For more information Visit Website

B) Sierra Madres This area is accessed from Baggs on the West and Encampment on the East. This area borders the wilderness and is some of the most beautiful county in the world. Another great place to spend your winter vacation. Recommended for boondockers who love champagne powder by SnoWest Magazine, Feb 07!


Total miles: 110 Groomed: 50 Ungroomed: 60 Elevations: 7,000 feet to 11,000 feet Season: November through May Season Temperature: +30 F to -30 F Snow Depth: Up to 8 feet For more information Visit Website 27 miles from Clark, CO to Hog Park Reservoir

C) Shirley Mountains Shirley Mountains is a remote area north of Hanna and Medicine Bow comprised of BLM administered public land. Public access to the area is available along the Shirley Mountain


Loop Road on the East and North side of the mountain.
Ungroomed:
90 No services available. Please respect private land.

Detailed maps of snowmobile trails available at the Wyoming State Snowmobile Program director in Cheyenne, at 307-777-7550, or by clicking this link WyoTrails and requesting area trail maps to be sent to you.

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