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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Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo June 17-18, 2017 - The chips fly during Father's Day weekend in Encampment as loggers come from all over the country to compete for the title of Rocky Mountain Champion Lumberjack.  Using power saws, axes and hand saws, men and women competitors cut down “trees”, chop logs and saw squared wood blocks in half, racing the clock for the fastest time.  Cowboys ride bulls and broncs.  This unique Wyoming event assures a good time will be had by all.  Sponsored by Encampment-Riverside Lions Club.  For general questions, please call Jim Johnson 307-710-5558.  For more info about the Jamboree, please call Ron Harvey 970-210-2955 or email woodchoppers@rocketmail.com. For more info about the Rodeo, please call Jerry Kraft 307-327-5374.

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Platte River Rodeo Association Rodeo July 7-8, 2017  The annual, two-day amateur rodeo features your favorite events: barrel racing, bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.  Activities for the kids include mutton bustin' and steer riding. Admission is just $7 per person per day and children 5 and under are free! Held Friday and Saturday nights at 7 pm the Buck Springs Rodeo Arena.  Please call Terri Hinkle for more information 307-326-8825.

Lions Club CRPA/WRA Rodeo July 8-9, 2017  - Annual Little Snake River Lions Club CPRA/WRA Rodeo Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 1pm (slack at 8:00 am). $1000 Added for rough stock, $500 all other events. Buckles in each even plus All Around. Happening at Russell Community Park in Dixon, Wyoming. Rodeo Dance after the performance on Saturday night. Fun Days to follow after Sunday's performance. Fun Day books open the Monday of the rodeo. Call 307-383-7976 for more information.

Working Ranch Cowboy Rodeo Upper North Platte Rodeo  (WRCA Sanctioned Rodeo) Working Ranch Cowboy Association strives to preserve the lifestyle of the working ranch cowboy. There will be a minimum of 10 teams, and as many as 20. The winning team is automatically entered to the WRCA Finals in Amarillo in November.  All team members must prove that they are a current “working cowboy” through payroll documents etc.  which makes it pretty unique to other rodeos. Rodeo is held in Encampment, Wyoming. Contact Nick Wamsley 307-327-5550 for more information.

Saratoga Bullfest August 26, 2017  The Saratoga Bullfest, a bull riders-only event is held at Buck Springs Rodeo Arena. For info on the Steinley Cup, please call the Chamber of Commerce.  For info on the Saratoga Bullfest, please call Bo 307-326-7991.

Carbon County Fair and Rodeo Aug 4 - 13, 2017  The Carbon County Fair Grounds are located between East Spruce & Daley Street and between Harshman & Rodeo Street in Rawlins, WY.

General admission to the Carbon County Fair is free!!

Rodeo on Thursday, and Friday, as well as the Demolition Derby on Saturday.
The charges are:
$10 for ages 12+; $5 for ages 6-12 and free for 6 & under. 

$25 “prepass” can be purchased at the Fair Office. Fair office phone # is 307-328-7811

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