National Travel & Tourism Week - Carbon County, WY

Join us as we celebrate the travel, tourism and hospitality industry as part of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), held the week of May 3 - 9, 2020.

During NTTW we will honor the spirit of travel in recognition of the industry’s strength, selflessness and resiliency.

Although we cannot meet in person right now, we can stay connected, unified and supportive of each other, rallying around the #SpiritOfTravel. In times of uncertainty, the spirit of travel brings joy and hope to millions. The theme for National Travel and Tourism Week this year is the “Spirit of Travel”. The Spirit of Travel is meant to spotlight the people and places that make up America’s travel industry.

Joe Pickett Tour & Competition

Win a chance to be a character in an upcoming Joe Pickett novel!

In honor of the release of The Disappeared, the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce teamed up with author C.J. Box to launch a tour series and a competition.

This is a self-guided, year-round tour/scavenger hunt to name places and businesses mentioned in the series or were the inspiration for a fictional location. Participants will pay $5.00 to download a .pdf document with the list of locations and the rules. There will be three tours, each with about 12 stops, and participants will take selfies or photos of the location. Uploading and hash tagging on social media is encouraged.

The Old Pen

Old Pen Tours are a popular Rawlins activitiy.

During its more than 80-year history as a corrections facility, approximately 13,500 inmates called the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins “home.”

Wyoming’s Frontier Prison, often referred to as the “Old Pen,” housed 11 women from when it opened in 1901 until 1909, at which point it became a facility primarily for men.

2019 Carbon County Visitors Guide

The new guide to everything travel related in Carbon County, Wyoming is now available for download or in a printed version. 

The Carbon County Visitors' Council released the new guide in May.  This years' guide features a new cover photo taken on the Medicine Bow Peak trail and features information on each community within the county including Rawlins, Saratoga, Encampment, Riverside, Medicine Bow, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Baggs, Dixon, Savery, and Sinclair.

Snowmobiling the Snowy Range

Ryan Park is one of the most popular snowmobiling spots in Carbon County.

Wyoming is known for their extreme temperatures throughout the year. Even though you may think of Carbon County, Wyoming as primarily a summer destination there are also lots of great winter activities. Carbon County has fantastic snowmobiling trails and is considered a top destination by snowmobile enthusiasts.

Unwinding in Carbon County, Wyoming

Southern Wyoming is one of America’s best kept secrets.

While much of the state’s tourism is contained in the national parks in the north, the southern half of the state enjoys a slower lifestyle. Driving along any of the highways connecting the small towns in Carbon County is reminiscent of the true Old West; dude ranches galore and fly fishing without competition.

Summer 2019 CCVC Photo Contest Winners

Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) conducts two photo contests per year.

The 2019 Summer Photo Contest ran from July through October 2019. On November 20th, the CCVC Board of Directors judged a total of 36 photo entries.

The Summer 2019 CCVC Photo Contest gave away more cash prizes than ever before with a $150 prize for first, $100 for 2nd and $50 for honorable mention after the CCVC Board doubled the cash prize awards for 2nd and Honorable Mention starting with the Summer 2019 Photo Contest.

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