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  • 3-DAY ITINERARY

    Enjoy Old Western Charm in Carbon County, Wyoming

    Enjoy Old Western Charm in Carbon County, Wyoming

    Savor a rich history, the best views and natural hot springs

    Nestled among the scenic beauty that you’d expect in Wyoming, much of the county’s history and heritage is on display at small museums in the western towns of Medicine Bow, Hanna, Saratoga, Encampment and Rawlins. There are photo ops around every bend and an afternoon of “just me time.”

  • 5 Favorite Annual Summer Events

    Music in the Park

    Carbon County Summers are packed with fun local events.

    To see a schedule of what's currently scheduled make sure to check out our calendar of events but here are some of our favorite annual events you will not want to miss.

  • Bird Watching Tips with Palma Jack

    Bird Watching Tips, Wyoming Carbon County

    Learn the Best Places in Carbon County by Season with Local Birder Palma Jack.

    The best thing about birding is you can do it anywhere you travel. It is nice however, to know where some of the local hot spots are when traveling. Hopefully this article will help with that for Carbon County, Wyoming.

  • Carbon County - Rooted In History With An Eye Toward The Future

    Carbon County, Wyoming

    Let me tell you about this hidden gem that offers you history, views and the reward of slowing down.

    As we race through our hectic lives with things to do, places to be, and people to see it’s easy to overlook the importance of taking a moment to slow down. Unfortunately, in our society speed is a reward because going going going means you’re getting more done, which is more rewarding,right? Well, in my opinion sometimes slowing down is the true reward. For this exact reason, southern Carbon County, Wyoming is the perfect spot. Let me tell you about this hidden gem between the trees that offers you history, views and the reward of slowing down.

  • Continental Divide Trail Designation

    Hidden Corners of Carbon County

    Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) celebrates the Anniversary of the Continental Divide Trail Designation and Carbon County’s wealth of outdoor recreation. 

    November 9, 2021—Carbon County—Carbon County Visitors’ Council is excited to celebrate the Anniversary of the Continental Divide Trail Designation.  “Outdoor recreation is as important to Americans today as it was back in 1925 when Benton MacKaye, father of the Appalachian Trail, cast his vision of the first formed trail,” said Leslie Jefferson, CEO, CCVC.

  • Indian Bathtubs Trail

    Indian Bathtub Trail

    The Indian Bathtubs Trail is on the Blackhall Road (Carbon County Road 211).

    Near Encampment & Riverside, Wyoming these bowl-shaped rock formations become natural bathtubs when filled with rain water. From the trailhead off of Blackhall Mountain Road, it's a 1.5 mile round-trip hike to the tubs.

  • Top Scenic Drives

    Carbon County Scenic Drives

    One of the best things about Carbon County, Wyoming are the amazing landscapes.

    It's incredible how diverse the ecosystems are.  Explore the crystal clear rivers, natural hot springs, mountain trails for hiking or biking, forests teeming with wildlife, pristine alpine lakes, and stark high desert landscapes. Even if Carbon County, Wyoming is not your final destination, make sure to take a look around... you won't regret it!

  • Wyoming Backcountry Discovery Route Unveiled

    Wyoming Backcountry Discovery Route

    Backcountry Discovery Routes are multi-day off-pavement routes for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle enthusiasts who want to explore and experience rugged backcountry places.

    The Wyoming Backcountry Discovery Route (#WYBDR) is the newest addition to the collection of off-road adventure routes and the 11th in the series. The WYBDR is the most remote discovery route in the least populated state. Wyoming's vast public lands made it an ideal spot for the new route. The 950-mile BDR passes through five mountain ranges with elevations approaching 11,000 feet! The WYBDR can be ridden in either direction from South to North or from North to South.

  • Yellowstone Road Trips

    3 Fun Routes to Yellowstone

    Wyoming’s most famous destination is Yellowstone National Park, located in the northwestern most part of the state.  Carbon County Wyoming is a magical corridor to visit on your way our nation’s first National Park. Check out the fun and scenic routes we have mapped out for your convenience from various Carbon County cities to Yellowstone National Park.