Saratoga

  • 2018 Carbon County Visitors Guide Available

    Carbon County Visitors Council Visitors Guide Released

    Announcing New Visitor Services Partners & Visitors Guides Arrival

    As the 2018 tourist season begins, CCVC is excited to have two new Visitor Services partners to assist in distributing visitor information throughout Carbon County. CCVC has expanded their current Visitor Services partners of the Valley Artisans (Baggs, WY) and the Rawlins Chamber of Commerce to include the Saratoga Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Medicine Bow Museum.

  • 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.

  • 7 Great Carbon County Music Scenes

    Carbon County, Wyoming's music scene features a diverse range of musical sylings.

    Check out these local venues & events for some great music. Also make sure to check our calendar of events page for what's currently happening across the county.

  • 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 Celebrates Wyoming’s Second-Largest Industry

    Governor Matt Mead will be in Saratoga for National Travel & Tourism week

    Local Industry Gathers to Endorse the Economic Impact of Travel and Tourism

    Here in Carbon County, the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is celebrating the power of travel as part of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), slated for May 6 - 12, 2018.

    Held annually in May, NTTW unites states, communities and businesses across the country to champion the impact of travel and what it means to American jobs and economic growth. In Wyoming, tourism is the state’s second-largest industry and is a major economic driver as travelers spent more than $3.5 billion in the state in 2017. Carbon County is kicking off NTTW on Monday, May 7th to highlight the importance of the industry on a local level with Governor Matt Mead honoring us as a guest server at Lollypops in Saratoga from 1:30-2:15PM.  Be sure to stop by, join in the fun, have a scoop or two of ice cream, and talk tourism with our Governor.

  • Carbon County Gives Power to the People

    Saratoga, Wyoming

    In southern Wyoming, you’ll discover a string of towns that make up Carbon County.

    They’re woven together by ranching, coal, oil and a growing wind turbine industry. Break up your drive by stopping at some of these small-town attractions.

  • Fairgrounds New Web Site!

    Governor Matt Mead will be in Saratoga for National Travel & Tourism week

    Carbon County Visitors Council is Pround to annouce Carbon County Fairgrounds launch of a new web site!

    The theme for our 92nd annual Fair is, “Come Rock with the Stock”, and that’s what we intend to do!

  • Kennaday Peak Fire Lookout

    Kennaday Peak Fire Lookout

    Carbon County Wyoming is the place to go if you are looking for wide open spaces and low populations - perfect for folks who need a break from crowds.

    Let's explore one of those places: The Kennaday Peak Lookout Tower is located in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. The fire tower is located atop Kennady Peak and to the east of Saratoga, Wyoming.The lookout sits at an altitude of 10,788 ft (3,288 m) and features a breathtaking view of the surrounding area including Barrett Ridge, the Platte River Valley, Pennock Mountain, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow Peak.

  • Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

    Award–winning Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

    Award–winning Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch opens for 2020 season on June 7th.

    The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, named one of the top resorts in U.S. six years in a row by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards and one of the Best Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S. three years in a row in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, announced today that it will open for the 2020 season on June 7, welcoming those guests who are eager to return to travel to its 30,000 acres of expansive adventure and solitude.

  • Ryan Park: A Snowmobiling Destination

    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.

  • Saratoga Skijoring Races: An Action Packed Weekend of Winter Fun

    Saratoga Skijoring Races

    One of Saratoga's most exciting annual events combines ski & horse racing.

    The Saratoga Lions Club and Platte Valley Jaycees are host annual Skijoring Races on every February at Buck Springs Race Track in Saratoga, WY. There is typically around 90 races per day with prize money totaling around $10,000 thanks to a matching grant from the Carbon County Visitors Council.

  • Slow down and smell the forest

    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.

  • 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!

  • Weekend Escape to Saratoga, Wyoming

    A weekend escape to Saratoga, Wyoming

    When it comes to vacation, I love a place that combines the outdoors with relaxation.

    I had driven the scenic byway between Laramie and Rawlins, Wyoming before and knew that spending a few nights somewhere in between was a must. Surrounded by the Medicine Bow National Forest, I knew that Saratoga would be the perfect destination. Eliza and I headed out early, left the traffic and city behind for the mountains with our swimsuits and fly rods in tow.

  • 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.