Scenic Drives

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Trail Across Carbon County, Wyoming

    Carbon County Trails

    Nothing beats the authentic, peaceful trail systems that travelers experience in Carbon County, Wyoming.

    This vast 7,964 square mile county takes in the towns of Rawlins (the county seat), Sinclair, Hanna, Medicine Bow, Elk Mountain, Saratoga, Riverside, Encampment, Savery, and Baggs. Boasting two scenic byways over the Snowy Range and Battle Mountain, the North Platte and Little Snake River Valleys, Encampment River, Saratoga natural Hot Springs, numerous designated wilderness areas and the Contintental Divide trail, outdoor enthusiasts can seek many types of of adventures. Located off the beaten path, visitors will find an abundance of well known trails passing through Carbon County that are rich with cultural and historic stories of cowboys, Indians, fur trappers, emigrants and outlaws, that exist today as they did in the late 1800's.

  • 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.