Travel

  • #FLYYOURWY: Show Your WY Pride

    Flyyourwy Carbon County, WY

    What's your WY? Whatever your "WY" is, share it!

    What's your WY? Do you come for the views or perspective? For a richer experience or wide-open spaces? Whatever your "WY" is, share it!

    The Wyoming Office of Tourism and the Carbon County Visitors Council invites you to join us as we kick off the summer season by showing our Wyoming pride statewide. 

  • 2018 Annual Event Lineup

    Carbon County, Wyoming Annual Events

    Find upcoming events including rodeos, concerts, festivals, performing arts, family events, & more.

    Many of these 2018 events are not yet in our calendar as final decisions on event times & locations are still being decided even though dates have been set. If you are looking for complete event information on upcoming events, also make sure to check out our calendar of events. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.

  • 2019 Annual Event Lineup

    Carbon County, Wyoming Annual Events

    Find upcoming events including rodeos, concerts, festivals, performing arts, family events, & more.

    Many of these 2019 events are not yet in our calendar as final decisions on event times & locations are still being decided even though dates have been set. If you are looking for complete event information on upcoming events, also make sure to check out our calendar of events. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.

  • 2019-2020 Visitors Guide Released

    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.

  • 2020 Annual Event Lineup

    Carbon County, Wyoming Annual Events

    Find upcoming events including rodeos, concerts, festivals, performing arts, family events, & more.

    Many of these 2020 events are not yet in our calendar as final decisions on event times & locations are still being decided even though dates have been set. If you are looking for complete event information on upcoming events, also make sure to check out our calendar of events. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.

  • 2021 Annual Event Lineup

    Carbon County, Wyoming Annual Events

    Find upcoming events including rodeos, concerts, festivals, performing arts, family events, & more.

    This is an ever changing event list that we update as we receive confirmed dates from event coordinators. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.

  • 2022 Annual Event Lineup

    Carbon County, Wyoming Annual Events

    Find upcoming events including rodeos, concerts, festivals, performing arts, family events, & more.

    This is an ever changing event list that we update as we receive confirmed dates from event coordinators. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.

  • 2022 Visitors Guide Released

    2022 Carbon County Visitors Guide

    Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) is excited to announce the arrival of the 2022 Carbon County Visitors Guide

    As tourism season picks up, the Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) is excited to announce the arrival of the new guides which are currently available for pickup at the Carbon County Visitors Council office in Rawlins and at various businesses throughout the county. You can also download a guide or request that a guide be mailed to you.

  • 3-DAY Itinerary: A Taste of Carbon County

    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.”

  • 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 Photo Contest Accepting Entries

    Celebrating the beauty and uniqueness of Carbon County, Wyoming.

    Once again the Carbon County Visitors Council is giving you the chance to shine by submitting your best photo taken in Carbon County into our bi-annual photo contest for the chance to win up to $150 in cash! We have awarded cash prizes to over 40 talented winners over the years and you could be our next winner.

  • Carbon County Recreation & Trail Maps

    Carbon County Recreation & Trail Maps

    Maps encompass all of Carbon County’s outdoor assets & activities

    Hunting season has begun and the Carbon County Visitors’ Council is excited to launch the Carbon County Recreation and Trail Maps. CCVC partnered with Great Outdoor Consultants to create recreation and trail maps that are inclusive of all Carbon County outdoor resources.

  • Carbon County Visitor Journey A2D

    A2D Learning Center - Tools for Travel and Tourism Industry

    Carbon County—Carbon County Visitors’ Council proudly relaunches the Carbon County WY – Visitor Journey A2D Learning Center. CCVC has partnered with Visitor Engagement Academy to produce a training tool.

    “This summer we have seen that travel and tourism is resilient and has returned to Carbon County.” said Leslie Jefferson, CEO, CCVC. “With the Summer Season coming to an end, we are relaunching our Visitor Journey A2D (Arrival to Departure). The course is 100% free to residents of Carbon County.”

    The Carbon County WY – Visitor Journey A2D is a combination of online learning along with a live class that ties the training together. The time required to complete the course is roughly two (2) hours of online learning, broken into 15-20 minute segments, and a 60 to 75-minute live class.“

  • Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week

    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.

  • Enter the 2022 CCVC Spring/Summer Photo Contest

    Enter the 2022 CCVC Summer Photo Contest

    Bigger Prizes & More Fun Than Ever!

    The Carbon County Visitors Council needs your help. Submit your favorite photo taken in Carbon County into our annual photo contest for the chance to win one of 3 cash prizes ($150 for 1st / $100 for 2nd / $50 for honorable mention). Your photos will be used to promote Carbon County, Wyoming as a travel destination to potential visitors to our area.

  • 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!

  • Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

    Award winning Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

    Award Winning Brush Creek Ranch Releases new Railroad Rye Whiskey

    Carbon County, Wyoming is home to the amazing all inclusive resort Brush Creek Ranch. Brush Creek Ranch is famous for their 30,000 acre ranch experience loved by celebrities and awarded the Conde Nast Travel Top USA Resort 8 years in a row. In 2021 it was also awarded Travel & Leisure World's Best Award and the Conde Nast Travel Reader Choice Award.

    Brush Creek Ranch has a new feather in it's hat with the roll out of its just released Railroad Rye Whiskey.

    The Brush Creek Ranch Distillery is located on The Farm at Brush Creek Ranch. The Brush Creek Ranch Distillery adds its new Railroad Rye Whiskey to their impressive line up of Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Straight Rye Whiskey, New American Gin, and Brush Creek Vodka.

  • Photo Contest Winners Selected - Spring 2018

    Spring 2018 Photo Contest Winners

    The CCVC Autumn 2018 Photo Contest winners have been selected!

    Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) conducts two photo contests per year. The 2018 Spring Photo Contest was launched mid-January and all entries were due by May 31st. On July 18th, the CCVC Board of Directors judged a total of 29 photo entries.

  • Photo Contest Winners Selected - Winter 2018/2019

    Winter 2018/2019 Photo Contest Winners

    The CCVC Winter 2018/19 Photo Contest winners have been selected!

    Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) conducts two photo contests per year. The 2018/19 Winter Photo Contest was launched mid-October and all entries were due mid February. On February 20th, the CCVC Board of Directors judged a total of 30 photo entries.

  • Responsible Travel: Be Aware

    Responsible Travel & What You Need to Know

    Welcome to Wyoming’s Carbon County, your safety and the safety of others is our priority during this COVID-19 crisis.

    What Travelers Need to Be Aware Of

    Our first priority is the health and well-being of visitors, guests, hospitality workers and our local communities. We are working together to keep our friends and neighbors safe in accordance with state and national guidance.

  • 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.

  • Spring/Summer 2021 Photo Contest Results

    2021 CCVC Photo Contest

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Campbell!

    The winners of the Spring/Summer 2021 Photo Contest are:

    1) First Place $150 Winner - Elizabeth Campell 
    2) Second Place $100 Winner - Vin Sharma
    3) Honorable Mention $50 Winner - Sondra Dent

  • Summer 2020 Photo Contest Results

    2020 CCVC Photo Contest

    Congratulations to Eric Burnham!

    The winners of the Summer/Fall 2020 Photo Contest are:

    1) First Place $150 Winner - Eric Burnham with his photo taken near Jack Creek Campground (41.2877, -107.1234)
    2) Second Place $100 Winner - Josh Glisan with his photo taken at the Sanger Public Access area near Saratoga, WY
    3) Honorable Mention $50 Winner - Sarah Givens with her photo of Elk Mountain, WY

  • Summer 2022 Photo Contest Results

    2022 CCVC Photo Contest

    Congratulations to David Birozy!

    The winners of the Summer 2022 Photo Contest are:

    1) First Place $150 Winner - David Birozy 
    2) Second Place $100 Winner - Kristen Mastricola
    3) Honorable Mention $50 Winner - Terri Schultz

  • 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.