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Discover the Rich History and Natural Beauty of Elk Mountain, Wyoming

Nestled in the shadow of its namesake peak, Elk Mountain is a charming town with a rich history and stunning natural beauty. The town boasts picturesque buildings, cottonwood-lined streets, and world-class trout fishing right downtown.

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Experience Elegance and Comfort at the Historic Elk Mountain Hotel in Wyoming

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Looking for a unique lodging experience in Wyoming? Look no further than the Historic Elk Mountain Hotel, a beautifully restored Folk Victorian hotel built in 1905. With its elegantly appointed guest rooms featuring period antiques and modern amenities, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time while still enjoying all the comforts of today.

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Originally called “Medicine Butte,” the mountain and surrounding areas served as sacred Indian hunting grounds. In the late 19th century, it was a way-point for early American settlers heading west along the Overland Trail and other routes.  

Things to Do & See in Elk Mountain

Elk Mountain Hotel

One of Wyoming's hidden gems, The Historic Elk Mountain Hotel is an elegantly restored Folk Victorian hotel built in 1905 on the Overland Trail. The hotel has 12 well-appointed rooms, all with private baths.

Elk Mountain Museum

Discover the Story of Elk Mountain at our Local Museum, where we aim to preserve the story of this quaint little town, the surrounding ranches, and the ghost towns around us.

Fishing in Carbon County

Carbon County offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the region. With over 300 miles of blue-ribbon trout streams, including the North Platte River and the Encampment River.

Hunting in Carbon County

Carbon County is a prime destination for hunters. With a diverse range of wildlife and habitats, including mule deer, elk, antelope, moose, and bighorn sheep, hunters can enjoy a thrilling hunting experience.

Camping in Carbon County

Carbon County is a prime destination for camping enthusiasts. Visitors can choose from a range of campgrounds, from primitive backcountry sites to developed campgrounds with full amenities.


Elk Mountain is a Mecca for the snowmobiles Surrounded by two of the best snowmobiling areas in the state, The Snowy Range and Shirley Basin, Elk Mountain has some of the best powder you will find anywhere.

Shopping and Dining in Elk Mountain, Wyoming

Shopping and Dining in Elk Mountain, Wyoming

Carbon County offers a unique shopping and dining experience for visitors. The charming downtowns of Rawlins, Saratoga, and Encampment offer a variety of locally-owned shops and boutiques, where visitors can find one-of-a-kind gifts, souvenirs, and handmade crafts. From antique stores to western wear shops, there is something for everyone. Great place to dine in Elk Mountain is the Elk Mountain Hotel, which stands on the site of the former stage stop, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Website

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Discover Seminoe State Park, Elk Mountain and Hanna, Wyoming

Just off of I-80 in southern Wyoming travelers can discover Seminoe State Park! Enjoy sand dunes, hiking, boating and paddle boarding with dramatic scenic backdrops.

Stay at the uniquely historic Elk Mountain Hotel or just stop in for delicious chef prepared dinners. Fly fish the blue ribbon trout fishery known as Miracle Mile (a breathtaking stretch of the North Platte River) or stop in the Hanna Museum to learn about Union Pacific Railroad and coal mining history.

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