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Discover Riverside, Wyoming: A Small Town with Big Adventure

If you're looking for a small town with big adventure, Riverside, Wyoming is the perfect spot. With its stunning location along the Encampment River, beautiful natural attractions like the Indian Bathtubs and Aspen Alley, and friendly small-town atmosphere, it's the ideal spot for a relaxing and adventurous vacation.

Riverside Wyoming

Carbon County Visitors Center in Riverside 

Stop in for friendly information about Carbon County. A wealth of information is available. Staff will provide you with information about fishing, hiking, camping and public land access. Open 7 days a week 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. 215 Hwy 70 307-327-5600

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Indian Bathtubs

The Encampment River Valley was a gathering place for Indian tribes in the 1800’s as they hunted during the summer months. The deep holes in a granite outcrop east of the river naturally gathering snow melt and rainwater. The tribes-the Ute, Arapaho and Cheyenne-are said to have used the natural formations as bathing holes. Local residents call them the Indian Bathtubs. The hike to these formations is ¾ of a mile.

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Aspen Alley

Located in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Medicine Bow National Forest, Aspen Alley is a scenic drive where visitors can see towering aspen trees on both sides of the road. The best time to visit is during autumn, but it's beautiful in any season.


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Battle Highway

The Battle Highway along Wyoming’s Highway 70 stretches across the Sierra Madre Mountains from Encampment to Baggs. The scenic highway is open Memorial Day through October.

Medicine Bow National Forest

Nestled in the southeast corner of Wyoming lies the Medicine Bow National Forest, a sprawling natural wonderland that spans over 1,093,618 acres. The forest boasts of stunning mountain peaks and pristine lakes.

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 hunting enthusiasts. With a diverse range of wildlife and habitats, including mule deer, elk, antelope, moose, and bighorn sheep, hunters can enjoy a thrilling hunting experience. Additionally, there are numerous outfitters and guides available to help hunters find the best spots and ensure a successful trip.

Water Sports in Carbon County

The North Platte River provides an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts. With its clear, cold waters and scenic canyons, the river offers a range of rafting experiences, from peaceful float trips to adrenaline-pumping whitewater rapids. Additionally, there are numerous outfitters and guides available to help visitors plan the perfect rafting adventure.

Camping in Carbon County

With its vast wilderness areas and national forests, 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. Whether you prefer to camp in a tent or an RV, there are plenty of options available to suit every camper's needs.

Shopping and Dining in Riverside, Wyoming

Shopping and Dining in Riverside, 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. The Bear Trap Cafe & Bar on 120 N Riverside ave is worth a stop when in riverside! Phone 307-327-5277

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Farmer’s Market

Call for information on the Farmer's Market (307) 327-5119

A Road Trip to Carbon County, Wyoming

Along the Colorado–Wyoming border you travel through three charming towns steeped in frontier history — Baggs, Dixon and Savery. The Baggs Outlaw Stop & the Little Snake River Museum are can't miss sites along the way. We recommend taking the Battle Pass Scenic Byway through the area.

The towns of Encampment, Riverside & Saratoga all lie along the banks of the mighty North Platte River and are ideal spots for outdoor recreation including fly fishing, hunting, hiking and mountain biking. Make sure to take in Hobo Hotsprings in Saratoga. It's a fun and free local attraction you won't want to miss.

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