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The Little Snake River Valley in Wyoming is a place of stunning natural beauty and rich history.

It is a secluded valley situated between the Red Desert and the Sierra Madre Mountains. The valley has a sense of peacefulness that is hard to find in today's fast-paced world. The log cabins scattered throughout the area are a testament to the history of the valley, and the people who call it home are proud of their heritage.

The Little Snake River Valley in Wyoming

The towns of Savery, Dixon, and Baggs are situated along the Savery Creek, which provides irrigation to the farmlands in the valley. The valley is a haven for sportsmen and adventurers, with hunting, fishing, and camping available throughout the area. The open country offers an experience that is unique and unforgettable. If you are looking for a challenge, the Little Snake River Valley is the perfect destination.


One of the landmarks in Savery is the Little Snake River Valley Museum, which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

The museum is open from Memorial Day to late October, giving visitors an opportunity to learn about the rich history of the valley. The two-story log cabin on the museum grounds was built by Jim Baker, an important figure in the valley's history. Baker was a mountain man, explorer, and one of the original settlers and local traders in the area. The Baker Peak nearby is named after him, and he and his family are buried in the Baker Family Cemetery, a mile outside of Savery.

While visiting the Little Snake River Valley, be sure to stop at the Savery Store. The store offers a range of snacks and drinks, and you may even hear a few tall tales. The valley is a place of natural beauty and rich history, and it offers visitors an experience that is hard to find anywhere else.

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Jim Baker is a significant figure in the history of the Little Snake River Valley. He was born in Illinois and joined the American Fur Company when he was just 20 years old. He explored the Colorado and Wyoming territories during his expeditions and later settled in Savery. He spent the rest of his life in the valley, which he found to be peaceful and beautiful. Baker's cabin fortress, which he began constructing in 1873, was the home of his family and a place of refuge for the Snake or Shoshone Indian tribe that had adopted him. The Jim Baker Historical Spot is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the valley's history.

The Boyer YL Ranch

The Boyer YL Ranch

The Boyer YL Ranch has been a favorite guest ranch since 1926. Located along the Savery River in Southern Wyoming, close to the Colorado border this historic site offers  accommodations for up to 18 people. Individual guests, groups and families are invited to enjoy horse back riding, tennis, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, gourmet cooking and more. We can also accommodate family reunions, seminars, workshops or just a group of  your friends. For more information call 307-383-7778.

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Ladder Ranch

Ladder Ranch and the Little Snake River Valley is rich in recreational opportunities. At the ranch, summer activities include fishing, hiking, biking, photography, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. Winter activities include cross country skiing and snowmobiling (bring your own equipment), wildlife viewing and ice fishing. Guests can take part in the activities on the ranch, which might include trailing cattle or sheep, taking supplies to our sheepherders in their high country camps, branding calves, docking lambs and evaluating range lands. 

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Things to Do & See in Savery

Little Snake River Museum

The Little Snake River Museum offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich history of the secluded ranching valley. With over 15 historic buildings and countless exhibits, and stories of a bygone era.

Battle Highway

The Battle Highway along Wyoming’s Highway 70 stretches across the Sierra Madre Mountains from Encampment to Baggs. Come enjoy this road from 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.

Carbon County Rodeos

Get ready for a western adventure you won't soon forget! Whether you are a seasoned cowboy or a city slicker, the rodeo is an experience you won't want to miss.

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.

Shopping and Dining in Savery, Wyoming

Shopping and Dining in Savery, Wyoming

Packing a lunch for a trip to Savery might be a good idea! 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.

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Battle Pass & Little Snake River Valley

Battle Pass is A 57-mile paved highway over the crest of the Sierra Madre Mountains of the Medicine Bow National Forest. This drive is a beautiful route that climbs high over the Sierra Madre of southeastern Wyoming. Two miles west of the Continental Divide is a turnout overlooking Battle Lake and a monument to Thomas A. Edison.

The Little Snake River Museum located in Savery, Wyoming is home to over 15 historic buildings and countless exhibits depicting the rich history of this secluded ranching valley.

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