When it’s time to “Get Your West On,” it’s time to head for Wyoming’s Carbon County. Located high on the Continental Divide in south-central Wyoming, this gem sits astride Interstate 80 for easy access from points east and west. Explore Carbon County’s rich history full of colorful characters and infamous outlaws. Take a soak in natural mineral hot springs, fish pristine lakes and rivers, or hit the mountain trails for hiking, biking and horseback rides.
Wyoming adventure awaits in Carbon County’s rugged Western towns. 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, Dixon and Baggs. You’ll find varied and delicious dining options including juicy western burgers, classic Italian, Thai and signature steaks. Carbon County communities offer a variety of lodging options including cozy cabins, swanky resorts, authentic western ranches, and historic bed and breakfasts to use as the home-base for your adventures!
Boasting two scenic byways, the North Platte and Little Snake River Valleys, Encampment River, Saratoga natural Hot Springs, numerous designated wilderness areas and the Continental Divide trail, outdoor enthusiasts can seek many types 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, Native American culture, fur trappers, emigrants and outlaws. With 10 museums and numerous historic sites there is plenty of history to discover.
If you are looking for local culture we encourage you to schedule your visit around one of our exciting annual events. Carbon County has many entertaining local events you might want to attend including rodeos, music festivals, microbrew festivals, concerts, parades, wood-chopping competitions, ice fishing derbies, skijoring races, mountain man rendezvous, and so much more.
Take a drive along our scenic byways, we are sure you will appreciate the serene mountains, fertile river valleys, and the exotic high desert – you’ll understand why everyone who has discovered Carbon County as their personal getaway agrees that it is Wyoming’s best kept secret. Discover outdoor recreation paradise filled with crystal clear rivers, natural hot springs, and an extensive trail system for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, nordic skiing or ATVing.
Even though you may think of Carbon County, Wyoming as primarily a summer destination there are also lots of great winter activities. Carbon County has fantastic snowmobiling trails and is considered a top destination by snowmobile enthusiasts.
Come experience the authentic West and wide-open spaces in Carbon County, Wyoming in any season! Visit wyomingcarboncounty.com for helpful information to plan your vacation.