Come discover the Western frontier and “Get Your West On.” Whether you are here to explore Carbon County’s rich history full of colorful characters and infamous outlaws, crystal clear rivers, natural hot springs, mountain trails for hiking or biking, forests teeming with wildlife, pristine alpine lakes, small town western culture, local events and museums – we’re glad you’ve decide to come explore Carbon County.
Whether you’re ATVing, cycling, climbing, hiking, horseback riding, nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing or taking 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.
Recreation in southern Wyoming is unparalleled.
Our wide-open spaces coupled with low population makes for some of the best recreational opportunities to be found. If you love the great outdoors, Carbon County is the place to be.
Carbon County’s vast, open spaces are ripe for wildlife viewing. Look for moose, deer, sheep, elk and raptors at Saratoga Lake, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Seminoe State Park. All three destinations are also prime for fishing, hiking and camping. Don’t miss a stop at the famous Hobo Hot Springs in Saratoga, whose thermal waters are believed by some to have healing powers. Give it a try for yourself – it’s free and open 24/7. The natural beauty here is truly staggering, so reserve an afternoon (or two) to take a scenic drive along the Seminoe-Alcova Scenic Backway, Snowy Range Scenic Byway and the Battle Pass Scenic Byway.
Carbon County is located in Southern Wyoming. Visitors can fly from international destinations to Casper-Natrona County International Airport (C/NCIA) and take the scenic two-hour drive south to Carbon County. International airports in Denver, Colorado (DEN) and Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC) are also within a three- to four-hour drive from Carbon County.