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 southcentral 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 our natural hot springs, fish our pristine lakes, or hit the mountain trails for hiking and biking.
Discover outdoor recreation paradise filled with crystal clear rivers, hot springs, and an extensive trail system for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, nordic skiing or ATVing.
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. Boasting two scenic byways over the Snowy Range and Battle Mountain, the North Platte and Little Snake River Valleys, Encampment River, 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 Americans, fur trappers, emigrants and outlaws. Visit one of our many museums and engage the past.
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, dances, wood-chopping competitions, ice fishing derbies, skijoring races, pool tournaments, snowmobile and motorcycle poker runs, mountain man rendezvous, and so much more. 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.
Drive along a scenic byway, and journey through 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.