Ready. Set. Explore! Come discover why Carbon County is Wyoming’s best kept secret with its rich history of infamous Old West outlaws and colorful characters and set in some of the most beautiful and unspoiled natural landscapes around. Carbon County is known for its natural hot springs, pristine rivers, excellent hiking and biking trails, crystal clear lakes, classic western towns, and fun local events.
Carbon County is situated high on the nation’s Continental Divide, boasting some of the best outdoor recreation you can find. This south-central Wyoming adventure-lover’s mecca sits astride Interstate 80 and is replete with wild spaces, cultural sites, museums, Scenic Byways, and more.
If you want adrenaline, Carbon County is home to some of the wildest river running in the West. Both the Encampment River and the North Platte River-also renowned for their world-class fly fishing-are home to some of the best technical kayaking runs in the U.S. Kayakers can get their fix in the famed nine-mile Northgate Canyon, but casual paddlers can also enjoy calm stretches and more than a dozen access points between Saratoga, Encampment and Riverside. No matter what you seek, dial in to one of Carbon County’s numerous guide services for information on how to best get out on the water.
Thirst of adventure still not quenched? There’s hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing or mountain biking. Plus, Carbon County also draws bird watchers from around the world as well as wildlife photographers seeking shots of pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, moose, elk, black bear and mountain lions. Come back in the winter for some of Wyoming’s best Nordic skiing, dog sledding and snowmobiling. Carbon County’s wide open spaces and low populations makes for an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. Come enjoy the genuine Western frontier and “Get Your West On!”