~ The Shepard Family and Staff
The Oregon Trail Loop, encompassing Sinclair and its fine museum, Seminoe State Park with great boating, fishing, water sports opportunities, and sand dunes. The Miracle Mile blue-ribbon trout stream, Independence Rock, Devil's Gate, the Mormon Handcart Visitor's Center, the Great Divide Basin, the Red Desert and Rawlins. Along the way you'll encounter portions of the Oregon and Mormon Trails.
The Outlaw Trail Loop, starting west of Rawlins to Creston Junction, south across the Overland Trail, the scenic and historic Little Snake River Valley, the community of Baggs, the Savery Museum, Aspen Alley and its impressive aspen forest, the Sierra Madre country and Battle Lake (where Thomas Edison found inspiration for the filament), Encampment and Riverside and the fine Grand Encampment Museum and mining town. You'll finish in beautiful Saratoga, stop by the Fort Steele Historic Site, and finish back in Rawlins.
The Snowy Range Loop, in the summertime, passing through Saratoga and along the North Platte River, and heading up past Ryan Park, into the high Snowy Range with beautiful Lake Marie and the Libby Flats observation site. Laramie, the dinosaur graveyard at Como Bluffs, Medicine Bow, and the historic Virginian Hotel (where Owen Wister sited the first western novel, "The Virginian"), the Shirley Basin, the wind farm at Arlington, and Hanna, with its monument to fallen miners.
Fishing, Even if Just for a Day
Some of the best Walleye fishing in the West. Fish Seminoe Reservoir, the Miracle Mile, the North Platte River, or the little streams south of Rawlins.
Step Back in Time
Visit the Frontier Prison opened in 1901 or the Carbon County Museum. Drive through Rawlins' Historic District and view the Ferris Mansion or visit historic Fort Street.
Hunt the Red Desert
You will find antelope, deer, or even shark teeth. The spectacular rock specimens can add to your collection.
See the Sights not on I-80
Photograph herds of elk, deer, antelope, wild turkeys, and wild horses. Take a spectacular drive through the Snowy Mountain Range, the Outlaw Trail Loop, or the Oregon and Mormon Trail Loops, or visit Aspen Alley.
Going North will Surprise You
Spend a few hours walking to and from Martin's Cove and know how a pioneer really felt, or visit Independence Rock, or perhaps drive to the almost ghost town of Jeffery City, all while passing Lamont, population 3.
Go South and Get Into Hot Water
Soak in the Saratoga Hot Springs or visit the Grand Encampment or Saratoga Museum.
If Golf is Your Bag
The new Rawlins 18-hole golf course will be completed in 2004. The longest fairways in Wyoming.