Fascinating Day Tours
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.
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
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
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,
- Go South
and Get Into Hot Water
Soak in the Saratoga Hot Springs or visit the Grand Encampment or
- If Golf is
The new Rawlins 18-hole golf course will be completed in 2004.
The longest fairways in Wyoming.