The Carbon County Visitors Council needs your help. Submit your favorite photo taken in Carbon County into our bi-annual photo contest for the chance to win one of 3 cash prizes ($150 for 1st / $100 for 2nd / $50 for honorable mention). Your photos will be used to promote Carbon County, Wyoming as a travel destination to potential visitors to our area.
Let's explore one of those places: The Kennaday Peak Lookout Tower is located in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest. The fire tower is located atop Kennady Peak and to the east of Saratoga, Wyoming. The lookout sits at an altitude of 10,788 ft (3,288 m) and features a breathtaking view of the surrounding area including Barrett Ridge, the Platte River Valley, Pennock Mountain, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow Peak.
The Kennaday Peak Fire Lookout is a manned fire lookout, the last fully functional fire lookout on the district. The fire lookout tower welcomes visitors and has a photo display of other fire lookouts and firefighter gear.
In honor of the release of The Disappeared, the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce teamed up with author C.J. Box to launch a tour series and a competition.
This is a self-guided, year-round tour/scavenger hunt to name places and businesses mentioned in the series or were the inspiration for a fictional location. Participants will pay $5.00 to download a .pdf document with the list of locations and the rules. There will be three tours, each with about 12 stops, and participants will take selfies or photos of the location. Uploading and hash tagging on social media is encouraged.
I had driven the scenic byway between Laramie and Rawlins, Wyoming before and knew that spending a few nights somewhere in between was a must. Surrounded by the Medicine Bow National Forest, I knew that Saratoga would be the perfect destination. Eliza and I headed out early, left the traffic and city behind for the mountains with our swimsuits and fly rods in tow.
The Carbon County Visitors' Council released the new guide in May. This years' guide features a new cover photo taken on the Medicine Bow Peak trail and features information on each community within the county including Rawlins, Saratoga, Encampment, Riverside, Medicine Bow, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Baggs, Dixon, Savery, and Sinclair.
Many of these 2020 events are not yet in our calendar as final decisions on event times & locations are still being decided even though dates have been set. If you are looking for complete event information on upcoming events, also make sure to check out our calendar of events. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.
While much of the state’s tourism is contained in the national parks in the north, the southern half of the state enjoys a slower lifestyle. Driving along any of the highways connecting the small towns in Carbon County is reminiscent of the true Old West; dude ranches galore and fly fishing without competition.
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