Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Dog Sledding
Carbon County offers a wide variety of cross country ski trails. Beautiful trails exist for novice and advanced skiers. In addition to designated cross country ski trails, almost all snowmobile trails are also accessible to skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding. The communities in Carbon County offer wonderful lodging and dining facilities with true Western hospitality.
Green Mountain Cabin and Jack Creek Ranger Station offer rustic family style accommodations in the Medicine Bow Forest or find hotels, cabins, bed and breakfasts, steak houses distinctive dining in any of our Carbon County cities and towns. After a hard day skiing enjoy a relaxing dip in the Hot Springs at Saratoga to loosen those tight muscles.
Popular Ski Trails
Bottle Creek Tails Drive west of Encampment for approximately 8 miles on Wyoming State Highway 70. Go past the Forest Boundary to the large parking lot (on the west side of the highway) at the seasonal closure gate. The loop trails, which make up the Bottle Creek Trails, wind through aspen, lodgepole pine stands, and reclaimed clear-cuts. The trails provide a range of distances for skier. The trails are maintained to provide cross-country skiing and snow shoeing This trail is closed to motorized use. Restroom facilities are available. Beginner – Expert trails available. Visit Websit
Brush Creek Trails
Take Wyoming Highway 130/230 south of Saratoga approximately 7.5 miles. Turn onto Wyoming Highway 130; drive east for approximately 14 miles to the Brush Creek Visitor Center. The trailhead is located just north of the visitor center. Restroom facilities are available. Trail is closed to motorized use. The loop trails, which make up the Brush Creek Trails, wind through aspen, lodgepole pine stands, and reclaimed clear-cuts. The loop trails are maintained to provide cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Beginner – Expert trails available. Visit Website
Cross Country / Nordic Ski Rentals & Lodging
The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek– Ryan Park Brush Creek Ranch offers a variety of skiing and snowshoe terrain to our guests in the winter time. Trails range from a leisurely stroll through the meadows to a more challenging climb up the granite ridges through the Aspens. Snowshoes are available at the ranch for no additional charge and ski's can be rented locally for a nominal fee. 307-327-5241 Visit Website
Rendezvous Lodge LLC – Ryan Park Experience 300 or more inches of snowfall in the Snowy Range. Rendezvous Lodge is a great place to start out your cross country skiing treks. Gasoline, lodging and dining are also available. 307-326-8998 888-326-8998
Trading Post – Encampment / Riverside Junction Cross country ski rentals are available at this self proclaimed “The Biggest Little Store in the Country”. Outdoor Clothing, hunting, gas, groceries, fishing licenses, and maps are also available here. 307-327-5720