Welcome to Carbon County ‘Get Your West On!’

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Carbon County is 7,897 square miles from the mountains to the deserts. It is known for its rich natural resources, gorgeous mountains, scenic vistas and pristine rivers and streams.

There is a lot of ground to cover to take advantage of all the exciting and authentic experiences here.

Plan to spend at least five days in Wyoming’s Carbon County, even longer if you can!

To help make the most of your time here, we have included multi-day itineraries that will allow you to soak in mineral hot springs, visit museums and historic sites, fish, golf, hike, take scenic drives, see wildlife and more.

Come to Carbon County and leave the crowds behind. More info at Wyomingcarboncounty.com

Couple embracing outside of tent at dusk


Length: 29 miles via Highway 130

Open Memorial Day through October, weather permitting

This high altitude drive showcases some of the most spectacular and easily accessible peaks in Medicine Bow National Forest. Highway 130 runs between the Highway 130/230 junction (8 miles south of Saratoga) and Centennial.

After crossing the North Platte River, it ascends to it’s highest point at 10,847 feet before meandering toward Centennial. Picnic areas, campgrounds, alpine lakes, a network of hiking trails and several scenic overlooks are accessible from the Highway–plus unforgettable views and plenty of wildlife sightings. Highlights include:

• Medicine Bow Peak, 12,013 ft: the highest peak in southern Wyoming. A 5.5-mile hike to the top features switch-backs, rock crossings and amazing views. See page 12 for more details.

• Lake Marie: popular lake named after Mary (Marie) Bellamy who led a suffrage drive for the adoption of 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote.

• Libby Flats Observation Point: the highest point on the Highway.

• P. O. W. Camp at the Ryan Park Campground: originally a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, it later served as a P.O.W. Camp for German and Italian soldiers during WWII. 

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