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Explore Carbon County: Fishing

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If you’re looking for picturesque mountain views and incredible fishing Carbon County Wyoming is your destination.

Places to fish in Carbon County include the North Platte River, Encampment River, The Little Snake River, alpine lakes, Seminoe Reservoir, Saratoga Lake and more.

Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat trout are numerous in our pristine rivers.

Walleye can be found in Seminoe Lake and lower elevation lakes and make great for great eating.

Carbon County has numerous fishing guides with the experience to ensure a successful fishing expedition.

If you are planning on fishing via power boat Hog Park Reservoir (25 miles south of Encampment in the Sierra Madre Range), Seminoe Reservoir (a short drive north of Rawlins, Hanna and Medicine Bow), Saratoga Lake (5 miles north of Saratoga) or the High Savery Reservoir located just off County Road 401 between Rawlins (Hwy 71 south from Rawlins turns into County Road 401) and Savery are all great fishing destinations with plenty of room to explore.

Click here for a list of great fishing locations in Carbon County!

Explore Carbon County: Where to Stay

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Carbon County has resorts, guest ranches, B & B’s, hotels, cabins, cottages, vacation rentals, lodges, RV camping and more! 

Whatever your style we can help you find your perfect lodging type.

Click here to find your lodging match.

Explore Carbon County: Snowmobiling

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Explore over 500 miles of groomed and ungroomed trails with terrain to please users with skill levels ranging from novice to the expert.

See below to find tips on the best places to experience snowmobiling in Carbon County, Wyoming.

Carbon County Wyoming has some of the best snowmobiling offerings anywhere.

Explore over 500 miles of groomed and ungroomed trails with terrain to please users with skill levels ranging from the novice to the expert. 

Snowmobiling occurs in primarily three recreational areas, each offering excellent trails and conditions.

Click here to see information on snowmobiling areas, snowmobile guides, rentals, and trails.

Hiking in Carbon County Wyoming

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Some of the best places in Carbon County can be accessed by hiking on one of the hundreds of miles of hiking trails in the county.

The Medicine Bow National Forest is a prime location for hiking.

There are also 5 wilderness areas in the Carbon County region. Wild mountain flowers dot trails along the Great Continental Divide and the Snowy Range.

Grab your gear and head out on one of our hiking trails for some exciting western adventure.

Hiking is one of the best ways to spot wildlife. [CLICK HERE TO SEE A GREAT LIST OF TRAILS]

Visit mountain lakes, crystal clear streams and secret fishing holes.

Wyoming’s terrain can be rough and the weather can change fast so make sure that while you enjoy our sweeping natural landscape you come prepared with plenty of water, warm clothes, a compass and a topographic map.

Hiking & trails in the Medicine Bow Forest: Visit Website
Area wilderness areas: Visit Website
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Links to Seminoe State Park Hiking Information: 
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Explore Carbon County’s Scenic Byways, Back Country Roads, and Hidden Treasures

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Drive through the mountains and prairies of Carbon County, Wyoming to observe our bountiful wildlife and breath taking scenery.

Wyoming is home to some of the best kept secrets in the natural world.

Whether you’re exploring the great Continental Divide, high mountain deserts or vast prairie lands, Wyoming’s scenery will not disappoint.

Keep your eyes open and you may  catch a glimpse of Wyoming’s native wildlife species including foxes, coyotes, deer, antelope, moose, elk, bald eagles, badger and more.

Please be aware that in the winter many of our scenic roads close due to high snowfall.

It is estimated that the rugged peaks of the Snowy Range rose 50 to 70 million years ago.

It is also said that the mountain peaks may have once been much higher.

Geologists suggest that approximately 15,000 feet of rock has eroded away since the mountain range’s creation.

Click here to see a list of great scenic drives in Carbon County Wyoming.

Explore Carbon County: Resources For Your Trip

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Carbon County Maps

The Carbon County Visitors Council is pleased to present area visitors with a series of interactive maps to help you get the most out of your visit.

Explore popular hiking and biking trails, campsites, fishing spots, boating areas and more.

We have 2 summer recreation maps. One for the northern portion of Carbon County and one for the southern portion. Choose an area to view our interactive maps.

There is a wealth of recreation opportunities in Carbon County, Wyoming. These maps will help you find a new adventure as well as provide navigation to the areas that interest you!

Click here to see a list of great maps in Carbon County.

Carbon County – Get your West On

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The Seminoe-Alcova Back Country Byway is located in South Central Wyoming.

The north end of the byway is in Alcova, a small settlement on WY 220 about 30 miles southwest of Casper, and the south end is in the small oil town of Sinclair, near Rawlins.

Here at the junction of WY 220 and Natrona County Road 603/407, the 73-mile route passes through antelope-grazed prairie and stark desert, and climbs over the rugged Seminoe Mountains.

The route has special attractions which include: the Alcova Reservoir, popular for fishing and boating; Pathfinder Reservior, a favorite of windsurfers; Fremont Canyon, known for fishing, rock climbing, and popular with experienced river-runners; Seminoe Reservoir, the Seminoe Mountains, the Pedro Mountains, and Seminoe State Park.

The road is in a remote area, but provides amazing landscape transformations while traversing through the Seminoe Mountains, the Pedro Mountains, and Fremont Canyon, that are worth making the back-country journey to view.

Length: 64 miles / 103 km 

Time to Allow: 2.5 hours

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