Embrace the chill in the air and get cozy in southern Wyoming. The best place to start planning your winter vacation is: wyomingcarboncounty.com/winter-recreation

Winter Adventures

Experience world class powder on 500+ miles of area trails perfect for snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing! Carbon County has some of the best snowmobiling in Wyoming with terrain to excite users of all skill levels.

Experience snowmobiling excellence with rentals and guided tours from the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort. Saratoga is home to lots of well-marked trails just waiting to be explored. Each trip is guided by an expert who knows the Medicine Bow National Forest to help you navigate. As an added bonus, Saratoga is home to a delicious mix of local cuisine to sample in the historic downtown area. Taste the craft beer scene at the Snowy Mountain Brewery, Wyoming’s 3rd oldest craft brewery located right on-site.

The Rendezvous Lodge in the beautiful Snowy Range in the Medicine Bow National Forest is just 10 miles from scenic Medicine Bow Peak. It’s a perfect winter base camp for snowmobilers and cross-country skiers to relax after a fun day exploring. There are over 200 miles of groomed trails starting from the parking lot! The onsite restaurant is famous for their hand cut rib eyes and homemade pie. 

If you are looking for luxury, there is no place quite like the exclusive Brush Creek Ranch. Green Mountain, part of the Brush Creek resort collection, is a 600-acre private ski mountain where guests can enjoy incredible downhill skiing and snowboarding. These ski trails are only accessible via a heated snowcat! You’ll also want to check out “The Farm at Brush Creek.” At the Farm you can learn new cooking skills or experience the on-site restaurant, greenhouse, distillery, creamery, bakery, and massive wine cellar.

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southern Wyoming – Hot Springs

Take a soothing dip where Native Americans once soaked for the healing powers of the hot springs at the Hobo Hot Springs in Saratoga, Wyoming. It’s free to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The historic Saratoga hot springs is located on the banks of the North Platte River, where a bathhouse was constructed that is now a locker room for visitors. Water temperatures in the hot pool range from 101 to 120 degrees. 

Nestled between the Snowy Range and the Sierra Madre Mountain Range on the North Platte River is an immersive hot springs experience at the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort. When you stay at this expansive property, you can swim in the 70-foot mineral hot springs swimming pool and soak under a teepee in small covered hot pools. The resort also offers the Healing Waters Spa. 

The Historic Elk Mountain Hotel

Looking for a unique lodging experience in Wyoming? Look no further than the Historic Elk Mountain Hotel, a beautifully restored Folk Victorian hotel built in 1905. With its elegantly appointed guest rooms featuring period antiques and modern amenities, you’ll feel right at home. The Elk Mountain Hotel is known for its delicious fine dining experiences. So make sure to make a reservation to try out this local favorite.