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Summer events are one of the best ways to experience the Great American West community of Carbon County, Wyoming. In June, Encampment hosts the Woodchopper’s Jamboree & Rodeo, where competitors chop and saw wood in a race for the fastest time, followed by one of our favorite sports competitions: rodeo.

July celebrations and events begin with a bang – literally! Plan to visit the Saratoga Independence Day Celebration or the Rawlins Summerfest extravaganza for fun, food and live entertainment. In mid-July, join cowboy poets at the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, or step back in time at the Mountain Man Rendezvous and Living History Day, which brings cowboy, mining and mountain man history to life.

Don’t miss the Carbon County Fair & Rodeo – held every August – to experience local culture, live music, cowboys riding bulls and broncs, and a demolition derby. In mid-to-late August, Saratoga is host to the Steinley Cup Brewfest, where Wyoming’s best brewers compete for the coveted trophy, and a week or two later it’s the Saratoga Bullfest – a bull riders-only event.

No matter what time of year you visit, Carbon County is the place to Get Your West On!

Rodeo is a true Great American West sport, and Carbon County offers lots of opportunities to get in on the action. Photo courtesy of Wyoming Carbon County

For more information on Carbon County, visit WyomingCarbonCounty.com.

 

When it’s time to “Get Your West On,” it’s time to head for Wyoming’s Carbon County. Located high on the Continental Divide in southcentral Wyoming, this gem sits astride Interstate 80 for easy access from points east and west. This vast 7,964-square-mile county boasts two scenic byways, the North Platte and Little Snake River Valleys, Encampment River, Saratoga Hobo Hot Springs, national forests, wilderness areas and the Continental Divide Trail. Within its perimeters lie the towns of Rawlins, Sinclair, Hanna, Medicine Bow, Elk Mountain, Saratoga, Riverside, Encampment, Savery, Dixon and Baggs.

Our wide-open spaces coupled with a low population make for some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities around, including camping, fishing, hiking, and cold-weather favorites like cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Nowhere else will you find such diversity of landscape and unspoiled wide-open spaces. Or you can take advantage of fascinating museums and historic sites and discover authentic Western adventure. If you’re looking for local culture, we encourage you to schedule your visit around one of our exciting annual events like the Woodchopper’s Jamboree & Rodeo, Independence Day Celebration, Summer Fest or Mountain Man Rendezvous.

Carbon County’s wide-open spaces and low population make for some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities around. Photo courtesy of Wyoming Carbon County

For more information on Carbon County, visit WyomingCarbonCounty.com.