Bird Watching Tips, Wyoming Carbon County

The best thing about birding is you can do it anywhere you travel.

It is nice however, to know where some of the local hot spots are when traveling. Hopefully this article will help with that for Carbon County, Wyoming

March, April and May as the ice and snow melt away; birding hotspots can include Saratoga Lake for returning waterfowl, pelicans and Osprey. Two published sage grouse leks (mating areas) are in Carbon County. The Wyoming Game and Fish publish exact directions and birding etiquette for watching these birds. The Pass Creek lek is 12 miles North of Saratoga and the  Upper Red Creek lek is about 7 miles North of Baggs. The grouse are usually there late March and April.  Also 25 miles North of Baggs on highway 789 are the Muddy creek wetlands near Dad. There are no facilities in the area, so be prepared.

2019 Carbon County Visitors Guide

The new guide to everything travel related in Carbon County, Wyoming is now available for download or in a printed version. 

The Carbon County Visitors' Council released the new guide in May.  This years' guide features a new cover photo taken on the Medicine Bow Peak trail and features information on each community within the county including Rawlins, Saratoga, Encampment, Riverside, Medicine Bow, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Baggs, Dixon, Savery, and Sinclair.

Music in the Park

Carbon County Summers are packed with fun local events.

To see a schedule of what's currently scheduled make sure to check out our calendar of events but here are some of our favorite annual events you will not want to miss.

Carbon County, Wyoming Annual Events

Find upcoming events including rodeos, concerts, festivals, performing arts, family events, & more.

Many of these 2019 events are not yet in our calendar as final decisions on event times & locations are still being decided even though dates have been set. If you are looking for complete event information on upcoming events, also make sure to check out our calendar of events. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.

3 Fun Routes to Yellowstone

Wyoming’s most famous destination is Yellowstone National Park, located in the northwestern most part of the state.  Carbon County Wyoming is a magical corridor to visit on your way our nation’s first National Park. Check out the fun and scenic routes we have mapped out for your convenience from various Carbon County cities to Yellowstone National Park.

The Old Pen

Old Pen Tours are a popular Rawlins activitiy.

During its more than 80-year history as a corrections facility, approximately 13,500 inmates called the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins “home.”

Wyoming’s Frontier Prison, often referred to as the “Old Pen,” housed 11 women from when it opened in 1901 until 1909, at which point it became a facility primarily for men.

Carbon County Recreation & Trail Maps

Maps encompass all of Carbon County’s outdoor assets & activities

Hunting season has begun and the Carbon County Visitors’ Council is excited to launch the Carbon County Recreation and Trail Maps. CCVC partnered with Great Outdoor Consultants to create recreation and trail maps that are inclusive of all Carbon County outdoor resources.

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