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explore the Snowy Range, Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Upper North Platte River Valley & Rawlins
in southern wyoming, each town has its own unique brand of hospitality and offer a variety of places to stay, eat and shop. activities and entertainment vary from live musical performances and art festivals to skijoring competitions and beerfests. there is something for everyone in southern Wyoming.
Serving as the county seat, Rawlins is home to more than half of the people living in Carbon County. It is located 90 miles west of Laramie, 40 miles southwest of Seminoe State Park and an hour north of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range in south-central Wyoming. The Rawlins Uplift, a distinctive rock formation north of the City, acts as a boundary between the sagebrush prairies of southeastern Wyoming and the Red Desert.
Rawlins is a place where visitors can improve their game at a nationally ranked 18-hole golf course, take aim at the area’s best outdoor shooting complex, tour two museums and explore restaurants and shops in an historic downtown setting. With five walking tours and a new splash pad for kids coming this summer, there’s always something new to experience in Rawlins.
Located 21 miles south of Interstate 80, Saratoga, Wyoming has plenty of services, places to stay, eat and shop, convenience stores, a grocery store, a museum, a medical clinic, two large parks and a Chamber of Commerce. For more than a century, visitors have come here to soak in mineral hot springs, fish the trout-filled North Platte River and enjoy the amenities of this small western town.
Originally know at Warm Springs, Wyoming, the town was renamed in 1886 by Fenimore Chatterton after Saratoga Springs, New York. "Saratoga" is the Native American word meaning "place of miraculous water in rock".
encampment and Riverside, Wyoming
Located 17 miles south of Saratoga on Highway 230, Encampment and Riverside have several places to stay, eat, shop and a convenience store. There is a large park at Riverside and behind the Encampment Museum. Both of these small towns are known for the close proximity to recreation in the mountains and access to the Encampment River.
The towns boomed at the turn-of-the-century with copper mining and smelting. From 1903-1908, a sixteen-mile, steam-powered aerial tramway carried copper ore from miles in the Sierra Madre Range to Encampment.
The community of Centennial, Wyoming lies just outside the east entrance of the Snowy Range. There are a handful of places to stay, eat and refuel--plus the Nici Self Museum. With a population of roughly 100, everyone here literally knows everyone in this small town with a hippie vibe.
Centennial was settled in 1875 with the discovery of gold in the area. Although the vein of gold soon faulted, ranchers, timber workers and coal miners continued to settle here.
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