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explore the Snowy Range, Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Upper North Platte River Valley & Rawlins

VIP's Guide to Southern Wyoming™

places to see


Southern Wyoming's glacially carved mountains, lakes, valleys and wide open plains have staged a unique display of natural wonders and stunning views. the snowy range, sierra madre mountain range Rawlins and the upper north platte river valley are filled with awe-inspiring places to include in your adventures.

snowy range



Named for large amounts of snow that remain at high elevations during the summer months, the Snowy Range offers excellent outdoor recreation and pristine mountain scenery.


Featured Attractions:

  • Snowy Range Scenic Byway
  • Medicine Bow Peak
  • Lake Marie
  • Libby Flats Observation Point
  • Platte River Wilderness
  • Savage Run Wilderness
  • Historic Tie Hack Cabins
  • Rob Roy Reservoir
  • Kennaday Peak Fire Lookout Tower
  • Medicine Bow Non-Motorized Recreation Trail
  • Ryan Park P. O. W. Camp



sierra madre mountain range



The Sierra Madre Mountain Range is lightly visited, making it possible to explore dense forest areas, hike and bike scenic trails and fish for hours, even days without seeing another soul.


Featured Attractions:

  • Battle Pass Scenic Byway
  • Encampment River Wilderness
  • Huston Park Wilderness
  • Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
  • Green Mountain Falls
  • Hog Park Reservoir
  • Aspen Alley
  • Blackhall Mountain Fire Lookout Tower
  • Indian Bathtubs



upper north platte river valley



The Upper North Platte River Valley is home to some of the best attractions in the area. Whether you are looking for a guided "Blue Ribbon" trout fishing or float trip, excellent museums to explore, an outdoor swimming pool where you can take the kids or a relaxing soak in mineral hot springs, there are plenty of enjoyable experiences.


Featured Attractions:

  • Guided Fishing and Float Trips
  • Saratoga Hot Springs "Hobo" Pool
  • Saratoga Municipal Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Saratoga Museum
  • Grand Encampment Museum
  • Saratoga Lake
  • Saratoga National Fish Hatchery
  • Historic Hotel Wolf & Restaurant






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.


Featured Attractions:

  • Wyoming Frontier Prison
  • Carbon County Museum
  • Historic Downtown Rawlins
  • Rochelle Ranch Public Golf Course
  • Rawlins Family Recreation Center
  • Rawlins Indoor Pistol Range
  • Rawlins Outdoor Shooting Complex
  • Music In The Park



Whether you are looking for a single-day adventure or an extended stay vacation, southern Wyoming is ideal for group/family outings, weddings, reunions and romantic getaways. Order VIPs Guide to Southern Wyoming today!

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VIP's Guide to Southern Wyoming™

explore the Snowy Range , Sierra Madre Mountain Range & Upper North Platte River Valley