Rock Springs and Sweetwater County offer a robust menu of outdoor adventure ideal for social distancing. Whether you crave the adrenaline rush of OHVing on sand dunes or a peaceful night of camping, you’ll find something to suit your tastes. 

Here are nine ideas for socially distanced experiences that’ll have you coming back for seconds — along with ideas for lodging and dining in Rock Springs and Sweetwater County. 

Tip: Many of these experiences are truly off-grid. Cell service is limited, so maps or GPS are the way to go if you need to navigate. Always tell someone where you’re heading and when you’ll return, and pack plenty of water. Additionally, check the weather to make sure you’re geared up properly. 

1. Take a locally guided Flaming Gorge Tour around Southwest Wyoming’s newly designated All-American road.

Flaming Gorge Tour in Wyoming
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2. See wildlife year-round at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge
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3. Attend one of the many local events. Wyoming’s Big Show, River Festival, International Day, and more! Check out our event calendar.

Wyoming’s Big Show, River Festival, International Day
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4. Dine at one of our many local restaurants. View our restaurant guide.

Dining in Wyoming
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5. Learn about the area’s history at the Rock Springs Historical Museum or Sweetwater County Historical Museum

Sweetwater County Historical Museum
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6. Get outside and explore at Expedition Island. This park features a walking path, lazy river, splash pad, whitewater park, and more!

Expedition Island in Wyoming
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7. Explore Wyoming’s Red Desert! Some favorite locations are the White Mountain Petroglyphs, Boars Tusk, and the Killpecker Sand Dunes.

Killpecker Sand Dunes
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8. Fish it! Sweetwater County is home to some incredible fishing year-round. Fish along the Green River or on Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

Sweetwater County Wyoming
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9. Bike it! Explore Sweetwater County on two-wheels at one of the local trail systems.

Biking in Sweetwater County Wyoming
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WY Responsibly

For tips on traveling mindfully and responsibly through Wyoming’s big, open spaces, visit WY Responsibly. Just remember: Leave natural spaces cleaner than you found them, keep a safe distance from wildlife and respect the health and safety of everyone you encounter by social distancing and wearing a mask.

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