Sitting at the base of the Sierra Madre Mountains and near Medicine Bow National Forest, Encampment is an ideal stop for adventure seekers.
This small town got its start in copper mining along the Encampment River. Visitors can get a glimpse of this mining history, along with timber and agriculture history, by visiting the Grand Encampment Museum. Here, you’ll find dozens of historical buildings and artifacts and have the option to take part in a guided or mobile tour. In the summer, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy camping, canoeing, fishing, rafting, hiking, mountain biking and more. Encampment is considered a gateway city to the Continental Divide Trail, with over 45 miles of this epic route passing through the surrounding mountains and forest. In the fall, take a drive along Battle Pass Scenic Byway to see golden aspens, Battle Lake and the Battle Pass ghost town.