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Sweetwater County

Towering buttes, red-hued desert landscapes and otherworldly rock formations might leave you wondering if you’ve left the state – or country.

You’ve just entered Sweetwater County. This sprawling area is filled with outdoor activities, restaurants and museums as varied as its terrain. Just south of Green River lies Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, a desert oasis where you can hike and mountain bike or kayak, fish and boat on a beautiful reservoir that spans the Utah border. Head northeast to the Killpecker Sand Dunes for views of Boar’s Tusk and other rock formations as you ATV through 11,000 acres of sand. Then stop for a stroll in downtown Rock Springs where you can find local dining and attractions like Bittercreek Brewing and the Rock Springs Historical Museum, which features exhibits on the area’s coal mining and railroad past that provided work for 56 nationalities. Be sure to check if there’s a rodeo or another exciting event happening at the Sweetwater Events Complex before going on to explore more treasures in southwest Wyoming.

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Cities in Sweetwater County

  • Rock Springs
  • Green River
  • Superior
  • Eden Valley
  • Wamsutter

Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming is home to 56 nationalities thanks to its beginning in coal mining. This high-desert oasis provides adventure around every corner. The charming downtown has an award-winning main street featuring great shopping opportunities and locally revered restaurants.

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Green River

With its beautiful scenery, rugged outdoors and abundant recreation, Green River attracts thrill-seekers and nature-lovers of all types. From world-class fishing and wildlife watching to family sporting complexes, river rafting, kayaking and mountain biking, you will find everything you need to enjoy this unique corner of Wyoming.

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Superior

Superior is located just 23 miles east from Rock Springs nestled at the foot of the panoramic Continental Divide and offers a look at yesteryear in a town forgotten by time. Superior remains a diamond in the rough for those seeking real adventure in authentic old west sightseeing. You’ll find a couple of taverns, ghost towns and movie locations.

Eden Valley

The farming and ranching community of Eden Valley is the gateway to the West. You can roam where Native Americans, fur traders, mountain men and western pioneers passed. The valley offers a historical snapshot of life in the 1800s through historical trails. Adventure is available through fishing and camping at Big Sandy Reservoir and off-roading at Killpecker Sand Dunes.

Wamsutter

Wamsutter is located in the Great Divide Basin. Its claim to fame may very well be that it is home to the world’s only desert elk herd as well as possibly the largest herd of Pronghorn antelope in the world. In fact, it is not uncommon to see them wander through the community.

Buttes at sunset near Green River, Wyoming in Sweetwater County.

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