1500 West Spruce Street
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone: (307) 324-2905
Fax: (307) 328-4078
Snowy Mountain Brewery is situated within the Saratoga Resort and Spa and is so named because of its proximity to the Snowy Range Mountains. It not only attracts beer enthusiasts from this resort but also guests staying at nearby hotels. The brewmaster Steve Simpson takes a hands-on approach and brews beers with an unusual blend of classic and contemporary flavors. Visitors can also avail of informal tours of the brewery and view the copper tanks and advanced machinery. The staff is happy to share tit-bits about the brewing mechanism and process with the guests. Try beers like Lone Ranger Red with caramel, Chocolate Meltdown Porter infused with chocolate, honey and spices, and Widow Maker Ale with a melange of sweet and bitter flavors. If you are confused between the selections, opt for the Tasting Paddle, which permits you to sample a little of each brew. Customers can also carry home beer in the traditional style via growlers.
Located in the charming Saratoga town in the Carbon County, the Kathy Glode Park formerly the Highland Park, is a popular recreational spot along with the Veterans Island Park. With a children's playground replete with swings and slides, picnic tables and grills, this is the favored picnic destination among the locals here. If your idea of relaxation is reading a book in open air, then occupy one of the several benches and enjoy your book while listening to the chirping birds.
A quaint, cozy little town, Grand Encampment, or Encampment as it is locally called as, is located in Carbon County in southern Wyoming. The town lies at the foot of the Sierra Madre mountain range, and lies in close proximity to the Medicine Bow Forest, thus making it an ideal, scenic tourist destination. Besides the natural beauty, the town is home to several festivals and events like the Encampment Copper Days Festival, Living History Days, Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo, and the Sierra Madre Winter Carnival. Known in its early days for the mining of abundant copper in the region, the town, today, is a charming town with a lot to offer the discerning traveler.
Independence Rock was a well known landmark on the California and Oregon Trails. This granite rock stands at 136 feet (40.8m) tall but is over a mile wide. Emigrants passing the landmark on covered wagons often used to stop and carve their name into the rock. In 1940, Father Peter J. DeSmet saw the names and called this place "The Register of the Desert."