Southwest Wyoming

The city is also home to notable attractions like the Star Valley View Golf Course

Welcome to Southwest Wyoming

Characterized by a beautiful scenic landscape and fascinating historical legacy, this region features numerous hidden gems and entertaining festivals.
Encompassing towns like Afton, Alpine, Green River, and Rock Springs, the southwest region boasts unspoiled landscapes, a rich historical legacy, and many hidden gems scattered throughout the area. Visitors to Afton are immediately greeted by the Elk Antler Arch, which comprises more than 3,000 antlers. The city is also home to notable attractions like the Star Valley View Golf Course and the Lincoln County Fair. 
Then in the scenic mountainside town of Alpine, residents appreciate the atmosphere of a small town while still having the advantage of many activities and amenities nearby in Jackson Hole. Rock Springs is known for its fascinating mining and railroad history. It's a culturally diverse town in the high-desert oasis named for a former spring that once gushed through the city.

What to Love

  • Historic downtown
  • Mining legacy
  • Beautiful scenic landscape
  • Many fascinating hidden gems
  • Festivals and events
  • Flaming Gorge

People & Lifestyle 

Alpine is a great little community with excellent schools in the area nearby. Rock Springs is also a pleasant town to live in, with plenty of things to do throughout the year and scenic trails to go riding. It's a great place to buy a house, which is why many young professionals flock to the area, and because it's a very culturally diverse community.
The southwest region is defined by its numerous charming attractions and historic downtown districts. There is plenty to do throughout the area, especially for people who love being outdoors and appreciate the adventure. It's hard to fall in love with this area when there is such an abundance of natural beauty around every corner.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Are you craving a well-made donut? Cowboy Donuts in Rock Springs is known by locals as the best donut shop for miles. Donuts are scratch-made and made fresh daily. While they sell the staple donuts daily, the team also has a rotating menu with mouthwatering specialty donuts themed for each season.  
Speaking of sweet treats, the ice cream shop Farson Mercantile in Farson sells some of the best ice cream in the state, including ice cream sandwiches! This family-friendly destination has been a favorite among the locals for years. 
Bitter Creek Brewing in historic downtown Rock Springs is a top-ranked pub known for legendary microbrews, great food, and exclusive wine selection. The food menu includes a mix of pasta, salads, and pizza paired with an extensive selection of microbrews made in-house.

Things to Do

The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is notable for its vibrant red canyon walls and desert-like green forest. At more than 207,000 acres, this scenic landscape is one of the region's most popular tourist destinations. You can tour the Flaming Gorge Dam, where there is an abundance of water activities to try, including fishing, waterboarding, and tubing. 
Enjoy camping and soft dunes at Killpecker Sand Dunes, a scenic spot encompassing North Table Mountain, Black Rock, Spring Butte, and Boar's Tusk. The area is a popular one for ATVing, giving you access to more than 11,000 acres of nature's sandbox to ride your dune buggy, dirt bike, or ATV.

Downtown Rock Springs hosts the annual live music festival Sweetwater Blues n' Brews. Drink delicious beer and listen to music, with several local brewers participating along with notable musical acts. Being a cowboy starts young in the West with the National High School Finals Rodeo held in Gillette at the Camplex Event.

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