80° BY THE SEA
Looking for a beach vacation? Let us help you find the right spot.More
Thousands of acres of public land attract people to this area to see wild horses, hike, and explore 19th-century emigrant trails. Coal mining has always defined the community of Rock Springs, established when the Union Pacific Railroad pushed through the area in the late 1860s. The mines drew laborers from a variety of nationalities, making this a real melting pot of cultures. Sprawled at the base
of White Mountain, Rock Springs, population 24,000, is the site of Western Wyoming Community College, a facility known for its paleontological resources.
The Red Desert to the north and east is home to hundreds of wild horses; you can often catch a glimpse of them from area highways.
Settled by cattle and sheep ranchers, the Little Snake River valley—and its largest community, Baggs—is still ranch country. Two emigrant trails...
Snuggled up against the mountains of the Snowy Range, Centennial lies at the head of the glacial Centennial Valley. As the community closest...