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Wamsutter

Hang with the Locals

Hang with the Locals

If your idea of mingling with “the locals” involves hanging out on the high desert watching elk, deer and pronghorn, then you’ll feel right at home in Wamsutter. This small town and the area that surrounds it offers some of the best wildlife habitat for big game, and it is the perfect place to admire Wyoming’s stunning scenery and explore its unique geology.

About Wamsutter, Wyoming

Originally inhabited by Shoshone and Ute tribes, Wamsutter was founded in 1868 to service the Transcontinental Railroad, but it wasn’t formally incorporated until 1914. It has since served as an area hub for sheep ranching, wild horse roundups, uranium explorations, oil production and natural gas development.

But 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. Wildlife watching here is so ubiquitous, you could say the wildlife watches us, too.

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Easily plan your trip to Rock Springs and Green River with our list of local hot spots. Choose from some of our favorite restaurants, natural vistas and more.  

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Unwind after a day of adventure with food and drink specials at these top spots for happy hour in Rock Springs and Green River. 

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Experience family-friendly fun without breaking the bank. From free events to thrilling outdoor activities, there's plenty to explore on a budget.

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Follow our two-day itinerary for a weekend of angling and adventure in Sweetwater County. Try your luck at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir and Green River!

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