Visit Sweetwater County

3-Day Itinerary

Seeing it All

What would you do if you had three full days in a Western paradise? In the case of Sweetwater County, the natural answer is a mix of outdoor adventure, scenic drives, historic tours and more outdoor adventure. This three day itinerary hits all the highlights.

Day 1

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Start the day with a tasty breakfast at Get Real Coffee in Green River.

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Drive the western part of the Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Visit the Red Canyon Visitor Center.

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Eat a delicious lunch at the Flaming Gorge Resort.

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Spend time at Red Canyon Lodge horseback riding, paddle boating and fishing.

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Take a tour of the Flaming Gorge Dam

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Drive the eastern part of the Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway north toward Rock Springs.

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Talk about the day over dinner at Santa Fe Southwest Grill before getting some shut-eye. 

Day 2

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Take your pick of breakfast in Rock Springs

9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Drive the Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop in a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle. Don't forget your camera and binoculars.

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

End your scenic drive in Green River, and grab lunch at Don Pedro's Mexican Restaurant.  

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Visit the Sweetwater County Historical Museum to learn about the history and culture of Southwest Wyoming.

3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Head to Green River to explore Expedition Island. Rent a tube, kayak or raft from White Mountain Lumber.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Grab dinner at the Fish Bowl and get some sleep at your hotel in Green River.

Day 3

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Start the day with breakfast at Cowboy Donuts in Rock Springs.

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Explore the vibrant art scene and browse unique shops and eateries in award-winning Downtown Rock Springs. Take a tour of the Rock Springs Historical Museum

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Stop for some lunch at Broadway Burger Station.

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Take a lesson in archaeology at the White Mountain Petroglyphs and view ancient sandstone etchings. 

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Grab an unforgettable ice cream snack in Farson before hiking down some of the historic trails near Farson.  

7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

End the day over some Wyoming fare at Bitter Creek Brewing in Rock Springs. Get some sleep and prepare to head home with bragging rights.

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