Family-Friendly Winter activities

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5 Family-Friendly Winter Activities Family Fun in the Snow

Just because it gets a little chilly out doesn't mean that the fun is over! Bring the whole family and participate in some of our favorite events and activities this winter! You won't want to miss our 5 favorite family-friendly winter activities.

1. Cross-Country Ski or Snowshoe

Depending on conditions, the whole family can cross-country ski or snowshoe in Sweetwater County all winter long. After a good snowstorm, any local trail and even area parks in Green River and Rock Springs are great places to explore on skis or snowshoes.

Have an animal-lover in the family? Visit the Flaming Gorge Resort for abundant, well-maintained cross-country ski trails, and keep your eyes open for some intimate views of winter wildlife. From the herds of wintering elk to solitary Bull Moose, large mammals are common companions along the snowy trail.

The most popular area to explore is the Flaming Gorge NRA to the southWith more than 200 miles of ski and snowshoe trails, Flaming Gorge County transforms to a winter wonderland when the snow falls. Make sure to check out FlamingGorgeCountry.com for more tips before planning your family trip this winter.

2. Visit a Family Recreation Center

Even though making snow angels and building snowmen all day sounds like a blast, sometimes warming up sounds incredible. With three fully equipped recreation centers, Rock Springs Civic CenterGreen River Recreation Center or Rock Springs Family Recreation Center, Sweetwater County has plenty of options for family fun indoors. Choose from indoor lazy rivers and pools, splash zones, a rock wall, group exercise classes, and more!

3. Learn Something New

Discover what life was like in the West: Visit one of Sweetwater County's incredible museums to learn a little bit about the area. Get a taste of coal mining life and pioneer trails at the Rock Springs Historical Museum; learn about which dinosaurs roamed the region tens of millions of years ago at the WWCC Natural History Museum; walk in the shoes of early settlers to the area at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum; or discover your artistic side at the Community Fine Arts Center. No matter which you choose, the stories each location tells will captivate the whole family.

4. Take a Drive

Depending on road conditions, you might be able to explore some of Sweetwater County's incredible scenic byways and drives in a quieter season. Be sure to check whether the roads are maintained during the winter season, and be safe! You won't want to miss the gorgeous, snow-covered scenery this winter.

5. Attend An Event

With several signature and recurring events in Sweetwater County throughout the winter, there's sure to be one that your whole family will enjoy. From rodeos to BMX events, Arenacross to banquets, Sweetwater County has a wide variety of indoor events to enjoy.

Start a new tradition and participate in one of our signature events like the Burbot Classic Ice Fishing Derby from January 25 - 27, 2019, the Western Homecoming Chili Cook-off on February 2,2019, the Bootlegger's Bash on February 22, 2019,  or the 32nd Annual Bud Cup Hockey Tournament on March 8 - 10, 2019.

Choose the perfect event for your family from our extensive events calendar.

This winter, there's fun for the whole family in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Start planning your winter getaway today!

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