Outdoor Sports Enthusiast
The adventures are plentiful in Rock Springs and Green River. From golfing to mountain biking and kayaking to hiking, we have it all!
It’s tee time at the Rolling Green Country Club! Locals and visitors to Green River are encouraged to golf at this private 18-hole course! You’ll be golfing along the Green River, so watch for moose, deer, waterfowl and antelope. This mature and exceptionally groomed golf course is located three miles west of Green River off of I-80. Rolling Green also has a learning center that includes putting greens and a driving range.
Head out and ride. Accessed on the southeastern side of Green River, the Wilkins Peak Trail System is extensive. Adored by locals, this trail system is well-maintained and boasts magnificent views of the area’s unique landscape. Warm up your legs on the lower-elevation and easier trails along the Green River, like heading out on the 10 Ring trail and looping back on the Channel Surfing trail. Then, get your heart racing on the labyrinth of single-track trails on the peak’s western face, such as Brent and Mikes and Quick Draw. For technical riding, hit up the aptly-named 4.5-mile Pick Your Poison.
Enjoy dinner at the Hitching Post Restaurant and Saloon in Green River. This remodeled building is home to friendly staff and great food.
Cool off in the afternoon and kayak the Green River. Located in the heart of the city, the Green River Whitewater Park and Tubing Channel offers not only the easiest access around, but also the most options for cooling off. Take the southern channel which includes Castle Falls, a significant whitewater plunge suited for kayakers. Hone your skills by navigating through the eight compressed-air gates that hang over the rapids. A short walk to return to the top of the falls means you can spend a whole afternoon repeating the run.
Visit Don Pedros Mexican Family Restaurant for dinner. This local favorite has been serving authentic, home-style Mexican food since 1995.
Tee time, part two. White Mountain Golf Course offers the public 27 fun-filled holes, a driving range, fully equipped pro shop, clubhouse and concession stand, golf carts, and golf lessons by appointment — not that you’ll need them. Check out the course's other amenities including a small fishing/boating lake, ball field complex, lovely landscaped grounds, duck pond and large parking areas.
Nourish your mind and body with a hearty meal at Santa Fe Southwest Grill because the afternoon is full of adventure!
Hike through the Killpecker Sand Dunes and Leucite Hills. The Leucite Hills are the remains of volcanic flows from these Pleistocene eruptions. The presence of the Leucite Hills created a gap through which the prevailing westerly winds funnel. These winds are strong enough to carry sand and gravel. As the winds blow through the Leucite Hills, the sand collects in large sand dunes. These dunes can reach heights of over 100 feet and run for more than 100 miles from west to east. The area around the Killpecker Dune Field is home to a herd of rare desert elk, found nowhere else in North America. From Rock Springs, take U.S. 191 about 10 miles to the north. Turn right at CR 4-18 (at the sign that reads Petroglyphs, Sand Dunes, Boar’s Tusk), and then turn left at CR 4-17. This is a true “off the grid experience” and cell service is limited! Make sure you have extra water and a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle. Let someone know where you are headed and when you plan to return.
Time for dinner at Bitter Creek Brewing Company in Rock Springs. Have a burger and a cold brew, you deserve it!
It’s time to hit the water! Set off for Flaming Gorge Country.
Drop a line, hike, raft or boat at Dutch John. Within the deep waters of Flaming Gorge Reservoir, record-size lake and brown trout can be caught. The stretch of water along the Green River downstream of the dam is legendary — both for its goliath-sized trout and its scenic beauty. Talk about options for recreation and fun!
Head over to Flaming Gorge Lodge and Resort for lunch. The civilized way to enjoy the great outdoors.
Then stop by the Red Canyon Visitor Center to see the exhibits or hike the canyon rim. There’s also horseback riding, mountain biking and fishing. The options are endless!
Depart for Rock Springs. Be on the lookout for big horn sheep, antelope, elk, deer, moose, waterfowl, raptors and much more!
Finish the day with a delicious dinner at the Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse in Rock Springs.