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Outdoor Sports Enthusiast 3 - Day Venture

The adventures are plentiful in Sweetwater County. From golf to mountain biking and from kayaking to hiking, we have it all!

Day 1

8:00 a.m         
It’s tee time at the Rolling Green Country Club! Visitors to Green River, WY from 100 or miles away are encouraged to golf this private 18 hole course! You’ll be golfing along side of the Green River, 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.

10:00 a.m.  
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 very 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 “10 Ring” and looping back on “Surfing”. 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”.

12:00 p.m.     
Dinner at The Hitching Post Restaurant and Saloon in Green River, WY. This remodeled building is home to friendly staff, and great food-all in the center of Green River.

1:30 p.m.        
Cool off this afternoon and Kayak the Green River. Located right in the heart of the City of Green River, 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 ideally suited for kayakers. Hone your skills by navigating through the eight compressed-air gates that hang over the rapids. A short return walk to the top of the falls means you can spend a whole afternoon repeating the run.

5:00 p.m.          
Visit Don Pedros Mexican Family Restaurant for dinner. This local favorite has been serving authentic home-style Mexican food since 1995.

Day 2

7:30 a.m.       
Tee time, part 2. 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: a food and beverage cart, a small fishing/boating lake, ball field complex, lovely landscaped grounds, duck pond and large parking areas.

11:30 a.m.       
Nourish your mind and body at Santa Fe Trail Southwest Grill, the afternoon is full of adventure!

1:00 p.m.         
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 over 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” cell service is limited! Make sure you have extra water, and a high-clearance vehicle with thick tires (and a spare tire) to traverse the dirt roads. Let someone know where you are headed and when you plan to return.

5:30 p.m          
Time for dinner at Bitter Creek Brewing Company. Have a burger and a cold brew, you deserve it!

Day 3

7:30 a.m.         
It’s time to hit the water! Set off for Lake Flaming Gorge.

8:30 a.m.        
Drop in 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, and 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!

11:00 a.m.      
Head over to Flaming Gorge Lodge and Resort for lunch. The civilized way to enjoy the great outdoors.

12:30 p.m.        
Head over to 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!

3:30 p.m.      
Depart for Rock Springs, WY. Be on the lookout for big horn sheep, antelope, elk, deer, moose, waterfowl, raptors, and much more!

5:30 p.m.         
Finish the day with a delicious dinner at the Coyote Creek Steakhouse in Rock Springs, WY.

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