In 1877, a Saratoga, Wyoming, resident built a bathhouse by the town’s mineral hot springs and visitors from around the world came to soak in the warm waters that were believed to have curative properties. Today, tourists still flock to Saratoga for a wealth of adventures beyond the bathhouse. 

This Carbon County town of just more than 1,600 residents exudes Western charm. Immerse yourself in local history and heritage or enjoy abundant outdoor recreational opportunities.

Located near the Medicine Bow National Forest, Saratoga lets you join in hiking, rafting, rock climbing, boating, fishing, hunting and camping. Nearby Saratoga Lake provides year-round fishing, as well as boating, water skiing and even wind surfing.

The town is alive with festivities, especially in the summer months. Rodeos, brew festivals, outdoor concerts, art fairs and chili cook-offs keep people entertained, while the annual ice fishing derby at Saratoga Lake is a winter highlight. Several art galleries also dot the downtown district.

After a long day’s adventure, many still enjoy a soak or swim in the natural mineral waters. Hobo Hot Springs is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for free, while Saratoga Hot Springs Resort offers a number of bathing options and spa treatments to indulge in.