Day Trips

Whether you are staying a day or a few weeks, you will never run out of great things to see and do!  Here are a couple of our favorite day trips using Saratoga/Platte Valley as your basecamp.  Be sure to stop in to the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center (210 West Elm Street within the Platte Valley Community Center) to pick up maps, guide books, bird watching checklists, and museum passports!  We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Overland Trail Marker Follow the Pioneers, day trips from SaratogaFOLLOW THE PIONEERS

  • Overland Trail
  • Wyoming Frontier Prison
  • Carbon County Museum
  • Sinclair/Parco Hotel
  • Ft. Fred Steele Historic Site


Independence Rock -The Trek West, day trips from SaratogaTHE TREK WEST

  • Mormon Handcart Visitors Center
  • Independence Rock
  • Seminoe/Alcova Scenic Backway
  • Seminoe Dam


Outlaw Adventure-Battle Mountain Pass Senic Byway, day trips from SaratogaOUTLAW ADVENTURE-BATTLE MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY

  • Continental Divide
  • Aspen Alley
  • Little Snake River Valley Museum
  • Cassidy House



Indian Bathtubs east of Riverside--natural rock formations, day trips from Saratoga


  • Hog Park Reservoir
  • Indian Bathtubs
  • Grand Encampment Museum



Indian Paintbrush-Snowy Range Senic Byway SNOWY RANGE SCENIC

  • Lake Marie & Libby Flats
  • Centennial
  • Wyoming Territorial Park
  • University of Wyoming