Exciting Things to do in Wyoming

Area Attractions Near Our Ranch

Brush Creek Ranch's location in the resort town of Saratoga, WY offers convenient access to a broad range of things to do in Wyoming. Adjacent to over one million unspoiled acres of stunning landscape in Medicine Bow National Forest, Brush Creek Ranch offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to truly connect with the natural splendor of the Rocky Mountain region while enjoying the exclusive amenities of our luxury dude ranch setting. Although the wide range of ranch activities available will keep you busy throughout your stay, some of the area attractions outside our gates are not to be missed. Please also see our Wyoming hunting guides. Here are some of our favorite ranch vacation things to do in Wyoming:

Medicine Bow National Forest

Crystal clear streams, vast swathes of unspoiled wilderness, and plentiful wildlife characterize Medicine Bow National Forest. Hike miles of nature trails, plan a picnic excursion, or take a scenic drive through this natural and majestic wonderland.

Snowy Range Pass with Lake Marie and Libby Flats 

The Snowy Range Scenic Byway crosses the Medicine Bow Mountain Range and includes the 29 miles of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest portion of Wyoming Highway 130. Enjoy 36 miles of hiking trails, glacial fed lakes, and stunning vistas. 

Town of Saratoga, Wyoming

Located just 15 miles from the ranch, Saratoga “where the trout leap in Main Street,” is treasured by fishermen, hunters and others who love the outdoors. Explore the Blackhawk Art Gallery, Hat Creek Trading Post and other specialty shops in this quaint historic town. 

Saratoga Hot Springs

Revered by Native Americans for their healing properties, the Saratoga Hot Springs are open to the public and offer the chance to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Platte River.

Saratoga Museum

The Saratoga Museum is housed in the town's original 1915 Union Pacific Railroad Depot. The museum opened in 1980 and provides an opportunity to explore the Platte Valley, featuring one of Wyoming's largest and best gem and mineral displays.

Grand Encampment Museum

The Grand Encampment Museum, located in Encampment, Wyoming, preserves history with its collection of over a dozen historical buildings filled with artifacts representing the timber, mining, and agricultural history of the Encampment valley.

Centennial, Wyoming

Situated at the foot of the Snowy Range mountains, Centennial is only one mile from the Medicine Bow National Forest and five miles from the Snowy Range Ski Area. The vast recreational opportunities of the Centennial area, excellent both in summer and winter, attract tourists from all over the world, providing a rich source of income for this quaint, unincorporated yet vital and growing community.

Sierra Madre Mountain Range/Battle Pass

Named for a famous Battle between Indians and Fur Trappers in 1841, Battle Pass is A 57-mile paved highway over the crest of the little-visited Sierra Madre Mountains of the Medicine Bow National Forest. This drive is a beautiful route that climbs high over the Sierra Madre of southeastern Wyoming. In the fall, Aspen Alley is a 'must-see.' 

North Platte River Basin

The North Platte River Basin covers roughly 22,000 square miles in Wyoming, about one quarter of the state. The headwaters flow from the mountains surrounding North Park, Colo., as well as the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre and other, minor ranges of southeast Wyoming. 

Couple and Dog Hiking at Medicine Bow National Forest

Horse on the Field