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5 Things To Do on a Hunter’s Widow Weekend in Rock Springs and Green River


While the areas of Rock Springs and Green River are considered a sportsman’s haven, there are plenty of opportunities for non-hunters to share in the adventure and fun of the area while their hunters are following tracks. Whether you prefer exhilarating outdoor escapades or more relaxing indoor activities, these two towns have you covered.


Spa Time

Discover a blissful world of relaxation and self-care at the Escape Day Spa & Boutique in Rock Springs or Beauty & Bliss in Green River. Both retreats offer exceptional services from massages to yoga classes. Beauty & Bliss specializes in helping restore your mind-body connection with Buti and Vinyasa flow yoga, reiki sessions and meditation guidance. Escape Day Spa & Boutique takes pride in its beauty treatments, including manicures, pedicures, facials and makeup application. Both spas feature delightful boutique shops filled with specialty items to complete your day of personal wellness.

Sidekicks Book & Wine Bar

Sip a glass of merlot and unwind with a good book during happy hour at Sidekicks Book & Wine Bar in downtown Rock Springs. You’ll find a wide selection of titles from Italian cooking and mystery thrillers to sultry romance and poignant memoirs. Not in a reading mood? Lounge on plush couches and chat with friends over a creamy pot of fondue or tasty charcuterie board.


Grab Your Binoculars

Southwest Wyoming is the ideal place to enjoy the wonders of nature, including the 800 species of critters that call this area home sweet home. Stroll through the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge to spot ospreys, trumpeter swans, trout, river otters, beavers, deer and muskrats. Take a trip to Little Mountain or Pilot Butte to see pronghorn, elk, wild horses, foxes, sage grouses, coyotes and more. Check out our wildlife-viewing page for all the top spots to catch a glimpse of Wyoming’s animals.

Be sure to exercise responsible wildlife-viewing practices and keep a safe, respectful distance from any local creatures you may encounter.

Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit

With their diverse terrain, Green River and Rock Springs offer a wide range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. From exciting water sports and hikes along the famous Green River to the thrills of mountain biking the Mustang Loop Trail or sandboarding at Killpecker Sand Dunes, there is an invigorating experience to suit everyone’s preferences.


With its imposing rock formations, dramatic gorges and tranquil waters, this area is a place that you have to see to believe. Enjoy the view and let someone else do the driving on a guided scenic tour of Flaming Gorge (June through September). Or, take a day drive to witness these unforgettable vistas on one of our scenic byways, including the Bridger Valley Historic Byway which intersects with many historic pioneer trails mentioned below.


Wyoming has a deeply rich history, especially in southwest Wyoming, where thousands of pioneers passed through on their journey toward a better life in the West. Relive their experiences and walk in their footsteps down one of the area’s many miles of still-visible pioneer trails — the most of any area in the United States.

Stop at stage stations less than an hour north and west of Green River along the old Pony Express Route, including the Granger Stage Station Historic Site in Granger and the Green River Pony Express Station near the Lombard Ferry, which itself was a popular river-crossing point for many trails. Witness one of the crossroads of the pioneer trails, including the Mormon Trail, California Trail, Oregon Trail and Cherokee or Trappers’ Trail, at the Fort Bridger State Historical Site. Hear the tales of the daring souls who settled in these wild lands at Rock Springs and Green River’s historic museums.


Creative inspiration can strike at any time, especially when surrounded by our captivating lands and raw beauty. Bring your camera for the opportunity to capture your next favorite landscape. Get creative by painting a clay souvenir at the Sweetwater Creation Studios in Green River. If you prefer to appreciate art rather than create it, you can marvel at the masterpieces of Norman Rockwell, Ilya Bolotowsky and Loren MacIver at the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs.

Looking for more fun and excitement? Check out all the activities Rock Springs and Green River have to offer.