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Why Rock Springs, WY is a Great Place to Live

The Sweetwater County area is the starting point for great adventures.

By Lisa Battles on September 13, 2016

A cyclist rides through Grand Teton National park near Jackson, Wyoming
Rock Springs / Jeff Adkins

Rock Springs, Wy. and the Sweetwater County area is the starting point for great adventures. It’s where John Wesley Powell launched an expedition that led him to the Grand Canyon.

Today it’s where wild horses gallop across the horizon as the sun sets and ATV riders go full throttle up massive sand dunes. Located in the high desert, Sweetwater County offers high adventure, high art and higher education.

Fun things to do in Rock Springs, WY

From kayaking on the Green River to hunting for fossils at what was Lake Gosiute, the opportunities for outdoor adventures are as vast as the views. Living here puts you minutes away from trout streams, rock formations, hiking trails and a herd of rare desert elk.

The Sweetwater Events Complex & Speedway  BMX, stock car and racing, as well as art shows, concerts, camping, fishing and picnics. Recreation centers provide activities for all ages, and a collection of art galleries provide inspiration.

Restaurants serve up choice steaks, barbecue,freshly brewed beer and a variety of ethnic dishes. 

Here are the Rock Springs area’s best places to eat. 

Opportunities for employment and education also are ample. Coal and mineral mining as well as oil and natural gas production employ many residents. In addition, the county has seen a recent surge in entrepreneurs starting businesses. Meanwhile, the health care, education and retail sectors continue steady growth. 

Discover Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Rock Springs, WY 


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