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Baggs, Wyoming: Where Outlaws Once Roamed

Baggs Outlaw Stop

Baggs, Wyoming, located on the border of Colorado, was once a haven for outlaws seeking refuge from the law. Legends abound of Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch frequenting the Gaddis Mathews House, which still stands in the town's center. Although Cassidy was reported to have died in Bolivia in 1909, some locals claimed he visited Baggs during hunting trips with friends in 1929 and 1930, but this remains a topic of debate.

Noteworthy Places in Baggs, Wyoming

Baggs, Wyoming is home to several noteworthy places, including the Bank Club Bar, a historic building that was first a bank and later converted to a bar. Another attraction is the Red Desert, the largest unfenced land in the forty-eight states, known for its wild horses, antelopes, and red-tailed hawks. Although harsh, the stark beauty of the Red Desert is worth the effort to explore.

The Boyer YL Ranch

The Boyer YL Ranch

The Boyer YL Ranch has been a favorite guest ranch since 1926. Located along the Savery River in Southern Wyoming, close to the Colorado border this historic site offers  accommodations for up to 18 people. Individual guests, groups and families are invited to enjoy horse back riding, tennis, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, gourmet cooking and more. We can also accommodate family reunions, seminars, workshops or just a group of  your friends. For more information call 307-383-7778.

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Gaddis/Mathews/Cassidy House 

The Ivy Pearl Mathews Gaddis log cabin has been described as the cabin Butch Cassidy built and as the cabin he lived in. In almost certainty it was neither. It is believed his gang, the Wild Bunch, led by Cassidy visited the house often. The home served a boarding house and a Saturday night dance hall that the Wild Bunch patronized. Butch was a skilled harmonica player and would often entertain. Located on Main Street Highway 789 in Baggs


Things to Do & See in Baggs

Horse Management Area

The Adobe Town Horse Management Area (HMA) is located in south-central Wyoming between Interstate 80 and the Colorado/Wyoming border. It encompasses 472,812 acres.

Little Snake River Museum

The Little Snake River Museum offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich history of the secluded ranching valley. With over 15 historic buildings and countless exhibits, and stories of a bygone era.

Baggs Outlaw Stop

Offers a unique opportunity to explore the history of the infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy and his gang. The site consists of two buildings: the Mathews/Gaddis House and the Baggs Town Hall/Fire Station/Jail.

Baggs Rodeo

Get ready for a western adventure you won't soon forget! Whether you are a seasoned cowboy or a city slicker, the rodeo is an experience you won't want to miss.

Battle Highway

The Battle Highway along Wyoming’s Highway 70 stretches across the Sierra Madre Mountains from Encampment to Baggs. Open Memorial Day through October.

Hunting in Carbon County

Carbon County is a prime destination for hunting enthusiasts. With a diverse range of wildlife and habitats, including mule deer, elk, antelope, moose, and bighorn sheep.

 Shopping and Dining in Baggs, Wyoming

Shopping and Dining in Baggs, Wyoming

Grab a steak? Carbon County offers a unique shopping and dining experience for visitors. The charming downtowns of Rawlins, Saratoga, and Encampment offer a variety of locally-owned shops and boutiques, where visitors can find one-of-a-kind gifts, souvenirs, and handmade crafts. From antique stores to western wear shops, there is something for everyone. While in Baggs check out the Cowboy Inn Restaurant and Bar.

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Battle Pass & Little Snake River Valley

Battle Pass is A 57-mile paved highway over the crest of the 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. Two miles west of the Continental Divide is a turnout overlooking Battle Lake and a monument to Thomas A. Edison.

The Little Snake River Museum located in Savery, Wyoming is home to over 15 historic buildings and countless exhibits depicting the rich history of this secluded ranching valley.

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