5 Ways to Work up a Sweat in Southwest Wyoming

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- Southwest Wyoming offers events, activities to help visitors show off athletic prowess-

 

Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism today announced five ways to utilize the wide open spaces of Southwest Wyoming to get the heart pumping with athletic events and activities that are anything but ordinary. Continue reading

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Grand County Hosts Four Upcoming Ice Fishing Contests with Big Prizes on the Line

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 Granby, Colo. – Four Grand County ice fishing hot spots host annual winter tournaments and turn up the heat on this year’s prizes and giveaways. Continue reading

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Winter Park & Fraser Chamber Hosts 5 Winter Events Through April

-Events in Colorado mountain town include music, mayhem andWipeout kids(2) more!–

Winter Park, Colo. – The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber will host five festive events between now and April. For the complete list of signature events happening throughout the year in Winter Park, check out the Winter Park Events Calendar. Continue reading

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Mesa Verde Country Invites Visitors to Celebrate National Parks Centennial in Southwest Colorado

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Southwest Colorado archeological destination home to one of the premier parks in the nation–
Cortez, Colo. – Mesa Verde Country invites travelers to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th year by planning a trip to Mesa Verde National Park in 2016. The National Park Service officially joins the “century club” on Aug. 25. Continue reading

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Winter Park & Fraser Chamber Announce 3 Ways to Take Summer Vacation “Sky High”

Winter Park, Colorado’s Favorite Playground, helps visitors soar to new heights on vacation.

Winter Park, Colorado’s Favorite Playground, helps visitors soar to new heights on vacation.

 

Colorado mountain town takes visitors up, up and away with zip lining, hot air ballooning, chairlift rides –

Winter Park, Colo. – The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber today announced the 3 best ways to take summer vacation to new heights in Colorado’s Favorite Playground. Sure, activities on the ground are fun. But for travelers who want to let their spirits soar this summer, Winter Park invites them to go up, up and away, three ways. Continue reading

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Sweetwater County, Wyo., Announces Dates for this Winter’s Icy Classics

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- Southwest Wyoming carves out a fresh winter season with ice fishing, ice sculpting and more-

Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism celebrates the classics of Southwest Wyoming’s winter season with annual events that make being on ice sound oh so nice. Visitors are invited to share in the region’s unique cold-weather traditions at these signature events. For more on planning a trip to Sweetwater County this winter or any time of year visit www.tourwyoming.com.

· Jan. 22-24 – Burbot Bash The 6th annual Burbot Bash is hosted by the Flaming Gorge Chamber of Commerce. This burbot-only fishing tournament was started in 2011 to help remove the invasive, aggressive eel-like species – also known as ling cod or eelpout – from the reservoir. Individuals or teams of two to four anglers compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. There will be a new prize category this year for participants who compete in both the Burbot Classic and Burbot Bash tournaments. Visit www.burbotbash.com for rules and registration.

· Jan. 29-31 – Buckboard Burbot Classic – Hosted by Buckboard Marina, anglers compete in this fishing derby in youth and adult prize categories, including tagged burbot, biggest burbot, smallest burbot and more. Though not an attractive fish – its slimy, eel-like body and goatee-like barbel also earned it the nickname “Lawyer Fish” – it has been sought after for many centuries in Europe as a delicacy and has been call the poor man’s lobster. Up to 40 people will win prizes, and all have the chance to take home as much of this tasty fish (which is also called poor man’s lobster!) as possible. New this year, there will also be an auger contest. Visit buckboardmarina.com to sign up.

· Feb. 12-13 – Crystal Classic In the town of Green River, the 2016 Crystal Classic Winter Festival will once again transform Expedition Island into a winter wonderland of exquisitely sculpted ice, lights, music and decorations. This National Ice Carving Association-sanctioned competition offers a prize purse totaling $12,000 for professionals and amateurs from all over the U.S and Canada. The weekend of winter family fun also features food vendors, live music, a 5k walk/run, snow boot softball, s’mores station, soup cook-off, horseshoe competition and more.

Learn more about these events and planning a trip to Sweetwater County, Wyo., at www.tourwyoming.com.

About Sweetwater County (www.tourwyoming.com) Sweetwater County, located halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands National Parks in southwest Wyoming, is home to 10,500 square miles of pure, high desert adventure. Known as “Flaming Gorge Country” the area is characterized by the 91-square-mile Flaming Gorge Lake, the famed Green River, expansive deserts and rugged mountains. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hunting dinosaurs, shopping, and just plain getting away from it all. A perfect place to explore American history, Sweetwater County is also home to petroglyphs, pioneer trails and historical museums.

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Contacts: Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.812.8733, gaylene@orecommunications.com

Jenissa Meredith, Sweetwater Travel & Tourism, 307.382.2538, jmeredith@tourwyoming.com

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Winter Park & Fraser Chamber Launches “Escape to Winter Park” Contest

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Colorado mountain town encourages visitors to become a local this winter –
Winter Park, Colo. – The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber today announced the start of its Escape to Winter Park Contest just in time for the winter ski season. People can register online at this link. Participants can improve their chances to win by entering every day until the contest ends on Dec. 31. Continue reading

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Winter Park & Fraser Chamber Announce 2015-16 Signature Special Events for Winter

 

Colorado mountain town hosts many winter events to entertain visitors between runs down the mountain –

 

Colorado’s Favorite Playground, Winter Park, announces top winter events that are red hot even when temperatures are cold.

Colorado’s Favorite Playground, Winter Park, announces top winter events that are red hot even when temperatures are cold.

Winter Park, Colo. – The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber today announced its signature special events lineup for the 2015-16 winter season. Known as Colorado’s Favorite Playground, Winter Park hosts winter events that allow visitors to compete, celebrate and sightsee. For the complete list of extensive events happening this winter in Winter Park, check out the Winter Park Events Calendar. Continue reading

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Sweetwater County, Wyo., Invites Visitors to Retrace Footsteps of Disney*Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”

Western Wyoming Community College has five life-sized dinosaur replicas, just one spot to experience dinosaurs in Sweetwater County, Wyo.

Western Wyoming Community College has five life-sized dinosaur replicas, just one spot to experience dinosaurs in Sweetwater County, Wyo.

- Southwest Wyoming provides part of the backdrop for new animated film,
DINOmite Loop Itinerary capitalizes on area’s paleontological past
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Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism today released a travel itinerary that enables visitors to Southwest Wyoming to visit some of the same places that Apatosaurus Arlo, the star of the new Disney*Pixar animated movie, explores in the film The Good Dinosaur, which hits theaters Thanksgiving week.
The film explores a concept in which dinosaurs never became extinct, sharing the story of Arlo and his unlikely friendship with a human boy, Spot. Together, they embark on an epic adventure that forces Arlo to face his fears, learning a lot about himself along the way. Continue reading

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Sweetwater County, Wyo., Announces 5 Ways to Seek the Unique

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– Visitors travel off the beaten path for one-of-a-kind experiences in Southwest Wyoming –
Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism today announced five ways travelers can find one-of-a-kind adventure in Southwest Wyoming. Visitors can stray from the path ordinary vacationing and experience the extraordinary in Sweetwater, with a mix of history, geography and natural wonders. Continue reading

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