Saratoga Hot Springs Resort was extremely honored to appear as a featured location among the 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Destinations. Saratoga is home to a wide variety of natural attractions and beauty. Read the article below for more on the article from SI Swimsuit Edition. Do you want to see some of the beautiful on-location shots? Click here to see the Sports Illustrated Swimwear Models in some of the most incredible locations around Saratoga, Wyoming.
A popular destination spot for hot springs, hunters, birdwatchers, fishermen, and shoppers, Saratoga also happens to be an ideal location for an SI Swimsuit photo shoot.
Surrounding Saratoga are several mountains including Elk Mountain, the Snowy Range Mountains and the Sierra Madre Mountains. These mountains offer breathtaking views and proved to be the backdrop for some of our favorite photos of all time.
But even if you’re not visiting Wyoming for a photoshoot, there’s still plenty to do! Hundreds of miles of hiking trails for the novice and experienced outdoorsman are scattered throughout the Medicine Bow Routt National Forest. And for winter activity lovers, the snowmobile trails are second to none.
What could be better? Saratoga is a quick drive from the beautiful Brush Creek Ranch and Magee Homestead.
So stop dreaming about that perfect mountain vacation, and book your trip to Saratoga, Wyoming now. We promise you won’t regret it.
Where is Saratoga, Wyoming, located?
Saratoga is in the southeast region of Wyoming in the Platte Valley and just 1.5 hours from Laramie, Wyoming.
How do I get to Saratoga, Wyoming?
One of the best ways to get to Saratoga is by car via Highway 130. This allows visitors to take in the beautiful scenery in Medicine Bow National Forest and small-town charm along the way. The nearest airport is the Laramie regional airport (a 1 ½-hour drive), Cheyenne regional airport (about a two-hour drive), or Denver International Airport, (about a four-hour drive).
Give us a quick snapshot history of Saratoga, Wyoming.
In 1884, the town of Saratoga was named after the Iroquois Indian word Sarachtoue, which translates to “place of miraculous water in the rock.” Saratoga sits atop one of the most active mineral hot springs in Wyoming. Natives, and later European settlers, believed in the healing powers of the natural mineral baths. In 1877, William Caldwell set up a bathhouse near the springs that attracted visitors from all over the country, and even from as far away as England.
If you are looking to learn more about the history of Saratoga while you’re there, check out the Saratoga Museum, where you can learn about the early geology through pioneer settlers to modern times in Saratoga.
What is Saratoga, Wyoming, known for and why?
Saratoga is best known for its hot springs, outdoor, and fishing activities.
Since the 1880s visitors have traveled from around the world to soak in Saratoga’s hot springs. In fact, Saratoga sits atop Wyoming’s most active mineral hot springs. Visitors and locals enjoy a trip to Saratoga Hot Springs Resort, which features the mineral hot springs and the Healing Waters Spa. This destination is great for visitors after long hikes in the nearby Snowy Mountain Range or a day of exploring the town.
Saratoga is also best known for having the best blue-ribbon trout fishing in the country, with more than 100 miles of freestone rivers flowing through the Platte Valley. Saratoga has several public access points along the river where you can fish on your own or hire on of the many outfitters to be your guide.
What is the weather like year-round in Saratoga, Wyoming?
Overall, the weather in Saratoga is seasonal, and because Wyoming is high plains visitors can expect warmer days and cool nights. Generally, summers are warm, temperatures in the spring and fall can be mild or a bit cooler, and winters are colder with plenty of snow.
What is the best time of year to travel to Saratoga, Wyoming?
No matter the season, there is something to explore. Year-round, visitors can take advantage of the hot springs’ restorative properties.
From the spring to early fall season, explore fishing opportunities on the river or take in the breathtaking views that have attracted artists and photographers on hundreds of miles of hiking trails for novice and experienced hikers throughout the Medicine Bow Routt National Forest.
The fall colors are not to be missed as the Aspen trees turn a brilliant yellow. Finally, in the winter, there are 300 miles of snowmobile trails to choose from, which allow you to go all day without feeling crowded. In town, experience the unique ski/horse riding sport skijoring during the winter festivities.
What is the topography like in Saratoga, Wyoming?
Surrounding Saratoga are several mountains including Elk Mountain, the Snowy Range Mountains and the Sierra Madre Mountains. Located in the Platte Valley, you can also find lush, wide-open plains.
What is so unique about this particular region of the U.S.?
In addition to Saratoga’s abundance of natural resources and outdoor recreation, it is uniquely positioned atop of Wyoming’s most active mineral hot spring. Saratoga is one of Wyoming’s hidden gems of small towns. The town exemplifies Western heritage and the spirit of the West.
Tell me about the culture and people in Saratoga, Wyoming.
Saratoga offers visitors small-town charm and easy access to nature with dining, quality shops and outdoor recreation opportunities. When visiting Saratoga, you will experience Western hospitality and friendly faces who can offer their favorite local spots.
What are must-have packing items for a trip to Saratoga, Wyoming?
Make sure to pack your favorite swimsuit to enjoy the restorative waters of the hot springs during your trip.
Throughout the year, also make sure to pack layers so you can enjoy the outdoors and the changing climates at different elevations during hikes or while on the river fishing.