Outdoor adventures are plentiful in Sweetwater County. Groups can do it all across two or more days, from golfing to mountain biking and from kayaking to hiking.
Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism provided the following two-day itinerary for outdoor sports enthusiasts.
8 a.m. — It’s tee time at the Rolling Green Country Club. The group will be golfing alongside the Green River. Watch for moose, deer, waterfowl and antelope. This mature and exceptionally groomed golf course is located 3 miles west of Green River off of Interstate 80. For those less experienced in golf, Rolling Green has a learning center that includes putting greens and a driving range.
10 a.m. — It’s time to hop on some bikes. Accessed on the southeastern side of Green River, the Wilkins Peak Trail System is extensive. Adored by locals, this trail system is well maintained and boasts magnificent views of the area’s landscape. Warm up the group’s legs on the lower-elevation trails along the Green River. Heading out on “10 Ring” and loop back on “Surfing.” Then, get hearts racing on the labyrinth of single-track trails on the peak’s western face, such as “Brent and Mikes” and “Quick Draw.” For technical riding, hit up the aptly-named 4.5-mile “Pick Your Poison” trail.
Noon — Have lunch at The Hitching Post Restaurant & Saloon in Green River. This remodeled building is home to friendly staff and great food.
1:30 p.m. — Cool off this afternoon by kayaking on the Green River. Located right in the heart of the city, the Green River Whitewater Park and Tubing Channel offers not only the easiest access around, but also the most options for cooling off. Take the southern channel which includes Castle Falls, a significant whitewater plunge ideally suited for kayakers. Hone the group’s skills by navigating through the eight compressed-air gates that hang over the rapids. A short return walk to the top of the falls means visitors can spend a whole afternoon repeating the run.
5 p.m. — Visit Don Pedros Family Mexican Restaurant for dinner. This local favorite has been serving authentic homestyle Mexican food since 1995.
7:30 a.m. — It’s tee time, part two. White Mountain Golf Course offers 27 holes, a driving range, a fully equipped pro shop, a clubhouse and concession stand, golf carts and golf lessons by appointment. Other amenities include a food and beverage cart, a small fishing/boating lake, a ballfield complex, lovely landscaped grounds, a duck pond and large parking areas.
11:30 a.m. — Have lunch at Santa Fe Southwest Grill. The grill puts a spin on traditional Southwestern cuisines.
1 p.m. — Hike through the Killpecker Sand Dunes and Leucite Hills. The Leucite Hills are the remains of volcanic flows from Pleistocene eruptions. The presence of the Leucite Hills created a gap through which the prevailing westerly winds funnel.
As the winds blow through the Leucite Hills, the sand collects in large sand dunes. These dunes can reach heights of more than 100 feet and run for over 100 miles from west to east. The area around the Killpecker Dune Field is home to a herd of rare desert elk, found nowhere else in North America.
5:30 p.m. — It’s time for dinner at Error. Have burgers and cold brews — the group deserves it.
Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism