Dixon is located in southwest Carbon County, along Highway 70 (the Battle Highway Scenic Byway). The Little Snake River Valley includes the towns of Baggs, Dixon and Savery and lies west of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range and the Continental Divide. Dixon has a post office, a senior center, an Episcopal Church, a town park, a Carbon County maintenance shop and is home to the Dixon Motel & Club and the annual Snake River Lion's Club Rodeo.
Home of the Rattlers, the Little Snake River Valley School is a K-12 campus that serves the communities of Baggs, Dixon and Savery. Carbon County School District #1 has an enrollment of about 1,750 students (K-12) at the Little Snake River Valley (190), and in Rawlins (1,560). The Little Snake River Valley School has a graduation rate of 100%.
Households in Dixon earn a median yearly income of $59,999. 45% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average $57,632 per year.
75% of the people in Dixon are homeowners. The median home cost in Dixon is $243,400. Homes here have appreciated in value by 7.8% in the past 12 months. The average rent for a 2-bedroom dwelling is $949/month.
The Little Snake River Clinic - Managed by UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center is located in Baggs. The clinic provides comprehensive and medical care, physicals, drug screening, x-rays, minor procedures and has an on-site pharmacy for residents in Baggs, Dixon and Savery.
Wyoming was only a territory when the Town of Dixon was incorporated on July 21, 1887.
According to the Wyoming Municipal Directory, Dixon is the 6th oldest town in the state and the 2nd oldest town in Carbon County.
Dixon is named for Bob Dixon, one of the regions first white trappers along with Jim Baker (1818–1898).
This 28-mile section of Highway 70 stretches over the crest of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range between Baggs and Encampment. Typically open open Memorial Day through October (weather permitting) this paved route features museums, natural and historic sites, and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
Located 6 miles east of Dixon, this museum features over 15 historic buildings, including Jim Baker’s cabin, built in 1873.Visit website
The Sierra Madre Mountain Range is lightly visited, making it possible to camp, hunt and explore dense areas, hike, bike, ski, and snowmobile scenic trails, and fish for hours without seeing another soul. The Encampment River, Hog Park Reservoir, Green Mountain Falls and a large segment of the Continental Divide Trail are unique to these mountains.
The Community Center provides a dedicated exercise room for CrossTRX, Pilates, and Yoga, full basketball court, walking track and exercise machines. The center also has rooms to rent for personal/business events. Daily use fees and memberships available.View website