River Country is at the very heart of winter in Wyoming
– so hop on your sleds and get ready to ride. This is the
Old West, a land where you can follow in the footsteps
of the early explorers who first roamed this wild country.
Not much has changed in the high country of western Wyoming
since those days. The air is thin and crisp, wildlife roam,
and the scenery and solitude create a high country paradise
waiting to be explored. On this remote section of the famous
Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail, you'll take groomed
and off-trail routes through forests of lodge pole pine,
below towering 13,000' peaks, across sagebrush plains,
and even to the very top of the Continental Divide on Togwotee
Don't worry about the snow – this
playground of powder gets an average winter snowfall of up
inches (that's 24 feet!). Sign up for a free Wyoming Snowmobile Grooming Report. And around every bend are friendly
western towns that give you a taste of the Old West – the
cozy cowboy towns Dubois, Lander, Riverton, and the historic
gold mining villages South Pass and Atlantic City all offer
amenities for a comfortable winter adventure. Views in
every direction. More snow than you've ever imagined. This
is winter at its best and most serene.
Things To Do In
Wind River Country
Follow the tracks of ermine and
snowshoe hair as you stride silently along Wind River Country's
many trails on snowshoes,
telemark or cross country skis.
Soak in the Chief Washakie Hot
Pool and Mineral Bath.
Watch the dogs run at the famous International
Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race and the Dubois Sled Dog
Races and Winterfest. To arrange your own sledding adventure,
up with one of the area's many outfitters.
Wyoming-style with horse-drawn chariot races, dancing, Native
American exhibitions, ice sports, and good company. Festivals
include the Dubois Winterfest, the Wild West Winter Carnival
in Boysen State Park, and the Winter State Fair in Lander.
Enjoy Wind River Country's 626 lakes and
reservoirs accessible for ice fishing for hungry cutthroat,
rainbow and brook trout,
as well as walleye and perch.
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11. Lander - annual Wyoming State Winter
Fair and international sled dog races.
12. Sinks Canyon Trailhead - gateway to over 90 miles of South
Pass area trails via the "Loop Road."
13. South Pass Area - Atlantic City, historic goldmine town
that provides winter lodging and restaurants.
14. Dubois - home of largest wintering herd of Bighorn Sheep
and "National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center."
15. Riverton - Wind River Country's commercial center with
shopping, services and lodging.
16. Wind River Indian Reservation - Chief Washakie and Sacajawea's gravesites.
17. Boysen Reservoir - excellent ice-fishing and site for the
Wild West Winter Carnival each February.