Wind River Country
Venture high into Togwotee Pass and South Pass

Wind River Country is at the very heart of winter in Wyoming – so hop on your sleds and get ready to ride. This is the real 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 Pass.

Don't worry about the snow – this playground of powder gets an average winter snowfall of up to 290 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, join up with one of the area's many outfitters.

Celebrate winter 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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For more information on this
area :

Wind River Visitors Council,
Fremont County
PO Box 925
Lander, WY 82520


Area Links
Dubois Chamber of Commerce
Lander Chamber of Commerce
Riverton Chamber of Commerce

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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.