Annual Festivals: National Day of the Cowboy, Frontier Fest/Museum Day, Swedish Smorgasbord, Chariot and Pack Horse Races, historic sites and nature treks, weekly rodeos and square dances in the summer.
The town of Dubois is nestled along the upper Wind River, rimmed by the Wind River and Absaroka mountains. Once headquarters for old-time cow outfits, railroad tie hack crews and river tie drives, Dubois is now the social center for upper Wind River livestock and dude ranches.
Noted for its hunting and fishing, the area contains some of the best big game hunting in western America. Many visitors seek out the Dubois area for its wide range of opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Togwotee Pass, between Dubois and Jackson Hole, is known for its deep powder ideal for Nordic Skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
The region is home to large herds of elk, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, wolves, moose, and mule deer.
Don’t Miss: Dubois is home to the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center, where visitors can learn more about Wyoming’s magnificent and unique bighorns and the Dubois Museum, featuring artifacts from prehistoric Native Americans and memorabilia from Mountain Man explorers, century-old homesteads and guest ranches, and the tie hack woodsmen who helped build the railroads.
Tours are offered to show off the Whiskey Mountain herd of bighorn sheep, the largest wintering herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in the world, the petroglyphs and sheep traps left behind by early Native Americans, and more.