Wind River Country

Take the most scenic way to Yellowstone on the route voted “Best of the Road” by Rand McNally. Wind River Country/Fremont County is southeast of Yellowstone Park and the Teton Mountains.

Wind River Country boasts world-class outdoor recreation opportunities: from internationally known climbing in Sinks Canyon, trout fishing, hiking, camping, and epic snowmobiling on the Continental Divide Trail and Togwotee Pass, to name a few. Explore over 2,000 miles of alpine streams and hike mountain peaks over 13,000 feet above sea level.

Explore Riverton, Lander, Dubois, Historic South Pass/Atlantic City, Shoshoni, Hudson, and the Wind River Indian Reservation (home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Indian tribes).

Enjoy Native American powwows and culture. Visit Chief Washakie and Sacajawea’s gravesites and stop at one of the cultural centers and gift shops to learn about the Wind River Indian Reservation and the tribes who live there. 

Relive the West by visiting ghost towns, gold mines, and historic pioneer trails. Our self-guided driving tours explain directions, give round-trip distances, and highlight the best of everything. Pick up your copy at a local Chamber of Commerce or request a vacation guide. We know you can’t do it all in one day, so schedule a few extra days and see what this great county has to offer.

Wind River Country is home to Dubois, Hudson, Lander, Riverton, Shoshoni, the Wind River Indian Reservation and other smaller towns. These communities are a reflection of the history that created them.  A little bit of the Old West combined with mining towns, a military post and Native American culture.  Today, you’ll still find that diverse and independent spirit to welcome you to Wind River Country. Explore more within these communities below:

Atlantic City– This authentic, historic town remains true to its origins when it was a gold mining camp during the turn of the century.

Dubois– Dubois is situated in the “banana belt” of Wyoming with Chinook winds that help keep you cool in the summer and melt snow in the winter.

Hudson– The birth of Hudson was primarily due to the building of the railroad into the area in 1907 and 1908.

Lander– Each year, visitors enjoy world-class high mountain lake fishing, mountain & rock climbing, winter recreation, and hiking in the Lander area.

Riverton– Riverton lies at the confluence of the Big and Little Wind rivers and was established in 1906 on land ceded from the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Shoshoni– The area offers a gold mine for the rockhound in petrified wood, agate, tourmaline, and quartz. Some mercury has been found near Bonneville.

Wind River Indian Reservation– Wyoming’s Wind River Country is home to the seventh largest Indian reservation in the country.