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Wind River Country

Located along the Wind River Mountain Range, Wind River Country is home to nine communities with spirits as diverse and independent as the history that created them.

Here, you’ll find world-class outdoor recreation and a myriad of Western culture. Experience internationally known climbing in Sinks Canyon, epic snowmobiling on the Continental Divide Trail and Togwotee Pass, trout fishing, hiking, camping and more. Explore over 2,000 miles of alpine streams and hike mountain peaks towering at 13,000 feet above sea level. Discover the Wind River Indian Reservation, the seventh largest reservation in the U.S. and home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Indian tribes. On the reservation, you can watch Native American powwows, visit the gravesites of Chief Washakie and Sacajawea and stop at one of the cultural centers or gift shops to learn about the tribes who live there. Book a stay at places like the Wind River Casino or Crooked Creek Guest Ranch for fun and relaxation. During your travels, stop in South Pass City, Atlantic City and other historic places to relive the West through ghost towns, gold mines and historic pioneer trails.

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Cities in Wind River Country

  • Dubois
  • Hudson
  • Jeffrey City
  • Lander
  • Riverton
  • Shoshoni
  • South Pass City
  • Wind River Reservation

Dubois

The town of Dubois is nestled along the upper Wind River, rimmed by the Wind River and Absaroka mountains. The area offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking and fishing, and contains some of the best big game hunting in western America.

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Hudson

Located about halfway between Lander and Riverton in Wind River Country, Hudson is perfect for families. Two well-maintained parks and a welcoming feel accentuate the small-town atmosphere. Ride bikes together, enjoy the open spaces, and recreate on the Popo Agie River, which runs through town, or learn about the community’s rich mining, agriculture, and immigrant history.

Jeffrey City

Jeffrey City, formerly called Home On the Range, is a small town located in Fremont County, just off of the historic Oregon, Mormon and California Trails. The city was established when uranium mines boomed during the cold war era and later busted when the mine closed in the 1980’s. A 3,366 pound piece of jade was discovered here, the largest ever found.

Lander

Known as the place “where the rails end and the trails begin,” Lander, Wyoming is a town where Western history meets outdoor adventure. Lander is ranked as one of the best outdoor towns in America, and rightfully so.

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Riverton

Bordering the Wind River Reservation and nestled near several mountain ranges, Riverton, Wyoming offers a rich, Native American cultural experience and countless opportunities for outdoor adventure.

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Shoshoni

Shoshoni is the gateway to the Wind River Canyon, offering a scenic byway of breathtaking views and storied geology. Discover petrified wood, agate, tourmaline, quartz, and even mercury in the landscape surrounding town. Or, head to Boysen Reservoir and Boysen State Park for water sports and fishing.

South Pass City

Step back into the boom-bust era of gold mining in South Pass City, Wyoming. This historic gold mining town is also home to South Pass City State Historic Site, which boasts 24 historic structures, more than 30 period room exhibits, a visitors’ center, picnic areas and nature trails.

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Wind River Reservation

Wyoming’s Wind River Country is home to the seventh largest Indian reservation in the country. Encompassing more than 2.2 million acres, this reservation is home to the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho tribes. You can experience powwows and museums to learn more about the local culture, or recreate on thousands of acres of vast, unspoiled reservation lands (with a special permit).

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