|Location: US-26 / 287 between Jackson Lake and Bull Lake Dam, WY|
|GPS: 43d 32m 53s -109d 38m 57s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
Make the impressive drive between Grand Teton National Park (Jackson Lake) and the Wind River Indian Reservation (Crowheart) during daylight hours. It is a special adventure. Among its many spectacles are the Togwotee Pass at the Continental Divide, Brooks Lake near Union Pass, and the windswept red canyon country southeast of Crowheart. Only fools fail to stop and appreciate the McKinley Avenue Overlook at Dubois. “Truth is,” the “Avenue” is only a bumpy dirt road, but the view it affords of “Lee’s Brokeback” is incomparable.
The arresting mountains to the north of the highway are the volcanic Absarokas, but the real geological star of this show is the Wind River Range, visible to the south between Burris and Lander.  The Wind Rivers form a scenic span of the Continental Divide, including eight peaks which rise over 13,500' (4,115 m). The largest glaciers of the U.S. Rocky Mountains are found here in the Wind Rivers, on the flanks of Wyoming’s highest mountain, Gannett Peak, at 13,804' (4,207 m).
The town of Dubois embraces the hoards of tourists that pass through its small streets en route to and from the nearby national parks. To pronounce the town’s name correctly, forget any French that you may happen to know, then try “DUE-boys.” We stopped for dinner at one of Dubois’ restaurants without any adverse consequences.
 “Where in Wyoming,” Chicago
Tribune, Robert K. Elder, January 4, 2006, Tempo
section, page 1.
Pictures of surrounding area:
Revised 09 January 2011