|Location: Dickinson Park, West of Lander, WY|
|GPS: 42d 50m 19.83s -109d 7m 57.46s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
The Wind River Range spans a distance of nearly 100 miles (160 km), from near Dubois, WY, in the north, to near Lander, WY, in the south. The Wind River Range lies on the Continental Divide. Rivers west of the Divide flow into the Pacific Ocean. Rivers east of the Divide flow into the Atlantic Ocean. The Wind River is east of the Divide; water from it eventually flows into the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.
Gannett Peak, 13,804' (4,208 m), is the highest peak in Wyoming. It is in the Wind River Range, about 70 miles (112 km) southeast of Grand Teton.
Both Dubois, to the north, and Lander, to the south, are convenient starting points for anyone wishing to explore the eastern slopes of the Wind River Range. Motel accommodations are readily available in both locations. Allen’s Diamond 4 Ranch, located in the Wind River Range west of Lander, can provide week-long accommodations, and, for the extreme adventurer, guided horseback and overnight pack trips into the mountainous back country. For pictures taken during a day-long horseback ride, see “Riding the Wind River Range” in Albums.
 “Years on years they
worked their way through the high meadows and mountain
drainages ... Salt River Range, into the Wind Rivers over
and again ...” Brokeback Mountain - Story to
Screenplay by Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry and Diana
Ossana (Scribner) ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-9416-4, page 17.
Pictures of surrounding area:
Revised 22 March 2011