|Wind River Range
Nearby Mountain Bike Rides
Classic winding singletrack through junipers and sage up a wide draw. Near Lander, WY
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Located in west central Wyoming, the Wind River Range is roughly 100 miles long. It includes many peaks, with several over 13,000 feet in elevation. The Winds include the highest Rocky Mountain peaks outside Colorado.
Many classic alpine rock routes can be found in the Wind Rivers. Many routes are relatively remote.
See Summitpost.org for additional information on the Wind River Range.
US Highway 191 runs along the western side of the Wind River Range.
95 Total Routes
['4 Stars',23],['3 Stars',40],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Wind River Range
Gannett Peak, South East Couloir 3rd 1- 1 I M 1a
AI2 Steep Snow WY
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This route is an excellent alternative to the Gooseneck Gully route, particularly if the Gooseneck bergschrund's snow bridge has melted out. It may be a bit faster than the Gooseneck route, and obviates the need to ascend chossy rock on the lower Gooseneck ridge. The route is not described in Joe Kelsey's guidebook, but the couloir is easily seen from Bonney Pass. The route requires a long approach from Elkhart Park or Trail Ranch. Most parties will take 2 days each way for the approach, i.e. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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|Comments on Wind River Range
|By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?|
May 24, 2006
A great town to hang out in when visiting the Bridger Wilderness and/or The Winds:
An awesome food joint, and a cheap way to satisfy your extreme hunger related to playing in The Winds:
310 E Pine St
(I believe they close up for the "wintry" months)
|By S. Stember|
From: St. Paul, MN
Apr 22, 2009
Would the mosquitoes be really bad from July 6th through the 12th?
|By richard magill|
Apr 22, 2009
I did a trip into Cirque of the Towers for 4th of July a couple years back and the mosquitos were like something from a monster movie - make sure you have long pants, long sleeves, and a mosquito net for your head.
|By Jason Funk|
From: Englewood CO
May 1, 2009
I had a similar experience around mid July last year, I couldn't hike fast enough to get away from the swarms down near big sandy lake and bug dope was useless, but up in the Cirque it wasn't too bad. I was back again to deep lake around mid August and I don't remember seeing any. Come prepared for the monster movie and you will be in good shape.
From: Winthrop, WA
Jul 15, 2009
Any Bug beta for the Cirque? We're planning an early August trip. Thanks.
|By mark felber|
From: Frisco, CO,USA
Jul 28, 2009
I just got back from the Winds, the mosquitoes were not quite up to Alaskan standards but definitely a force to reckon with. I treated my clothes with www.rei.com/product/751264 , used copious quantities of 100% DEET and kept the bites to a minimum. The mosquito population drops off dramatically after you get past 10,000' or so and get deeper into the range.
Trails End Campground (outside Pinedale, for folks heading up to Titcomb Basin) has running water and charges $12/night, Big Sandy Campground has no running water and charges $9/night.
I spent a night at Rivera Lodge on the main drag through Pinedale, an older place but the new owner is going all out and doing great things with it. She makes an excellent pancake breakfast, too. The whole town seems to shut down for the winter and the location seems to drive up the cost of running any kind of business, so none of the hotels or motels were what I would call cheap.
Wind River Pizza is a good place for pizza, pasta and beer.
From: Foco, CO
Feb 14, 2012
? what guide book would you recommend for the Wind River Range . . . looking to head up there this summer and would like to know what you think.
From: Foco, CO
Apr 11, 2012
Thank you for the input, picked up Cirque of the Towers & Deep Lake and I am happy with it . . . Will let you now how it goes after July . . .