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Yellowstone National Park, America's first national park, was established in 1872. This park, located in Wyoming's northwestern corner, encompasses 2.2 million acres and boasts some of the most active thermal features anywhere on Earth - including world famous "Old Faithful" geyser. Yellowstone is also known for its spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife including grizzly and black bears, elk, bison, moose and wolves. Yellowstone National Park's south entrance is located only 80 miles from the gateway town of Dubois, Wyoming. For more info on Yellowstone National Park, go to http://www.nps.gov/yell/home.htm.
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Grand Teton National Park. The central feature of this park is the beautiful Teton Range, which includes 8 peaks over 12,000 feet. The highest peak,Grand Teton, towers to 13,770 ft. Elk, moose, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, bison and bears can be observed in many areas of the park. The Snake River flows through the valley, Jackson Hole, at the base of the Tetons. (Mountain men from earlier times called a "valley" a "hole"). The river meanders near the famous ski town of Jackson, Wyoming on the far western end of the valley. Grand Teton National Park's entrance is only 50 miles from the gateway town of Dubois, Wyoming. For more info on Grand Teton National Park, go to http://www.nps.gov/grte/home.htm.
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The Shoshone National Forest, which surrounds the town of Dubois, Wyoming in all directions, covers nearly 2.5 million acres. Nearly 1.5 million of those acres has been set aside as wilderness. There are 5 wilderness areas and 3 mountain ranges within this national forest - one of the most rugged, scenic and remote areas in the West.
The Painted Badlands, much of which is public land, mixes with and backs up to the Shoshone National Forest and the town of Dubois. There is nothing like the beauty of the badlands. Spring rains cause the prickly pear cactus to bloom among the sweet smelling sagebrush. In summer, the painted hills glow red-orange just before sunset; and in winter, a dusting of snow turns these wind-eroded hills a soft white. Because these BLM lands and Wyoming Game & Fish lands are public, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy thousands more acres of land surrounding Dubois - not just National Forest Land.
The Town of Dubois, (pop.962), is a quaint cowboy town situated in the beautiful Upper Wind River Valley between two mountain ranges - the Wind Rivers & the Absarokas. The blue-ribbon, trout-filled Wind River flows out of the mountains and through the town. The Dubois area is rich in ranching and tie hack history, but today, people are flocking to the area for its outdoor recreation. Many visitors, enthralled by the beauty of their surroundings, decide to buy vacation homes or retire here. Wyoming is known for its harsh winters, but Dubois is considered Wyoming's "Banana Belt" because of its mild winter climate. The town doesn't get much snow, but the surrounding mountains get lots of snow for those interested in snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or dogsledding. Horse riding enthusiasts can ride horses all year round in the badlands surrounding Dubois.
Even though the Dubois area can hold its own for being one of the most beautiful, scenic and remote places in the United States, it doesn't hurt to mention that it is a gateway town to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The entrances to these majestic parks are only 50 miles away.
Dubois does have an airport for those with private or chartered planes. The nearest airports operated by major airlines are Jackson Hole (1 ½ hours away) & Riverton (1 hour away).
Elevation: 6,940 Ft.
Average Temp. (July) : 76 ° F
Average Temp. (January ): 27 ° F
Average Humidity: 13%
Annual Precipitation in town: 9 in.
Annual Snowfall in Town: 13 in.
Sunshine Days: 300
RIVERTON, WY (pop. 10,000) and the surrounding ranching/farming communities of KINNEAR and PAVILLION, are located in the heart of Wyoming's beautiful Wind River Country and surrounded by the Wind River and Owl Creek Mountains. Recreational opportunities here are endless. Fish for large mouth bass, crappie, walleye, bluegill and trout in the vast Boysen Reservoir State Park - or enjoy a day on the blue waters water-skiing, swimming or boating. Flyfish the Wind River, a blue-ribbon trout stream. Soak in the world's largest hot springs in nearby Thermopolis - and enjoy the beautiful Wind River Canyon drive from Riverton to Thermopolis, where it isn't unusual to catch glimpses of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep along the way. Hike or rock climb in Sinks Canyon or other close-by rock-climbing haunts. Explore millions of mountain acres by horseback in the Shoshone National Forest. The entrances to scenic Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks are only 2 hours away. Because this area is shielded by the mountains, winters are relatively mild, giving outdoor recreationists year-round access to the sports they love. Riverton has developed into Fremont County's agricultural and commercial center. Farms in the surrounding areas grow large amounts of alfalfa, sugar beets and corn. Cattle & Sheep Ranching is also a very large enterprise here.
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P.O. Box 1693
Dubois, WY 82513
Riverton/Lander/Jackson/National Cell: 307-840-1981
Office Phone: 307-840-1981
Office Fax: 307-455-3138