Planning Your Time
Any tour of northwest Wyoming should include a day or two, at minimum, in Jackson Hole, where you can explore Grand Teton National Park. Also in Jackson Hole is the small but bustling town of Jackson, with its one-of-a-kind town square entered through elk-antler arches and a stagecoach that gives rides throughout the day in summer. In winter, action is concentrated at nearby Teton Village, where you’ll find unparalleled winter sports offerings at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You’re likely to share the slopes with Olympic champion skiers and snowboarders.
If you can extend your stay, travel east over Togwotee Pass to little Dubois, where you can stay at a guest ranch, ride horses in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, learn about local history at the Wind River Historical Center, and glimpse the region’s wildlife at the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center. After Dubois and environs, head south onto the Wind River Indian Reservation to find exceptional shops filled with arts and crafts locally made by Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribal members.
Spend some time in Lander and explore the Wind River Mountains before heading south (in summer only) and then west to South Pass City State Historic Site, near Atlantic City. From here, follow the emigrant trail corridor west and then northwest to Pinedale and its excellent Museum of the Mountain Man.