Downtown Pinedale, WY - Wind River Range views, as seen from Pine Street. Pinedale is located on Wyoming's Centennial Scenic Byway (US-191).

Downtown Pinedale, WYWind River Range views, as seen from Pine Street. Pinedale is located on Wyoming's Centennial Scenic Byway (US-191). © Blushing Crow Photography

Welcome to Pinedale

Located in a high mountain valley at an elevation of 7,175 feet. 

Old West Past, in Present Day Wyoming

With a rich ranching background, Pinedale is still home to one of the nation's oldest and longest cattle drives. The Green River Drift runs in June and October and literally stops traffic as cowboys herd their charges along the  Historic Green River Drift for a 70 mile journey. Prior to this area's ranching past it was an trade and settlement area of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade era of the early 1800's... the Green River Rendezvous is celebrated every July in remembrance of this cultural ancestry.

Where the West is Still Wild

Wildlife outnumber the residents ten-fold and animals are commonly seen any day of the year. There are resident moose found in town parks, and mule deer cautiously make their way across streets and driveways. Mountain lions and bobcats have been spotted sunning on rocks, and gray wolves and elk herds can be seen loping alongside fences near wilderness areas. Many come to witness Pinedale's ancient Path of the Pronghorn migration, one of the last remaining long-distance animal migrations in the Western Hemisphere. Just north of Pinedale along US HWY 191, two wildlife overpasses, six underpass, and thirteen miles of special wildlife fencing ensures the safety of pronghorn and several other wildlife species during their migratory highway crossings.

Land of Lakes

While Pinedale boasts over 1,300 named  lakes, the king of them all is Fremont Lake. Fremont Lake is surrounded by timbered foothills and a backdrop of spectacular snowy peaks, including Wyoming's highest, Gannett Peak. Fremont Lake is 12 miles long, half a mile wide, and well over 600 feet deep, making it the second largest natural lake in Wyoming and one of America's deepest. The lake is named for explorer and military man John C. Fremont, who surveyed the area in 1842 while mapping the Oregon Trail. Accessible by road or the fully paved bike path running through town, the lake is a recreation hot spot for boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, wake-boards, fishermen, and beach-goers looking for some relaxation in the sun.

Play in Pinedale

When mountain recreation is complete, in-town attractions like the Museum of the Mountain Man, Pinedale Aquatic Center, Sublette Ice Arena, Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course, and the White Pine Ski Area & Summer Resort are accessible and affordable for the whole family. Family-owned and operated businesses such as the Great Outdoor Shop, Lakeside Lodge Marina, Two Rivers Emporium, and A to Z Hardware provide equipment and services to outfit visitors with just about anything. Pinedale is a true western town with friendly locals and an out-west feel that has been passed down through generations.