Skyline Drive Description
The drive begins at US Highway 191 in Pinedale to Fremont Lake Road and continues up Skyline Drive to Elkhart Park. Closer to the top, you'll capture spectacular views of Wyoming's third highest summit, Fremont Peak at 13,745 feet. As you stand roadside, you will feel like you hiked in for miles and miles to see the three dimensional scenes of the Wind River Range's jagged mountain tops. For those in RVs and buses, there is an excellent turn around at Elkhart Park.
Keep in mind, come late December, the scenic drive ends closely after White Pine Ski Area. From that point the drive is unplowed and is accessible only by cross county ski or snowshoe. If you are traveling this tour in May through October, it's recommended to take an hour stop at the Museum of the Mountain Man to learn about the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade era that opened commerce in the American West.
- Trip Facts
32 mile round trip drive from Pinedale. Over 2,000 feet of elevation gain.
- Trip Highlights
Paved road with views of Fremont, Soda, and Half Moon Lakes. Overlooks the Wind River Mountains. Options for photography, wildlife viewing, camping, and hiking.
The drive begins at US - 191 in Pinedale to Fremont Lake Road, past the Museum of the Mountain Man and continues up Skyline Drive to Elkhart Park. There are pullouts closer to the top to capture three dimensional scenes of the Wind River Range's jagged mountain tops where it feels like you just hiked miles and miles into to see. For those in RVs and buses, there is a good turn around at Elkhart Park Trailhead.