Gros Ventre Mountain Range
While the neighboring Wind River Range offers incredible backcountry hiking and backpacking, and the Wyoming Range provides beautiful slices of solitude, the Gros Ventre Range delivers true isolation to those up to the effort. Without major trailheads and easy access, you need to want to go there — and if you do, you will find what you’re looking for – wildness.
Gros Ventre Wildlife
The Gros Ventre Range is home to elk, moose, deer, black and grizzly bear, and many other species of wildlife and is an essential calving ground for the Jackson Hole elk herd. There are a variety of trails through the area that offer an exceptional backcountry experience in the unspoiled, pristine country.
A True Wyoming Wilderness
The 300,000 acres of the Gros Ventre Wilderness, on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, is composed of high craggy peaks, glacier-scoured valleys, and rolling sagebrush foothills.
The name “Gros Ventre” is from the French word for “big belly,” and originated from Indian sign language meant to convey the idea of “always hungry.”