Welcome to Pinedale
Pinedale sits nestled in a high alpine valley at 7,175’, surrounded by three large mountain ranges — the Wind River Range, the Wyoming Range, and Gros Ventre Mountains. As part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Bridger-Teton National Forest is a hub for a variety of outdoor recreation, and the spectacular landscape is home to a multitude of amazing wildlife. With an assortment of restaurants, shops, facilities, and attractions, it’s easy to see why we call Pinedale ‘The Real Wyoming.’ It’s easy to see why we call it home.
Old West Past in
Pinedale has a rich past of exploration and western settlement, starting with the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade era of the early 1800s. While western explorers, trappers, and traders settled in the Green River valley, the fur trade gave way to ranching. The Green River Drift is the nation’s oldest and longest cattle drive, and is the first ranching-related Traditional Cultural Property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In June and October, traffic literally stops as cowboys herd their charges through town.
Where the West is Still Wild
Area wildlife is abundant and outnumbers Pinedale residents ten-fold. The rugged landscape of the surrounding Wind River, Wyoming, and Gros Ventre mountain ranges is home to a multitude of wildlife from moose and mule deer to grizzly bears and gray wolves. Pinedale is located on the Path of the Pronghorn, one of the last remaining long-distance animal migrations in the Western Hemisphere, and visitors can watch the pronghorn and other animals safely cross roadways via purpose-built migration overpasses west of town.
Land of Lakes
The Wind River Range is home to thousands of alpine lakes, deep valleys carved out by glaciers and time. Many are accessible only by hiking into the backcountry to experience solitude and high-altitude scenery unlike any other place in the country. Several large glacial-fed lakes surround Pinedale and are a popular destination for watersports enthusiasts as well as fishermen, beach-goers, and folks just looking to enjoy the views.
Play in Pinedale
Pinedale’s in-town attractions and friendly locals make our community stand out. Explore this area’s rich history at the Museum of the Mountain Man; enjoy the pools, climbing wall, and full gym setups at the Pinedale Aquatic Center; tee off at Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course or lace your skates at the Sublette County Ice Arena. Whether you’re looking for mountain bike rentals or locally-crafted artwork, our family-owned businesses are ready to provide visitors with equipment, services, and unique experiences.