Pinedale Wyoming, WY Vacation Activities, Fishing, Snowmobiling, Skiing


Pinedale Wyoming Activities

A long list of Pinedale, Wyoming activities awaits you to make your vacation the best. Here you’ll find local attractions, recreation adventures, historic trails, weather, wildlife and much more.

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Local Attractions:

  • Museum of the Mountain Man - Home of Jim Bridger's rifle, fur trade & Plains Indian exhibits
  • Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course - 18 hole designed 9 hole course
  • Indoor Ice Arena - Youth & adult ice hockey, recreational skating, archery range, concession stand, heated seating and pro shop.
  • Public Indoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub - At the high school
  • Public Tennis Courts & Baseball Diamonds;
  • Wind River Mountains & Bridger Wilderness - 15 of Wyoming's 16 highest peaks
  • Gannett Peak - Wyoming's highest peak 13,804'
  • Cirque of the Towers - Hard rock technical climber's mecca & spectacular scenery
  • Fremont Lake & Skyline Drive - Wyoming's 2nd largest lake & beautiful view of the Wind River Mountains
  • Bridger-Teton National Forest - Hundreds of miles of trails, streams, and forest land with public campgrounds and trailhead access
  • Green River & Green River Lakes - Fantastic fishing & miles of hiking trails
  • Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail - Goes through Pinedale
  • Continental Divide Mountain Biking Trail - Goes through Pinedale

Wilderness escapes, fishing, camping, backpacking & hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, golf, wildlife viewing, downhill skiing, x-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice hockey.

Most Wind River Mountain trailheads are located at 9,000 feet or above, with mountain elevations reaching to over 13,000 feet. There are 3 mountain ranges (Wind River, Gros Ventre & Wyoming Ranges) and 2 wilderness areas (Brider Wilderness and Gros Ventre Wilderness) within Sublette County and near Pinedale. The Green River and New Fork River have excellent trout fishing with many public access points. Approximately 80% of Sublette County is public land.

Summer temperatures are usually in the low 80's with afternoon thunderstorms. Average rainfall is about 10" per year. The growing season is 55-60 days long. The average winter daytime temperature is about +15F. Temperatures can fall to -40F. Cold temperatures don't feel as cold due to the very low humidity. Average monthly snowfall from December - March is 12". It can snow any day of the year in Pinedale due to the high elevation (7,100 feet).

Deer, antelope, moose, elk, black & grizzly bear, bald & golden eagles and osprey. Fish include Lake, Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown and Brook trout, Kokanee Salmon, Mountain Whitefish, Graylings, and numerous other species.

Other Interesting Area Facts

Wildlife: Elk, moose, deer, antelope, grizzly & black bear, mountain lion, wolves.
Fish: Rainbow, brook, golden, mackinaw, native cutthroat & brown trout, grayling.

Green River Lake: Brook trout, 9.69 lbs, 24.5"
Meadow Lake: Grayling, 2.36 lbs, 19.63"
Burnt Lake: Rainbow trout, 23 lbs, 25.5"
Native Lake: Cutthroat trout, 15 lbs, 32"
Cook's Lake: Golden trout, 11.25 lbs, 28" (this is a world record)


  • Gannett Peak, Wyoming's highest peak at 13,804 feet, is in the Bridger Wilderness.
  • The largest active glacial fields in the continental US are in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Fremont Lake:
The second largest natural lake in Wyoming. Fremont Lake is 12 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. It is the 7th deepest lake in the country (696 feet). Fish up to the 40 lb. range can be found in Fremont Lake! It is one of the few deep lakes which has oxygenated water near its bottom due to the fact that temperature changes cause the water in the lake to turn over twice a year. Summer fishing derbys and winter ice fishing derbys are held on the lake each year. The Pinedale Boat & Yacht Clubs sponsor the Sailing Regatta on Fremont Lake each year in August.

Glacial Features:
Evidence of the Pinedale Glaciation (15,000 years old) is visible in the glacial moraines around Fremont, Boulder and New Fork Lakes.

Historic Trails:
The Astorian Route (1811-1812), the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Emigrant Trail, the Overland Trail (1843-1869) and the Pony Express Route (1860-1861) all crossed through this region. The trails are still visible today and are easily toured. There are many Overland Stage Stations and National Historic sites throughout the Green River drainage.

One of the largest wild horse herds on the continent roams on the high desert south of Pinedale.

Kendall Warm Springs:
Located just north of Pinedale on the way to Green River Lakes, the Kendall Warm Springs contain a fish found nowhere else in the world! The Kendall Dace (Rhinichthys osculus thermalis) is only 2" long when fully grown. The warm springs is only a couple hundred yards long and has an average constant temperature of 84.4F. It has a thick bed of travertine that is thousands of years old.

Mountain Man Rendezvous:
The first Mountain Man Rendezvous was held in 1825. Between 1825 and 1840 there were six rendezvous' held just outside of Pinedale, making this the most popular and utilized location. Today, the Green River Rendezvous is re-enacted in Pinedale during a 4-day celebration each year on the second weekend in July.

Wyoming's highest mountain, Gannett Peak (13,804'), along with six of the largest seven glaciers in the contiguous states, is located in the Wind River Range near Pinedale.

The Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail passes right through Pinedale. National publications proclaim that snowmobiling around Pinedale is some of the best in the country! Snowmobile races and poker runs are sponsored by the Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club during the winter, including the Pinedale 100 Snowmobile Race on the frozen surface of Fremont Lake. During the summer, the Club also sponsors snowmobile grass drags.

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