Dubois is located in the niche below the intersection of two great mountain ranges: the volcanic Absarokas spilling eastward from Yellowstone, and the southeastward-ranging Wind River Mountains, the tallest mountain range in Wyoming. Isolated and uncrowded, the valley offers spectacular opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Much of it shaped by volcanoes and earthquakes and carved by glaciers, the area is a geologist’s playground and a living textbook in ecology, shifting from high alpine desert to brilliant arid badlands within a few dozen miles.
Isolated and uncrowded, the valley offers spectacular opportunities for wildlife viewing. Watch the landscape for deer, antelope, and elk. If you’re very lucky, you might run across one of our nationally recognized bighorn sheep. If you’re careful, you might even be able to safely glimpse a bear or a wolf.
Scan the skies for eagles, falcons, owls, and brilliant mountain bluebirds. Look down for Indian paintbrush, masses of lupine, carpets of multicolored wildflowers, or the bright bulbs of cactus flower.