Dubois FAQ

  1. Is there a place to take a day ride on horseback?
view of Wind River Valley from horseback

The Longhorn Ranch is a great place to start if you’d like to stay close to town. For backcountry trips, try Wind River Backcountry Outfitters. For the more experienced horseman, 3 Spear Ranch offers custom experiences. Said Creek Outfitters allows you to explore the wild country without the crowds.

  1. Is there someplace to swim?

There is no public pool, but there are private pools for guests at the Stagecoach Motor Inn and the KOA Campground.  There is a shallower and probably warmer place to splash around (at your own risk) at Pete’s Pond Park, to the east of the medical clinic. You can always swim out at one of the Three Lakes in the Whiskey Basin area.

  1. Where are the red rocks?

They are located about 15 miles to the east of town. The formations are on Wind River Reservation land, so without a permit and a guide, you are not able to walk around in the red rocks, but you can easily view them from the highway.

  1. Where can we see the bighorn sheep?

You may sometimes see the sheep by the red rocks or in the fields across the river to the east of town near the Wind River Reservation. You may also see them on Trail Lake Road near the Whiskey Basin trailhead. For more information, ask at the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center.

  1. Where can we see the elk?

Depending on the time of year, you may see them next to the road at each end of town.  You can see them from the East Fork Road during much of the winter.

  1. Where can you see the petroglyphs?

Petroglyphs are hidden gems located on Trail Lake Road.  Both the Dubois Museum and the National Bighorn Sheep Center offer guided tours with fascinating information about them.

  1. Where can you get rentals?

View all of our rentals here. Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Dubois Honda ATV, Crooked Creek, Full Throttle Mountain Sports.

  1. Where can we pick up hiking maps?

You can look at maps online through the US Forest Service or Wyoming Game & Fish. You may also buy them at the USFS office west of town. For hiking here in town, visit the Scenic Overlook.

Pinnacles seen from Togwotee Pass highway
  1. How long is the drive to Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park?

It takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the entrance of Grand Teton and 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to the south entrance of Yellowstone on the wide, gentle scenic drive over Togwotee Pass.  Of course, it may take longer, depending on how many pictures of you take along the way.

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