Ancient History

Dubois is a town steeped in history. The ancient Mountain Shoshone who lived here first left no written records, but many tantalizing traces remain like mysterious petroglyphs, fantastic rock art images carved with great effort and skill by unknown hands, hunters’ blinds and sheep traps constructed with fallen limbs and branches, were used to capture the bighorn sheep which were a major part of their diet. In the badlands lies a collection of teepee rings, and stone circles that once supported their dwellings.

Recent History

From its early days as a trading post on the Oregon Trail to its role in the development of the Old West, our town preserves its heritage with pride. 

Butch Cassidy walked and rode these streets. He owned a ranch property north of town, shopped at Welty’s General Store, and utilized, but never robbed, the old red stone bank. Some local guides identify structures in the woods as hideouts for the Hole in the Wall gang. A few old-timers have insisted that they saw and spoke with Butch here after he was reportedly killed in South America. 

Dubois is…

The town of Dubois was incorporated in 1914. In the same year, Wyoming Tie and Timber Company opened log milling operations here, eventually becoming the nation’s largest source of railroad ties. The “tie hack” operations ended in 1949, after which Louisiana Pacific operated a sawmill in town until 1988.

Today the valley’s original attractions for its settlers — ranching, lumbering, and respite or adventure for people who want a break in the mountains or an authentic Western experience — remain central to the character of Dubois.

Absaroka Ranch Dubois WYAbsaroka Ranch 307-455-2275 303-503-9591
Riding, fishing, hiking, workshops and retreats.
Our four quaint and comfortable guest cabins offer just what you need for a quiet, peaceful nights sleep and a place to relax and escape during the day.
Each cabin has two bedrooms each with two double beds. There is a shared bathroom in between bedrooms.
  Arcady Ridge RanchArcady Ridge Ranch 307-231-2574 307-851-6043
Arcady Ridge Ranch offers guest lodging, along with a private scenic location for special events, workshops, and retreats. Catering is available for private parties, and production crews. The main lodge sleeps 14 and has sweeping views of the Absarokas and Wind River Mountain Ranges, as well as the Wind River Valley’s Painted Hills. Arcady Ridge Ranch partners with Said Creek Outfitters & Outfitting Adventures to offer guided horseback day rides, fishing, overnight pack trips, & self guided UTV (side by side) rental options.
Bitterroot Ranch
307-455-3363 Toll Free: 1-800-545-0019
The Bitterroot Ranch offers some of the best and most diverse horseback riding in North America. Fly fishing, hiking, and yoga.
Guests stay in historic cabins on either side of a stream. Salads come fresh from the garden, ranch raised beef and lamb are served, and bread is baked in the kitchen ovens. The Shoshone National Forest borders the ranch and Yellowstone National Park is just fifty miles away across unspoiled, mountainous wilderness.   Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa 307-455-2121 866-213-4022 Hidden away in Wyoming’s Rocky Mountains, not far from Yellowstone National Park, is a quiet vacation resort with rustic cabins and gorgeous scenery. This 100-year-old historic lodge combines a unique blend of country living and outdoor adventure with outstanding accommodations, gourmet dining and 5 star service. Summer and winter seasons. Luxury accommodations in main lodge and cabins with lodgepole pine beds, down comforters, terry bathrobes, and more.. It’s the glamor of a great hotel and the joy of the great outdoors. Western breakfasts and gourmet dinners. Horseback riding and hunting. Snowshoeing and ice fishing. All hidden away in the mountains not far from Yellowstone.  
CM Ranch 307-455-2331 Toll Free: 800-455-0721 Founded in 1920, the CM Ranch continues to operate much as it did decades ago. Charming old buildings are spaced along the stream and around large, well-kept lawns. Outdoor adventures include horseback riding, fishing, hiking, pack trips, cookouts, childrens’ activities, and more.   Crooked Creek Guest Ranch 307-455-2815 Toll Free: 888-238-2647 Named after the nearby meandering stream, Crooked Creek Guest Ranch is perched at 8,400 feet in the Wind River Mountain Range. Whether you travel the area with ATVs, snowmobiles, or on horseback, there is plenty to explore in the surrounding wilderness. Facilities include 17 log cabins and 5 barn-style bunkhouse rooms. Main lodge features restaurant and bar open year-round. Lazy L&B Ranch 307-455-2839 Toll-free: 1-800-453-9488 Historic guest ranch hidden in a deep valley adjoining public lands, surrounded by unparalleled landscapes and vistas. Family cabins are tucked among the cottonwoods. Hiking, fishing, swimming, children’s activities.     Ring Lake Ranch 307-455-2663 888-458-5253 A non-profit renewal center for spiritual growth, community and intellectual stimulation. Programs by internationally known speakers. Horseback riding, hiking, and a variety of outdoor experiences. June 1-mid Sept.   Three Spear Ranch Email: We strive to provide a home to those seeking personal and artistic freedom; an outlet for creation, and an ambiance of inspiration. Succumb to the urge to revitalize and reconnect with the environment and nature. Yoga and fitness, wellness coaching and cooking classes, hiking and climbing, fishing, trail rides, pack trips, and more.     Triangle C Ranch 307-455-2225 Owned and managed by leading horseman Chris Cox, the Triangle C Ranch offers horsemanship clinics for children, youth, and adults. Luxury suites and rooms. Private decks with breathtaking views. Gourmet ranch meals include prime rib, salmon, and trout. Designated smoking areas. Pet-free.