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The Allures of the Wind River Range

History: From ancient Native American settlements to early pioneer trails, towns, and red rock canyons and mountains … nearly anywhere you look out here, man and nature have left their indelible marks.

Space: The drive westward and from the southeast never fails to enchant newcomers with one of America’s least-populated frontiers.

Sights: As you approach Dubois from the flatlands of Riverton and enter the ascending Wind River Range, keep an eye peeled for mule deer and robust wildlife.

Sounds: Park the car at any scenic overlook, or camp out at the right time of year, and you’ll understand why "The Wind River" area resounds with timeless music.

Colors: Yellowed, tawny prairies in late summer and early fall; ochre-stained geology around Dubois; and lazy sunsets that paint the skies indigo and red cast a spell on unhurried visitors.

Updated: 2014-04-15

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