Sports and the Outdoors in Lander
Sports and the Outdoors
For more than 35 years, adventurers and students have been exploring the remote Wind River Range to learn all aspects of mountaineering—from low-impact camping and horse packing to rock climbing and fly-fishing—by taking a course from the National Outdoor Leadership School. 284 Lincoln St., Lander, WY, 82520. 307/332–5300. www.nols.edu.
There's great fishing on the Wind River Indian Reservation, but you must first obtain a tribal license; contact Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes for more information. Fish and Game Dept., Box 217, Fort Washakie, WY, 82514. 307/332–7207. www.wrfishandgame.com.
At Sweetwater Fishing Expeditions, George Hunker, a former Orvis guide of the year, and his crew lead small guided horseback and backpacking camping trips into the Wind River Mountains as well as day trips along smaller streams. Lander, WY. 307/332–3986. www.sweetwaterfishing.com.
Allen's Diamond Four Ranch, the highest-altitude dude ranch in Wyoming, arranges mountain horse-pack trips, big-game hunts, and guided fishing and other horseback excursions. Some trips originate at the ranch, where you stay in cabins and take day rides; others are overnight backcountry adventures. Children must be seven or eight years old to go on extended pack trips. Also available are drop-camp services. No pets are allowed. Call or check the Web site for directions. Off U.S. 287, 35 mi northwest of Lander, Lander, WY, 82520. 307/332–2995 or 307/349–6784. www.diamond4ranch.com.