Wind River Range

The Wind River Range (or "Winds" for short) is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in western Wyoming in the United States. The range runs roughly NW–SE for approximately 100 mi (160 km). The Continental Divide follows the crest of the range and includes Gannett Peak, which at 13,802 ft (4,207 m), is the highest peak in Wyoming; and also Fremont Peak at 13,750 ft (4,191 m), the third highest peak in Wyoming. There are more than 40 other named peaks in excess of 12,999 ft (3,962 m). With the exception of the Grand Teton in the Teton Range, the next 19 highest peaks in Wyoming after Gannett are also in the Winds.[3]

Wind River Range
Wind River Range highcountry
Highest point
PeakGannett Peak[1]
Elevation13,804 ft (4,207 m)
Coordinates43°11′04″N 109°39′12″W
Dimensions
Length100 mi (160 km) NW/SE
Width30 mi (48 km) SW/NE
Area2,800 sq mi (7,300 km2)
Geography
The Wind River Range highlighted in pink
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
Parent rangeRocky Mountains
A Shoshone encampment in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, photographed by W. H. Jackson, 1870
Green River Lakes and Squaretop Mountain[2]
Titcomb Lakes
Looking across the Bonneville Basin to Mount Bonneville and Raid Peak.

Two large national forests including three wilderness areas encompass most of the mountain range. Shoshone National Forest is on the eastern side of the continental divide while Bridger-Teton National Forest is on the west. Both national forests and the entire mountain range are an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Portions of the east side of the range are inside the Wind River Indian Reservation.


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