Pinedale is practically a minute away from many outdoor activities and you can literally (or figuratively) walk out your door to do most of them. The two largest outdoor attractions are Fremont Lake and the Wind River Range. If these don’t sound like attractions to you, you’re flat out crazy in the brain. The summer months allow for hiking,fishing, hunting, skiing, boating, and badger wrestling. Be sure to check out some of the local outfitters to help guide you on an outdoor excursion to see all this nature stuff and things. They’ll blow your mind!
In the winter, the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail is routinely ranked as the most awesome in the universe. So if you own a snow machine or dog-sled then mush your way here. You can also enjoy ice fishing on the iconic Fremont Lake, hunt some animals, dress like a Mountain Man, or go cross-country skiing! If you are not into all those outdoor activities then your indoor options are limited, but one facility has it all—
The Pinedale Aquatic Center! That’s right partner, this 75,000 square foot behemoth rivals facilities found in larger cities like Denver or Fargo. This year round facility has swimming pools, a full-court gymnasium, tennis, swimming, a running track, rock climbing, racquetball, cardio and strength training with memberships and passes to help you avoid winter hibernation. Guests that purchase some fuel can request a 1 day pass to this indoor playground.
Interested in absorbing a little history during your visit? Well you’re in luck because the oldest Historical Society in the State of Wyoming, the Sublette County Historical Society calls Pinedale home. Originally established in 1935 for the preservation of historic sites of the fur trade and rendezvous, marking of settler graves and trails and to collect all records, documents and items pertaining to the historical background of Sublette County, today’s SCHS is the parent organization for the Museum of the Mountain Man. The facility presents a visual and interpretive experience into the era of the mountain man, the Plains Indian, the Oregon Trail and the developments of this region. It sponsors programs, living history events and workshops for both children and adults to further explore Wyoming settlement history. It produces the annual Green River Rendezvous Commemoration Days. A research library is available by appointment for public use. Each year the Museum and Sublette County Historical Society produce the “Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal” and other publications that educate and preserve the record of historical events and people across the country.