The Wyoming Range is a mountain range located in west-central Wyoming. It is a range of the Rocky Mountains that runs north-south near the western edge of the state. Its highest peak is Wyoming Peak, which stands at 11,383 feet above sea-level. The range is sometimes referred to as The Wyoming’s.
Most of the range is public land administered by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and is a popular destination for hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hunting, and other activities. The range contains numerous lakes and developed campgrounds, in addition to many wild and primitive areas. The closest towns to the range include Big Piney, Marbleton, La Barge, and Kemmerer.
A branch of the Oregon Trail known as the Lander Road traverses the mountain range. The cutoff offered emigrants a shorter travel option. Numerous grave sites and historical markers can be found relating to the trail.
The range is not to be confused with the Salt River Range, which runs closely parallel to the Wyoming Range on its western side. The two ranges are separated by Grey’s River.
The Wyoming Range is not as rugged or remote as the nearby Wind River Range or Gros Ventre Mountains, but has a striking beauty all on its own. With a wonderful diversity of wildflowers and relatively easy access, it is a wonderful place to go to find solitude for an outdoor experience away from the crowds.
The Wyoming Range is home to elk, moose, deer, antelope, grizzly and black bear, mountain lions, lynx, and many other species of wildlife. The landscape is a mixture of rolling open slopes dotted with sagebrush and pockets of aspen trees and forested hills.