Wind River Mountains Information

The Wind River Mountains are one of the best kept secrets of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Stretching out into the red desert around the southeastern edge of the ecosystem, the Winds have some of the most majestic mountain scenery found anywhere on the planet. Some of the largest glaciers in the lower 48 can also be found high in these mountains along the Continental Divide. It’s also home to a famous mountain basin called Cirque of the Towers, a mountain landscape seemingly pulled straight from Patagonia in South America. Here, enormous granite spires eroded from ancient glaciers tower around a glacial lake at the head of a large canyon. The mountains are also home to Wyoming’s highest peak, Gannett Peak.

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