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Wind River Mountains

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With pristine high alpine vistas and minimal crowds, there is so much to love about the Wind River Mountain Range. Countless lakes and several headwaters to major streams provide the opportunity to fish in some of the most idyllic settings. In addition, you can enjoy hiking, camping, horseback riding and more.  Known as "The Winds," this magnificent mountain range is approximately 100 miles in length and features the highest peak in Wyoming, Gannett Peak, at 13,804 feet.  Numerous trailheads are located near the home and views of The Winds are a constant throughout the town of Pinedale and from the property.

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The Green River

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Truly a regional gem, The Green River offers some of the country's best fly fishing and water recreation. As a major tributary to the Colorado River system, the Green River runs approximately 730 miles from its headwaters south to Utah to join the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park. This scenic waterway has several public access points and is the ultimate for fly-fishing or a sunny day out on beautiful mountain waters.

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Pinedale

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Pinedale, Wyoming is a wonderful and welcoming mountain town. Located at the base of the majestic Wind River Mountain Range at an elevation of 7,175 feet, Pinedale offers rich western history and the ultimate in outdoor recreation. In addition to the great outdoors, Pinedale offers fantastic schools, numerous community resources, arts, culture, events and more. The home is just a few minutes drive from town, making access a breeze. As the town's welcome sign states, Pinedale is "all the civilization you need" and so much more.

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Jackson Hole

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A taste of the Old West and the majestic natural beauty of the area make historic Jackson Hole a must see for those traveling to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. With unbelievable mountain views, wildlife and waterways, Jackson Hole also boasts world class restaurants and entertainment. Located under 1.5 hours  from the home, it is easy to access for exceptional dining, shopping, concerts, and more. Don't miss skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, frequently voted #1 Ski Area in North America by Forbes.

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Grand Teton National Park

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There is so much to see and do in Grand Teton National Park, located nearby  and perfect for a day or weekend long trip. Comprising nearly 310,000 acres, the park includes the 40-mile-long Teton Range and northern sections of the Jackson Hole region.  Located only 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park and contiguous with surrounding national forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 18,000,000-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Here you will find one-of-a-kind wildlife sightings, breathtaking views, and more.

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Yellowstone National Park

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Experience unparalleled wildlife viewing and unique geologic features amidst this varied and intriguing mountain setting. There is so much to do and see at Yellowstone National Park, you could easily spend days exploring and only see a fraction of this magnificent area. Spend a day looking at geysers.  Visit the prismatic pools. See the hot pots. View herds of bison in their natural element. Watch the light cascade on the misty spray at Yellowstone Falls. Perfect for a  weekend getaway, you'll love escaping to Yellowstone for your own adventures or when you have friends or family visiting your home.

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The Snake River

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The Snake River offers endless options for recreation. Take a stroll along the water's edge, watch passing rafters brave famous whitewater rapids, spend a day fishing some of the country's best fish habitat. This pristine and well-protected waterway is a true gem to the mountain west.  The Snake River Canyon offers stunning scenery of sharp cliff faces, rugged terrain and large boulders. The underlying topography of the river channel has created some of the top ranking rapids in the country. By raft and kayak, adventure seekers take full advantage of the mighty Snake's powerful rapids. Other sections are perfect for a scenic float to view the mountains and wildlife in their natural setting.

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Salt Lake City

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Described as "the vibrant, urban heart of Utah," Salt Lake City has so much to offer. As a western hub to culture and entertainment, this is an easy weekend trip for professional sports, theater, shopping, restaurants and more. Salt Lake is also home to major medical facilities. Don't forget skiing nearby in Park City, Deer Valley, Alta, Snowbird and more! You can visit the Utah Olympic Park in Park City to watch athletes train and  tour the unique training facilities or venture to downtown Salt Lake to tour Temple Square.

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Flaming Gorge

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With stunning red canyon walls and sandstone vistas, the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is a must-see. The recreation area covers over 207,000 acres of beautiful scenery and secluded wilderness. The Flaming Gorge Reservoir is known for excellent fishing and is filled with large lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and kokanee salmon. There are several access points to launch a boat on the lake, making for an easy day on the water.  In the area you can also hike, camp, immerse yourself in western history or tour the dam. The hydroelectric Flaming Gorge Dam separates the reservoir from the Green River and is one of the largest dams in the West. 

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Half Moon Lake

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With a location very close to town and easily accessible from the home, this is a spot you will likely frequent and enjoy.  Summer activities include excellent fishing, boating, camping and hiking while winter activities may include ice fishing and ice skating, depending on ice conditions. This beautiful spot in the Wind River Mountains is a great place  to rejuvenate.

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Fremont Lake

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Just a few miles from the town of Pinedale, Fremont Lake is a local treasure for recreation and beauty. Largely undeveloped, this 12-mile long lake is the perfect spot to get into nature. Whether it is by boat, walking the shore or sunbathing at Sandy Beach Picnic area, there is so much to enjoy. Ride the bike path from town to the lake for a day out in nature. Stroll the CCC Ponds area. Fish and enjoy the scenery. Fremont Lake is also host to many local outdoor events such as the annual Big Fish Ice Derby. 

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White Pine Recreation Area

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As the local ski area, White Pine is a center for winter mountain recreation. Offering alpine skiing, groomed cross country trails, tubing and more, this is the perfect spot to gather with friends and family. In the summer enjoy mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. With very easy access from the town of Pinedale and activities ranging from affordable to free, this area is a local go-to for recreation and fun. 

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