Fitzpatrick Wilderness National Historic Site

This is some of the most ruggedly-spectacular country in the world. Fitzpatrick Wilderness is nearly 200-thousand acres of picture-postcard mountains and glaciers that lie between Moran Junction and Dubois, Wyoming. It covers the northeast side of the Wind River Mountains, the Bridger Wilderness is to the west, the Continental Divide, and the Wind River Reservation border on the east.

Fitzpatrick Wilderness is a National Historic Site, established by Congress in 1976. It was named after a respected mountain man and guide, Tom Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was a former U.S. Army scout, an Indian Agent, and the one-time head of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company.

Our hiking trip started at the Ross Lake, nestled in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness Area of Wind River Mountains Range. Trailhead starts just outside the Town of Dubois in the State of Wyoming.

Fitzpatrick Wilderness has 44 active glaciers, that cover more than 7,700 acres, within its borders. Two of them, Dinwoody Glacier and Bull Lake Glacier, are two of the largest glaciers in the Continental United States. And the crown jewel of Fitzpatrick Wilderness is Gannett Peak, the highest point in Wyoming, at 13,800 feet.

Fitzpatrick Wilderness Resources

Fitzpatrick Wilderness Map, WY – Natural Atlas
naturalatlas.com/wilderness/fitzpatrick-1935838
The Fitzpatrick Wilderness is located in Shoshone National Forest in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The wilderness was originally known as the Glacier Primitive Area, but was redesignated a wilderness in 1976. U.S. Wilderness Areas do not allow motorized or mechanized vehicles, including bicycles.

15 Off-The-Grid Destinations In Wyoming That Will Take You …
www.onlyinyourstate.com/wyoming/wyoming-wilderness-areas-wy
Fitzpatrick Wilderness, Shoshone National Forest Facebook / USAF 50 Summits The Fitzgerald Wilderness area in Shoshone National Forest was originally known as Glacier Primitive Area, but now it’s solely a Wilderness.

Fitzpatrick Wilderness – US Forest Service
www.fs.fed.us/air/technical/class_1/wilds.php?recordID=22
AQRV Type: VISIBILITY: Sensitive Receptor: Sensitive Receptor Indicator: Thresholds: Natural Visibility: For sources generally further than 50 km from a Class I area, the visibility threshold for concern is not exceeded if the 98th %ile change in light extinction is: 5% for each year model, when compared to the annual average natural condition value for that Class I area.

Washakie Wilderness Map, WY – Natural Atlas
naturalatlas.com/wilderness/washakie-1936181
The Washakie Wilderness is located in Shoshone National Forest in the U.S. state of Wyoming. U.S. Wilderness Areas do not allow motorized or mechanized vehicles, including bicycles. Although camping and fishing are allowed with proper permits, no roads or buildings are constructed and there is also no logging or mining, in compliance with the …

Fitzpatrick Wilderness Area in Wyoming – AllTrips
www.jacksonholenet.com/nature/fitzpatrick_wilderness.php
Where is the Fitzpatrick Wilderness? Towards the southern end of the Shoshone National Forest, the Fitzpatrick Wilderness begins just south of Dubois and encompasses some of the higher peaks of the Wind River Range. The primary access point of to the Fitzpatrick Wilderness is at the Trail Lake Trailhead near Dubois.

Shoshone National Forest – Travel Wyoming
travelwyoming.com/listing/cody/shoshone-national-forest
The Shoshone National Forest is the nation’s first national forest. It is a forest for recreation–the Shoshone has 1,389 miles of non-motorized trails, 306 miles of snowmobile trails, 48 miles of cross country ski trails, 32 campgrounds, 11 picnic grounds, 18 permitted lodges, and 28 trailheads. Shoshone National Forest’s mountain ranges comprise of rugged peaks, steep cliffs, high alpine …

USDA Forest Service – Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness
www.fs.fed.us/recreation
National Offices and Programs: Phone Directory: Regional Offices: Evaluate Our Service: We welcome your comments on our service and your suggestions for improvement. USDA Forest Service Recreation, Heritage & Wilderness Resources Mail Stop 1125 1400 Independence Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20250-0003 (202) 205-1706

Best Hiking Trails in Fitzpatrick Wilderness Area …
www.gaiagps.com/hike/united-states/wyoming/fitzpatrick-wilderness-area
Located in the Wind River Range, on the Shoshone National Forest, the Fitzpatrick Wilderness area covers 198,525 acres. It was designated Wilderness in 1976 and named for Tom Fitzpatrick, a mountain man and partner of Jim Bridger. Carved by glaciers from granite and limestone rock, the area contains alpine meadows, numerous lakes, rock-covered plateaus, precipitous canyons, and meandering …

Backpacking in Wyoming – Wind River Range Adventure
www.bigwildadventures.com/information/wind-river-range
The northern half of the Winds’ east slope is the rugged Fitzpatrick Wilderness in the Shoshone National Forest. Here, vast glaciers and snowfields flank Wyoming’s highest mountains, including 13,804-foot Gannet Peak on the Continental Divide.

Wyoming Backpacking – Big Wild Adventures
www.bigwildadventures.com/information/wyoming-backpacking
WIND RIVER RANGE, ALONG THE GREAT DIVIDE. Wyoming $1,950 (inclusive*) • August 16-22, 2020. Trip at a glance: This Wyoming backpacking trip is rated as strenuous. We will be backpacking the rugged Fitzpatrick Wilderness in the Shoshone National Forest.You will see some of the best of Wyoming in the state’s highest mountain range with remote basins, sparkling alpine lakes, cold streams …

Moon Lake Trail – Wyoming | AllTrails
www.alltrails.com/trail/us/wyoming/moon-lake-trail
Moon Lake Trail is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dubois, Wyoming that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Jackson Hole Wyoming Horseback Riding | About the Ranch …
cmranch.com/about/cm-ranch
About the Ranch. Our expansive ranch lands are contiguous with the Shoshone National Forest and Fitzpatrick Wilderness, allowing for seemingly endless private riding and fishing in country of stunning, unspoiled nature. The CM is made up of 3,379 deeded acres, plus another 9,385 acres leased.

Rock textures | Lake Louise, Fitzpatrick Wilderness …
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Rock textures Lake Louise, Fitzpatrick Wilderness, Shoshone National Forest. Done. 120 views

wildwyo | Shoshone National Forest
www.wildwyo.org/shoshone-national-forest-1#!
The Shoshone National Forest in Northwest Wyoming contains nearly 2.5 million acres of some of the most raw and rugged country in the Lower 48 and is our nation’s first and oldest national forest. With unconfined outdoor adventure and breathtaking landscapes, the Shoshone contains the natural and cultural history of our past and the critical …

Whiskey Mountain Trail – Wyoming | AllTrails
www.alltrails.com/trail/us/wyoming/whiskey-mountain-trail
Whiskey Mountain Trail is a 14.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dubois, Wyoming that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

The 10 Highest Mountains in Wyoming – WorldAtlas.com
www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-10-highest-mountains-in-wyoming.html
At a height of 13,722 ft, Mount Warren in the fourth tallest peak in Wyoming. The peak belongs to the Wind River Range and is surrounded by the Fitzpatrick Wilderness, which is part of Shoshone National Forest. A number of glaciers are located in the region, the most notable of which is the Dinwoody Glacier.

Forest Information – Shoshone National Forest Campgrounds
forestcamping.com/dow/rockymtn/shosinfo.htm
Forest Information The Shoshone National Forest is located in northwestern Wyoming and is comprised of 2,466,586 acres. There are 43 developed campgrounds of which 20 meet the selection criteria. The Shoshone National Forest is proud to be the first U.S. National Forest.

Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming – AllTrips
www.jacksonholenet.com/nature/shoshone_national_forest.php
The Shoshone National Forest runs north to south from the Wyoming Montana border near Cooke City down to the Wind River Range near Lander. The Shoshone is accessible from the Beartooth and Chief Joseph Scenic Byways in the north, the North Fork of the Shoshone River in between East Yellowstone and Cody, Togwotee Pass in between Moran and Dubois …

Shoshone National Forest Campgrounds
forestcamping.com/dow/rockymtn/shoscmp.htm
Detailed descriptions of campgrounds in the Shoshone National Forest. Campground List CAMPGROUND NAME: Beartooth Lake VISIT DATE: 07/06/2000 UPDATE DATE: 7/10/2018 STATE: Wyoming REGION: Rocky Mountain RANGER DISTRICT: Clarks Fork NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cody RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Cody, WY, take State Rt. 120 west 15.7 miles to State Rt. 296/Sunlight/Basin sign.

Range of Wind and Light | Wind River Range, Fitzpatrick …
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Wind River Range, Fitzpatrick Wilderness, Shoshone National Forest.

Hiking – Wind River Country
windriver.org/experience/hiking
In the summer when the temperatures rise, I can escape to tree-covered trails on the Shoshone National Forest. For a leisurely walk, or a short trail run, I often visit the Nature Trail in Sinks Canyon. In early summer the wildflowers explode in bright bursts of color, distracting me from my burning lungs unused to outdoor running.

Shoshone National Forest | Ultimate Wyoming History …
ultimatewyoming.com/sectionpages/sec2/extras/shoshonenationalforest.html
The Shoshone National Forest is more than half (nearly 1.4 million acres) designated wilderness. There are five different wilderness areas. They include the Absaroka-Beartooth, the North Absaroka, the Washakie, the PoPo Agie and the Fitzpatrick.

Shoshone National Forest | Outdoorsy
www.outdoorsy.com/guide/shoshone-national-forest
In the Rocky Mountains of northwest Wyoming, Shoshone National Forest is made up of 2.4 acres of varied terrain to explore and enjoy. Shoshone was the first national forest in the United States and was named in 1891 by President Harrison as part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve. It was named after the first inhabitants, the Shoshone Indians.

Wyoming BHA Comments on Shoshone National Forest Travel …
www.backcountryhunters.org/wyoming_bha_comments_on_shoshone_national_forest_travel_management_plan
The following comments were submitted in regards to the Shoshone National Forest Travel Management Plan on behalf of Wyoming BHA. Please accept our comments on the draft Shoshone National Forest Travel Plan document. We appreciate the Forest Service recognizing the Shoshone National Forest (SNF) as a “backcountry forest.”

AAA Travel Guides – Shoshone National Forest, WY
www.aaa.com/travelguides/shoshone%20national%20forest-wy
About Shoshone National Forest In northwestern Wyoming, the Shoshone National Forest was established by presidential proclamation in 1891 as the nation’s first forest reserve. It occupies nearly 2.5 million acres. Its boundaries extend south from Montana and include parts of the Beartooth, Absaroka and Wind River mountains.

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