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The Shoshone National forest surrounds Dubois and borders our ranch. Much of the economic activity in the Upper Wind River Valley depends on this forest which extends to Yellowstone Park. Our ranch borders the Shoshone National Forest on the north and many of our day rides enter it. It reaches from us to Yellowstone Park…

We are fortunate to have a spectacular view of the Wind River Mountains across the valley from us. On most days we can see 100 miles of this spiny range which also forms the Continental Divide. Guests at the Bitterrot Ranch have the wide vista of the perpetually snowcapped Wind River Mountains in view across…

Wyoming has one of the largest Indian reservations in the US called the Wind River Reservation which covers an area half the size of New Jersey. It covers a large part of the Wind River Valley and the surrounding mountains with good farm land and excellent hunting and fishing. It has significant oil and natural…

Wind River Country, Hidden Heart of Wyoming is a 176 page book containing hundreds of color pictures by Claude Poulet, the award winning French photographer who fell in love with this country and has spent much of his time here for the last 25 years and lengthy text by Bayard Fox, owner of the Bitterroot…

Many of the cabins at the ranch were not built as guest cabins but instead are re-purposed settlers cabins that maintain the charm and storied history of their past. The oldest guest cabin original to the ranch is the Homestead cabin, built by Gavin Duncan, one of four Scottish brothers that settled in our part…

Our valley was only settled by white men a little over a century ago, hardly a blip in history compared to at least 9,000 years of habitation by Native Americans. One cannot live long in this land of spectacular natural beauty without becoming aware of a previous culture which had carved out a unique life…