Shoshone National Forest

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Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River
Trail ride on the Shoshone National Forest
Wildflowers fluorish the year after a wildfire on Pass Creek near Lander, Wyoming
This mother grizzly bear and her cub are foraging on the Shoshone National Forest.
The North Fork of the Shoshone River passes through the Shoshone National Forest and along the east entrance highway to Yellowstone.
The Shoshone National Forest is home to more wild bighorn sheep than any other 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 plateaus and meadows blanketed with wildflowers. It is a forest of distinct physical features--from Wyoming's highest point, Gannett Peak, to the only designated Wild and Scenic River in Wyoming, the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone.

Shoshone has five designated wilderness areas totaling 1.4 million acres. It is a forest for wildlife--home to about 335 native wildlife species, including grizzly and black bears, gray wolves, deer, elk, moose, pronghorn, bison, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, and a host of smaller animals and birds. The Shoshone is home to more bighorn sheep than any other national forest.