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cora

Located approximately 10 miles northwest of Pinedale on a scenic drive along Highway 352 with panoramic scenery of the Wind River Mountains, Sawtooth Mountains, and the Gros Ventre Mountains.  Cora is at the heart of the famous Upper Green River Valley, an area of rich western history that provided sustenance and marketable goods to the earliest trappers and settlers, and continues to support Sublette County families today. Cora is the small mountain town that introduces the unpaved road to the Green River, Dollar Lake, Green River Lakes, Square Top Mountain, and more. Travelers pass homesteaders' cabins with historic markers that tell the story of the tie hacks and their camps. The remains of the earliest dude ranch in Sublette County, the first in a long line of successful local businesses, stand in this valley. For several weeks each June the Green River Drift, one of the longest (and longest-running) cattle drives in the nation, takes place when cowboys on horseback push livestock from the valleys to graze the rich mountain pastures, a distance of about 70 miles. Visitors on the road to Green River Lakes can observe this present-day historic phenomenon from the highway.  Mountain bikers, hikers, horseback riders, and ATV enthusiasts will enjoy the uncrowded trails that shoot off in this valley.

In the winter, travelers can enjoy overnight accommodations and dining at the Kendall Valley Lodge or a home cooked meals at The Place Restaurant throughout the year.  The Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail is accessed at the Upper Green parking lot that welcomes snowmobilers to enjoy watching the winter elk feed ground, epic trail scenery, and area lakes for ice fishing.  Annual winter events include One Lunger Vintage Snowmobile Race at the Sagebrush Downs Racetrack in Cora and the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race at the Upper Green parking lot in Cora. 

In route, you will notice the Cora Post Office off the highway which was first established in the 1890's.  This site was originally made of hand-hewn logs transported from the Upper Green River. The building still serves today as the local post office with historic memorabilia of the area and serves as a central meeting place for the area residents.  

Population: 300
Elevation: 7,396 ft.