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Chief Washakie Statue in Lander, Wyoming
Sinks Canyon State Park

Annual Festivals: Heart of the West Invitational Bronze Show and Sale, 4th of July celebration, Lander Brew Fest

Lander, Fremont County's seat, was named after General F. W Lander, government surveyor and builder of the first federally financed road in the West. The town is located in the Popo Agie Valley and is one of the oldest communities in the state.

Located at the base of the Wind River Mountain Range, Lander boasts world-class outdoor recreation opportunities: from mountain climbing, trout fishing, hunting and miles of hiking trails; to the fantastic Beaver Creek cross-country skiing trail system featuring a biathlon range. The Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail is always rated one of the best in the country and can be accessed just outside town in Sinks Canyon. The canyon is also known for an oddity of sorts. The Popo Agie River runs through the canyon and disappears into a cavern (the Sinks) at one point, only to re-appear a quarter mile down the canyon, on the opposite side of the road in a trout-filled pool (the Rise). It is said that the water takes more than two hours to travel this ¼ mile distance through the cavernous mountainside.

Lander also features a brand new Pioneer Museum and the Museum of the American West.  National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is also headquartered in Lander.

Don't Miss:  Surrounded by the Wind River Indian Reservation, the Lander and Riverton area hosts traditional Native American powwows all summer long http://www.wind-river.org/info/communities/reservation.php

Population: 6,867
Elevation: 5410
Region: Northwest

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