Wind River Range
The Wind River Range is a remote hundred-mile range, stretching through Wyoming along the crest of the Continental Divide. This narrow mountain chain includes eight craggy summits over 13,500 feet, rising from the wide open valleys of the west. Three thousand feet below these rugged peaks are small lakes nestling in boulder-strewn alpine meadows. There are large glaciers on some eastern slopes, including the largest glaciers of the U.S. Rocky Mountains on the flanks of Gannett Peak (13,804 ft.). Gannett is the highest and northernmost peak of the range. Most peaks of the Wind River Range require twenty mile hikes from the nearest road, but the terrain is generally easy and the scenery is spectacular.