About Wyoming’s Upper Wind River Valley

Dubois is located in the Upper Wind River Valley of west central Wyoming in the eastern foothills of the Continental Divide at 7000 feet elevation. It enjoys a dry climate with a large percentage of sunny days. The 2010 Census counted a population of 971 people residing in Town.

Dubois is a gateway community to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The Fitzpatrick, Washakie and Teton Wilderness areas and Shoshone National Forest encircle the area offering unparalleled hunting, fishing, hiking, backcountry skiing and many more recreational opportunities.

The area is home to the largest herd of Bighorn sheep in the lower 48 states. It is also home to several thousand Rocky Mountain elk which winter here. Photographers and wildlife watchers can view grizzly and black bears, Bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer, whitetail deer, wolves, foxes, antelope, mountain lions, Trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and many species of small animals, ducks, songbirds, and fish.

Excellent fishing is available in the Wind River and its tributaries, ‘also in numerous mountain lakes and streams. Cutthroat, brook, German brown, and rainbow trout as well as mountain whitefish provide exciting opportunities.

According to Sperling’s Best Places, on average, there are 235 sunny days per year in Dubois, WY. The July high is around 79 degrees. The January low is 9.

Dubois, Wyoming gets 11 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 52 inches. The average US city gets 28 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 31. In the mountains to the west of town, the snow is measured in feet. Snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, mushing, and other winter sports abound