Population: 971
Elevation:  6,946
Known For: Togwotee Pass, Bighorn Sheep, Absaroka Mountains, Historic Dude and Guest Ranches, Year Round Fly Fishing, Snowmobiling
Events: Friday Night Rodeos, Tuesday Night Square Dancing, Day of the Cowboy


Dubois is situated in the “banana belt” of Wyoming with Chinook winds that help keep you cool in the summer and melt snow in the winter.  The town has a diverse economy with working ranches, outfitters, artists, craftsmen, and loggers.

Dubois offers convenient services and accommodations to both residents and visitors. A 9-hole golf course is located on the west side of town.  The Wind River Historical Center/Dubois Museum is filled with the history of Dubois, housing many artifacts of days gone by.Also open to the public are a covered swimming pool, town park with playground and tennis courts and the library.

For more information, visit Destination Dubois or the Dubois Chamber of Commerce.

The story

It was 1886 and they wanted to call their little settlement “Never Sweat”, a joke on the men of the area who seemed not to take work too seriously.  But the federal government named it Dubois, after an Idaho senator of the era.  Today, the town of Dubois is a quaint little community located along the Wind River, rimmed to the south by the Wind River mountains and to the north by the Absarokas.  It’s an area of striking contrasts from the badlands east of town, to the high peaks south, north and west. Stop and stay awhile and see some of the sights.

Whiskey Mountain looms to the south and while several elk herds winter on Whiskey, even more take up winter residence on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Inberg-Roy management area on the East Fork of the Wind River.  There, approximately 2,500 to 3,000 elk winter from mid-November to mid-April. Dubois is an area of great diversity in wildlife. Big game species include bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, moose, antelope and black bear.  Cougar and grizzly bears are occasionally sighted, as are wolves.  The area has a multitude of small wildlife species and migratory waterfowl.

Recreational opportunities in the Dubois country include many scenic areas, camping, fishing, hunting, horsepacking, hiking, photography and a large array of remarkable views for the artist.  And that’s just in the summer.  There’s a lot to do in the winter, too.  The Upper Wind River Country has more than 150 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that have access to the Continental Divide Trail.  The Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail has 360 miles from Lander to Yellowstone and it also connects to 665 miles of groomed trails. Ice fishing in the winter months is an exciting adventure, as is the dog sled ride at Brooks Lake near Togwotee Pass. Crosscountry skiers enjoy the packed snowmobile trails, or venture off trail for exciting telemark runs.

Completed in 1993, the center plays tribute to one of the most stunning of all North America’s big game animals, the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. Dubois is home to the largest wintering bighorn sheep herd in the Lower 48.

Since 1949, more than 2,000 sheep have been transplanted to Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, New Mexico and to other areas of Wyoming from the herd on Whiskey Mountain.

The center offers interpretive displays on the bighorn sheep as well as acting as a repository for research documents. A small mountain is the centerpiece of the 4,250-square-foot building. The mountain displays the sheep in its natural habitat.

Peaks of the Wind River Range

There are 2.4 million acres of national forest, which surround Dubois. Of this acreage, 1.5 million acres are designated as wilderness, where mechanized equipment is now allowed. Gannett Peak, located in the Shoshone National Forest, is the highest peak in the Wind River Range, with an elevation of 13,804 feet. It is due south of Dubois, but it is hidden from sight by the foothills and peaks looming over the valley floor.

A memorial west of Dubois pays tribute to the timber harvesters of yesteryear. Timber harvesting has been a part of Dubois since its early settlement days, in 1914, timber harvesting began on the forests of the Upper Wind River in the DuNoir Valley, in order to supply railroad ties to the Chicago and Northwestern railroad. Thus began the era of the famous “Tie Hack” – the nickname for the job of cutting railroad ties.

During the Tie Hack era, ten million ties or approximately 40 million board feet of lumber was logged from the surrounding hills.

The main operation was run by the Wyoming Tie and Timber Company, whose employees were mostly Swedes and Norwegian immigrants. Their dedication to the drink, vigorous brawling and feats of strength brought to Dubois a colorful and lively bunch of characters.

Remnants of the flumes from this bygone era can still be seen west of Dubois. A 14-foot limestone monument overlooks the site of the Tie Camp.

Visit Dubois as part of the Old Yellowstone Highway Driving Tour, the Circle the Continental Divide Driving Tour, or the Togwotee Driving Tour.

Businesses

3C Guiding

P.O. Box 493
Dubois, WY

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Absaroka Ranch

306 Dunoir Rd
Dubois, WY

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Antelope Hills Golf Course

126 Clubhouse Drive
Dubois, WY

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Bear Basin Adventures

9000 East Fork Road
Dubois, WY

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Big Diamond Ranch

4209 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

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Bitterroot Ranch

1480 East Fork Road
Dubois, WY

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Black Bear Inn

505 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Branding Iron Inn

401 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Brooks Lake Lodge

458 Brooks Lake Rd
Dubois, WY

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Cabin’s On The Wind

605 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Chamley Outfitters

3 Riverbend Lane
Dubois, WY

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Chimney Rock Arena

5114 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

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Chinook Winds Motel

640 S. 1st St.
Dubois, WY

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Classic Cruise Control


Lander, WY

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CM Ranch

167 Fish Hatchery Road
Dubois, WY

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Continental Divide Dogsled Adventures

4338 US Hwy. 26
Dubois, WY

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Cowboy Cafe

115 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Crooked Creek

76 Fir Road
Dubois, WY

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Crooked Creek Guest Ranch

76 Fir Road, Union Pass
Dubois, WY

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Cutthroat Fly Shop & Adventures

202 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Dennison Lodge

909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

Dubois Campgrounds

105 Kelsey
Dubois, WY

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Dubois Chamber of Commerce

708 Meckem St
Dubois, WY

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Dubois Fish Hatchery

5 Fish Hatchery Court
Dubois, WY

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Dubois Honda ATV

1510 Warm Springs Creek Rd
Dubois, WY

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Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center

909 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Dubois Town Park

10 Bighorn Lane
Dubois, WY

Dubois Wind River KOA

225 Welty St.
Dubois, WY

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El Jarro

1422 Warm Springs D.
Dubois, WY

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Equitour, Ltd.

10 Stalnaker St
Dubois, WY

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Flying W

701 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Full Throttle Powersports

1514 Warm Springs
Dubois, WY

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Headwaters Arts & Conference Center

20 Stalnaker St
Dubois, WY

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Jakey’s Fork Homestead B&B

9 Fish Hatchery Road
Dubois, WY

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JH Rental

12 Spruce Court, Union Pass
Dubois, WY

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Lava Mountain Lodge

3577 US Hwy 26 W.
Dubois, WY

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Lazy L&B Ranch

1072 E. Fork Rd.
Dubois, WY

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Lazy TX Outfitting

656 Horse Creek Road
Dubois, WY

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Longhorn Ranch Lodge & RV

5810 E Highway 26
Dubois, WY

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Mountain Pinnacle Properties

3544 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

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National Bighorn Sheep Center

10 Bighorn Lane
Dubois, WY

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National Museum of Military Vehicles

6419 U.S. Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

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Never Sweat Lodge

1408 Warm Springs Dr
Dubois, WY

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Noon Rock Pizza

112 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Outfitters of the Wyoming Wilderness

656 Horsecreek Rd
Dubois, WY

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Ram’s Horn Guest Ranch

334 Ramshorn Ranch Road
Dubois, WY

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Ramshorn Llamas

351 Main St.
Dubois, WY

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Ring Lake Ranch

570 Trail Lake Road
Dubois, WY

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River Pilot Tours

107 Horse Creek Road
Dubois, WY

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Rocky Mountain Lodge

1349 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Solitude RV Park

5628 U.S. 26
Dubois, WY

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Stagecoach Motor Inn

103 Ramshorn St.
Dubois, WY

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Super 8 Motel

1412 Warm Springs Dr.
Dubois, WY

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Taylor Creek Sinclair, Deli & Pizza

1426 Warm Springs Dr.
Dubois, WY

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Teton Fishing Co. LLC

5700 Hwy 27
Dubois, WY

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The Barn

52 Bald Mountain Road
Dubois, WY

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The Lone Buffalo Steakhouse

120 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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The Lone Burrito

106 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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The Moose Outpost

616 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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The Perch Coffee House

132 E. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Timberline Ranch

4127 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

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Trail’s End Motel

511 Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Triangle C Ranch

3737 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

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Twin Pines Lodge & Cabins

218 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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US Forest Service Visitor Center

1403 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Village Cafe

515 W. Ramshorn St.
Dubois, WY

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Western Adventures

1417 Warm Springs Dr.
Dubois, WY

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Wilderness Boundary Restaurant, Lava Mountain Lodge

3577 US Hwy 26
Dubois, WY

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Wind Haven RV Resort

646 S. 1st St.
Dubois, WY

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Wind River Backcountry Outfitters

4 Goldeneye Drive
Dubois, WY

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Wind River Flyfitter

505 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Wind River Gear

19 N. 1st St.
Dubois, WY

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Wind River Motel

519 W. Ramshorn
Dubois, WY

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Wind River Valley Artists Guild Gallery

20 Stalnaker St.
Dubois, WY

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Wyoming Mountain Properties

16 Kingfisher Dr.
Dubois, WY

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