Welcome to Lander, WY

Lander is the jumping off point for many expeditions into the mountains and desert. Each year, visitors enjoy world-class high mountain lake fishing, as well as mountain and rock climbing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and hiking.

In recent years, the town has undergone a cultural shift similar to other western towns. The town’s scenic location and recreational highlights such as world-class rock climbing in nearby Sinks Canyon, have attracted many new residents who come to the community for the active lifestyle and fresh mountain air. Today Lander is a community where newcomers and “old timers” mingle happily in the shadow of the mountains.

Lander Chamber of Commerce
www.landerchamber.org
160 N. First Street
Lander WY 82520
1-800-433-0662

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The present town site of Lander was settled in 1869, as a small military post called Camp Augur. The post provided protection for immigrants using the South Pass route to California and Oregon.

In 1875, the town was officially named Lander and because of the comparatively mild climate, it became an important agricultural area. In 1884, Fremont County was established and Lander was chosen as the county seat.

Spend some time getting to know Lander. Enjoy a casual walk down historic Main Street where on a summer evening, you might find a presentation on Native American culture, take part in a street dance, or enjoy a block party. While here, take in a round of golf on Lander’s 18 hole course or visit the well-known bronze foundry. Sinks Canyon, located southwest of Lander, is so named because the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River does a disappearing act here. As it crashes its way out of the Wind River Mountains, the mountain stream hits a wall of porous limestone at Sinks Canyon State Park, where it disappears. A quarter of a mile downstream the river reappears in a large pool known as ‘The Rise’. An interpretive center is located at the Sinks and an observation deck where you can feed the large trout (No Fishing!) is located at the Rise. Learn More

Driving Tour

If you are dying to get up in the mountains, one of the best ways is to head west of Lander up Sinks Canyon for a tour of the southern Wind River Range. The 26-mile Loop Road is a 2-lane paved road for the first 7 miles to Worthen Meadows.  It then turns into a gravel road until you reach Hwy. 28 near South Pass. You’ll be driving through forests of pine and spruce, with vistas of snow capped peaks. Find more details and different options of the Sinks Canyon Driving Tour here.

Red Canyon

For 19th century prospectors and miners in the rich gold fields of South Pass, the crimson mouth of Red Canyon meant a change in diet. From the wind-swept sagebrush prairie, they could descend nearly 2,000 feet down a steep wagon road to the fruit orchards and vegetable gardens in the warm valley below where they purchased fresh produce – a welcome switch from wild game meat.

Today Red Canyon draws travelers. Approximately 15 miles south of Lander on Wyoming 28 you can pull over for a stunning vista of iron-laden Triassic rock as red as an Irish setter. At the center of the canyon is the Red Canyon Ranch, protected by The Nature Conservancy.

 

Businesses

307 Outfitters

5766 Hwy 28
Lander, WY

Allen’s Diamond Four Wilderness Ranch

5555 US Hwy 287
Lander, WY

Boutique Vacations

645 Main St.
Lander, WY

Breadboard

1350 Main
Lander, WY

China Garden

162 N. 6th Street
Lander, WY

Classic Cruise Control


Lander, WY

Cowfish/Lander Brewing Co

148 Main Street
Lander, WY

Crux Coffee

300 Main St.
Lander, WY

Dairy Land Drive-In

977 Main Street
Lander, WY

Deka-Guy Hee, Shoshone Rose Casino

5690 Hwy 287
Lander, WY

Domino’s Pizza

175 N. 4th
Lander, WY

Dunoir Fishing Adventures

1405 Goodrich Dr.
Lander, WY

Eagle Bronze Foundry

130 Poppy St.
Lander, WY

El Sol De Mexico

453 Main Street
Lander, WY

Evans/Dahl Memorial Museum

545 Main St.
Lander, WY

Fremont County Pioneer Museum

1443 W. Main St.
Lander, WY

Frontier Lodge

808 Main St.
Lander, WY

Gannett Grill

126 Main St.
Lander, WY

Gannett Peak Sports

351 Main St.
Lander, WY

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

1002 11th St.
Lander, WY

Holiday Lodge

210 McFarlane Dr.
Lander, WY

Inn at Lander

260 Grandview Drive
Lander, WY

Lander Art Center

224 Main St.
Lander, WY

Lander Bake Shop

259 Main St.
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Lander Chamber of Commerce

160 N. 1st
Lander, WY

Lander Children’s Museum

465 Lincoln Avenue
Lander, WY

Lander City Park

405 Fremont St.
Lander, WY

Lander City Park Public Campground

405 Fremont St.
Lander, WY

Lander Community and Convention Center

950 Buena Vista Dr
Lander, WY

Lander Fly Shop & Guide Service

592 Main St.
Lander, WY

Lander Golf Course

1 Golf Course Drive
Lander, WY

Lander Llama Company

2024 Mortimore Lane
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Lander Lodging

2241 Sinks Canyon Road
Lander, WY

Louis Lake Lodge

1811 Louis Lake Rd
Lander, WY

Louis Lake Public Campground

1811 Louis Lake Rd
Lander, WY

Maverick Cafe

808 Main Street
Lander, WY

Maverick RV Park & Campground

1104 N. Second Street
Lander, WY

McDonald’s

235 McFarlane Drive
Lander, WY

Middle Fork

351 Main St
Lander, WY

Museum of the American West

1445 W. Main St.
Lander, WY

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)

284 Lincoln Street
Lander, WY

Outlaw Cabins

2415 Squaw Creek Rd
Lander, WY

Oxbow

170 E. Main St.
Lander, WY

Pizza Hut

607 E. Main Street
Lander, WY

Rent -A- Wreck

715 E. Main
Lander, WY

Rodeway Inn & Suites Pronghorn Lodge

150 E. Main St.
Lander, WY

Shoshone Rose Casino & Hotel

5690 US- 287
Lander, WY

Silver Spur Motel

1240 Main St.
Lander, WY

Sinks Canyon State Park Public Campground

3079 Sinks Canyon Rd.
Lander, WY

Sinks Canyon State Park Visitor Center

3079 Sinks Canyon Rd.
Lander, WY

Sixth Crossing

4181 US Hwy 789
Lander, WY

Sleeping Bear RV Park & Campground

715 E Main
Lander, WY

Subway

960 Main Street
Lander,

Sweetwater Fishing Expeditions

2939 Sinks Canyon Road
Lander, WY

Taco Johns

870 W. Main St.
Lander, WY

Thai Chef

975 Lincoln
Lander, WY

The Bike Mill

109 Main St
Lander, WY

The Bunk House

2024 Mortimore Lane
Lander, WY

The Forge

202 Main
Lander, WY

The Mill House

125 Main St.
Lander, WY

The Summit Restaurant

260 Grandview
Lander, WY

Tony’s Pizza

637 Main St.
Lander, WY

Twin Pines RV Park & Campground

7345 Hwy. 789
Lander, WY

US Forest Service Visitor Center

333 East Main
Lander, WY

Wild Iris Mountain Sports

166 Main Street
Lander, WY

Wind River Climbing Guides

636 Lincoln
Lander, WY

Wind River Transportation

2554 Airport Drive
Riverton, WY

Wind River Troutfitters

8116 Hwy 789
Lander, WY

Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary

8616 Hwy 287
Lander, WY

Worthen Meadows Reservoir Campground

Forest Road 300
Lander, WY

Wyoming Country Outfitters

7696 US Hwy 287
Lander, WY

Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Exhibit

260 Buena Vista
Lander, WY

Zanmai Sushi & Korean BBQ

140 N. 7th
Lander, WY