Shoshone National Forest


The Shoshone encompasses the area from the Montana state line south to Lander, Wyoming, which includes portions of the Absaroka, Wind River, and Beartooth Ranges. The western boundary of the forest south of Yellowstone is the crest of the Continental Divide. Elevations on the Shoshone range from 4,600 feet at the mouth of the spectacular Clarks Fork Canyon to 13,804 feet on Gannett Peak, Wyoming's highest point.

Nearly 1.4 million acres of the forest are designated wilderness areas. There are also more that 1,500 miles of scenic roads traversing the forest. Wildlife on the Shoshone includes deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, grizzly and black bears, as well as numerous smaller animals, birds, and cold water fish. Animals in the forest are wild. Enjoy them at a safe distance.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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