Fitzpatrick Wilderness

Named for Tom Fitzpatrick, a mountain man and partner of Jim Bridger, these 191,103 acres of immeasurable magnificance in the Wind River Range were carved out of granite and limestone by glaciers and glacial streams. The Fitzpatrick has 44 active glaciers. Gannett Peak, Wyoming's highest point at 13,804 feet) , is flanked by three of these glaciers.. Several other peaks in this area also rise above 13,000 feet. Adding to the beauty and variety of the Fitzpatrick are alpine meadows, numerous lakes, rock-covered plateaus, precipitous canyons, and meandering streams. Dinwoody Glacier can be seen in this photo.