Fitzpatrick Wilderness

Photo of the Din Woody Glacier

Fitzpatrick Wilderness was designated in 1976 and named for Tom Fitzpatrick, a mountain man and partner of Jim Bridger. The area now spans 198,525 acres of magnificent beauty in the Wind River Range. Carved by glaciers from granite and limestone rock, the area contains alpine meadows, numerous lakes, rock-covered plateaus, precipitous canyons, and meandering streams. The western border is the Continental Divide, shared with Bridger Wilderness. The eastern border is shared with the Wind River Indian Reservation. 

Fitzpatrick Wilderness currently 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. One of the main routes enters the Wilderness from Trail Lake.

Please view the special regulations associated with Wilderness and always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep this area wild, clean, and pristine.

At a Glance

Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Dubois, WY
Water: Treat all non-potable water before consuming.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wind River Ranger District

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