“AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL”
Riverton was placed in a natural basin that had long been a gathering point for several people since pre-history to the 1838 mountain man rendezvous. The town played host to many of the legendary people such as, Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, and Lewis and Clark. Today, 1838 Mountain Man Rendevous keeps the old memories alive by hosting a living encampment, games of skill, food and dancing.
Tucked in between the Owl Creek and the Wind River Mountains, Riverton offers opportunities for all types of outdoor recreation. There’s hunting and fishing, or hiking and rock climbing all within a few minutes drive. You can boat on Boysen Reservoir, play a round of golf, study Native American petroglyphs at Castle Gardens or four-wheel drive across thousands of acres of state and federal lands.
Also be sure to visit the Riverton Museum. Open Tues. through Sat. 10am to 4pm, the Riverton Museum takes you on a trip to the past covering everything from trappers to cowboys. Another great place to take in history is the Wind River Heritage Center. Exhibits of Wyoming wildlife including 40 full-sized mounts including wolves, bears, bison, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep and smaller animals are featured here. Native American art, gifts, local history books and educational programs for schools and organizations are available at the Wind River Heritage Center.
In this article you will find one day trips to be enjoyed by the individual or the entire family. Whatever adventure interests you, whether it is viewing abundant wildlife, river rafting, learning about history and culture, or just plain of site-seeing, you will find it within a short drive of Riverton.