The famous "Green River" flows through the heart of Sublette County,
providing great forage for the elk, deer, moose, antelope, bears, wolves, coyotes, mountain sheep and mountain lions. Besides providing a great habitat for the wild animals, the Green River is known for it's world class fishing, drawing people from all around the world.
Our climate is semi-arid with approximately 275 out of the 365 days in the year as clear & beautiful sunny days. Summers are short, but comfortable at an average of 79 degrees, cooling in the evenings. We love that! In the winter we average about 12 degrees but have been known to have our periodic cold spells which only seem to go a few days to a week at a time. Our snow levels have dropped in the past four years (as with the rest of the northwest), but we still have ample enough to play in!
Sublette County has derived a rich heritage from the mountain men and pioneers who traveled west on the Oregon Trail. Wandering out on the mesa and buttes one can often discover Indian artifacts, fossils and arrowheads. Because of the history the Oregon Trail has provided, a special pageant is held in Pinedale every year in July attracting people from miles around. A great sense of the old west comes to life during the "Green River Rendezvous Mountain Man Pageant." There is fun for the entire family with a morning parade, booths with items for sale, several activities for the kids such as archeological digs, face painting, head dress making, Indian vest making and other crafts pertaining to the fur trade era. There is even a wonderful performance by the local townspeople re-enacting the era...keeping the history alive in the hearts of our youth.
Our small wonderful town has plenty to do! There is a Super Center that houses our movie theatre, bowling alley, arcade and a large conference hall. There is a beautiful, large, log library, an indoor swimming pool, yoga classes, weight gym, marshal arts, aerobic classes, a variety of dance classes, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, lake fishing, river fishing, four wheeling trails, bike trails, hiking/back packing, camping, horse riding, sailing, water skiing, canoeing, rafting, church functions, community functions, the Mountain Man Museum to visit, hunting, golfing, ice skating, hockey and so much more!
Don't forget to check out the link to the Pinedale schools as we feel there is no better place for our children to grow up. As one of the wealthiest counties in our state, we are proud to say that a lot of the money is put into our school system, leaving no one out on educational experiences!
Concerned about health issues? Well, we've got that covered as well. The Pinedale Medical Clinic provides basic needs, but major surgeries are referred out to Jackson (77 miles northwest of here) or to Salt Lake City (approximately 3 1/2 hours from here). There are two dental centers, the Pinedale Drug for your prescription needs. We have a large, very nice home health/retirement center, a chiropractor, counseling center...and a spa to help avoid seeing any of these guys!
We could go on and on about how wonderful Pinedale is, but you won't truly know for yourself until you come pay us a visit.