Wyoming earns accolades for fishing, snowmobiling

By Wyoma Groenenberg – Wyoming Business Report

Two magazines have recognized some of Wyoming’s recreational activities as top notch.

Fishing in Wyoming’s Wind River Country is highlighted in the fall issue of Trout Unlimited magazine, which features lake, river or stream fishing in Lander, Riverton and Dubois.

“Fishing throughout the basin and the mountains provides a visual experience matched by few places,” writes Cory Toye. “The rivers are home to wild and native trout that thrive in habitat that can range from high elevation alpine streams and lakes to a volatile and turbid river that cuts through the badlands of northwest Wyoming.”

Wind River Country’s other claim to fame, the magazine writes, is its wilderness rivers and lakes where sportsmen can enjoy back country solitude with some exceptional fishing. Guides offer trips ranging from an early morning jaunt in the front country to a multi-day excursion into the mountains, helping fishermen find their favorite kind.

For more information, visit www.wind-river.org/do.php?cat=outdoorrecreation&keyword=Fishing.

Four Wyoming snowmobile trails were voted to the top 15 by readers of SnoWest magazine. The Continental Divide Trail System (CDTS), with 608 miles and one of the West’s largest and longest systems, ranked No. 3. Other Wyoming trails listed were Snowy Range in fourth; Big Horns in seventh, and Alpine at No. 9.

There was a difference of only .01 of a point between No. 2 Island Park and the CDTS while West Yellowstone kept the No. 1 spot. The CDTS was No. 1 in three previous years. “While the CDTS slips from No. 2 to No. 3, it’s still one of the best in the West,” according to SnoWest’s “Western Guide to Snowmobiling 2011.”

These standings were the results of a reader survey by SnoWest magazine, which focuses on adventure snowmobile riding. The list was ranked by scenery, grooming, signage, map, off-trail, snow quality, crowds, terrain, services and weather by the people who know it best — the riders.

For information on Wyoming snowmobile trails, visit http://wyotrails.state.wy.us to sign up for a free weekly snowmobile grooming report by email, visit www.wind-river.org/register.php. For a free winter packet, call 800-645-6233.

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This article first appeared on the Wyoming Business Report Website.

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