Outdoor friendly, friendly people, NOLS, small and fairly unspoiled
Ocassional loud midnight Main St. drag racing
In a nutshell
Cozy, little, original, interesting, gateway to the wilderness
Lander Things to Do
For much of route 287 to the south east of Lander the scenery lacks the drama of the north west stretch, and in places is even a bit dull, but if you're heading this way you can find a great picnic spot at Split Rock, between Jeffrey City and Muddy Gap.Split Rock is a large pink butte which formed a prominent landmark for travellers on the Oregon...more
The Popo Agie River running through Sinks Canyon has a very unique and interesting feature to it. It's called Sinks because the river mysteriously "sinks" into the back of a limestone cavern and disappears, then reappears a quarter mile away where it "rises" into a pool before continuing down the river. The Sinks is an awesome large cave with a...more
The Popo Agie (pronounced Po-Po' szha) River flows out of the Wind River mountains into Sinks Canyon, where it abruptly enters (or sinks into) a cavern (shown in photo). A quarter of a mile away, the waters re-emerge in an area appropriately known as The Rise. A most interesting and scenic park to visit if you are in the Lander, Wyoming,...more
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There weren't many places open on a Sunday evening in very early June, but that turned out to be NO PROBLEM, as we found the Gannett Grill with its delightful patio. Months have passed since our visit, so I don't remember exactly what we had to eat (a burger perhaps), but what did not escape me was that it was really good. Pizzas are their menu...more
The Gannet Grill is part of the complex known as the Coulter Block, towards the eastern end of Main Street. The block also includes the Lander Bar and Cowfish Restaurant, which was shut on our Memorial Day visit. The Grill is quite a casual dining experience. You place your order at the counter and find a seat inside or on the outdoor patio, and...more
Cowfish is a restaurant/brewery/bar with high quality food and atmosphere. As the title suggests, they serve beef and seafood dishes, but they also have chicken, pasta, and more. The restaurant combines great style and art in a historic building. You can come here for anything from a fancy dress-up dinner in the dining room to a casual chat at the...more
The Lander Bar shares the Coulter Block with the Gannet Grill and Cowfish Restaurant. We went there after dinner and enjoyed some really good microbrews from the Snake River Brewery - a porter and the excellent Organic Trail Ale. The place wasn't that busy but livened up a little when a local started singing and playing his guitar. This didn't appear to be an official part of the evening's entertainment - he obviously just enjoyed music and wanted to share!
The Bar's website says:
"Located in the historic Coalter Block building, built in 1907, the Lander Bar blends drinks, people, and cultures. The decor is an eclectic mix of all things Western: ranching, climbing, mining, hunting, and Native American memorabilia adorn the walls and ceilings. Even more interesting than the decorations are the people."
Sounds more or less accurate to me!
Dress Code: If there was a dress code it wasn't obvious - it's a pretty casual place!Related to:
- Beer Tasting
well the best way is by private vehicle so that you can take your time and see all the various
sites along the way no matter what side of the state ou enter from on your way to lander.
again the best way to get around lander is by private vehicle or by walking through out historic landers main street so you can isit each of its rustic and friendly businesses and shop owners.
Lander Tourist Traps
there are tourist traps in lander that most tourists find when visiting from other places
such as souvineer shops t-shirt shops.cowboy hat shops and all kinds of home made goods shops like jams,jellies,beef jerky,salad spreads and te usual tourist type products including post cards,maps,history books,magnents,ball caps,lander,wyoming videos
Lander What to Pack
Luggage and bags: well any type of duffel bag or smaller type suit cases or just even a wardrobe bag and a small duffel bag to pack personal things in for
hygene and showers or baths,tooth paste etc.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: in summer cooler clothes always good walking shoes or hiking boots or tennis shoes and in winter heavy clothes,jumper cables,snowboots,
extra gloves and warm socks and thermal underwear and just basically things to get by on in extremely cold weather.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: just the basic things for hygene and safety items bandaids,bandges or gauze for skin abraisions,rash cremes and antibiotic ointments
or first aid cremes and specialty cremes for blisters boils or over exposure to the sun in summer and winter.
Photo Equipment: any type of good camera with or with out telephoto lense and a good video camera with extra fine zoom capabilities for ideo taping things from a great distance that you may not be able to get super close to.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: bring tents,sleeping bags,fishing poles and that type of thing for summer outings in lander
but probably you won't be doing muc of that type of thing during the winter months in lander,wyoming at the foot of the windriver
Lander Off The Beaten Path
Upriver from the Rise and Sinks, great mountain biking and hiking trails lead to beautiful views of the waterfalls as it works it's way down through the forest and rocks. But you can get so much more out of it if you go past the end of the trails and really experience it. The Popo Agie river comes down through the rocks and trees by many different...more
well most virtual tourists don't get to spend a week or two on a real working crops productionranch gettig to see these ranchs infull operation and getting to see what goes into the beef industry that put those t-bone steaks and porter house steaks and prime rib of beef.or what kinda machinery produces these crops that feed the beef that goes to...more
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Lander Sports & Outdoors
Sinks Canyon State Park has a ton of great rock climbing, from beginner to expert levels of difficulty. The location is gorgeous, so even if you get there and don't feel like climbing, you won't be wasting a minute. We even saw a rattlesnake on the trail up to the climb. The spot I climbed at was high up and overlooking the whole park and it just a perfect place to hang out and climb and enjoy the surroundings.
Equipment: We just did some afternoon sport climbing, so we had harnesses (actually, I didn't have my own, so I used webbing to make one), rope, and maybe 10-15 quickdraws. There was a ton of climbing and different routes and such there though, so it just depends on what you want to do. I didn't see any multi-pitches, but there might be some. Get the Sinks Climbing guide at the park or in town at Wild Iris, it has all the climbs and lots of information.Related to:
- Adventure Travel
- Hiking and Walking
- Mountain Climbing
This is a wonderful time to be in Lander. I don't think I've ever seen anywhere else that is as obsessed with this holiday! There's an enormous (for such a small town) parade that practically the whole town turns out for, and the fireworks start right afterwards, and last well into the night. The best thing about Lander is the friendly people and...more
see the pagaent of the old west parade every year on the fourth of july if you like old west history come-alive living on my father and grandfathers 400 acre ranch raising crops and harvestin them and the smell of fresh cut hay and hearing the roar of irrigation canals and water being sucked into outlet head gates leading to the fields and nearby...more
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