Wyoming's Wind River Country

Wyoming Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Coming to Lander

LANDER—Wyoming’s Wind River Country is widely recognized for its outdoor recreation opportunities. People travel from around the world to rock climb, backpack, mountain bike, fish, and more. Dogs also travel to Lander to recreate and, this week, to race.

Tuesday, Jan. 29, a pack of dog packs will arrive in Lander for the fifth stage of the Wyoming Stage Stop Race. Each team will be competing in the seven-stage race around the state, but they also make some time to socialize. Teams will spend the evening on Lander’s Main Street, and a film about the race will show in the Lander Bake Shop, all starting at 5:30 p.m.

The next morning, Wednesday, Jan. 30, the teams will get back to the outdoor recreation, racing a 35-mile leg from Bruce’s Parking Lot in Sinks Canyon. Spectators are welcome to watch them take off and finish (earliest expected around 11 a.m.) and take in the beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities of Wyoming’s Wind River Country.

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About Wyoming’s Wind River Country/Fremont County

Go beyond Yellowstone to Wyoming’s Wind River Country. This is authentic Wyoming, where the landscape and lifestyle provide room to breathe. Access world-class playgrounds for fishing, rock climbing, snowmobiling, hiking, and much more. Open the doors to the past on South Pass, the gateway to the West. Uncover an art scene that will surprise and inspire you, and learn about Native American culture on the only Indian Reservation in the Cowboy State. Find more inspiration at


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