Many come to Wyoming for sightseeing and photo opportunities and they are plentiful south of Meeteetse on Highway 290, the Pitchfork Road. Look for wildlife like mule deer, elk and antelope or enjoy the Wyoming sky and majestic mountain ranges.

Drive up the Wood River or journey to Sunshine Reservoir while passing some of Wyoming’s most famous historical ranches. Consult a map for directions.

Kirwin Mine and Ghost Town

Gold was discovered at Kirwin, high on the Wood River in 1885. By 1894, the Shoshone River Mining Co. formed and the first ore was shipped from Kirwin by mule in 1897. Kirwin became well established, with 200 people and 38 buildings, including boarding houses, a hotel, a sawmill, a post office, stores and houses, but no cemetery, saloons or brothels.

Town of Meeteetse

It’s difficult to find a more authentic western town in Wyoming than Meeteetse. From a history rich in colorful stories of outlaws like Butch Cassidy, to historical cattle ranches and a downtown that still features wooden boardwalks, Meeteetse gives the visitor a glimpse of how the West used to be.

Antique Tractor/Truck Rally 2013

Enter your antique truck or tractor in Meeteetse’s annual Antique Tractor and Truck Rally. Compete for best of show, or enjoy other festivities taking place during the annual event.

Annual Meeteetse Ice Fishing Derby

This local event is held annually and draws entries from all over Wyoming and beyond. Contestant teams compete for prizes and bragging rights while ice-fishing for trout in the Upper Sunshine Reservoir.

Amelia Earhart

In the early 1930’s, Carl Dunrud purchased the Kirwin area and the lands around it. Six and a half miles below Kirwin he built the Double D Dude Ranch. Among his first guests were Amelia Earhart and her husband, George Putnam. Later, Earhart asked Dunrud to build a cabin for her, where she planned to come after her flight around the world.

In 1937, when she disappeared on her flight around the world, the cabin was four logs high and construction stopped. The cabin was never finished. It can be seen by hiking about one mile past Kirwin.

Labor Day Celebration

Meeteetse’s annual Labor Day Weekend Celebration is a favorite of both locals and visitors alike. Great food, music, a parade are capped off by a rodeo held at the rodeo grounds just outside of town. Join Meeteetse for this fun family event as they celebrate their western heritage every Labor Day Weekend.

Meeteetse Scenery

Meeteetse, Wyoming is nestled in the middle of some of the most beautiful country in Wyoming. The Wood River Valley and the Absaroka Mountains offer breathtaking vistas and a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities.