Wind River Range

/wind/
a mountain range in W Wyoming, part of the Rocky Mountains. Highest peak, Gannett Peak, 13,785 ft. (4202 m).

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Mountain range, central Rocky Mountains, west-central Wyoming, U.S. The range extends for 100 mi (160 km) northwest-southeast to the Sweetwater River and is part of the Continental Divide.

It contains many peaks above 12,000 ft (3,658 m); the highest is Gannett Peak at 13,804 ft (4,207 m). The Oregon Trail ran through the historic South Pass (7,743 ft, or 2,360 m). Parts of Bridger and Shoshone national forests and Wind River Indian Reservation are in the range. The Wind River flows from the eastern side into the Bighorn River; the Green River rises on its western slopes.

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      mountain range in the central Rocky Mountains, west-central Wyoming, U.S. The range extends for 100 miles (160 km) northwest-southeast to the Sweetwater River and is part of the Continental Divide. Many peaks in the range are above 12,000 feet (3,658 metres), including Mount Warren (13,720 feet [4,182 metres]), Fremont Peak (13,730 feet [4,185 metres]), and the highest point in Wyoming, Gannett Peak (13,804 feet [4,207 metres]). In the north is Togwotee Pass (9,662 feet [2,945 metres]), and at the southern end of the range is the historic South Pass (7,743 feet [2,360 metres]), through which ran the old Oregon Trail. Parts of Bridger and Shoshone national forests and Wind River Indian Reservation ( Shoshone and Arapaho) are included in the range. Wind River Range contains more than 1,600 alpine lakes. The Wind River and its branches flow from the east side of the range into the Bighorn River; the Green River rises on the range's western slopes.

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