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Why Choose Lander?

Lander community imagesLander is a thriving community of approximately 7, 500 people located at the base of the Wind River Mountains in Fremont County, one of the largest counties in Wyoming. Bordering the community to the west is the Shoshone National Forest and Sinks Canyon State Park. South of Lander lies the famous South Pass, the location of one of the earliest of transcontinental transportation routes: the Oregon, Mormon and California Trails, and the Pony Express. To the north stretches the expansive Wind River Indian Reservation.

About Fremont County

Lander is the County Seat to approximately 38, 719 people according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The County is just under 10, 000 square miles. The Wind River Indian Reservation, home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes, covers much of the county, spanning 2.2 million acres. Including Fremont #1, there are seven school districts in Fremont County.

About the community of Lander

Known throughout the west as an outdoor recreation destination, Lander is the home of the National Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI), world leaders in outdoor education. Lander is renowned for its rock climbing at Sinks Canyon and Wild Iris and is a center for mountain biking, hiking, equestrian activities, camping, hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. There are numerous snowmobile, ATV and multi-use trails in the area, including the Continental Divide Trail System and a Nordic ski area. The Lander golf course features an 18-hole regulation par 71 layout.

Lander's elevation is 5, 357 feet. Lander is located in the Lander Valley, an oasis of greenery and water surrounded by high sage plains. We receive an average of 13.4 inches of rain annually, and around 108 inches of snow annually. January's daytime temperature averages around 20 degrees F; July averages around 86 F.

Lander's medical community includes the Lander Medical Clinic and the 89-bed Lander Regional Hospital, which together maintain a roster of over 40 physicians in 15 disciplines. Lander's Hunt Field is one of the state's busiest general aviation airports. The nearest commercial airport is less than 30 minutes away at Riverton Regional Airport, with multiple daily flights to Denver. Lander is just two hours from Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks and minutes away is the Wind River Indian Reservation, which enriches the community with the cultures of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes.

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