is seen as if it were hanging in mid-air, surrounded by a crown of soft,
silvery light… Besides this ‘corona’, tongues of rose-colored flame …
shoot out from various points around the edge of the lunar disk.”
The Heart and Soul of The Great American Eclipse
Witness the Great American Eclipse in Wyoming’s wild and culturally rich Wind River Country. The path of totality passes right through Wind River Country—Fremont County, Wyoming. Immerse yourself in Native American culture and Western history while the moon passes before the sun. Stand at the base of immense rock walls while nature’s most awe-inspiring phenomenon unfolds. Experience dusk at noon from the saddle. Witness the Great American Eclipse from a Wyoming mountaintop with family or friends at your side. Explore Wyoming’s Wind River Country in the exciting days leading up to what is being called the “Great American Eclipse” and “National Eclipse” on August 21, 2017, while the moon casts its shadow on the Earth, and in the glowing days that follow.
Dubois photo by Bill Sincavage
Dubois (it rhymes with cowboys) will experience 2 minutes and 18 seconds of totality. This authentic cowboy town will be buzzing with unique experiences and lodging surrounding the eclipse, which you can find here. Expect a warm, welcoming atmosphere, stunning backdrop in the form of rugged mountains and dramatic badlands, and an unforgettable Wind River Eclipse experience.
Crowheart photo by Jennie Hutchinson
The community of Crowheart shares its name with the nearby Crowheart Butte, the site of a battle between the Shoshone under Chief Washakie and the Crow in 1866, just a few years before the last total solar eclipse to pass over Wind River Country. Join the community for a small celebration in town.
Lander photo by Kyle Duba
Start the exceptional day at with sunrise yoga with instructor Jagoe at 6:30 a.m. The 45-minute class at Jaycee Park will be a sweet morning practice to awaken with the energy of the sun. Join us as a community to honor the power and potential of this amazing day. Bring a mat, towel, or blanket and your open hear. Everyone is welcome. Then after the eclipse, Lander LIVE music on the 21st will be on stage 3–9 p.m. at Jaycee Park, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and appetite. Revel in the sounds of Reckless Kelly, Screen Door Porch, and Shotgun Rider.
Pavillion photo by Casey Adams
The Ocean Lake Wildlife Habitat Management Area is a valuable breeding ground for thousands of waterfowl and a beautiful corner of Wind River Country. We highly recommend this area as it is along the central path, is easily accessible and public, has picnic areas and public restrooms, and very little obstructs views of the sky.
Riverton courtesy photo
The Rendezvous City is ready to gather together for this rare event. Expect festivities across town including “Exploring the Sun” and “Dark in the Park” at City Park. Learn more on the calendar. For 2 minutes and 13 seconds, the largest community in Wind River Country will slip into darkness, before returning to celebrations.
Shoshoni photo by Jennie Hutchinson
The town of Shoshoni, situated almost directly on the path of totality, is eagerly preparing a great-big, small-town welcome and hospitality for you. Learn more about their 2:25 festivities on this page.
Wind River Indian Reservation photo by Jennie Hutchinson
Wyoming’s Wind River Country is home to the seventh largest Indian reservation in the country. Encompassing more than 2.2 million acres, it is home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. The tribes have identified locations at which they prefer guests gather to enjoy the Wind River Eclipse experience. Access on the Wind River Indian Reservation will be limited, and the permitting process for the eclipse will be a little different than usual. Learn more about where to go and what permit you need to purchase here.