Dubois is a small, remote town in Fremont County, Wyoming, located in the valley below the Absarokas and the Wind River Mountains, the tallest mountain range in Wyoming. It is surrounded by the Shoshone National Forest, and is home to many types of wildlife including deer, elk, moose, eagles, and mountain bluebirds. The population is under 1,000, but nearly doubles in the summer months as photographers, writers and artists are drawn here in part by the beautiful scenery. It is also popular with those who enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking and winter sports of every kind. But it is for those who are fit and hearty, as the town of Dubois sits at an elevation of about 7,000 feet, and hikes can take you up to 10,000 feet. The average age here is surprisingly 47 years.
Dubois' claims to fame is that it may be the only place on earth to see all 3 mountain-building processes (volcanic, tectonic, and glacial) from one location, and Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker) owned and managed a ranch on the outskirts of Dubois, beginning in 1890. It is said that he was a frequent customer at Welty's General Store here, which is still in operation. Picture of Along Main Street in Dubois courtesy of Wikipedia and Micha de Vries.