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Wyoming is blessed with an abundance of spectacular mountain ranges and nowhere is this more apparent then in the Wind River Mountain Range. The range itself spans over 100 miles from north to south. From the historic mining region of South Pass to the rugged peaks of Togwotee Pass, the range offers a multitude of recreational possibilities that include climbing, hiking, camping, and fishing. The area is vast as it is wild. In recent years, true symbols of the American Wilderness, the grizzly bear, and wolf have been sighted in the northern part of the range. Elk, moose, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lion, and bobcats all make their home here. The region has over 1,600 lakes which contains the best alpine fishing in the lower 48. Species include cutthroat, brown, golden, rainbow, grayling, and brook trout. The world record Golden trout was caught here in 1948 and the record still remains.