News from the Wind River Visitors Council

Wind River Country is starting to see the beautiful oranges and browns of fall, and our marketing efforts are moving in that direction. It’s been a wonderful summer, and we’re still soaking in the last of it, but we’re also excited about cooler temperatures and all of the wonderful things that fall brings to Wind River Country, https://windriver.org/fall-wind-river-country/.

The Wind River Visitors Council partners with Truly360, a Google trusted agency that helps local businesses to grow on Google. Audrey, from Truly360, will be hosting a virtual Google coaching webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. During this webinar, she will discuss concrete ways that Wind River Country businesses can improve their performance and searchability on Google and Google Maps. The webinar is free, although registration is required, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/truly360s-google-coaching-session-for-wind-river-country-businesses-tickets-169368833741.

The Wind River Visitors Council recently completed its Communication and COVID safety plan, which could help the Wind River Visitors Council to better serve the community in the case of a crisis, such as a major flood, fire, pandemic, etc. We’re also trying to help local businesses to find employees with a hospitality jobs board, https://www.rudloffsolutions.com/fremontcounty. Please send any jobs that you’d like added to this board our way.

Other projects in the works include the installation of three digital signs (in Dubois, Lander and Shoshoni) and a documentary online/television series featuring fly fishing in Boysen Reservoir and in Riverton’s C&E Hunt Club, among other locations. We’re also working with the Wyoming Office of Tourism to bring motorcoach tours to Wind River Country during the shoulder season.

In other news, the Wind River Range got spotlighted in Tripadvisors article titled “10 Gorgeous Alternatives to America’s Most Popular National Parks,” https://www.tripadvisor.com/Articles-lFDGh9KPF15Y-Alternatives_popular_national_parks.html; the TravelStorys Wind River Indian Reservation audio tour was featured in TravelStorys August email blast, https://travelstorys.com/tours/explore-the-wind-river-indian-reservation; and Wind River Country was featured on Good Morning America, https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/travel/video/rise-shine-wyoming-79615274.

Do you have events that you’d like posted to the Wind River Visitors Council’s website, which automatically posts to the Wyoming Office of Tourism website and County 10? Please send events, packages, news, etc. to Melanie Hoefle (the Wind River Visitors Council’s Community Engagement Manager) at [email protected]. She can also help you to get Wind River Visitors Council vacation guides, driving tours and/or Continental Divide Trail information. We also have the Wyoming and Utah Pioneer Trails Auto Tour brochure and an audio tour of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Please stay in touch, and drop us a line if you have projects that you think that we should be involved in.

Helen Wilson
Executive Director, WRVC


The Wind River Visitors Council’s mission is to stimulate tourism by increasing awareness of and encouraging visitation to, the unique destinations, activities and events in Wind River Country.

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