Pinedale’s Wind River Mountain Festival returns July 19-21

Seattle indie-rockers Kuinka plays on Friday, July 19 at 6:45 p.m.

Pinedale’s Wind River

Mountain Festival returns July 19-21 for a

weekend celebration of the Wind River Mountain

Range highlighted by two nights of live

music and a daylong adventure race.

Boasting more than 50 event sponsors, the

Wind River Mountain Festival will feature everything

from live music and gear demonstrations

to kids’ events and a craft beer festival.

Fun vendor booths, outdoors contests and a

5K fun run are also part of the festival with

many activities taking place at American Legion


The Surly Pika Adventure Race is not a triathlon

or relay. It is a team-based adventure

race in the front-country of the largest mountain

range in Wyoming – the Wind River

Range. Team members (Pikas) must navigate

with map and compass to track down checkpoints

via bike, foot, and boat. There is two

race divisions: a six- and a twelve-hour option.

The Surly Pika will be conducted Sunday, July

21, and online sign-ups are available at www.

Headlining the music portion of the twonight

festival will be Seattle indie-rockers

Kuinka on Friday night and California Americana

band Dead Winter Carpenters on Saturday

night. Music will kick off at American

Legion Park at 4 p.m. on both nights.

Friday Night, July 19:

4 p.m. – Inaiah Lujan

5:30 p.m. – The Lonesome Heroes

6:45 p.m. – Kuinka

Saturday Night, July 20:

4 p.m. – The Boom & The Bust

5:30 p.m. – Them Coulee Boys

6:45 p.m. – Dead Winter Carpenters

Home to more than 140 miles of the Continental

Divide Trail, the Wind River Range

is one of Wyoming’s most sought after destinations.

In February of 2016, Pinedale was officially

accepted as Wyoming’s first CDT Community

– a designation reserved for communities in

close proximity to the trail that apply through

the CDT Coalition and promise to promote

good stewardship and, among other things,

plan a corresponding event, which has blossomed

into the three-day festival.


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