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.