Wind River Wilderness - Prime

Wind River Wilderness - Prime


  • Pack horse supported for lighter pack weights
  • World class fly fishing
  • Opportunities for rock climbing and peak ascents
  • Backpack by towering peaks, glistening alpine lakes, and perennial snow
  • Learn the skills to lead family and friends in the mountains long after your course ends
  • NOLS plans the expedition, and you enjoy it
For 14 days, you'll explore Wyoming's Wind River Mountains, a wilderness range renowned for its pristine lakes and rugged mountain beauty. After carrying a pack efficiently loaded with everything you need to the top of your first high mountain pass, you'll descend into a glacial valley and help lead your hiking group to camp.

You and your peers will take turns baking pizzas over a camp stove and catching cutthroat trout for dinner. At night, a star-filled sky will shroud your tent as you rest for the next stimulating day of exploration and learning. In addition to hiking as many as 40 miles on and off trail, you'll fly-fish, learn how to use a GPS, summit towering granite mountains, and may have an opportunity to rock climb.

You'll master the skills to be able to take your friends and family on outdoor expeditions long after you return from Wyoming.


Location NOLS Rocky Mountain
Tuition $3,700 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $250
Minimum Age 23
Duration 14 Days
Type Prime - Adult Courses
Start/End Lander, Wyoming
Fly in/out Casper, Wyoming
College Credit
  • 2 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Environmental Studies
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“Thank you for introducing me to the happiest, strongest version of myself and to the experience of a lifetime. ”

-Cressida R.

Wind River Wilderness Grad