National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center and Whiskey Mount

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National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center and Whiskey Mount

Wyoming

(307) 332-8400

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Overview

The Interpretive Center provides an educational wildlife experience that highlights the local Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep herd, the largest wintering Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep herd in North America. The Whiskey Mountain Bighorn Sheep Area is located in northwestern Wyoming, just off a main travel route to Yellowstone National Park. The area offers spectacular views and unparalleled opportunities to see the largest wintering Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep herd in North America. The nearby Interpretive Center in Dubois provides an excellent educational experience that features bighorn sheep. The central exhibit, "Sheep Mountain," draws visitors into the world of the bighorn sheep; the exhibit features naturally-posed, mounted bighorns and other animals, surrounded by native-plant replicas.

The largest herd of wintering Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in North America inhabits the mountains just outside the center's front door. The elevation of Dubois is 6,917 feet; the Whiskey Mountain area is located at 8,000-9,000 feet above sea level. In addition to bighorns, the area supports elk, mule deer, and beavers. Moose, golden eagles, and migrating waterfowl are also sometimes seen. The center has accessible exhibits, parking and restrooms.

Seasonality/Weather

The best time of year to view bighorn sheep is from mid-November-March. Warm days and cool nights are the norm for summer; thunderstorms are common. In the spring and fall, snowstorms may occur. Winter storms can be severe. Winds are common throughout the year.

Directions

Driving

Whiskey Peak is located approximately 40 miles north of Rawlins, WY, or fives miles southwest of Muddy Gap on the westside of U.S. Highway 287.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 332-8400

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