Pinedale Field Office

Wildlife Viewing


Sage grouse.

The lands around Pinedale are home to a large variety of animals, ranging from big-game species like the moose to birds of prey, such as the bald eagle. Many of the roads and trails in the area provide excellent opportunities to see large herds of pronghorn antelope, mule deer, and occasionally elk and moose. You may also see smaller animals such as badgers, coyotes, sage grouse, hares, cottontail rabbits and bobcat. The opportunity and probability of seeing wildlife right off of the road is part of what makes this part of the state unique.

Due to the large numbers of animals in close proximity to the roadways it is encouraged that drivers keep a sharp eye and travel at an appropriate speed. Animals will often dart in front of a moving vehicle at the last minute. 

Some Popular Spots

Fremont Lake Road / Skyline Drive

Turn north on Fremont Lake Road (immediately to the east of Falers General Store). This road (combined with Skyline Drive) is approximately 17 miles long and accesses BLM, Forest Service, and private lands. White Pine Ski Resort, Fremont Lake, the CCC Ponds, Halfmoon Lake, and Elkhart Park Trailhead are all accessed by this scenic paved road.

Scenic and wildlife viewing opportunities abound on this awe-inspiring drive, just remember to keep your eyes on the road!