If you plan to stay overnight in Riverton, your best bet is the Holiday Inn (tel. 800/465-4329 or 307/856-8100). Located at 900 E. Sunset Dr., it has 122 rooms that rent for $99 to $149 double. Or you could head 24 miles farther west on Wyo. 789 to Lander.


As far as lodging and grub go, there are quite a few options in Lander, from pizzerias and roadside motels to supper clubs and historic B&Bs. The Pronghorn Rodeway Inn, 150 E. Main St. (tel. 800/424-6423 or 307/332-3940; www.pronghornlodge.com), is a reliable choice, with frontier-style trappings and a riverfront setting. Standard doubles run $79 to $129. The Lander Llama Company rents the Bunk House, a stylishly rustic cabin (with a kitchenette) on the Popo Agie River, for $115 a night or $575 a week in high season ($60 a night in winter), with a five-guest limit. If you really want to get away from it all, head to Louis Lake Lodge, about 30 miles down the highway and 9 miles down a dirt road from Lander at 1811 Louis Lake Rd. (tel. 307/330-7571; www.louislake.com), where there is no electricity and most cellphones don't work. Cabins are a reasonable $80 to $200 a night, and lodge rooms go for $100 to $140 nightly; there are discounts for longer stays. For dining, try the Gannett Grill, 126 Main St. (tel. 307/332-7009; www.landerbar.com), with a more-interesting-than-it-sounds menu of thick burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads. Under the same ownership next door is Cowfish, 128 Main St. (tel. 307/332-7009; www.landerbar.com), which specializes in beef and seafood, and has an organic garden and a microbrewery on-site.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.