Shoshone National Forest encompasses a total area of about 2.46 million acres of land in Fremont County, Hot Springs County, Park County, Sublette County, Teton County, all in the state of Wyoming. The park was established in 1891 and is currently governed by the United States Forest Service.
The forest includes parts of the Beartooth mountain ranges, Wind River, and the Absaroka. Cities or towns close to this forest include Dubois, Cody, Lander, Powell, and Meeteetse. To gain access to the park, you could use several routes that go to the northwestern part of Wyoming including CO 120, US 14, US 20, and US 287.
When you get to the forest, you will find several attractive features such as the highest point in Wyoming, the 13,804-foot tall Gannett Peak. You will also find over 100 glaciers including 16 named glaciers and over 100 unnamed ones. Additionally, you could get to see a lot more of the park and discover your own interests by hiking through the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
Other popular attractions that draw visitors to the Shoshone National Forest Park include recreational attractions like hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, mountain climbing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, OHV riding, cross-country skiing, and ice climbing.
If you love to enjoy the outdoors with your dog, then the Shoshone National Forest is certainly a place that you can get to enjoy with your dog although you will find that some restrictions could temper your enjoyment of the park in some ways. That said, all rules and restrictions are designed to allow habitat, wildlife, and visitors to be protected and also to enjoy the forest.
Some of the rules that you should be aware of are as follows. First, you must ensure that you know the areas of the park that you can go to with your dog as well as areas that you are not allowed to access. For areas that you are allowed to access, you should ensure that your dog is always leashed. Furthermore, the leash should not be more than six feet in length.