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Area Profile

Uinta County encompasses 2,088 square miles. It is one of the smallest counties in Wyoming, yet twice the size of Rhode Island. Evanston is the county seat. The other three incorporated towns are Bear River, Lyman and Mountain View.

Lyman and Mountain View are located in the Bridger Valley which is the eastern side of the county.

The valley is named for famous mountain man, Jim Bridger. Uinta County’s best known unincorporated community is Fort Bridger, home of the Fort Bridger State Historic Site.

Area Attractions

The annual Rendezvous at Fort Bridger is ranked among the top 100 events in North America.

  • Bear River State Park
  • Wasatch-Cache National Forest
  • Bear River State Information Center
  • Fort Bridger Historic Site.

Summer & Winter Sports

There are abundant hunting and fishing opportunities along with splendid opportunities to see and interact with wildlife. There invigorating wintertime sports such as snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-county skiing just to name a few. The summers are perfect for hiking in the Uinta Mountains along with biking, camping and exploring the many emigrant trails.

Running along the southern border of the county from east to west are the Uinta Mountains. The Uintas are the only east/west mountain range in the Continental United states.


The Casper Star Tribune is the state wide newspaper and is published daily. The Uinta County Herald is a twice weekly paper that covers Uinta County and the Bridger Valley Pioneer is a weekly paper that covers Bridger Valley.

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