Description - *This Information was Provided by the Bureau of Land Management of Wyoming*
The area managed by the Kemmerer Field Office extends from Star Valley south to Evanston, and from the Green River near Fontenelle Reservoir west to the Utah border.
- International Rocky Mountain Stage Stop
Sled Dog Race-
This race is the largest sled dog event in the lower 48 states, and continues to attract the top international names in mushing. The race passes thru Wyoming's backcountry to make the sport of sled dog racing accessible to the public and to showcase our magnificient public lands to fans and media. The stage stop format is a dog-friendly competition, allowing mushers and dogs to rest overnight, and providing stage stop communities, such as Kemmerer, Wyoming, the opportunity to show off the town.
Recreation - Snowmobiling-
The Viva Naughton Trailhead is 16 miles north of Kemmerer. This trailhead provides access to 343 miles of groomed train in the Wyoming Range. This area offers deep snow, beautiful scenery and off-trail riding.
The Viva Naughton Cross-country ski trail is located 16 miles north of Kemmerer, Wyoming. The trail offers 4 miles of groomed trail for beginner and intermediate skiers.
Climate - The climate in Wyoming changes with the topography. Generally the western mountains and basins receive large amounts of precipitation and create a rain shadow for eastern Wyoming. Most of the precipitation occurs during the winter months and falls in the form of snow. Temperatures are cooler in this region than the eastern part of the state, because of the generally higher elevation.
The eastern and lower elevations of Wyoming have been known for the constant wind that blows from west to east. During the winter this may be a Chinook, which warms the region. Temperatures in eastern Wyoming can be extreme. Summer days may reach 100 degrees F cooling quickly after sunset. Winter temperature lows can reach below zero with the wind adding to the intensity.
The Kemmerer Field Office is located on 312 Highway 189 North
Kemmerer, WY 83101.