The Museum of the Mountain Man is located in the small rural town of Pinedale, Wyoming, at the foot of the Wind River Mountains and the Continental Divide near the headwaters of the Green River. At 7000 feet elevation, Pinedale is on a high plateau surrounded by three mountain ranges (Wind River, Wyoming, Gros Ventre).
Starting in 1811, when the Astorians crossed Union Pass and entered the Upper Green River Valley, until the end of the Fur Trade Era, this was one of the richest beaver areas in the west. Six of the fifteen Rocky Mountain Rendezvous were held here on Horse Creek near Daniel, Wyoming.
A reenactment of the Green River Rendezvous is held each year on the second Sunday in July. Pinedale is a rural area dependent primarily on ranching and tourism. For further information on Pinedale and the surrounding area visit Pinedale Online.
Pinedale is located 100 miles north of Rock Springs, Wyoming and 75 miles south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Highway 191. To reach the Mountain Man Museum, on the east end of Pinedale turn north on the Fremont Lake Road. After 1/2 mile on top of the hill turn right at the Pinedale Medical Clinic and then take the next right.