Jakey’s Fork Homestead is rich with history, serenity, and western hospitality. It has been the ideal retreat for many looking to unplug, and explore the beautiful surroundings of the Upper Wind River Valley. Whether it’s hiking trails or hammocks, fishing or campfires that you seek, you’ll find it at Jakey’s Fork.
DUBOIS, WYOMING: The town of Dubois (population 1500) is three miles from Jakey’s Fork Homestead. With a few restaurants, bars, a grocery store, and small shops, Dubois turns into a bustling summer community. From square dancing to rodeos, you’ll find Dubois is an authentic western town.
PETROGLYPHS: A few miles up the road from Jakey’s Fork, you can visit petroglyphs from the Native Americans that inhabited the area years ago. Some require a few minutes hike, while others are right next to the road. To better understand the history of the area, a visit to the Dubois Museum will provide a wealth of information and exhibits.
FLY FISHING: The lakes and streams around Dubois provide opportunities to catch Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout. In fact, you can fish right off the porch of the Bunkhouse Cabin! You can find gear and information at Wind River Gear or Marlow’s Fly Shop. If you’re looking for someone to show you around, we know some talented guide, too!
HIKING: Perhaps our favorite thing to do is explore the gorgeous wild spaces around Dubois. Jakey’s Fork is located just down the road from one of the best trailheads to the Wind River Mountain Range for backpackers and big day hikers. Nearby Togwotee Pass offers great day hikes to high mountain lakes and stunning vistas.
NATIONAL BIG HORN SHEEP CENTER: We are privileged to have the largest wintering herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in the world right out our back door! Our Interpretive Center features dioramas with full-scale taxidermy mounts that recreate the bighorns habitat, interactive exhibits about wildlife management and special adaptations of wild sheep, and wildlife films the whole family will enjoy.
ART & EVENTS: Dubois draws artists and photographers from around the country for a number of workshops and events, including the National Geographic First Light Photography Series, the Susan K. Black Workshop, and many national advertising campaign commercials and videos. Check out the James Blunt Bonfire Heart video below for a sense of this special area: