The Shop

The Great Outdoor Shop is located in Pinedale, Wyoming, situated at the foot of the Wind River Range and the headwaters of the Green River, which many people consider to be both the best backpacking and finest backcountry fishing in the United States.

The owners of the Great Outdoor Shop and their knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff are proud to offer the finest in outdoor clothing, equipment, and services and will help in any way to assure your Wind River adventure is the absolute best it can be. As a friendly, full-service fishing and backpacking store, we can help with anything you may need for your next trip from stove fuel and flies to maps and portable coffee solutions. Even if you just need advice on planning your next mountain trek, our staff is always happy to help, and excited to promote new locations within the beautiful Wind Rivers.

The Winds

The Winds alone claim 15 of Wyoming's 16 highest peaks, with Gannett Peak topping the list at 13, 804 feet above sea level. There are more than 400,000 acres of wilderness, 27 active glaciers, and over 1,500 alpine lakes accessible by 9 different trailheads within close proximity to Pinedale.

Whether you are searching for golden trout, bagging Gannett Peak, plotting a new route up Pingora in the Cirque of the Towers, or just heading in for a quick day hike to enjoy the beautiful wildflowers, you are sure to find this area to be a special place, and will want to return again and again.

Our Staff



Josh is a machine. For him, a day out usually involves huge distances, huge elevations, huge fish or ideally, all three. Whether climbing, backpacking, fly fishing, snowboarding or ice climbing, he is determined to make the most out of each … Read More



Laura is a dedicated backpacker who likes to cover a lot of miles in a small amount of time, and the more off-trail routes she can find so much the better. She maintains a love/hate relationship with long runs and … Read More



Whenever Davis is asked why he picked Pinedale and the Great Outdoor Shop, he says two things: 1) it’s far away from Georgia, and 2) the Wind River Range. Since he started climbing years ago, climbing big mountains has been … Read More



Chris is the shop manager at our sister store Two Rivers Fishing Company in the spring and summer and transfers over to the Great Outdoor Shop in the fall and winter. Chris came to Pinedale for the first time in … Read More


Retail Staff and Fishing Guide

Andrew Drasch was born and raised outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Andrew holds a diploma from the National Outdoor Leadership School, a certificate of completion from Sweetwater Travel Company Fly Fishing Guide School, and is First Aid and CPR Certified. His top … Read More


Retail Staff and Fishing Guide

Growing up in the low country of Georgia, Liam has had a strong passion for fishing and the water from a very early age-he had a boat before he had his first car. After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Leadership, … Read More


Retail Staff and Fishing Guide

Micah doesn’t look like this anymore because this picture is from nearly a decade ago, but thanks to the powers of Castle Grayskull and the internet I stumbled upon it and it’s just.too.good. Let’s see how long it can stay … Read More