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

Owner

Josh is a machine in a plain gray hoodie. 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 … Read More

Laura

Owner

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

Davis

Manager

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

Chris

Manager

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

Brandon

Marketing and Design Wizard

Brandon moved back to Pinedale after spending several years in Seattle, because, duh, Pinedale is WAY better than Seattle, although both are a notch above Nebraska where he’s originally from. Brandon was originally drawn to the mountains here as a … Read More

Liam

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

Micah

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

Eli

Retail Staff and Fishing Guide

Look, we don’t know what this picture has to do with anything, but seriously (?!), how could we pass it up? Eli hails from the Appalachian Mountains, and sure sounds like it. As soon as he finished college he started … Read More

Sierra

Shop Kid

Sierra is Josh and Laura’s daughter and she picks up some hours here and there, mostly for special events or doing photos for advertisements. She’s a full-time student and also works at the local climbing wall when it’s not swim … Read More