Union Pass fall colors
by Scott Almdale
September 19, 2007
Scott Almdale decided to go to Dubois via the Union Pass Road several days ago and, out of curiosity to determine the total length of the distance and time to get there and back. It was 85 miles one way, about 37 miles of paved road and 48 miles of gravel road.
“The scenery was something to behold....and I was glad that I brought the camera along," he said.
"I thought the prominent peak I noticed among some of the tallest peaks (13,000 ft, more or less) on the entire Wind River Mountain Range was that of Gannett Peak. These peaks were sheltering some glaciers that could hardly be seen from Pinedale. I also wanted to see some fall color from the quakies. I think it is about one week or two more weeks before the color will peak. The Dubois Badlands on the other side of the Union Pass were awesome, too! I really enjoyed the trip!”