SageWest - Lander
Population: 6,864 :: Service Area: 85,641
Nestled in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains on the banks of the Popo Agie River, the city of Lander offers the best in small-town living with stunning scenery and abundant resources for the outdoor lover.
SageWest - Lander is an 89-bed facility that opened in its present location in 1983. The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the state of Wyoming and approved for the acceptance of Medicare patients. Lander Regional Hospital features a full-time Level IV Emergency Room, a Level II Nursery, a Behavioral Health Program and a Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. State-of-the-art medical equipment includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Digital Mammography. The hospital has a number of physicians specializing in Otolaryngology (ENT), General Surgery, Urology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, and Neurology. Lander Regional Hospital is the first hospital in the state to be approved as a provider under the Wyoming Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
At an elevation of 5,357 feet, Lander features an Historic Downtown District with numerous art galleries, specialty shops, restaurants and cafes. A greenway that parallels the scenic Popo Agie River is a favorite destination for walkers. The city’s Eagle Bronze Foundry casts and produces many of the world’s largest bronze statues and monuments. Lander also has a strong public education system. Central Wyoming College, located 24 miles away in Riverton, has a Lander Extension Office and offers local classes.
Lander is the perfect place for people who love the outdoors. Here you can find world-class rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding and camping. The Wind River Mountains have more than 40 peaks that top 13,000 feet, and offer more than 150 glaciers. The “Winds” contain the tallest peak in Wyoming - Gannett Peak at 13,804 feet - and more than 735,000 acres of continuous wilderness area, the largest such designation in the continental U.S. Moose, elk, bighorn sheep, antelope and other wildlife are abundant. During the winter, there’s cross-country skiing on six miles of groomed trails in the South Pass area. Snowmobiling is another popular activity. The Lander/Sinks Canyon area has 70 miles of groomed trails. Lander is the site to the southern-most trailhead to the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail, which you can ride all the way into Yellowstone National Park. Lander is also one of the few Wyoming towns that allows snowmobiles on city streets. Ice-skating and hockey are other popular winter activities at Lander City Park. Fishing spots are plentiful. Christina and Louis Lakes are known for their lake trout and brook trout. Boysen Reservoir is a popular spot for anglers fishing for walleye, ling, perch, catfish, trout and sauger.