Located at an elevation of 4,956 feet and surrounded by the Owl Creek and Wind River mountain ranges, Riverton is a progressive city that offers ample clean air, majestic scenes and world-class outdoor recreation.
SageWest - Riverton’s medical services and caring staff work together to provide patients with a completely coordinated continuum of care, from acute and sub-acute inpatient medical services to outpatient services and programs, including a 24-hour dedicated physician-staffed emergency room, intensive care unit, physical therapy and sleep study lab. SageWest - Riverton has some of the finest imaging equipment in the state including a 1.5 MRI and Nuclear Medicine. Digital Mammography and 64 slice CT equipment are the latest additions to the imaging services offered. Riverton memorial Hospital has recently completed a multi-million dollar expansion with major renovations to the Emergency Room, Outpatient Surgery
Riverton boasts an impressive infrastructure not often seen in communities its size, including a diverse library, a beautiful city park, an excellent 18-hole golf course and a modern airport with daily flights to Denver. Central Wyoming College (CWC) provides some of the finest educational programs in the state with nationally recognized courses in equine education, nursing, broadcasting, fine arts and micro-computer technology. The college boasts a 1,000-seat theater that hosts numerous cultural events, plays and programs. Microsoft and Cisco Systems have chosen CWC as a national certification center and NASA has chosen CWC as an educational partner. Continuing education is available through CWC and through the University of Wyoming Extension Office in Riverton.
A high-quality faculty enables Riverton’s public school district to provide exceptional educational opportunities for all children with a graduation rate of 98%. The school district has a full range of academic programs including special education, vocational education, gifted education, physical education as well as art and music studies from kindergarten through grade 12. Festivals are held throughout the year in Riverton. The annual 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous features a weeklong re-creation of a trapper’s and trader’s encampment with games of skill, food, dancing and entertainment. The Riverton Rendezvous, a weeklong event held during the second and third weeks of July, celebrates the city’s founding in 1906 with a hot-air balloon rally, Arts in the Park, street dances, the Rocky Mountain Car and Bike Show and a WRA rodeo. The Wild West Winter Carnival, held each February, offers ice sculpting, casino nights and tethered balloon rides.
With hiking trails to 13,000-foot peaks, crystal-clear trout streams and world-class hunting, Riverton is the perfect headquarters for any outdoor enthusiast. Riverton finds itself surrounded by mountains and rivers: the Wind River Range to the south and west; the Owl Creek Range to the north. There’s something for everyone: hiker, hunter, rock climber, angler, camper, photographer, cross-country skier or snowmobile rider. The Popo Agie Wilderness Area contains more than 100,000 acres of remote valleys and canyons, sheer granite walls and trout- filled ponds and streams. Wildlife includes elk, bighorn sheep, moose, mule deer, black bear, antelope and mountain lion. And of course, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are never far away.