History Of Riverton
Situated at the confluence of the Big and Little Wind Rivers, this natural gathering place has been shared by humans from the start. Riverton’s history stretches from Native Americans to mountain men and trappers meeting to trade, from loggers and lumber yards to miners and railroads, to becoming home to Central Wyoming College and a stop on your way to Yellowstone.
Today, threads of our history run through the town, which was founded in 1906 on land ceded from the Wind River Reservation, and we celebrate our past and tradition of gathering with numerous events each year. Whether you’re visiting the 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous site and reenactment or enjoying a Native American dance exhibition or following the Rails to Trails system through town, you’ll be walking through Riverton’s history.