Red Canyon

Open May 1 - Nov. 30

Dec. 1 - April 30 Closed to Human Presence to minimize conflicts with wintering wildlife.

Fishing, Hunting, Hiking


Lander Regional Office
260 Buena Vista
Lander, WY 82520

(307) 332-2688

Commonly Found Species

Big and Trophy Game in this Area
Below are specific Big and Trophy Game species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Antelope - 65
  • Deer - 92/94
  • Elk - 28
  • Moose - 2
  • Mountain Lion - 4
  • Black Bear - 13
Fish Species in this Area
Below are specific Fish species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Trout
Small game and Birds in this Area
Below are specific Small game species commonly found within this WHMA area.
  • Doves
  • Partridge
  • Pheasant
  • Rabbit
  • Sage Grouse
  • Sharp tailed Grouse
  • Turkey
  • Waterfowl
  • Mountain Grouse
This 1,976-acre wildlife habitat management area is 16 miles south of Lander on Wyoming Highway 28. It is named for its beautiful red sandstone formations. This historic elk wintering range provides crucial habitat for many species of wildlife that live in the harsh Wyoming environment. Sagebrush grasslands and mountain shrubs prevail among the rock outcroppings. From the highway visitors can see, elk and moose feeding during the winter months. Pronghorns and Hungarian partridges use this area in the spring and fall. You can also find mule deer, blue and ruffed grouse, chukar, snowshoe hares, songbirds and snakes in this area. Red Canyon has historical significance as it was used as a stagecoach station in the late 1800s. Remnants of the building can be found and the old travel route is still used as a county road. This WHMA lies within bear country, please visit our bear wise page for information on recreating in bear country -