Teton Valley Attractions

Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone's South entrance is only about a 2 hour drive from Teton Valley and the west enterance is about 2 hour drive by the western route. Either way you have a scenic drive past the Grand Teton mountain range. I recomend going in one way and coming out the other.

Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest national park in the world.
Preserved within Yellowstone are Old Faithful Geyser and some 10,000 hot springs and geysers, the majority of the planet's total. These geothermal wonders are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes; its last eruption created a crater or caldera that spans almost half of the park.
An outstanding mountain wildland with clean water and air, Yellowstone is home of the grizzly bear and wolf, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk. It is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet.
The human history of the park dates back 12,000 years. The events of the last 130 years of park history are reflected in the historic structures and sites associated with various periods of park administration and visitor facilities development.

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park is a scenic 50 minutes away.

Established in 1929, Grand Teton National Park emerged from a complicated and controversial series of events. The park first consisted of the mountain range and several glacial lakes. Later the valley floor was protected as Jackson Hole National Monument. The two areas were combined in 1950.
Today the park encompasses nearly 310,000 acres and protects the Teton Range, Jackson Hole (mountain valley), a 50-mile portion of the Snake River, seven morainal lakes, over 100 backcountry and alpine lakes, and a wide range of wildlife and plant species.
The park is also rich in a cultural history that includes seven eras of human history: early peoples (paleo-indians), Native Americans (modern tribes), fur trappers, homesteaders, ranchers/farmers, conservationists, and recreationalists. Climbing, hiking and backpacking, camping, fishing, wildlife and bird watching, horseback riding, boating on Jackson and Jenny Lakes, rafting on the Snake River, bicycling, and photography are all common activities in the area.
About 4 million visitors enjoy the park each year, most visit between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day.

Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Skiing Grand Targhee Ski Resort


Grand Targhee offers summer fun and terrific activities in the same proportions as our superb winter recreation.

Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Grand Targhee is the main gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Surrounded by fields of wildflowers, the resort features panoramic vistas spanning three states, with incredible views of the Grand Teton which rises to almost 14,000 feet.  Guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including horse back riding, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, and more.

The South Fork of the Snake River
© Daryl Hunter - The Hole Picturejacks dennis fishig the south fork of snake The South Fork of the Snake river runs through Swan Valley a half hour drive from Teton Valley. The South Fork has been rated as the best wild trout fishery in the lower 48 states.
Golf
 

Targhee Village Golf Course - 9 or 18 holes $14/9 holes $22/18 holes 208-354-8577

The Links at Teton Peaks - Scottish style course 208-456-2372

Teton Springs

Glider Rides
glider This spectacular scenic ride starts with a tow up to the west side of the Grand Teton Mountain, approximately 11,700 feet MSL. Enjoy the leisurely soar back to the Driggs Idaho Airport. Let the magic of motorless flight in one of the world's most awe-inspiring areas provide you with the adventure
Hiking and horseback riding

The Grand Teton Mountains provide many hiking and horseback riding oportunities, many taking you into Grand Teton National Park. The Tetons aren't the only hiking opportunities, The Big Hole Mountains provide good hiking to the west, the Snake River Range to the south and on the north side of the valley you can access some of Yellowstone's southwestern corner trails

Darby Ice Cave Trail
Table Mountain Trail
Alaska Basin Trail

Mountain Climbing

© Daryl Hunter - The Hole Picturerock climber

People come from all over the world to climb the Grand Teton and other peaks of this mejestic mountain range.
The Teton River
Teton River The Teton River begins its journey to the Columbia in the upper reaches of postcard perfect Teton Valley. Much of this mountain valley is pasture, grain and potato fields, and open range bordered by the forested hills of the Big Hole Mountains and the famous peaks of the Grand Teton Range. The rugged peaks of the Tetons and the forested hillsides of the Big Hole's stand in stark contrast to each other, this diversity adds character to the Teton River Valley. The upper Teton River is a meandering spring creek that is a fly-fishing nirvana. Huge rainbow and cutthroat trout live throughout the entire river. This is a dry fly paradise! Mayfly hatches are prolific and often there will be four or five different hatches at the same time. The Narrows (the lower Teton) has all the adrenaline rush attributes of any class IV and V whitewater river. The Teton River is a diverse waterway providing the gamut from tubing to world class whitewater and trout fishing.
Greater Yellowstone Wildlife
grizzly bears Nowhere else in the United States, including Alaska, can the casual visitor observe such a striking diversity of "charismatic mega-fauna" (the large mammals) that abound in this region, Bald eagles, golden eagles, black bear, the elusive cougar, the wolverine, the pine marten and the gray wolf. Jackson Hole and Yellowstone are home to that most formidable icon of wildness, the grizzly bear. The region also hosts the largest herds of elk in North America and is one of the few remaining areas in the lower 48 states where the grizzly bear still roams in significant numbers, and is home to the largest free-ranging herd of bison in the lower 48 states.
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