along the eastern border of Idaho, snug against the 13,000'
peaks of the Grand
Teton range. The population of Tetonia is approximately 132.
The approximate number of families is 74. The amount
of land area in Tetonia is 1.31 sq. kilometers. We share
the Tetons with our neighboring valley to the east, Jackson
Hole, Wyoming. Folks describe Teton Valley
as "the quiet side of the Tetons."
Tetonia is one of three towns in Teton Valley Idaho and has good access to three National Forests and two National Parks - Grand Teton and Yellowstone. The indigenous wildflowers, wildlife and the Grand Tetons provide the ideal backdrop for day hikes, horseback riding, mountain biking, or a quiet river float. Other activities include golfing, whitewater rafting, and melodrama and the Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort.
While Jackson Hole to the east has mushroomed into a tourist megalopolis, the rustic communities of Teton Valley, on the western flank of the Tetons, has managed to develop its own character as it has morphed into an outdoors-adventure capital.
|Hay farm, Alta Wyoming. The argiculture of Teton Valley compliments the majesty of the Grand Tetons.
Teton Range rises majestically over Teton Valley to the east, and the Big Hole
Mountains, home to some of the region's best single-track mountain biking, flank
the valley on the west. Many trekkers use trails in the Jedadiah Smith Wilderness
to access Grand Teton National Park, particularly the park's northern peaks.
Teton Valley is the gateway to the Grand Targhee Ski and Summer Resort, and many canyons lead into prime backcountry for hiking or skiing. In the summer, anglers wet a fly on the valley's Teton River, cowboys and cowgirls ride to their hearts' content, and Tetonia hosts a rodeo, Driggs launches its annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, and Victor lights up Independence Day with a parade and fireworks. One of the biggest events of the summer, though, occurs in August when the Targhee Bluegrass Festival takes over the slopes of the Grand Targhee Resort.
|The Teton River mieanders its way down the bottom of Teton Valley past the towns of Victor, Driggs and Tetonia
Friendly and unpretentious, Teton Valley is for people who love the mountains enough to live, work, and play in them-including many service-industry stiffs who keep Jackson running but can't afford to live there.
6,500+ people call Teton Valley home at an elevation of 6200 ft. World class
powder skiing and snowmobiling, horseback riding, fly fishing, golf, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, rafting, hunting, and much, more are
available in the area.
The jagged, snow-capped Tetons to the east and the rolling Big Hole Mountains to the west cradle the gentle, flat course of the Teton River. Teton Valley fly-fishing has become a tradition of providing quality dry fly fishing for tens of thousands of fishermen in Idaho and is destination-fishing resort for people the world over.