Bridger Teton National Forest in Wyoming

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Bridger Teton National Forest

Encompassing over 3.4 million acres and three wilderness areas, the Bridger-Teton National Forest spans from the southern Yellowstone border, through Jackson, and into Star Valley and the Wind River Range.

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What can I see and do in the Bridger Teton National Forest?

The forest is so large it would be hard to touch on every possible thing to do. Here are some of the highlights (from north to south):

  • Buffalo Valley and Togwotee Pass:
    Enjoy hiking trails right outside of Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks. Visit Brooks Lake Lodge and go fishing. Head out on a hiking trail near the Pinnacles or go snowmobiling near Togwotee Pass. Fishing and canoeing are great along the Buffalo Fork of the Snake River.
  • Gros Ventre Slide and the Gros Ventre Wilderness:
    Visit this massive land slide and lake, offering camping, fishing, and hiking trails.
  • Cache Creek:
    It's the primary trailhead for Jackson based mountain biking and hiking.
  • Granite Hot Springs:
    In Hoback Canyon, Granite Hot Springs can be accessed via snowmobile, dog sled, or cross country skis in the winter. In the summer you can drive the whole way and stay overnight at a campground.
  • Teton Pass and the Snake River Range:
    Great backcountry skiing along Teton Pass.
  • Wind River Mountain Range:
    Best accessed from Pinedale, the Wind River Range is an awesome wilderness area. Try hiking trails from Elkhart Park or head to Green River Lake.
  • Snake River Canyon:
    Jackson's base for fantastic whitewater rafting.

Where is the Bridger-Teton National Forest?

The Bridger-Teton National Forest stretches from Yellowstone National Park, along the eastern boundary of Grand Teton National Park and from there rides along the western slope of the Continental Divide to the southern end of the Wind River Range. The forest also extends southward encompassing the Salt River Range and Wyoming Range mountains near the Idaho border. Here is a fantastic brochure and map.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Contact the National Forest Service office in Jackson at (307)739-5500.