Star Valley & Alpine Wyoming Travel Activities

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Star Valley & Alpine Wyoming Activities

Located southwest of Jackson, Wyoming, Star Valley appears after the Snake River Canyon widens. The surrounding national forest offers endless trails for hiking and snowmobiling, while the Palisades Reservoir is a summer hot spot for boating and camping. The nearby Grey's River is renowned for fantastic fly fishing.

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Summer Activities

  • Whitewater Rafting:
    Just north of Alpine, the Snake River Canyon provides a friendly playground for whitewater rafting.
  • Boating:
    Three major Wyoming rivers, the Snake, Grey's, and Salt, meet in Alpine to form the Palisades Reservoir. The reservoir provides ample space for boating, water skiing, and jet skiing. A number of campgrounds line the shore as well.
  • Fishing:
    Native cutthroat trout, German Browns, Brooks, Mackinaw, rainbow trout, and occasionally Kokanee salmon are caught in the Palisades Reservoir and three nearby rivers: Snake, Grey's, and Salt.
  • Camping:
    Targhee National Forest manages the public campgrounds that surround Palisades Lake and these are by far the best campsites in the valley. Here's a list of nearby Forest Service Campgrounds.
  • Hiking:
    Hiking trails can be found up any nearby canyon, but a few of our favorites include the 1.4 mile trail to the Intermittent Spring at Swift Creek as well as Strawberry Creek Trail.
  • Golfing:
    Two golf courses, Star Valley View and Star Valley Ranch, offer inexpensive courses.

Winter Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing:
    A handful of groomed cross country ski trails including Fish Creek, Salt River Pass, Star Valley View Golf Course, and Star Valley Ranch Golf Course offer an ideal getaway for a winter afternoon. If you don't like the groomed stuff, head to the hills and you can explore on your own.
  • Snowmobiling:
    The Alpine area has hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, with easy access to the Grey's River Road and McCoy Creek Road into Idaho.

Attractions

  • Elk Refuge:
    Located one mile south of Alpine, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department manage and feed 500-600 tons of hay to approximately 1,000 head of elk each season.
  • Intermittent Spring:
    The largest of only three known fluctuating cold water springs in the world. Local legends suggest that American Indians traveled great distances to cure their ills by bathing in "the spring that breathes".

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