Hiking & Horseback Riding
Options in these areas are virtually limitless in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the Jedidiah Smith Wilderness area, and Grand Teton National Park. The wilderness trails are closed to mechanized vehicles of any sort, and wildlife in these areas is plentiful. Hiking within Teton Valley offers a variety of trails to choose from. There are 13 trails surrounding the cities of Driggs, Victor, and Tetonia, totaling over 120 miles of hiking trails. Single and multiple day trips are available to hikers, backpackers, or horseback riders.
Hole Hiking Experience and also Teton Backcountry Guides provide naturalist guides who enhance your trip with local knowledge of the wildlife, plants, history, and geology of the Teton area. Useful information can be obtained from the U.S. Forest Service office, just south of downtown Driggs.
Horseback riding in the Teton Valley provides a number of trails to ride, as previously mentioned under the hiking sections, as well as seven different outfitters that provide trips, gear, and the basic equipment for horseback riding.
Dry Ridge Outfitters provides backcountry pack trips, trail rides and drop camps on the west side of the Tetons and in Yellowstone National Park, while Bagley’s Teton Mountain (#1TripAdvisor-things to do in Victor) Ranch works the Big Hole Mountains and allows kids to pet the elk on their ranch. The Linns at Linn Canyon Ranch have offered pack trips in the mountains surrounding Teton Valley for almost a century, as well as trail rides, 3-hour lunch rides, day rides, and sunset dinner rides.