Some people still refer to Teton Valley, Idaho as the ‘quiet side of the Tetons’ – and for many of us locals, that’s just fine. We’re happy to leave the traffic and crowded trails to our friends over in Jackson. But when it comes to adventure…you’ve come to the right place.
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Teton Valley, Idaho is home to some of the finest outdoor activities anywhere in the West, from fly fishing to horseback riding to golf to soaring in a glider amidst the Grand Tetons. The adventures don’t stop when the sun sets either, as we’re home to a number of great restaurants, pubs and of course, the famous Spud Drive-in theater.
With that in mind, we’ve Adventurized three perfect days in Teton Valley…
Day One: Your first day in Teton Valley begins with breakfast at Scratch in Victor, where – as the name implies – everything is made from scratch. You’ll need a full belly because it’s off to Teton Springs for a round of golf at the nationally-recognized Headwaters Golf Club. For lunch at the turn, why not tuck in to the Headwaters Grille, overlooking the course with the Palisade mountains off in the distance. To quench your thirst, head over to the historic Knotty Pine Supper Club in Victor for a celebratory beverage, brewed just down the street at one of two local craft breweries. As the shadows grow long, the music kicks up at Music On Main in Victor City Park, every Thursday evening through late August, and it’s free! Local food vendors line the park, offering all sorts of dinner options for every palate. No evening in Victor is complete without one of the Emporium‘s famous huckleberry milkshakes. You’ll sleep well tonight, wrapped in 300 count Italian cotton sheets at Teton Springs Lodge and Spa.
Day Two: Day two will have you biking high above the Valley floor at Grand Targhee Resort. Stock up on healthy snacks for your ride at Broulim’s supermarket in Driggs. As you ascend Ski Hill Road, you cross into Wyoming and arrive at Grand Targhee Resort. Famous for its bottomless powder in winter, Grand Targhee boasts bike rentals and miles of scenic trails beneath the Grand Teton massif. Bring your camera for amazing photo ops. Lunch is in a most unique location, the Garden Café at MD Nursery. You might want to keep lunch on the light side, because you’re heading to the Driggs Municipal Airport for an afternoon glider ride! Be sure to check out the collection of historic warplanes located at the airport’s Teton Aviation Center. If you can’t get enough golf, you might want to enter one of several golf tournaments this summer on Huntsman Springs’ private course, benefiting Teton Valley non-profits. After all that excitement, take a trip back in time at the historic Corner Drug in Driggs, and their authentic soda fountain. Dinner tonight is at Forage, where you’ll find an array of locally-sourced meats, breads and cheeses from all over Teton Valley. Tonight, catch a movie al fresco at the one and only Spud Drive-in.
Day Three: Kick things off with breakfast at Pendl’s in Driggs, known for their homemade Austrian pastries. Then, head to Teton Valley Lodge for a half day of fly fishing with the valley’s original guide service – you may find yourself scouting Rainbows on the infamous South Fork or native Yellowstone cutthroat trout on the locally treasured Teton River. Take a late afternoon lunch at Teton Thai in Driggs where authentic Thai soups, salads, rice and noodle dishes are available with a customized spice level from 1 to 5 (Be forwarned: a “3” has been known to scorch a tongue or two). An ice cream made with locally-sourced milk and ingredients is the perfect post-lunch refresher and just a few steps away at the Teton Valley Creamery. If you’re really adventurous, ride the cyclocross track in Victor, or ask a local for directions to Packsaddle Lake where you’ll find a mountain lake with an old-time rope swing. You can’t beat the hospitality and beauty of the Linn Canyon Ranch for a Sunset Dinner Trail Ride into the foothills of the Tetons, followed by appetizers and cowboy tunes on the deck, a dinner prepared with produce fresh from the ranch garden and completed by campfire s’mores under a star-filled sky.
Teton Valley Activities:
- Fly Fishing
- Golf in the Tetons
- Hiking, Biking & Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking
- River Sports
- Walking and Running
- Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks