Options 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. Single and multiple day trips are available to hikers, backpackers, or horseback riders. The Hole Hiking Experience and also Rendezvous Backcountry Tours 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.
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 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.