Conveniently located within 2 hours of Yellowstone National Park and Teton National Park, Grand Targhee is the perfect place from which to base your summer vacation. In addition to being close to two iconic national parks, Targhee overlooks Teton Valley. A prestigious destination in its own right, Teton Valley offers up something for everyone. The valley is a combination of character and charm with local breweries, rolling farmland, and classic staples like the world-famous Spud Drive-In Theater. Whether you want to get out on the trails, float on the river, listen to local music, or just escape the madness, the western side of the Tetons is sure to satisfy.
Sturt Your Stuff
With stunning views and seemingly endless trails, it’s hard to beat hiking in the Tetons. There are over 45 miles of hiking and cross-country trails at Grand Targhee alone. Trails like Bannock and Peaked weave to the top of the mountain where you’ll come face to face with Table Mountain and the Grand Teton. During the summer, you’ll stroll through fields filled with wildflowers native to the area like Paintbrush, Silvery Lupine and Colorado Columbine. September brings with it change as the aspen tree leaves turn from green to vibrant autumn arrangements. Make time to check out some of the local favorites such as Aspen Trail at Teton County Recreation.
Pedal To The Medal
If you are looking to get out on your bike while visiting, there is no better place to start than at the Ghee. With over 75 miles of trails, the Targhee Bike Park is the focal point for biking in the Tetons. From easy flowing cross country trails to rowdy downhill descents, there is something for every type of rider at Targhee. Additionally, there are over 130 miles of mountain biking trails within an hour of the resort. You’ll find more trail systems at Horseshoe Canyon, The Big Holes, Teton Pass, and in Victor, Idaho. Visit Mountain Bike The Tetons to learn more about all the trail systems in the area.
Get Your Float On
The headwaters of the Teton River start in Victor, Idaho, and flow north through the valley. This lazy river offers world-class fishing but is also perfect for a mellow float. Teton River Supply allows you to rent paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes. No matter what floatation device you choose, fun will be had by all. Throw a line in the water or just cool off in the river. Make sure to keep an eye out for moose and other wildlife.
In addition to the Teton River, there are a variety of other iconic bodies of water within a short drive like the Snake River, Henry’s Fork, Madison River, and Yellowstone Lake – just to name a few. Get out with some of the best guides in the world and book with WorldCast Anglers headquartered right in Victor, Idaho.
If fishing isn’t your thing, Baker- Ewing offers guided scenic floats and whitewater rafting on the Snake River.
So Much More…
One could spend a lifetime exploring and discovering what Teton Valley has to offer, making it rather hard to check everything off in one trip. That being said, we recommend you get out there and give it your best shot!
- Music On Main – Every Thursday night from June through August – the Victor City Park hosts a local concert for the town and surrounding areas. Meet up with friends, dance, and enjoy local food.
- The Knotty Pine – Since the 1960s, this has been the heartbeat of live music in Teton Valley. There is no such thing as a bad show at the Knotty.
- Tetonia Club – Originally opened in 1912, the Tetonia Club has claim to being the valley’s oldest bar. Stop by to listen to some local musicians and become fully immersed in the vibe while enjoying a drink.
- The Teton Valley Farmers Market– Held every Friday morning 9am – 1:00pm, June – October, in front of the Driggs City Building at 60 South Main Street in Driggs.
- Victor, Idaho Farmers Market- Offering all local farm produce & goods, locally made food & beverages, local artisans, and live local music weekly. Fridays 3:00pm – 7:00pm, June – October in the Victor City Park.