Video: Recreating with Dogs on Bridger Teton National Forest Trails

Clean up after your four legged friends!

Jane & Jess, the self proclaimed “Poop Fairies” of PAWS of JH discuss the importance of cleaning up after your dog for both the ecosystems of Jackson Hole and the general courtesy of keeping pet waste off of the trails for others that may be using them. They encourage and challenge dog owners to clean up beyond just their own pets, given the likelihood that you or others may accidentally forget a bag or not… Read More

Trail: National Elk Refuge Road

Just 1 Mile from Town Square - Jackson, Wyoming

The National Elk Refuge is one of Jackson’s most prized areas. It was created in 1912 to protect local habitat and to provide a sanctuary for one of the largest elk herds on Earth. The refuge borders the heart of Jackson and spans over 24,700 acres. The road itself gives locals the chance to walk, run, bike, or nordic ski along the wide-open expanse of the refuge, with the elk herd using its protected grounds… Read More

Friends of the Bridger-Teton: One of Jackson’s Newest Nonprofits Aiming to Strengthen the Support for the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Sarah Walker, former Executive Director, tells us about their hopes and goals

Friends of the Bridger-Teton is the nonprofit partner that supports the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Though there are many nonprofits in Jackson that work with the national forest, including Friends of Pathways and PAWS, Friends of BT is the first solely focused on the national forest. “Prior to 2019, there had been talk of creating a nonprofit partner that is fully for the Bridger-Teton forest to bridge some of the gaps in needs that aren’t being… Read More

Teton Valley Trails & Pathways (TVTAP): An Essential Part of Our Winter Recreation Landscape in Teton Valley

Dan Verbeten, Executive Director, fills us in on current projects and future challenges

For the past 22 years, Teton Valley Trails & Pathways (TVTAP) has worked to promote a trails and pathways connected community. In the summer, they focus on building and maintaining trails on both public and private lands in partnership with the US Forest Service (Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton) and other stakeholders. In the winter, they groom a winter trail system for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and dog walking. Last year alone, they groomed over… Read More

Trail: Brooks Lake Road

via Togwotee Pass

Togwotee Pass remains to be one of the prettiest and vast backcountry locations near Teton Valley. Located on the Continental Divide, behold wide sweeping views of Grand Teton National Park to the west and dramatic scenes of the Absaroka Mountains for which Togwotee is home. To access the Brooks Lake Road Nordic Trail, take Hwy 287, 5 miles east of the Togwotee Pass summit. Length: 5.4 milesTerrain: MediumDifficulty: Intermediate Snow Type: Snowmobile Tracked, Skier Tracked,… Read More

Trail: White Grass Dude Ranch Nordic Trail & Heritage Project

Consider exploring the White Grass Dude Ranch Nordic Trail this winter in Grand Teton National Park. You can access by entering the inner GTNP Park road. Just past the Craig Thomas Visitor Center, turn left onto the Moose-Wilson Road. Drive south for approx. 4 miles to the end of the plowed road at the Death Canyon trail head turnoff and park. Length: 2.7 miles (5.4 miles full loop)Terrain: MediumDifficulty: EasySnow Type: Snowmobile Tracked, Untracked, Skier… Read More