SNOWMOBILING IN IDAHO
Snowmobiling in the Big Hole Mountains
Slash through some epic powder in the Big Hole Mountains west of Teton Valley, Idaho. The area draws a lot of ATVs and horseback riding pack trips in the summer, but you'll usually be alone in the winter so you can cache your powder stash.
Check in with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest Service office just south of the Driggs city stop light for permits and maps. Trailheads and endless snow await just a few miles from Teton Valley Cabins.
Snowmobiling Yellowstone (90 miles north of Driggs)
Experience 200 miles of groomed trails through the crystalline heart of Yellowstone in winter. You'll see trees spectacularly crusted over by freezing vapors from Yellowstone's thermal features. Watch bison and wolves parade around you. And see what a magical world of contrasting heat and cold can feel like.
All without the summer crowds.
About 90 miles from Teton Valley Cabins, you'll have easy access to the first national park through West Yellowstone.
Or if you'd prefer a less regulated trip outside the park, hit up the Big Sky Trail, Lionshead Trail, South Plateau Loop, Horse Butte Loop, and the Continental Divide Trail near West Yellowstone.
Snowmobiling Island Park
Head north from the Teton Valley Cabins to find a sledhead's paradise in Island Park, Idaho. You'll discover majestic terrain, powdery snow fields, and over 500 miles of groomed trails. And best of all, you won't be crowded out of this wide-open playground.