TARGHEE NATIONAL FOREST ACTIVITIES
Enjoy simple access to Targhee National Forest and its many gorgeous trails. Only five miles from Teton Valley Cabins, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest houses Grand Targhee Ski Resort and forms the western border for Grand Teton National Park.
Many guests trek through the forest and into the high country with its resplendent mountain views in Grand Teton National Park on adventurous day hikes.
Targhee National Forest offers many trailheads, camping areas, and jaw-dropping views of the Tetons.
Check out some of these local favorites in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest:
Teton Canyon is about 10 miles east of the cabins. Follow signs off of Ski Hill Road toward Teton Canyon Campground. In the winter, the North Teton Canyon Trailhead from the campground serves cross-country skiers and snowshoers.
The trail leads to South Leigh Trail and Table Mountain; both moderate day hikes with big-vista payoffs.
A little further up the road, you can park at the upper parking area to hike along South Teton Canyon, an easy to moderate trail that follows a stream for the majority of the way up to Alaska Basin, an otherworldly wildflower and boulder bowl nestled behind the Tetons. A more strenuous route follows Devil’s Staircase up to the impressive Death Canyon Shelf.
Darby Canyon, Badger Creek, and Coal Creek also offer day-hikers many trails into the less-busy side of the Tetons. Grab a map at the Teton Basin Ranger Station just south of Driggs on the left-hand side and make sure to bring plenty of water.