Bridger-Teton National Forest

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Bridger-Teton National Forest

Wyoming

(307) 739-5500

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Overview

Located in western Wyoming, the Bridger-Teton National Forest is a 3.4 million-acre forest. It is the second largest National Forest outside of Alaska. This includes 1.2 million-acres of wilderness. The forest is a land of varied recreational opportunities, beautiful vistas, and abundant wildlife. Its crystal blue skies are punctuated by awesome mountain ranges which reach from 5,900 to over 13,000-feet. The highest point in Wyoming, Gannet Peak, is located in the Wind River Mountains. From these ranges, spring the headwaters of the Green, Snake, and Yellowstone Rivers. The forest is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining area of undeveloped lands in the continental United States. Horseback riding, OHV touring, mountain bike riding and rock climbing are just a few of the warm weather activities available to visitors on the Bridger-Teton. When the weather turns colder, the forest offers spectacular hunting opportunities to those possessing their permits from Wyoming's Game and Fish Department. Winter recreation is also abundant on the forest. Visitors can enjoy snowmobiling on groomed trails that network with the Continental Divide Trails. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing are a few of the more popular winter recreation activities.

Map of Bridger-Teton Nat'l Forests

Latitude, Longitude: 43.431481, -110.703735

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Activities

  • Boating

    Summer visitors can also experience the Bridger-Teton National Forest by water. Fisherman and scenic canoeists enjoy the stretches of the Salt and Green Rivers that meander over the forest boundary. For the adrenaline junkie, the stretch of the lower Snake, the Hoback and the Gros Venter rivers offer a chance for boaters to get a little wet, while encountering some of the most spectacular river canyons Wyoming has to offer.

  • Bicycling

    Mountain bike trails are available in the park.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Contact Park for further information.

  • Camping

    During the summer months, visitors can chose from 37 developed campgrounds or partake of the many dispersed camping opportunities offered throughout the forest.

  • Climbing

    Climbing is available throughout the park.

  • Fishing

    Fish for trout and other fish in the river.

  • Hiking

    The Bridger-Teton also boasts of 34 designated trail heads with over 2,200 miles of system trails that vary in difficulty to trails that are visited by family day-hikers and those that are tackled only by hard-core wilderness enthusiasts

  • Historic Sites

    Explore the Continental Divide trails.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding trails are accessible in the warmer months.

  • Hunting

    Hunters can enjoy game all year with correct permits.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    OHV use is allowed all year in specific areas. Check with forest officials for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are accessible throughout the park.

  • RVing

    Campsites allow for RV parking.

  • Water Sports

    Enjoy swimming, kayaking and canoeing.

  • Winter Sports

    Enjoy skiing, mushing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and other winter activities.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round.

Directions

Driving

US Highways 191, 287 and 89 provide primary access to the forest.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(307) 739-5500

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