Activities

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Things To Do At The Ranch

Beautiful Moose Creek runs through the Ranch. It is a great spot for honing your fly fishing skills. There is also a well-stocked fishing pond close by for the kids and adults alike.

We also provide horseshoes and volleyball for those summer afternoons on our green spacious lawn with your family or group.  The Ranch Lodge has television, free Wi-Fi, a large indoor fire-place and pool table.

Moose Creek Ranch is surrounded by national forest and wilderness offering nearly endless trails for hiking and mountain biking in the summer or snow machines, cross country skiing and show shoeing in the winter for a truly enjoyable year-round outdoor experience. And many of these trails are literally right outside your front door!

Check out the other activities in the area by season: Summer and Winter.


Summer Activities

Horseback Riding

We offer horseback riding directly from the Ranch.  Our experienced local guides, Debbie, Jed and Kevin Little, will show you the beautiful Tetons as you’ve never seen them before.  Visit our horseback riding page for more details.

Fishing

Fly fishing in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming is world class. With a wide variety of creeks, rivers and lakes, you won’t be bored here. The  stocked pond located nearby (stocked by the State of Idaho), will help you hone your technique, and prepare you for a guided adventure with one of the many great fishing outfitters in the area.

The Teton River runs right through the heart of the valley. Hire a guide to row you to the best spots. Or, jump over Pine Creek Pass and spend a day or two on the South Fork of the Snake River.

World Cast Anglers (208) 787-00082
Three Rivers Ranch (208) 354-1200

Hiking

There are hiking trails up every canyon in Teton Valley and you can easily explore just about any one of them. Here are some favorites:

Teton Canyon to Alaska Basin: Starting at the Teton Canyon Trailhead you can follow the trail for as long as you like and then turn around. It is relatively flat for the first few miles. It then starts climbing quickly towards Alaska Basin. A round trip to Alaska Basin would take a full day. Better yet, turn it into a 2 day backpacking trip.• Table Mountain: Start at the North Fork of Teton Canyon Trailhead and follow switchbacks up to a ridgeline that takes you to Table Mountain. Providing views of the west of the Grand Teton, this full day hike is well worth it.

Darby Canyon: Follow the main trail at the end of Darby Canyon and take the right fork after crossing the creek. Follow this all the way up to a bench. You’ll see a waterfall at the entrance to the Wind Caves. Caves only recommended for serious climbers and cavers.

Moose Creek: A wonderful shaded trail and great for families.

Mountain Biking

The extensive trail system around Moose Creek Ranch is perfect for mountain biking access during the summer and fall. With new trails built every year, Teton Valley is truly becoming a destination for mountain biking. A couple of shops in Victor and Driggs can set you up with bike rentals, repairs, gear and trail information. Here are some of the most popular trails:

Aspen Trail: You can shuttle this ride or just complete as an out and back which can take 2 to 3 hours. It’s technical in places and there are definitely some ups. But for the most part it’s great cross country single track. You’ll love the occasional views of the valley.

Horseshoe Canyon: This is some of the best single track in the valley and it’s hard to get bored within this huge network of trails. Make sure to go with someone who’s been before or bring a detailed map.

Spooky Trail: Located on the west side of Pine Creek Pass, this and back is fun, smooth, and you’ll usually have it all to yourself.

Rick’s Basin: Easily accessible form the base of Gran Targhee Resort, this hour-long loop ride is fun for all abilities. Mid-day can get hot, so try early morning or late afternoon.

Targhee Downhill Network: The recently developed lift-accessible downhill trails at Targhee are well worth exploring. Rentals and gear available at the base of the mountain.

Golfing

Four golf courses offer a variety of terrain and challenges for avid golfers.

Headwaters Club at Teton Springs: 208-787-3636
Huntsman Springs: 877-354-9660
Targhee Village: 208-356-5353
Teton Reserve: 208-787-4224

Rock Climbing

Several of the canyons host great climbing spots for all abilities. Also you can check out the new Rock Gym in Driggs: TetonRockGym.com or 208-354-1046

Yellowstone Bear World

A drive-thru wildlife park. During your visit you will be surrounded by free-roaming wildlife of North America as you drive. Yellowstonebearworld.com or 208-359-9688

Music Festivals

Grand Targhee hosts two weekend-long music festivals that draw in crowds from all over. Camp out, stay at one of the resorts lodges, or stay in the town of Driggs. The American Targhee Fest takes place in mid-July and the Bluegrass Festival is in August. Get your tickets early! grandtarghee.com

Music on Main

For two months every summer, the Teton Valley Foundation puts on free concerts every Thursday evening in the middle of downtown Victor Idaho. Everyone from the valley comes out for these fun concerts. You’ll find food, beer, and a kid’s corner as well.

Spud Drive-In

Don’t miss a chance to roll up to an old fashioned drive-in movie theater in the heart of Teton Valley. Feature films start when the sun drops over the horizon. An all American grill with milk shakes, burgers, and tater tots is on-site. spuddrivin.com 208-354-2727

Rodeo

The rodeo grounds in Tetonia, ID are little known but feature perhaps the most amazing backdrop in the world. Check the local papers for event schedules in either Driggs or Tetonia.

Hot-air Ballooning

Teton Balloon Flights: 208-787-5500

Outdoor Rental Equipment for All Seasons

Habitat 208-354-7669
Peaked Mountain Sports 800-705-2354
Yostmark Mountain Equipment 208-354-2828


Winter Activities

Skiing

Within 25 miles from Moose Creek Ranch, you have access to two world class ski areas: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort. There are also heli and cat skiing options in the area, and Teton Pass skiing offers amazing back country skiing for the most adventurous skiers. Nordic skiing is easily accessed from Moose Creek Ranch itself, and there are multiple groomed nordic trails within a short drive.

Cross-Country Skiing or Snowshoeing

There are many options for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Head to Grand Targhee for a groomed trail network, designed specifically for Nordic skiing. Or rent a pair of Nordic skis or snowshoes at a local gear shop and cruise into Moose Creek canyon or pretty much any other canyon around.

Heli-Skiing

High Mountain Heli Skiing-located at Teton Springs Resort in Victor, ID
Phone: (307) 733-3274 Fax: (307) 733-3529
Email: info@heliskijackson.com

Backcountry Ski Tours, Guided Hikes, and Hut Tours

Rendezvous Backcountry Tours 307.353.2900

Snowmobiles

Teton Valley Adventures 208-354-2233
Racin’ Station 208-354-2777

Hot Springs

Green Canyon Hot Springs 208-458-4666 / 208-458-4454
Heise Hot Springs 208-538-7312
Jackson Hole Center 307- 739-9025