The wilds of Wyoming have so many magnificent sights to behold. Whether you’re looking to simply enjoy the scenery or engage in some serious hiking, biking, or even horse riding, then a trip to western Wyoming should be on your short list for your next getaway. Bridger Teton National Forest has several recreational areas and breathtaking views that showcase the regions beautiful mountains and forests. And with a Select Registry member not too far away from the park, Bridger Teton National Forest is the ideal destination for those wanting to get away from it all and recharge among some of the country’s most spectacular vistas. Check out all that waits for you at Bridger Teton National Forest in Western Wyoming.
Geography of Bridger Teton National Forest
Bridger Teton National Forest is a western Wyoming forest covering 3.5 million acres of land. It was established as a National Forest by the National Forest Service in 1908. It is the third largest National Forest outside the state of Alaska, and it spans an area from the border of Yellowstone National Park and goes along the eastern side of Grand Teton National Park and along the Continental Divide. Within its borders there are there wilderness areas, 40 named mountains, many lakes, and the headwaters of three rivers. There are a variety of microclimates included within the forest providing the opportunity to see many species of wildlife including rare and endangered species such as the Grizzly Bear.
Hiking and Recreation at Bridger Teton National Forest
Bridger Teton National Forest activities seem almost endless in this vast wilderness. There are 3,000 miles of backcountry trails within the forest with varying degrees of difficulty and lengths. They provide opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Other popular recreation activities include rafting, canoeing, and fishing to name a few. The park is so vast that if you can think of an outdoor activity, you can most likely do it in Bridger Teton National Forest.
Areas of Interest at Bridger Teton National Forest
Along with hiking, biking, horseback riding and the other recreational activities you can take part in, there are several special places to explore within the park. If you want to see the beauty of the park by car, scenic byways such as the Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway and Big Springs Scenic Backway provide amazing views as you cruise along. The Bridger, Gros Ventre and Teton Wilderness areas are also sights to behold. Or perhaps you’d prefer to see the rushing waters of the Snake Headwaters Wild and Scenic River System. It’s up to you to choose your adventure!
When you plan a trip to Bridger Teton National Forest, be sure to book a stay at Bentwood Inn Bed & Breakfast in Jackson, Wyoming is a luxurious escape set on three and a half acres of beautiful land. The Inn is an idea place to watch wildlife meander through the property and close to the great things Jackson has to offer. By booking at Bentwood Inn B&B you can be sure you’ll get the Select Registry difference and have a wonderful time!
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