Things to Do in the Teton Mountains
- Fishing –
Apparently no one does it better than Teton Valley Lodge, according to their 5-out-of-5 star rating and Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! Right in the middle of a fly fishing wonderland, fishermen reel in amazing catches. You can fish over an ancient volcano and collect all the trout your heart desires. There’s over 25 different sections to cast a line on the river and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, making tours and day trips exciting and adventurous!
- Plane Rides –
Idaho is known for its gorgeous scenic mountains. How would you like to see the view from the clouds? Many travelers visit Teton Aviation Center to experience a unique perspective of Driggs. One of their experienced glider pilots will tow you high into the heart of Teton Range and release you for a motor-less flight. You’ll glide back to the Driggs Airport and enjoy a leisurely coast full of breathtaking sights! They also have airplane rides available for up to seven passengers!
If you’re interested to learn more about the history of Driggs, the Teton Geotourism Center is a good place to stop at the start of your trip. They have interactive displays and multi-media presentations to help you learn more about the area. The staff is friendly and available to answer any of your questions and direct you to some hidden gems in the Tetons!
- Drive-In Theater –
The Spud Drive-In Theater is a nice spot to relive the old days when people went to theaters outside. The snack bar serves homemade burgers, fries and shakes, and they keep the grounds very clean. This vintage stop is fun for families to kick back in their car or on the grass!
- Golfing –
The Links Golf Course is nestled in a pasture and offers beautiful greens for golfing! The course is said to be challenging, but it’s perfect for both experienced and casual golfers. It’s also said to be very affordable and the best deal on golfing around.
- Rock Climbing –
If the kids have a ton of extra energy, this is the perfect spot to take them! The Teton Rock Gym is great for people of all ages and abilities. Instructors are always around to give you tips or teach you about climbing. They offer bouldering, top rope and lead climbing!
What To Pack
Weather in Idaho is always unpredictable! Be prepared to dress for anywhere between 80 to 40 degrees! Take a sneak peak at the top of the page for the average weather high and lows during the month you’ll be visiting our Sundance Vacations destination in Idaho. Always be prepared to face the elements, rain and wind can come out of no where, so a water resistant jacket or bag might be a good investment. For the colder times of the year, layering can be your friend and during the warmer seasons, still play it safe and bring a long sleeved shirt or light sweater in case the temperatures dip at night. If you’re going to be outdoors a lot, boots and an extra pair of socks are a great idea. A lot of travelers suggest bringing a hat too to block out some sun on those bright days. For more packing tips, watch our Sundance Vacations Packing Tips video!
Some travelers just opt to take taxis from their Sundance Vacations destination to other areas nearby. From Driggs to Victor, taxi drivers have you covered. There are bus rides that vacationers can take from Driggs to Rexburg, Idaho Falls and Salmon. Visit the Targhee Regional Public Transportation Authority for more details on your travel options. Check out this article on our Sundance Vacations Blog for some tips on how you could save money on a rental car.
- January- International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
- February- Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games
- March- Town Downhill, World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb, Pole Pedal Paddle Race
- April- Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides, Yellowstone National Park – Opens north and west entrances
- May- Grand Teton National Park , Elkfest & Old West Days
- June- Music on Main, Annual Jackson Hole Writers Conference
- July- Teton Valley Balloon Rally, Teton County Fair, ArtFair Jackson Hole
- August- Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Epic Cache-Teton Relay
- September- Annual LOTOJA, Jackson Canine Carnival
- October- Annual Ski Swap, Oktoberfest at Grand Teton Brewing Company
- November- Annual Town Square Lighting, Fireman’s Ball
- December- Grand Targhee Christmas Torchlight Parade, Art Association Annual Christmas Bazaar
|Transportation to Destination||Amount of Time|
|Taxi Drive to Victor||10 Minutes|
|Bus Ride to Rexburg||53 Minutes|
|Drive to Jackson Hole WY||1 Hour 25 Minutes|
|Drive to Jefferson||1 Hour 12 Minutes|
|Bus Ride to Idaho Falls||1 Hour 18 Minutes|
|Drive to Pocatello||2 Hours 4 Minutes|
|Bus Ride to Salmon||3 Hours 26 Minutes|
Idaho DestinationsCheck out or destinations in Idaho!
- Idaho is known as the gem state because they have discovered 72 different kinds of precious and semi-precious stones here!
- This state has the most rivers! With 3,100 miles of water, it’s the most out of all the states.
- You know Idaho is associated with growing potatoes (they grow 1/3 of America’s supply!), but did you know they also produce the most trout and lentils?
- Idaho is home to Hell’s Canyon, the deepest gorge in the U.S.
- Some towns are haunted! Check out Silver City and Custer if you’re interested.