Idaho's Targhee National Forest
To view detailed information on recreation sites in the Targhee National Forest, select a site from the scrolling list and then click on the Select button. Or click on a zoom icon in the map to view a detailed map of the forest.
The Targhee National Forest contains 1.8 million acres in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming. The lands of the forest lie almost entirely within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, an area of 12 million acres and the largest remaining block of relatively undisturbed plant and animal habitat in the contiguous United States and a designated Biosphere Reserve.The western sections cover sagebrush-dotted plains and arid highlands. The northern region includes parts of several mountain ranges, including the Lemhi, Beaverhead, Bitterroot, Centennial, Henry`s Lake,Teton, Big Hole, Caribou, and Snake River Ranges. The forest`s eastern edge contains spectacular wilderness backcounty bordering Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. From these 12,000+ foot-high rugged peaks fall streams and rivers, most notably the Henry`s Fork, flowing out of Yellowstone, and the Snake, which winds east from Jackson Hole.
Although in the past, forest resources have been extracted for furs, timber, electricity, irrigation, and mining, today recreation is the primary use of the Targhee`s lands. Each year, thousands of visitors head out on the trails on foot, horse, and mountain bike. Those seeking stunning scenery head into the high wilderness in the Tetons, find solitude and beauty in the mountains along the Continental Divide, or make the easy drive to spectacular Mesa Falls. For outdoor excitement, you can fish trophy waters and blue ribbon trout streams, ski at either of the winter resorts, boat, waterski, and head out on the many winter snowmobile trails.
Address & Phone:
Caribou-Targhee National Forests
1405 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401