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Summer Recreation

The saying goes, you came for the winter but you stayed for the summer. Endless hours of daylight and bluebird skies make the high desert of east Idaho incomparable to anywhere else. With abundant options for recreation, your trip to the Yellowstone Teton Territory will take some planning or perhaps many visits to get everything into your itinerary.

From backpacking to mountain biking to dirt biking to horseback riding, there are so many ways to enjoy the regional trail systems of the Snake River Range, the Big Hole Mountains and the Tetons. Explore the Sand Dunes or head out onto Palisades and Ashton reservoirs to beat the heat with stand up paddle boarding or wake boarding. Or follow the many who have claimed that this area of the country is home to best fly fishing available, it’s blue ribbon conditions.

The area’s local events are hard to choose from. Regular farmers and artist markets happen weekly. Live music is abundant with the Grand Targhee Music Festivals, the free Music on Main concert series and of course Teton Valley’s historic Fourth of July celebration. Summer months are also host to the Plein Art Festival, the Idaho International Dance Festival, Art in the Park and the Teton County Fair.