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Winter Activities in Fremont County

Did you know Fremont County was the first county created after Idaho was added to the union in 1893?

In addition to being the first new county, Fremont County is one of the first choices for outdoor activities amongst winter enthusiasts in Yellowstone-Teton Territory.

Winter Fun in Fremont County

Fremont County might be at the tip of Yellowstone-Teton Territory, but when winter comes around, it should be at the top of everyone’s winter adventure list.

For those looking for winter fun in Fremont County, the following three activities are a great place to start:

Sledding at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes

Though it might not be considered an extreme sport, there are few things more exciting than sledding down the perfect hill. If you are looking for a great place to take your whole family sledding, look no further than the St. Anthony Sand Dunes.

According to the Idaho Bureau of Land Management, the dunes in St. Anthony range from 50 to 500 feet tall, which could make for some amazing sledding.

It is important to note that as of January 1, a portion of the sand dunes is closed to allow various animals native to Yellowstone-Teton Territory to winter.

According to the BLM, the East side of the St. Anthony Sand Dunes are still open, and visitors may visit the area.

To learn more about the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, contact the Upper Snake Field Office by phone at 208-524-7500 or by email at [email protected].

Snowmobile in Island Park

Island Park is home to some of the best snowmobile trails in Idaho. In fact, snowmobiling in the Island Park area is a trending topic on Visit Idaho, a state-run tourism website.

“Touted as ‘one of the best-groomed snowmobile trail systems in the world,’ Island Park is a snowmobiling destination like none other,” according to Visit Idaho. “With over 950 miles of groomed trails, Island Park offers a wide variety of snowmobiling styles, including boondocking, hill banging, and steep and deep.”

If you want a world-class snowmobiling experience, look no further than Island Park. To stay up-to-date on snowmobile trails in Island Park, check out the Fremont County website’s snowmobile page or look at the Fremont County Trail Report.

While out snowmobiling, it is important to have the right gear to make sure you remain safe. To learn about the latest gear and equipment, check out SnoWest, a snowmobile magazine.

Nordic Skiing, Fat Bike Riding and Snowshoeing at Harriman State Park

According to the Idaho Parks and Recreation website, Harriman State Park in Island Park features 24 miles of pristine trails perfect for Nordic skiing, fat bike riding and snowshoeing.

In 2015, Idaho was ranked one of the best states in the country for retirees, and Nordic Skiing is one of the most appealing activities people can do in the winter.

To see which trails are open at Harriman State Park, look at their Cross-Country Ski Trails Guide.