Caribou-Targhee National Forest Guide

Caribou-Targhee National Forest covers close to 3 million acres of land across three states and is part of the Greater Yellowstone Area. The unique forest is home to 16 ecological subsections, making it one of the most diverse in the country, and it's known as a wildlife hotspot due to its location. Visitors can expect a wide variety of trail terrains that feature treks through the Teton Range and five different mountain systems, in addition to wildflower-filled meadows, vast valleys, and high plateaus. There are also several notable caves to explore, and for the adventurer, a backpacking trip through the Jedediah Smith Wilderness is a great opportunity to delve further into the forest. Park information that includes the cultural and natural history of the area can be found at the Mesa Falls Visitor Center located inside the historic Big Falls Inn in Ashton, Idaho. 

Shape Hiking Trails

Caribou-Targhee National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Caribou-Targhee National Forest invites you to enjoy the beauty of its diverse flora on over 1,600 miles of hiking trails that are also perfect for birdwatching and viewing wildlife such as moose, deer, and elk.

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How to get to Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Address: 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Fee: Annual Interagency Pass (1-4 people) $80

Fee: Entry fee (ages 15 and under) $0

Caribou-Targhee National Forest has it all. From dozens of pristine hiking trails and excellent campgrounds to choose from to its close proximity to two major national parks, you'll experience some of Wyoming's most beautiful and wild country. Whether you choose to visit in the summer, spring, fall, or winter, an RV is a fabulous way to get the most out your time in the forest and the surrounding areas as you explore this breathtaking forest at your own pace.