The Wedding Tree
The Wedding Tree is located on the Bridger-Teton National Forest on the Jackson Ranger District within the Gros Ventre River drainage. The tree is located a short 5-minute walk towards the Tetons from the small parking lot and provides a spectacular view of the Teton Range.
The parking lot is located off of Gros Ventre Road, past the Gros Ventre River Ranch and before reaching Lower Slide Lake, on the right-hand side. Follow the trail from the parking lot, heading back the way you came, for about 5 minutes to reach the Wedding Tree.
Dispersed camping is not allowed in this area and depending on fire restrictions, campfires may be allowed.
While there is no address for this location, the Wedding Tree is located about five miles east of Kelly, WY on the Gros Ventre Rd. It is easy to miss, but as you head upstream along the Gros Ventre Road, there is a pull off on the right hand side that can accommodate 5-7 cars.
There are no services or stores on the Forest up the Gros Ventre Road, so if you do go out to this area of the Forest, be prepared with a full tank of gas, water, food and provisions. Cellular phone service is not guaranteed. The road is passable, but rough in places.
Scheduling and management of the Wedding Tree is now handled by our partner organization, Friends of the Bridger-Teton, who will provide additional resources to protect and preserve this site. Anyone wishing to use the site is required to sign a detailed operating plan, agree to abide by all rules and regulations, and pay a processing fee of $200. The funds collected through the implementation of a processing fee will be put toward activities and future improvement projects directly benefitting users of the Wedding Tree. Regular site clean-up and maintenance, construction of a permanent platform structure, and/or installation of a vault toilet are examples of activities and projects being considered.
To schedule your event at the Wedding Tree, please visit the Friends of the Bridger-Teton’s website.