Gros Ventre Wilderness

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The Gros Ventre Wilderness is a gem in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  The Wilderness provides critical habitat for many species of wildlife, hosts the headwaters of multiple Wild and Scenic Rivers and offers miles and miles of trails to wander for years via horseback or foot.  In addition, the Gros Ventre Wilderness is famous for it's incredible geological features, from alpine peaks to red, purple and yellow rocky slopes, the area is home to the well-known Gros Ventre Slide National Geological Site as well as the more recently formed Crystal Slide and many others.

For information on specific activities such as hiking and horseback riding, see the list of "Activities" below, which provides links to detailed trail information.  The Gros Ventre Wilderness has some specific requirements in regards to group size and permits may be required.  Make sure to check our permits section for this information.  In addition, bear food storage is required throughout the north zone of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, which includes the Gros Ventre Wilderness.

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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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