Recreation

Recreation Overview

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest boasts rugged mountains, fertile valleys, rivers, varied wildlife, campgrounds, wilderness, adventure, solitude and scenery enough to saturate your aesthetic cravings.

A National Forest is more than trees and camping, hiking, fishing and hunting. You can enjoy the magnificence of the mountains; the serenity of the wilderness; the miracles of spring flowers, baby animals and majestic big game; the sound of birds while horseback riding; a camping trip; and the fun of a summer picnic in your National Forest - the Land of Many Uses, or rent a rustic cabin.

So, leave your stress behind and spend time with nature. In a few hours from any place on the Forest you can pull into a campground. Pitch your tent and spend a great get-away weekend fishing for the big ones or dabbling a hook in the stream, swimming, canoeing and cooking over a campfire. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Al Taylor Cabin Open to Visitor The cabin is reservable during the winter until March 31st, 2019. Access only by snowmobiles, cross-country skiis, or snowshoes.
Big Springs Warming Hut Open to Visitor The warming hut is open for public use through the 2018-2019 winter season.
Bishop Mountain Cabin Open to Visitor The cabin is reservable during the winter until March 31st, 2019. Access only by snowmobiles.
Brimstone/Buffalo River X-Country Ski Trail Open to Visitor Trail was groomed February 8th, 2019. The section from Pond's Lodge to Island Park Dam will be rerouted due to open water. The reroute will be signed with an arrow at the junction.
Canyon Rim, Bear Gulch, and Mesa Falls X-Country Closed to Visitor We have not started grooming for the 2018-2019 Season.
Fall River Ridge Cross-Country Skiing Trail Open to Visitor Trail was groomed February 12th, 2019.
Squirrel Meadows Guard Station Open to Visitor The cabin is reservable during the winter until March 31st, 2019. Access only by snowmobiles, cross-country skiis, or snowshoes.
Warm River Cabin Open to Visitor The cabin is reservable during the winter until March 31st, 2019. Access only by snowmobiles, cross-country skiis, or snowshoes.

Spotlights

Fall River Ridge Cross-Country Skiing Trail

Cross-Country Skiing

Brimstone/Buffalo River X-Country Ski Trail

Cross-Country Skiing

Canyon Rim, Bear Gulch, and Mesa Falls X-Country

Cross-Country Skiing

Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/ctnf/recreation