Top Adventures in Island Park

  • UTV Adventure in Island Park

    Tucked between Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks sits Island Park, Idaho – and the best way to experience it is getting thrown around the inside of an UTV, kicking up dust, cranking corners and cruising the land. There are multipl...

  • Explore Big Springs and Johnny Sack's Cabin

    Big Springs is the headwaters of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Producing 120 million gallons of water per day, the spring forms wide and crystal-clear pools filled with trout (no fishing allowed). A paved trail leads to historic Johnny Sack...

    1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike the River Trail and Ranch Loop at Harriman State Park

    Located at 6,100 feet above sea level, Harriman State Park (also called "the Ranch") is renown for it's fly fishing along the Henry's Fork. Whether you bring a fly rod or not, this scenic loop through the park is a delight for hikers of all abilit...

    3 miles 20 ft gain

  • Snowshoe the River Ranch Loop in Harriman SP

    The River Ranch Loop trail is a great snowshoe trail for families or beginners, since it has relatively few small hills. The trail runs for about 2.5 miles. There are also multiple state cabins/houses along the trail, including the Jones House, wh...

    3 miles 20 ft gain

  • Yurt Camping in Harriman State Park

    Harriman State Park offers two yurts that are tucked just inside of the park entrance: Cygnet and Wyethia. With the exception of ADA accessibility, they are both identical in size and amenities. Cygnet is the first Yurt on your right side as you p...

  • Hike Mt. Jefferson and Lake Marie

    This out-and-back hike to the highest point in the Centennial mountains of Idaho and Montana skirts the continental divide and provides stunning views of both states.  From U.S. Highway 20, Sawtell Peak Road heads west, winding back and forth up t...

    11 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Explore Upper and Lower Mesa Falls

    When two waterfalls have their own scenic byway, you know it is worth the additional stop. Lower Mesa Falls and Upper Mesa Falls are spectacular waterfalls along the Henrys Fork River, deep in the Grand Targhee Forest. The winding scenic byway yie...

  • Hike to the Top of Lower Mesa Falls

    The Mesa Nature Trail begins on the dirt road to the Upper Mesa Falls overflow parking lot. The first mile of the trail is wide and smooth. Pause a half mile in to admire the Henry's Fork from the top of a lava field. The trail terminates at a fla...

    2.5 miles 400 ft gain

  • Camp at Cherry Creek Campground at Hebgen Lake

    In early November we drove from Big Sky to this free campsite located on the southern part of the lake. The road is dirt but mellow. We saw no other campers the entire 2 days we were there.  We got out on our inflatable kayak the first day and pad...

  • Backpack to Dunanda Falls

    You'll start at the Bechler Ranger Station and take the Boundry Creek Trail. Depending on which camp site you reserve your hike will be anywhere from 5-9 miles. We camped at site 9A1 5 miles from the ranger station.Your feet will get wet on this h...

    5 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike to Mystic Falls, WY

    Mystic Falls is located in the Biscuit Basin area of Yellowstone National Park. Biscuit Basin’s parking lot is approximately 2 miles north of Old Faithful along Grand Loop Road.Start your hike along the Biscuit Basin boardwalk. The boardwalk prov...

    3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hiking to Photograph the Lone Star Geyser

    Lone Star Geyser gets its name from being one the most isolated major geysers. The trailhead begins just south of Old Faithful, along the Loop Road. This trail follows the Firehole River for 2.5 miles along an old service road, through a mix of wo...

    5 miles

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      Upper Coffee Pot

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      Big Springs Warming Hut

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      Bishop Mountain Cabin

      Overview Bishop Mountain Cabin was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938. The one-room cabin formerly housed Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management employees who stayed there to wa...

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