Star Valley Wyoming

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Alpine Wyoming known as the "Little Switzerland of America" is located 30 miles south of Jackson Hole Wyoming on the Idaho border 75 miles south of Idaho Falls Idaho. Alpine is nestled against the mountains at the entrance of the Snake River and Greys River Canyons where they meet 20 mile long Palisades Lake which provided incredible vistas and water activities for all, boating, jet skiing, fishing, water skiing, and much more. Alpine is on the north end of Star Valley a valley dotted with farms tucked into mountainous topography. Three national forests surround Star Valley, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Caribou National Forest, and Targhee National Forest of Idaho. Star Valley Is a rich place to visit.

Murphy Lake up the Greys River east of Alpine Wyoming
Murphy Lake up the Greys River east of Alpine Wyoming

Alpine, has an elevation of 5,640’ and being at the foot of tall mountains annual snowfall often exceeds 500 inches per year, this makes for great winter sports. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing are just a fraction of what is available to the winter visitor here. In addition, the quality of our more that 150 miles of groomed snowmobile trails earned Alpine “Top 5” in the West and “Top 3” in Wyoming from Snow West Magazine’s 2002-2003 Winter Guide.

Alpine’s back yard, the Grey’s River area, offers over 471,000 acres of virgin national forest and summer recreation ranging from kayaking and white water rafting to camping, fishing, and countless miles of trails for hiking or horseback riding.

Those who want to watch Wyoming’s majestic wildlife can also visit the Alpine Feed Ground, operated by Wyoming Game & Fish, which draws more than one thousand elk from December to April and is accessible right at the edge of town! For the naturalist, too, a large wetland and waterfowl viewing area is only a few minutes’ drive from Alpine. A herd of mountain goats winter just a couple of miles outside of town in the Snake River Canyon.

Whitewater Rafting in Blind Canyon norht of Alpine Wyoming
Whitewater Rafting in Blind Canyon norht of Alpine Wyoming

Alpine is a town in Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 550 at the 2000 census. Alpine is located at the southern end of the Snake River Canyon where the Snake River enters Palisades Reservoir. The town is also known as Alpine Junction since it marks the point where US Route 89 and US Route 26 turn in opposite directions. The two routes run concurrently through the Snake River Canyon from Jackson, Wyoming. In Alpine, US 89 turns south toward Afton, Wyoming, while US 26 turns north and follows the edge of Palisades Reservoir to Swan Valley, Idaho. Three rivers come together in the vicinity of Alpine; The Snake, The Salt, and The Greys - all three flow into the Palisades Reservoir, with the latter two giving up their waters to the Snake River.

As of the census of 2000, there were 550 people, 217 households, and 146 families residing in the town. The population density was 787.9 people per square mile. There were 274 housing units at an average density of 392.5/sq mi.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,313, and the median income for a family was $47,813. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,223. About 3.4% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Water skiers at Palisades Reservior outside of Alpine Wyoming
Water skiers at Palisades Reservior outside of Alpine Wyoming
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