Yellowstone National Park West Yellowstone Montana Bozeman Montana Wind River Valley, Dubois, Riverton, Lander, Wyoming Sublett County, Wyoming, Pinedale, big Piney, boulder Island Park Idaho Star Valley Wyoming, Afton, Alpine, Thayne Swan Valley Idaho
Grand Teton National Park Jackson Hole Wyoming Cody Wyoming Idaho Falls Idaho Big Sky Montana Paradise Valley Montana, Livingston, emigrant, Gardiner Teton Valley Idaho, Driggs, Victor, Tetonia, alta Red Lodge Montana
Swan Valley Idaho Real Estate
Yellowstone Wildlife, grizzly bear, wolves, elk, deer, moose
Calendar of events
Attractions of Swan Valley Idaho
Swan Valley Rodeo
break away roper Swan Valley Rodeo is held twice per summer usually once on July and the other in September. It is put on be Crystal Brothers Rodeo and hosted by Daryl Ricks at his ranch in Irwin ID.
Yellowstone National Park

 

Yellowstone's South entrance is only about a 1.75 hour drive from Star Valley and the west enterance is about 2.5 hour drive. Either way you have a scenic drive past the Grand Teton mountain range. I recomend going in one way and coming out the other.

Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the first and oldest national park in the world.
Preserved within Yellowstone are Old Faithful Geyser and some 10,000 hot springs and geysers, the majority of the planet's total. These geothermal wonders are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes; its last eruption created a crater or caldera that spans almost half of the park.

An outstanding mountain wildland with clean water and air, Yellowstone is home of the grizzly bear and wolf, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk. It is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet.
The human history of the park dates back 12,000 years. The events of the last 130 years of park history are reflected in the historic structures and sites associated with various periods of park administration and visitor facilities development.

Grand Teton National Park
Hidden Falls, Cascade Canyon Trail, Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is a Scenic 60 minutes away. Established in 1929, Grand Teton National Park emerged from a complicated and controversial series of events. The park first consisted of the mountain range and several glacial lakes. Later the valley floor was protected as Jackson Hole National Monument. The two areas were combined in 1950.

Today the park encompasses nearly 310,000 acres and protects the Teton Range, Jackson Hole (mountain valley), a 50-mile portion of the Snake River, seven morainal lakes, over 100 backcountry and alpine lakes, and a wide range of wildlife and plant species.
The park is also rich in a cultural history that includes seven eras of human history: early peoples (paleo-indians), Native Americans (modern tribes), fur trappers, homesteaders, ranchers/farmers, conservationists, and recreationalists. Climbing, hiking and backpacking, camping, fishing, wildlife and bird watching, horseback riding, boating on Jackson and Jenny Lakes, rafting on the Snake River, bicycling, and photography are all common activities in the area.

About 4 million visitors enjoy the park each year, most visit between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day.

The South Fork of the Snake River

The South Fork of the Snake is in southeastern Idaho close to the Wyoming border. The South Fork begins as it flows out of 20 mile long Palisades Reservoir in the community of Swan Valley, forming a 64-mile stretch of legendary tail-water fly-fishing, it has been rated as the best wild trout fishery in the lower 48 states.The South Fork is also a beautiful river for flat water rafting, canoeing and kayaking. If you float this river in a canoe know what you are doing as it is big water and its flat-water appearance can fool you to its dangers.

Hunting Elk, Deer, Moose, Bear,Turkey, Geese, Ducks, Mountain Lion, Mountain Goats etc.
Trophy Mule Deer Buck The magnificent mountains of eastern Idaho are well known for their diversity of big game animals. Elk, mule deer, bear, antelope, moose, mountain lion, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep can all be hunted here in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Many Boon and Crocket records have been established here. This region has a large selection of outfitters and guides to fulfill the dreams of any sportsman.
Greater Yellowstone Wildlife
Black Bear Nowhere else in the United States, including Alaska, can the casual visitor observe such a striking diversity of "charismatic mega-fauna" (the large mammals) that abound in this region, Bald eagles, golden eagles, black bear, the elusive cougar, the wolverine, the pine marten and the gray wolf. Jackson Hole and Yellowstone are home to that most formidable icon of wildness, the grizzly bear. The region also hosts the largest herds of elk in North America and is one of the few remaining areas in the lower 48 states where the grizzly bear still roams in significant numbers, and is home to the largest free-ranging herd of bison in the lower 48 states.
Palisades Reservoir  
Palisades Reservoir, Swan Valley Idaho
Palisades Reservoir is a picturesque body of water in eastern Idaho on U.S. Highway 26 near the Idaho & Wyoming border and about 25 miles west of Jackson Hole Wyoming. The reservoir is nestled between the Snake River Range and the Caribou Range and is a beautiful setting where wildlife thrives in abundance. The drive between Star Valley Wyoming and Swan Valley Idaho along Palisades Lake is a treat for the visitor and a treasure for the resident. Access to t Palisades Reservoir, for both shore and boat anglers, is best on the northwest side, along U.S. route 26.

 

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