Activities in Star Valley Wyoming

Winter Activities

Come bask in this winter wonderland while experiencing many winter pursuits near Colter's Lodge. Events and local options include snowmobiling, skiing, sled dog races and tours, snowshoeing, snowboarding, ice fishing, Shriner’s Cutter (Chariot) Races, National Hill Climb Championships, and visiting natural hot springs.

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​Snowmobiling is an extremely popular sport here. The snow-covered mountains provide a haven for avid riders, beginners, sport or leisure. Participate in guided rides or venture out on your own. You can also observe the Hill Climb Championships in Afton and Jackson, Wyoming.

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Ice Fishing 

Dog Sledding is a unique and beautiful sport. You can catch a race on certain dates in the wintertime in this area or take a dog sledding tour of your own with some of the local businesses!

There are many lakes and reservoirs surrounding the Afton area. Ice Fishing is a great family outing and adventure. With record fish swimming below the ice, it is always a surprise what may give you a bite!

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Snowboarding, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing are all activities that are plentiful in this area and are wonderful memories to make with family and friends, or an adventure to take solo.

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Granite Hot Springs is a great trip to take in the winter or summer seasons! Beautiful scenery and a special experience for all ages, it is only one of many beautiful hot springs open to the public in this area.

Summer Activities

Colter's Lodge is right in the heart of a summer haven in Afton. Every option for summer activities will be exciting and packed with Kodak – moment natural beauty. See below for some ideas to fill your visit with unforgettable memories!

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ATV and Dirt Bike Riding are high paced fun activities to do if you want to take the road a bit less traveled! There are many trails in Star Valley and surrounding mountain ranges, hop on and keep your eye out for wildlife.

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Ice Fishing 

The lakes, reservoirs, streams and rivers in Star Valley and surrounding areas are filled with trophy fish. Experienced anglers may wish to go out on their own and cross this off the bucket list. Take a local guide with you to discover new areas and take advantage of their knowledge of our rivers and streams.

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Boating & Floating the Salt, Grey’s, and Snake Rivers are other ways to explore this lush land in the summertime. Enjoy incredible views while on the water, picnic on the beaches, or take a water ski adventure out on the Palisades Reservoir.

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For the cowboy or cowgirl in all of us - There are many rodeo events that take place in the summer season, or you can team up with one of our local outfitters to take the ride of your life. Explore the Rockies and Star Valley on horseback and take trails into the back country just like the cowhands used to!

Granite Hot Springs

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Intermittent Springs is a popular landmark outside Afton that many enjoy visiting. Hike to the base of a mountain and enjoy one of only three springs of its kind in the world. It is a medium grade hike so wear
comfortable shoes and enjoy the endless mountain views as you climb. There are enough hiking trails in Star Valley to make a traveler’s dreams come true in summer and fall. Strawberry Creek Trail up to Strawberry Lake is another view packed trek at the intermediate level, famous for wildlife sightings (especially moose)!

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White Water Rafting in Jackson, Wyoming is an amazing experience! The guide white water trips as well as scenic floats down the Snake River Canyon.

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The Lincoln County Fair & Demolition Derby is an annual festive time of year. As summer comes to an end in Star Valley, enjoy the golden sunsets over the lights of the carnival and eat some yummy treats from the local food tents. Shop local and enjoy the cooler temperatures and changing leaves of the forests. As the mountains glow gold and red and orange, take time to soak in the natural beauty of the Rockies and appreciate our local wildlife on the move.

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There are many beautiful gold courses in Star Valley. Enjoy the scenic back drop of the mountains while you play alongside bubbling streams in summer. Fun for the whole family!

Yellowstone National Park is a trip that you will never forget! Is packed with wildlife, including BIG game animals! The scenery is breathtaking and unique. 

Hunting

Hunting is another popular sport in Star Valley. We have record setting wildlife throughout the area, including mule deer, elk, moose, black bear, and waterfowl. Our lush forests in the Wyoming and Salt
River ranges create the perfect setting to bag your trophy!

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