Make Afton Your Basecamp to Nearby Adventures
These exceptional excursions are all just an hour’s drive from Star Valley, making Afton your perfect basecamp to discover the area’s vast and varied beauty.
Stay at Fairfield by Marriott
First thing’s first: every adventure needs the perfect basecamp. Fairfield by Marriott stands as the perfect home base for those exploring the wonders of Western Wyoming and beyond. This hotel offers modern accommodations and unparalleled convenience for those eager to embark on nearby adventures. After a day of exploration, the hotel's welcoming ambiance is unparalleled, featuring cozy rooms and amenities that cater to the needs of every traveler. With its prime location in downtown Afton, the Fairfield by Marriott in Afton serves as an ideal launching pad for an unforgettable journey through the area’s natural wonders.
Discover the Snake River Canyon
Just an hour north of Afton, the Snake River Canyon’s natural beauty beckons. This scenic excursion promises towering cliffs, pristine waters and awe-inspiring landscapes that will leave you in awe. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie seeking some heart-pounding whitewater rafting (rated as one of the best in the United States) or a nature enthusiast wanting a serene riverside stroll, the Snake River Canyon caters to all.
Marvel at the rugged beauty, diverse wildlife and tranquility that define this Western Wyoming gem. The Snake River Canyon is a must-visit destination for those searching for unforgettable outdoor experiences.
Take a dip in the Palisades Reservoir
Right across the border in Eastern Idaho, the beauty of the Palisades Reservoir is one that has to be seen to be truly appreciated. This park’s blend of brilliant blue water and stark mountains make it the perfect place for a day of fun. Whether you're into boating, fishing, swimming or just relaxing by the water's edge, the Palisades Reservoir provides the perfect setting. A trip to the Palisades Reservoir promises not only a rejuvenating break from the everyday hustle but also an opportunity to create lasting memories amid the tranquility of nature.
Explore Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Found just an hour south of Afton, the Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The area’s unique floodplains make the refuge a perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Birdwatchers will love seeing majestic bird species the white-faced ibis, black tern and trumpeter swan thrive in their natural habitat. The area’s winding trails make it easy to appreciate the natural beauty of the area and its residents. The refuge not only offers a peaceful retreat into the heart of Wyoming's wilderness but also serves as an educational experience, showcasing the importance of conservation efforts.
Ski your heart out at Pine Creek Ski Resort
Located near the Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, the Pine Creek Ski Resort is a great place to get your fill of winter thrills. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a novice eager to hit the bunny hills, Pine Creek offers an experience catered to you. With well-groomed trails and stunning natural scenery, the resort ensures a memorable experience that’ll make for the perfect day trip.