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How to Make the Most of a Star Valley Spring

Updated: May 31, 2023

As the snow starts to melt and the wildflowers begin to bloom, the fun is just beginning in Star Valley. The beautiful landscapes and warmer weather make the Afton area the ideal place for many outdoor activities and adventures. When you visit Star Valley during the springtime, you may not know where to start with everything the area has to offer. Here are some of our favorite spring activities to make the most of your Springtime in Afton.


Star Valley Springtime

Take the Road Less Traveled

As the snow melts, the ground can get pretty muddy, but that doesn’t have to stop you from having fun! Break out your ATV, dirt bike or Polaris and race across the newly green trails of Bridger-Teton National Forest. Speeding through the varied terrain of Star Valley is great fun, but be warned: you will get dirty. For more information on safety, maps and permits for ORVs, visit the official Wyoming Parks website.


Catch a Big One

Are you a lifelong angler or new to the fishing scene? Either way, Star Valley is the place for you! From the pristine stillness of Cottonwood Lake to the rushing and lively waters of Swift Creek, the Afton area has something for every fishing style. The entire valley is a great place to find Brown and Rainbow trout, so you’ll rarely go home empty-handed. Break out your hooks and bait and spend your afternoon in serene bliss. Learn more about the fishing opportunities in Star Valley here.


Springtime fishing spots

See the Spring Colors on a Hike

There’s no better way to appreciate the changing seasons than going out and spending some quality time exploring the great outdoors. You can climb mountains, race through wildflowers and follow winding streams without ever leaving Star Valley. As the weather warms up, you can spend more time basking in the beautiful floral air. Take a trek across the Star Landmark Trail that overlooks all of Afton or take a calming stroll across Cottonwood Lake. Whether you want an all-day hiking adventure or a nature walk for the whole family, you can find the perfect hike for you on our trails page.


This is just scratching the surface of fun things that await you during a Star Valley spring. For more exciting itinerary ideas, check out our Spring page.

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