Updated: Jan 9
As a layer of snow blankets the ground and a cold breeze runs through the air, winter is here in Star Valley. Winter doesn’t only bring colder temperatures and serene landscapes — it also marks the start of snowmobiling season. Star Valley is home to over 300 miles of exciting, scenic snowmobiling trails. In fact, wintertime adventurers travel from far and wide to the area for the best snowmobiling in the country. Here are some of the ways to find the best powder and trails in Star Valley.
Take a Guided Tour
New to snowmobiling and don’t know where to start? Book a guided snowmobile tour with a professional guide at SS Freeride. Located in Afton, these tours take new snowmobilers around the Salt River backcountry to some of the best snow conditions in the world. You’ll learn the ins and outs of snowmobiling. Don’t be surprised if it ignites a love of the sport that will have you coming back for more each year. SS Freeride is partnered with Kodiak Mountain Resort, so you can stay in a rustic but luxurious cabin when you book your adventure.
Go Into the Forest
Located to the east of Afton is the Bridger-Teton National Forest, one of the largest national forests in the continental United States, with 3.4 million acres of conifer trees, rushing rivers and over 1,000 lakes. The forest is also home to over one hundred miles of groomed snowmobile trails across each corner of the forest. Snowmobilers will find the perfect combination of stunning scenery and exhilarating terrain. Take a look at the Bridger-Teton National Forest's website and start planning your next adventure!
Explore the Wyoming Range
Rated one of the best snowmobiling destinations in the world by SnoWest Magazine, the Wyoming Range provides an exhilarating experience that will make you fall in love with the area. Many of the range’s trails will bring you up to an altitude of 10,000 feet, rewarding you with sweeping vistas of the natural scenery below. The mountain range also provides extensive, interconnecting logging roads and ungroomed riding terrain that sprawls over thousands of acres. However you like to ride, the Wyoming Range has something for you.
Snowmobiling is only one of the ways to take advantage of the winter wonderland in Star Valley. To discover more delightful experiences, visit our winter page for more details on how to make the most of the season in Afton.