From the mountains to the farmlands to the roaming wildlife, East Idaho makes for a memorable getaway. One of the best ways to see it is by road trip along their Scenic Byways. Whether you choose Mesa Falls Scenic Byway through the Targhee National Forest, the 70-mile Teton
Scenic Byway, the Fort Henry History Byway, the Lost Gold Trails Loop, or the Sacajawea Historic Byway, you will be amazed by the beauty and history revealed to you.
You can also see the East via the Victor to Driggs Rail-Trail, which takes you close to Idaho’s segment of the impressive Yellowstone National Park. From there, drive through the free-roaming Yellowstone Bear World. You can also see your surroundings from the slopes. Skiers and snowboarders flock to Grand Targhee Resort and Kelly Canyon Ski Resort.
The Teton Arts Council is based in Driggs. It welcomes actors, writers and fine artists to its doors. You can also sample the award-winning spirits of Grand Teton Distillery or the brews of Grand Teton Brewing Company and Wildlife Brewing.
If your travels bring you here in July, visit the Teton Valley Summer Festival -- the hot air balloon races are a “must.”
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Experience the East by taking a road trip on their Scenic Byways. You can follow the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway from Ashton into the dense Targhee National Forest, take the 70-mile Teton Scenic Byway through historic sites, or wander the Fort Henry History Byway alongside Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. An early gold trail is revealed on the Lost Gold Trails Loop, as is information on Native American history on the Sacajawea Historic Byway.
The beauty of East Idaho is evident with its impressive landscapes, mountain backdrops and roaming wildlife. Yellowstone National Park spans 3,500 square miles of rugged wilderness. It’s so vast that it crosses from Wyoming into Montana and East Idaho. It’s beautiful to explore on foot, but the Victor to Driggs Rail-Trail brings a unique perspective, as it provides inspiring views of the Teton Mountain Range, pristine forests and vast farmlands as it brings you east.
Idaho is known for its pristine powder, and skiers and snowboarders flock to the state just to try it. If your travels take you to East Idaho, you have exciting choices, including Grand Targhee Resort in Driggs. It gets more than 500 inches of snowfall per year, and it offers powder skiing, Nordic options, and backcountry cat-skiing. Also popular is the Kelly Canyon Ski Resort in Ririe which caters to novices and expert skiers.