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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Escape the Crowds in Teton Valley

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3. What to Do


Headwaters Golf Course was designed to complement the area's natural terrain.  

Cast for world-class rainbow trout in the Henry’s Fork River. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced angler, the Orvis-endorsed Three Rivers’ Ranch can outfit you with everything you need for fly fishing. Book one of the fishing guides (prices vary based on customization) for their decades of expertise in the local waters, which will pay off in the size of the catch you take home.

Tee up at the Headwaters Golf Course (from $75 for eighteen holes, including cart), where the thin mountain air can add ten yards or more to your drives. Designed by golf legend Byron Nelson and U.S. Open champion Steve Jones, Headwaters offers a picturesque setting for improving your swing thanks to views of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Be sure to call the golf shop (208-787-3636) in advance to book a tee time.

Head to the top of Fred’s Mountain for one-of-a-kind views of Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, as well as the Teton Range. Make your way to the Grand Targhee Resort, rent a bike from on-site Teton Mountain Outfitters ($45 for three hours), and then take the chairlift ($10 plus $20 day pass) to the 9,862-foot summit before pedaling down the area’s first downhill mountain biking trail. There are no guides here, so take the intermediate trail if you’re less experienced with this type of biking.


Published on Jun 22, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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