America's first national park, was established in 1872. This park, located in Wyoming's northwestern corner, encompasses 2.2 million acres and boasts some of the most active thermal features anywhere on Earth - including world famous "Old Faithful" geyser. Yellowstone is also known for its spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife including grizzly and black bears, elk, bison, moose and wolves. Yellowstone National Park's south entrance is located only 80 miles from the gateway town of Dubois, Wyoming. For more info on Yellowstone National Park, go to http://www.nps.gov/yell/home.htm.
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The central feature of this park is the beautiful Teton Range, which includes 8 peaks over 12,000 feet. The highest peak,Grand Teton, towers to 13,770 ft. Elk, moose, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, bison and bears can be observed in many areas of the park. The Snake River flows through the valley, Jackson Hole, at the base of the Tetons. (Mountain men from earlier times called a "valley" a "hole"). The river meanders near the famous ski town of Jackson, Wyoming on the far western end of the valley. Grand Teton National Park's entrance is only 50 miles from the gateway town of Dubois, Wyoming.
For more information on Grand Teton National Park, go to http://www.nps.gov/grte/home.htm.
The Shoshone National Forest surrounds the town of Dubois, Wyoming in all directions, covers nearly 2.5 million acres. Nearly 1.5 million of those acres has been set aside as wilderness. There are 5 wilderness areas and 3 mountain ranges within this national forest - one of the most rugged, scenic and remote areas in the West.
The Painted Badlands, much of which is public land, mixes with and backs up to the Shoshone National Forest and the town of Dubois. There is nothing like the beauty of the badlands. Spring rains cause the prickly pear cactus to bloom among the sweet smelling sagebrush. In summer, the painted hills glow red-orange just before sunset; and in winter, a dusting of snow turns these wind-eroded hills a soft white. Because these BLM lands and Wyoming Game & Fish lands are public, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy thousands more acres of land surrounding Dubois - not just National Forest Land.
The Town of Dubois, (pop.962), is a quaint cowboy town situated in the beautiful Upper Wind River Valley between two mountain ranges - the Wind Rivers & the Absarokas. The blue-ribbon, trout-filled Wind River flows out of the mountains and through the town. The Dubois area is rich in ranching and tie hack history, but today, people are flocking to the area for its outdoor recreation. Many visitors, enthralled by the beauty of their surroundings, decide to buy vacation homes or retire here. Wyoming is known for its harsh winters, but Dubois is considered Wyoming's "Banana Belt" because of its mild winter climate. The town doesn't get much snow, but the surrounding mountains get lots of snow for those interested in snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or dogsledding. Horse riding enthusiasts can ride horses all year round in the badlands surrounding Dubois. Even though the Dubois area can hold its own for being one of the most beautiful, scenic and remote places in the United States, it doesn't hurt to mention that it is a gateway town to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The entrances to these majestic parks are only 50 miles away. Dubois does have an airport for those with private or chartered planes. The nearest airports operated by major airlines are Jackson Hole (1½ hours away) & Riverton (1 hour away).
Jackson, the southern gateway city to the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone, is located between the Teton Mountain Range and the Gros Ventre Range, and South reaching to the Hobacks. It is home of the best outdoor recreation including, hunting, fishing, white water sports, rodeos/ranch life, golf, hiking, biking, climbing and 2 ski resorts including Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, named #1 in North America in 2013-2014 ski season, by Ski Magazine. The town resort Snow King is renowned for its early snow for racers preparing for the new season. All of this has made Jackson one of the world's best western towns for all season vacationing and living. You will find some of the finest luxury homes, from Log to Modern Contemporary, as well as condos, townhouses and fractionals. We have 5 gorgeous and challenging golf courses, nestled either on the Snake River, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, on an old elk hunting ranch and on a working cattle ranch. Yes, we do live your best vacation every day!
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