Swan Valley and the surrounding area offers a variety of activities that easily can accommodate adults as well as children and always has been a magnet for the outdoor adventurer. Temperatures and weather conditions can vary during the course of the day and evening, so it is important to stay hydrated and to dress in layers.
FISHING – The South Fork of the Snake River is one of the premier dry-fly fisheries in North America, and the native cutthroat trout as well as rainbows and browns are abundant. Expert guides and outfitters can be booked to assist you in your pursuit of trophy catches. In addition to the South Fork, anglers can venture into the surrounding terrain to fish some of the creeks and still waters. Click here for Snake River Map
HORSEBACK RIDING – Trailriders are encouraged to bring their mounts because facilities at the ranch include a riding arena, a tack room that can handle 25, corrals and pens, plenty of water, haysheds and pastures. Numerous trails abound and can lead you up Rainey Creek Canyon into the surrounding mountains or in the canyons along Mount Baldy, Poker Peak and Dead Man’s Bluff. If you arrive at the ranch without your own mount, local guides and outfitters can be booked to the extent you desire.
HUNTING – Season permitting, elk, mule and white tail deer and moose that populate the valley and the surrounding mountains can be hunted. Local guides and outfitters can provide you with information for tags and limits. A variety of bird species also is available for wing shooters.
RAFTING TRIPS – Adventurous white water or casual scenic float trips on the Snake River can be scheduled while at the ranch. Falls Creek Falls on the South Fork of the Snake River is just one of the many splendors that you will see worthy of a photo opportunity, so bring your camera.
HIKING – There are endless trails in the mountains and around the Palisades in the valley where the ranch is located. Nature lovers will enjoy the variety of wild flowers and take pleasure in the return to the valley of the trumpeter swans. Also,Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park boast other great mountain trails and are within an easy drive. Click here for Yellowstone Area Map
SHOPPING– A short 45-minute drive through majestic mountain passes will bring you to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where you can experience some of the history of the “Cowboy State” and explore many of the shops and quaint boutiques.
OTHER ACTIVITIES - Off-road trails offer mountain bikers a strenuous, but scenic, day’s exercise or just stay at the ranch and pitch horseshoes. In the winter, downhill and cross-country skiing are available nearby and opportunities to snowshoe and snowmobile here in the valley are endless.