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Taking Care of Each Other and the Places We Love

Taking Care of Each Other and the Places We Love

Recreate Responsibly

No matter how you're getting outside, responsible recreation is critical to protect the land, water, wildlife, other people and yourself.

With more users than ever enjoying and exploring public lands, recreating responsibly—reducing our impact on people, animals, and the environment when we recreate, ensuring our public lands remain beautiful and accessible into the future—is more important than ever.

We’ve worked with Grand Teton National Park and other partners to create guidelines to help locals and visitors on the BTNF recreate responsibly.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

The 7 Leave No Trace Principles

  1. Plan and prepare.
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces (stay on trails and camp on already existing campsites).
  3. Dispose of waste properly.
  4. Leave what you find.
  5. Minimize campfire impacts.
  6. Respect Wildlife.
  7. Be Considerate of others.

Be a BFF of the BTNF

Responsible Recreation Field Guides

Snowmobiling? Backcountry skiing? Hiking? Hunting? However you plan on using the BTNF, our activity-specific field guides can help you #recreateresponsibly.

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Summer Responsibly

With more than 2,000 miles of trails and roads across six mountain ranges (the Snake River Range, Salt River Range, Wyoming Range, the Absarokas, Gros Ventres, and Wind River Range),...

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Winter Responsibly

The BTNF is bigger than Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks combined, is home to three developed ski areas, and has more than 1,000 miles of trails for snowmobiling, fat...

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Cross-Country & Nordic Skiing

The BTNF is a winter wonderland for cross-country and Nordic skiers Almost 700 miles of multi-use trails are groomed across the BTNF’s six districts during the winter for use by...

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Backcountry Skiing

Earn Your Turns on the BTNF.     Backcountry skiing (also known as ski touring) is a type of skiing done in areas in which there are no lifts, no...

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Offroad Travel

  There are hundreds of miles of designated roads and trails open to OHVs (off-highway vehicles) on the BTNF. OHV recreation must occur on designated routes only. All roads and...

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A guide to sleeping under the stars in developed campgrounds, dispersed camping areas, or the backcountry of the BTNF. The opportunities to camp in the Bridger-Teton are almost limitless and...

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Sport shooting and hunting are welcomed on the BTNF.   Hunting The Wyoming Department of Game & Fish manages hunting and fishing opportunities across the state, including on the BTNF,...

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Fishing on the Forest Twenty-five species of fish, including 7 different species of trout (lake, golden, brook, rainbow, brown, cutthroat, and grayling), live in more streams, alpine lakes, rivers, and...

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Wildlife Watching

See animals as wild as the landscape. The BTNF is an instrumental part of the 15+ million Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. You might have heard or read that the GYE is...

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How-To Guides

Use these resources to stay safe, informed, and help protect the BTNF by recreating responsibly.

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We acknowledge with respect that our facilities are situated on the aboriginal land of the Shoshone Bannock. Eastern Shoshone. Northern Arapaho. Crow. Assiniboine. Sioux. Gros Ventre. Nez Perce.

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