Hikes in the Driggs/Victor Area

South Darby Canyon Trail
Distance: 5.4 miles roundtrip
Climb: moderate
Difficulty: moderate
Usage: moderate
Location: Travel 3 miles south from Driggs on State Highway 33 and bear east on Forest Road (FR) 012 (Darby Canyon Road). Follow this road 8 miles to the trailhead for South Darby Trail 033.

Meandering along the South Fork of Darby Creek into Wyoming’s Jedediah Smith Wilderness Area, this trail offers a vast array of beautiful scenery. Hiking on the west slope of the Teton Mountains, hikers will walk through forests and wildflower meadows and pass tumbling waterfalls. At the 2.7-mile mark, hikers will reach their destination at the 10,966-foot Mount Bannon and its Wind and Ice Cave. Best months for hiking are July and August.

Alaska Basin
Distance: 15.4 miles roundtrip
Climb: moderate
Difficulty: moderate
Usage: heavy
Location: From Driggs, travel east to Alta, Wyoming and locate the road leading to the ski resort. Taking the right fork, proceed up Teton Canyon to locate the trailhead for Trail 027.

Hikers will climb up into the wild and scenic Teton Mountains, surrounded often times by 10,000- to 12,000-foot peaks. At the 7.7-mile mark, Trail 027 levels out at the alpine Alaska Basin. The basin is home to several scenic alpine lakes. Best months for hiking are July and August.

Moose Creek
Climb: moderate
Difficulty: moderate
Usage: moderate
Location: From Victor, travel southeast on State Highway 33. Immediately before reaching the Mike Harris Campground, exit east onto Forest Road (FR) 276. Locate the trailhead for Moose Creek Trail 038 in 1.5 miles.

A waterfall and several alpine lakes are this trek’s highlights as the trail wanders next to Moose Creek up into Wyoming’s Teton Mountains. Best months for hiking are July through September.

Patterson Creek
Climb: moderate
Difficulty: moderate
Usage: moderate
Location: From Victor, drive west out of town on Cedron Road. This road travels several miles and then heads north. When the road bears north, continue 1 mile to locate the trailhead for Patterson Creek Trail 054 on the road’s left side.

Located in the Big Hole Mountains, this trail winds along Patterson Creek and over Mahogany Ridge before ending at Red Mountain. Red Mountain’s 8,715-foot summit offers hikers outstanding views of Wyoming’s Teton Mountain Range rising in the distance as well as Idaho’s Teton Valley lying below. Best months for hiking are July through September.

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