About Teton Valley

Teton Valley, Idaho lies on the west side of the Teton Mountains, and in the Southeast portion of Idaho, near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. With a rich history dating back over 12,000 years, this amazing valley is home incredible diversity. This beautiful, pristine high mountain basin has a rural, agricultural and ranching based economy shifting to recreational tourism, resort development and expanded second home and retirement lifestyles. Keep in mind that this region boasts the home to at least 5 regional museums and numerous local art galleries, soon to include the new Moran-Jackson Museum at 300 Main in Driggs.

The mountain ranges (including the Teton Range, Big Hole Range, and the Snake River Range) surrounding Teton Valley boast an average of 500 inches of super-light powder snow every year. Some may speculate that storms are stalled on the Idaho side of the Teton Range, before moving on to the east, Jackson Hole. Regardless of the reasons behind our wonderful snowfall which supports endless recreation during winter, the end result is rushing creeks, rivers and full reservoirs in the summer. This snow melt runoff from the Teton, Big Hole and Snake River mountain ranges surrounding the Valley creates a river with related wetlands which sustain immense habitat to include deer, elk, and moose, being a migratory corridor for a barrage of water fowl, including duck, trumpeter swan, and crane. Much of the Valley has been preserved in conservation easements established and maintained by the Teton Valley Regional Land Trust. Reciprocally, Teton County, Idaho has committed to preserve our habitat through imposed wildlife overlays which govern development proactively.

Land use concepts utilized to maintain open space and quality of life include:

  • Smart Growth principles espoused by seminars sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency
  • “Your Town” Program of the National Endowment of the Arts

Seasonal Activities Include:

  • Summer Activities:
  • Summer festival at 4th of July, includes Fiddlers’ Contest, Craft Fair, Antique Show, Rodeo, Parade, Community Breakfast and Fireworks. Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Hunting, camping, rock climbing, photography, wildlife viewing, dirt-biking in surrounding mountains as well as in the famous St. Anthony Sand Dunes.

Winter Activities:

  • Snowboarding, Alpine or Nordic skiing, snow machining, snow shoeing or back country skiing, ice fishing.

Teton Valley is in the heart of The Yellowstone Ecosystem that encompasses a broad region in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. From the wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks both forks of the famous Snake River are born, passing through Jackson Hole, Wyoming, en route to the Palisades Reservoir the South Fork of the Snake River runs through Swan Valley. The Henry’s Fork of the Snake River is formed at the confluence of Robinson Creek and Warm River, east of Island Park, then downhill from Mesa Falls, later joining the Snake River just west of Teton Valley. A trout fisherman’s paradise including species of Brown, Rainbow, Brookie, Bull and Cutthroat trout; a great place to wet your tippet!

For the aerial enthusiast the Driggs Reed Memorial Airport has just been fully reconstructed with FAA funding in 2009, now rated as a C-II airport anticipating future charter commercial flight services. Teton Aviation offers glider rides, hot air balloon rides and sponsors the Young Eagle program, which introduces adolescents to aviation.

What is 300 Main?
300 Main is a mixed use development located on Main Street, downtown Driggs consisting of 13 acres. Driggs, Idaho is the centrally located city and County Seat in Teton Valley, Idaho.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about this exciting project.