An abundance of trails and wilderness await the adventurous. Backcountry solitude can be found throughout the Forest. Trails of all ability levels exist, from an easy stroll along Cache Creek to climbing Gannet Peak.
Many of the lakes and rivers on the Bridger-Teton are navigable. Access sites are provided at the larger lakes and rivers of the Forest. Canoes, driftboats, kayaks, motorboats, and rafts all test the waters. Floating the Snake River is an experience that should not be missed.
Sport fishing is a popular activity on the Forest, with over a thousand lakes and hundreds of fishable streams to tempt anglers. Cutthroat trout is the most popular game species. Other highly sought species include brook trout, brown trout, golden trout, grayling, lake trout, and rainbow trout.
Many of Bridger-Teton's visitors wish to view wildlife. Summer visitors are likely to see trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, coyotes, bald eagles, and elk. Examples of wildlife more visible in winter include moose, mule deer, and bighorn sheep. Although widely known for its large mammals, including grizzly bears, Bridger-Teton also supports over 355 species of birds. Autumn big-game seasons attract many hunters to the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Excellent downhill skiing can be found at Jackson Hole and Snow King Mountain Ski Areas, which both operate on the Forest near Jackson. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling opportunities also abound.