What to do in dubois
HIKING & BACKPACKING
Dubois is a mecca for folks who love hiking and backpacking. With access to the Wind River Mountains on the west and the Absaroka Mountains to the northeast, there’s no shortage of amazing trails and breath-taking views. Whether you’re looking for a short day hike, or a multi-day adventure, you’re in the right place.
Our local rodeo takes place every Friday night, just two miles from Jakey’s Fork. Team roping, bronc riding, and even mutton busting (for the kids!), will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
One of the favorite summertime activities in Dubois is the weekly square dance that happens at the Rustic Pine Tavern. The caller gives lessons at the beginning, so no experience is needed. Lots of fun for the whole family!
It’s no secret that the fishing around these parts is simply some of the best. Local guides in the area can take you to their favorite spots, or you can go solo. Either way, we bet you’ll have a wonderful time…and you might even get lucky!
The Upper Wind River Valley is wild country. From the rocky Wind River mountains, to the red-hued Badlands, there are plenty of breathtaking sights to see. Depending on what you’re looking for, Carolyn can point you in the right direction!
Our charming little town of 1000 people has a quaint main street with restaurants, bars, coffee shops, outdoor gear, and gift stores. Guests always love walking the wooden boardwalks to grab a bite to eat, or bring home a souvenir. A small grocery store provides provisions for those of you wanting to cook on the Jakey’s Fork.
Dubois is home to one of the largest herds of Bighorn Sheep in the lower 48 states, and they live just up the road from Jakey’s Fork! Bears, Elk, Deer, Eagles, Osprey, Bobcats, Mountain Lions, and many other critters live in the area, too. With Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park just 90 minutes away, you’re sure to see some wildlife if you keep your eyes open!
Just a few miles up the road from Jakey’s Fork (no need to even get on the highway), you’ll find Petroglyphs on the sides of rocks around Trail, Ring, and Torrey Lakes. These ancient art forms, left behind by the ancient Mountain Shoshone Indians are easy to get to and exciting to see. They are a highlight for many guests!