Published: October 2009Best Adventure Towns
Driggs

Driggs, Idaho

Plan a long weekend getaway with our Driggs adventure guide, featuring great outdoor escapes, where to stay, and where to eat. Then chime in with your picks.

Photograph courtesy of Idaho Tourism

Pop. 1,500
GPS: 43°44'N 111°07'W

While the nearby town of Jackson has ballooned into a tourist megalopolis, rustic Driggs, on the western flank of the Tetons, manages to keep its feet on the ground as it morphs into an outdoor-adventure capital. Friendly and unpretentious, Driggs is for people who love the mountains enough to live, work, and play in them—including many of the service-industry stiffs who keep Jackson running but can't afford to live there.

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PLAY
The Teton River is the best place to cast for cutthroat, rainbow, and brook trout. Laren Piquet Guiding Services charges $350 a day for a drift along the Teton in a flat-bottom boat (208-354-2786). Or take a DIY hike 8 miles along the South Teton Creek to Alaska Basin, then continue 2.7 miles to Hurricane Pass for a spectacular overlook of Teton Valley and the town of Jackson.

EAT
A sporty crowd downs dollar beers and chows down on scallop polenta at the Royal Wolf (208-354-8365).

SLEEP
Locanda di Fiori’s cozy log cabin is set on 20 acres of rolling farmland, with great views of Teton Valley (doubles from $150; inntetonia.com).

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