Bridger-Teton National Forest encompasses a total area of about 3.4 million acres of land in the state of Wyoming and is near the urban centers of Pinedale and Jackson. The national forest adjoins the Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Access to the park is relatively simple through the use of US 26, US 89, US 189, and US 287.
Once you get to the national forest, you will find a lot of attractive features that make the protected area a great place to visit. Some of the prominent attractions include the Gros Ventre Slide geological area, the Teton and Wind River mountain ranges, a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Periodic Spring (the largest of world's three known cold-water geysers), and three nationally designated wilderness areas (including Gros Ventre, Bridger, and Teton).
The Bridger-Teton National Forest is also a habitat to several species of flora and fauna including six species of reptiles, six species of amphibians, 355 species of birds, 25 species of fish and 74 species of mammals. Besides experiencing the above features, you can also enjoy recreational activities including camping, fishing, horseback riding, snowboarding, ice climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, swimming, ORV riding, cross-country and downhill skiing, boating, rock climbing, snowmobiling, rafting, hunting, dog sledding, and snowshoeing.
Dogs are allowed into the national forest although it is important to be aware that several restrictions are designed to protect habitat, wildlife, and visitors. Some of the basic rules to be aware of are as follows. To begin with, you must always ensure that your dog is leashed or in a secured container at all times. The leash should be a maximum of six feet in length.
You should also observe basic pet etiquette including cleaning up after your pet and ensuring that your pooch does not disturb other pets, wildlife or visitors. Furthermore, you should be aware of areas of the park that you can and cannot visit with your dog.