Annual Festivals: Alpine Mountain Days is every year on Father’s Day weekend in June. Activities include: Pioneer Village, Arts & Crafts, Live Western Entertainment, Food Booths, Raffle, Children’s Village, Black Powder Shoot, Horseshoe Tournament, Hawk & knife Throw, CHILI COOKOFF, Morning Star Indian Dancer’s, Nightly Entertainment.
Alpine, a growing community with a population of 550 is located at the point where three Wyoming Rivers (the Snake, Grays and Salt) meet. The town is completely surrounded by National Forest and is connected to Jackson Hole by the Snake River Canyon making it a gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. Alpine is known as headquarters for water sports recreation on Palisades Reservoir near the town and for the outstanding fishing areas, and with the many streams and three rivers converging in Alpine, local fishing is among the best in Wyoming. Portions of the Grey’s River are designated fly-fishing only. The Alpine Wildlife Viewing Site, two miles south of town, features a kiosk and interpretive signs about the area’s wetlands habitat. There is an Elk Refuge just one mile south of town with a herd of over 1,000 that return each winter and are visible from the highway.
With 500 inches of annual snowfall Alpine consistently rates in the top ten in the west for snowmobiling. There are also many trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing for a quieter winter activity. For more information contact the Star Valley Chamber of Commerce at 800-426-8833, or the Confluence Information Center at 307-654-8800.