Bridger-Teton National Forest (340 N. Cache St., Box 1888, 307/739–5500 www.fs.usda.gov/btnf) covers hundreds of thousands of acres of western Wyoming and shelters abundant wildlife. Permits for backcountry use of the forest are necessary only for groups and commercial operators such as outfitters. Contact the forest office for more information.
the Hole Hiking Experience. Guides at the Hole Hiking Experience will take you to mountain meadows or to the tops of the peaks on half- or full-day tours. Some outings are suitable for the very experienced, others for any well-conditioned adult, and still others for families. 866/733–4453 or 307/690–4453. www.holehike.com.
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. You can take part in wilderness camping, climbing, and exploration of alpine areas with experienced guides on day trips, on overnight excursions, or as part of regular classes offered by Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. In winter, guides lead avalanche education courses, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, and ice-climbing trips. 1325 S. Hwy. 89, Jackson, WY, 83001. 307/733–4979 or 800/239–7642. www.jhmg.com.