1925, Before Slide
Present River Path
A Slide that Moved Rivers
Ownership on both banks
In 1925 a massive land slide pushed the mighty Gros Ventre River into the property boundary. This unique event bestowed ownership rights on both banks of this Nationally recognized Wild & Scenic River to Grand View River Ranch for nearly a half mile of its flow.
Hover over the image on the left to see how the river moved
Wild & Scenic
The most pristine waters in the lower 48
The Gros Ventre River has been accorded the distinction of being a “Wild & Scenic River,” affording it comprehensive protection against development activities that could potentially harm its ecological and wildlife habitats, which are instrumental in supporting its thriving ecosystem. The stretch of river leading up to Slide Lake, which was formed by a significant landslide, is privately owned, with exclusive access granted solely to the proprietor. As a result, the river section between the ranch and Slide Lake is untainted, with its pristine fishing conditions remaining largely undisturbed, owing to the challenges involved in accessing it from public land.
While the Snake River may be most known for its dramatic views, its abundant aquatic wildlife is what keeps locals and traveling anglers most enthralled. Over 400 miles of Teton County rivers and creeks are protected and nationally recognized as wild and scenic - the most of any county in the lower 48 states. Grand Teton National Park in particular has a worldwide reputation for its excellent trout fishing. Of the five species of trout present in the park, however, only the Snake River cutthroat trout is native. More than a dozen species of fish thrive in the rivers of Grand Teton National Park.
Blue Ribbon Fishing
Entirely private and pristine fishing
Jackson Hole, Wyoming is known worldwide for its exceptional fishing. The region boasts numerous rivers, streams, and lakes, which provide excellent opportunities for fly fishing. The Snake River, with its scenic beauty and diverse fishing experiences, is a favorite among anglers. It features a variety of fish, including trout, cutthroat, and brown trout, making it a top destination for anglers of all skill levels.
The region also features other popular fisheries, including the Gros Ventre River, Green River, and the Salt River. These rivers offer different types of fishing experiences, from challenging rapids and pocket water to serene pools and gentle meandering streams. The lakes in the region are also home to various fish species, including lake trout, cutthroat trout, and kokanee salmon.
Overall, the fishing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is an experience like no other. With its picturesque scenery, diverse fish species, and world-class guides, the region offers a unique fishing experience that should not be missed by any angler.
Jackson has a nationally recognized art scene that spans traditional western to modern pop-art.
A Lifetime of Activities
Jackson is set apart from other rural towns by its uncommon and much lauded juxtaposition of rural beauty and urban comforts, outdoor escapades and indoor delights. It is a place of small-town warmth and grand-scale adventure year-round. Enjoy world-class skiing at Jackson Hole (ranked #1 by Forbes), world-class fishing in the pristine Snake or Gros Ventre Rivers, or endless miles of biking and hiking trails. Make a day trip into the nation’s first national parks -- Yellowstone and Grand Teton -- or motorboat at the base of Mount Moran.
By night, enjoy a 5-star dining scene, music festivals, rodeos, and dancing. Bounce between multiple gold-medalist small breweries or the over 22 art galleries and their globally recognized artists old and new.
Known for outdoor recreation,
rich with arts and community
Enjoy music festivals year round or weekly dancing at the historic Wort Hotel.
Jackson's culinary scene has a long history of incorporating local ingredients sourced from organic farms and ranches in Teton County, or the several farmers markets in town.
The Grand Teton Music Festival pulls together a world-class orchestra for weekly concerts in the summer months.
The Tetons are widely respected as the birthplace of American mountaineering culture.
With a winning mix of snowfall, topography, and glades northwest Wyoming is a world-class snowmobiling destination. Some of the best lies at the doorstep of GVRR.
Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks
One of the largest intact ecosystems on earth
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of the largest nearly intact temperate ecosystems on Earth - with 22 million acres spanning Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.
Abundant Wildlife & Outdoor Adventure Year-round
This Ecosystem encapsulates both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park and is home to the largest concentration of wildlife in the lower 48 states, including: elk, bald and golden eagles, osprey, trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, deer, grizzly and black bears, bison, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, antelope, moose, badgers, wolves, wolverines, mountain lions, coyotes, and trout.
Grand Teton National Park, the entrance to the Grand View River Ranch, is 485 square miles of stunning, semi-arid landscape including rivers, alpine lakes, and hundreds of species of wildlife, flanked by the iconic jagged Teton mountain range with its peaks reaching 13,775ft. It’s a wonderland for mountain climbing, hiking and backpacking, boating and viewing wildlife.
Yellowstone National Park, situated just 45 miles from GVRR, comprises nearly 3,500 square miles of wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot. A prized travel destination for people all over the world, its most famous features include dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs, and the notorious gushing geysers.
A local Big Horn Sheep herd rests upon the bouldered hills adjacent to the ranch. You’ll see plenty of wildlife here from elk, moose, deer, marmots, and more.