Dubois, pronounced ‘do-boys’ which took a lot of getting used to, is probably two hours from Jackson and a cool little break from the feet of snow in the mountains in the winter. It;s a cute little cowboy tourist town that mostly shuts down in the winter. The one thing that’s open that matters is the cowboy Cafe. It is delicious.
No matter how much snow was on the mountain, this is usually what it looked like in Dubois. Maybe there’s just a permanent tiny amount of snow there. I wouldn’t make a trip here from Jackson, but depending on where you’re coming from (the Midwest) it could be a good place to start yourself on a trip to the National Parks and a great place to stop and try a Smokey Burger with crispy bacon at the Cowboy Cafe.
I’m not totally sure what there is to do in Dubois, but I do know that you can sit on a huge jackalope in a gas station. You can’t miss it. You’ll know what I mean when you see it. There are also petroglyphs in the area that you can hike to. I wish I could have done that, but things just didn’t pan out.
This would be an awesome area to camp in, too. The whole area and drive from here to Jackson or Yellowstone is super pretty year round. Overall, I think Dubois would be a good place to stop and explore for a day on your way somewhere, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it unless you like huge skulls, giant jackalopes, or monstrous bears.
Have you been to Dubois? What did you think of it? Do you plan on going?