With the Targhee National Forest in its backyard, Ashton has much to offer.
There are many groomed snowmobile trails outside of town and many fishing, boating and camping areas. American Dog Derby dog sled races occur during the winter season in Ashton. This event originated in 1917. The Annual Mesa Falls Marathon is held the last Saturday in August.
Departing the friendly confines of the Ashton city limits, travelers have a choice of visiting Mesa Falls, the Teton Scenic Loop, Indian Lake, Yellowstone National Park and other sites.