The Snake River Mountains were named for the Snake River that meanders around them on the east, south, and west sides of the mountains. Rugged topography and remote locations keep a popular herd of introduced mountain goats happy. Much of the mountains are seldom visited by anyone other than locals since they are often overshadowed by many other mountain ranges in the area, such as the Teton Mountains. A bit of exploring though will yield majestic peaks and lush mountain canyons thriving with vegetation and wildlife. The mountains contain trails that explore their peaks and canyons that provide a sense of solitude found in few places in the area.