Town Park and Scenic Overlook
You can enjoy the great outdoors without even leaving town. For those with less physical ability, energy, or time, visiting the town park and the Scenic Overlook is a low-exertion way to capture many of the natural joys of Dubois.
You can’t camp in the town park, but you can have a picnic there. Kids can use the skate park and the playground, adults can play in the tennis courts and everyone can enjoy the Riverwalk. Extending on both sides of the river, the paved and handicapped-accessible walkway is lined by willow, juniper, sagebrush, and wild roses. There’s a small beach on the far side of the boardwalk footbridge.
Across the highway and slightly to the west, look for the large Scenic Overlook sign and the steep gravel roadway leading up to the high ridge. You can drive to the top or hike up for a great short workout. Trails suitable for mountain biking criss-cross the the plateau halfway up. The summit offers a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. Here you can see all 3 mountain-building processes (volcanic, tectonic, and sedimentary) from one location. Look for the information signs beside the circular roadway at the top.