At one point in history there was a ferry to cross the Snake River in the area. This was probably the main way to travel in the days before all of the bridges were built. The town of Alpine is at the mouth of the canyon and Ferry Peak rises up right above the town.
There are many mountain goats which live on the slopes of the peak. A herd was transplanted here from the Selkirks in Idaho not too long ago. They are seen right above the highway in the spring on some rock outcrops. They live all over the peak, but mostly on the steep eastern parts of the mountain where they can survive the winter. The east and southern parts of the peak are very rugged and are perfect habitat for the goats.
The peak gets hiked fairly often being right above a town and a highway intersection. The east face gets skied in the spring and sometimes in the dead of winter. Conditions must be right to ski it because it can easily slide. A couple of summers ago a heavy summer downpour caused the whole east face to drain all at once into Sheep Gulch which caused a mudslide that closed the highway for a few hours. It is a fragile peak that is always changing.
The views from the top are amazing as are the views from most peaks in the area. You can see the Tetons and you have a great view of the Palisades Reservoir. The town of Alpine is directly below and you get a great view of Star Valley and the Salt River Range. You can see the highway 3,500 feet below you, from the summit it is obvious why it is called the Grand Canyon of the Snake River.