Jackson Hole is one of those unforgettable places you must see and experience in person to fully understand. Stunning, rugged peaks guard soft meadows full of flowers and wildlife. Here are five Jackson Hole sites that allow you to really soak in the beauty of Wyoming.
- Take in Grand Teton National Park
From Jackson Hole, you’re only minutes away from the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose. Learn about the culture, geography, and wildlife of Grand Teton National Park, then head out for a hike around pristine Jenny Lake. The Grand Teton Mountains are epic in any season. Get up close to glaciers, or watch moose, elk, and mule deer graze in the open fields.
- Make a Day Trip to Yellowstone
The South entrance of Yellowstone is around 60 miles north of Jackson Hole. Spend the night in your Jackson Hole cabin, then take a scenic drive to Yellowstone for a day trip. Yellowstone has a way of inspiring awe in people of all ages. Watch herds of bison nudge their babies across the highway while you wait. Plus, you can’t leave Yellowstone without witnessing Old Faithful perform its eternal water dance. The hot springs and colorful pools of Yellowstone contrast with its wildlife-friendly forests and meadows.
- Enjoy the Action in Downtown Jackson Hole
If you have some downtime in between your explorations, take a stroll through Downtown Jackson Hole. You can hitch a short ride on a stagecoach clip-clopping through historic downtown Jackson while you decide what you’d like to do for the day.
Head to the boardwalk area to find souvenirs and window shop at western-themed storefronts. Ride a chairlift to see the Teton Range and valley from Snow King Mountain. Snow King Mountain also offers tubing, skiing and other adventures right in town. Biking and hiking paths extend from Jackson Hole for short excursions into nature.
- Book Tours to See Wyoming’s Grandeur
Hire a guide to get you around the splendor of Northwestern Wyoming. When you stay in a cabin in Jackson Hole, find a tour company such like Eco Tour Adventures to whisk you away to adventure. Take a zip line adventure course, or hop on horseback for a trail ride with the cowboys.
Go whitewater rafting on Snake River in summer, and snowboarding on Jackson Hole Mountain in winter. You can also book fly fishing trips, photo-safari tours with AlpenGlow Tours, and glamping getaways straight from Jackson Hole during any time of year.
- Stay Near Stunning Scenic Drives
Check out some of the scenic drives right around the Jackson Hole area. You’re within a short drive of dozens of scenic overlooks and byways. Take a drive through the Snake River Canyon to the town of Alpine, and stop to fish along the way.
Head out on Gros Ventre Road toward Kelly and Slide Lake. Loop around to head back to town on Lower Slide Lake Road for an intimate view of local wildlife. Seven miles outside of Teton on State Highway 22, you’ll encounter Teton Pass. Enjoy a ride up and over the pass offering epic scenery of ridges and wildflowers. Eateries and views give you opportunities for snacking and snapping shots as you head through the rugged pass.
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