Experience Spring in Jackson Hole at Spring Creek Ranch
Spring is a time of new beginnings and what could be better then a relaxing stay in Jackson Hole and Spring Creek Ranch? April starts off with a fly fishing extravaganza. Start your fishing season in style on the world famous Snake River. April is “Off the Charts” fly fishing with low clear water with hungry trout coming off the lethargy of winter. Cozy up to the fireplace in your deluxe hotel room, breakfast at the award winning Granary Restaurant, and a day of fly fishing.
May and June bring all kinds of new life to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy a guided Wildlife Safari to view the wildlife of the parks. The Calves, Cubs, & Kids Special is just the ticket to see where the animals are. 4 nights in a deluxe hotel room, breakfast at the award-winning Granary Restaurant and two different safaris plus much more!
Dawn or Dusk Safari – Embark upon a first-class journey into Jackson Hole. This Wildlife Safari offers a personal and unforgettable wildlife experience rivaling a National Geographic special! Each tour is custom tailored to meet your specific interests, coupled with privately guided and chauffeured vans. Spring is an incredible time of year to see all of Jackson’s wildlife as many migratory animals move North through the valley.
Best of Yellowstone – This extraordinary trip will focus on the dramatic qualities that influenced the decision to make Yellowstone the world’s first national park. These qualities include the park’s spectacular wildlife, the most famous geysers in the world and never-ending scenery. A Yellowstone trip will always vary to account for wildlife sightings and group interests, but stops typically include Old Faithful, the colorful waterfalls of Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the wildlife of Hayden Valley. Lunch is included and is often taken near Old Faithful.
Maybe you’re interested in immersing yourself with nature? The Wolf and Bear Safari might be your choice.
Wolf and Bear Safari – Join an experienced guide in learning about and searching for the most famous predators in North America. The wolves of Yellowstone are notoriously visible if you know where to look and have been seen every day by visitors somewhere in the park since 2001. Spring is an ideal time to see wolves and bears since the park receives few visitors and the predators are actively hunting for newborn elk, moose, and bison. This Safari is not to be missed. Four days spent searching and viewing the bears, gray wolves and the natural splendor of Yellowstone National Park.
Check out more blog posts to see what others are seeing while on our Wildlife Safaris.
What ever your choice, take time to be in Jackson Hole this spring!
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2011 is shaping up to be one of the best years on record in Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opened with a record 130” of snow, followed by unrelenting storms throughout December and January. Now with almost 330 inches of snow to date, lift ticket, lodging, and lunch package options starting at $79—it’s time to check Jackson Hole off the bucket list.
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With non-stop flights from six major cities, a 15-minute drive from the airport to the resort, flying to Jackson Hole offers one of the shortest transit-times of any Rocky Mountain destination. This winter don’t miss the ski trip of a lifetime.
Stay at Spring Creek Ranch and Heli-Ski the Teton Backcountry
Heli skiing in the Tetons could very well be one of the most astonishing thrills a powder hound will ever experience! One of the hallmarks of a winter trip to Spring Creek Ranch
is a heli-ski adventure with the folks from High Mountain Heli Skiing. What could be better than coveted “face shots” on every run and extraordinary tree skiing on terrain that belongs to you, and only you, for the entire day?
Guests are treated to over 305,000 acres of terrain south of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort including all of the Snake River and Palisades Mountain Range. There’s plenty of powder stashes here on the Idaho side, too, at their disposal. This is the kind of backcountry experience nature intended.
After an incredible day carving your way down the mountains relax and rejuvenate at the Wilderness Adventure Spa where you can choose from a wide variety of luxury spa treatments, including deep tissue and sports massages.
This photograph pretty much tells the whole story of what we observed early this morning. Great gray owls are the biggest owl on the continent and are rare in most places.
We in Jackson Hole are fortunate to see them often in this region, but this morning’s sighting of an adult owl landing next to one of its chicks and then soaring off moments later was unforgettable.
Tanagers are little flying jewels and they have returned to Jackson Hole in great numbers this Spring.
This brilliantly colored male seemed fascinated by my camera lens and stared so intently at it, I wondered if he was seeing his own reflection in the glass.
A family of red foxes has denned just outside Grand Teton National Park and consists of two parents and five kits. The parents are working full time to feed their hungry offspring and this image shows how one of today’s hunting expeditions was very successful.
The young kits went crazy when this adult returned to the den with a mouthful of small mammals for dinner!
Ospreys are back in Jackson Hole and almost every osprey nest along the Snake River is occupied with a pair. The bald eagle nest on Spring Creek Ranch had a late start but our local eagles are on the nest and we’ll remain hopeful that they have a successful nest this year.
Other birds to have returned recently include sandhill cranes, several different species of waterfowl and loons.
The “snipe hunt” has been a traditional practical joke on inexperienced campers and consequently has led to many thinking that a snipe is a fictional animal. It is very real but heard more often than seen so this snipe out in broad daylight was exciting to observe on today's safari.
April is a wonderful month for wildlife watching as the national parks are quiet, animals are in motion and each day seems to bring a new species out of hibernation or returning from warmer climates.
Come to Jackson Hole this May and enjoy the beginning of summer and the great events that we have to offer. May 22 and 23rd is the 43rd annual World Famous Jackson Hole Boy Scouts Elk Antler Auction. An exciting time for celebrating nature, outdoor skills, hunting and ecological education and awareness.
Every spring, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. The Boy Scouts assist the Refuge with harvesting the shed antlers and auction them to bidders from around the world who make furniture, wall decorations, jewelry and food products from them.
This annual event, which includes a Chili Cook-Off with live musical performances, and the kick-off of a Mountain Man Rendezvous and an Antler Rendezvous, supports the winter feeding program on the National Elk Refuge with 80% of auction proceeds going back to the Refuge.
Spring Creek is also celebrating with the ElkFest Celebration Promotion!
Valid May 17 – 31, 2010 – From $95 per person / per night
- Deluxe Accommodations with wood burning fireplace
- Breakfast each morning at the Granary Restaurant
- Dinner nightly at the Granary Restaurant
- 2 tickets to the National Museum of Wildlife Art
- Complimentary shuttle service to/from Spring Creek Ranch, the museum, and the town of Jackson
**Reserve 4 nights and get a 2-hour nature hike with our Resident Naturalist Free!
Restrictions apply. Click here to find out more about the event and what is going on!
Reserve Today as space is filling up for this great event in Jackson!
This large species of sage grouse had been in the headlines a bit lately as it has been up for consideration for increased protection under the Endangered Species Act. Grouse are often good subjects for photography as they are relatively tame, but this individual posed for our photo safari participants especially well.
During the month of April we’ll be able to observe the elaborate courtship displays that these birds exhibit on their leks (breeding grounds).