Saddle up! Horseback Riding is Here.

Spring Creek Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole Offers a Grand Time

Horseback Riding at Spring Creek Ranch Stables - Jackson Hole, WY

Horseback riding in Jackson Hole offers a priceless way to experience sweeping mountain views and live the wild west lifestyle. Spring Creek Ranch is the only lodging option located close to town and the “Westbank” with stables on site, and guests and non-guests alike are invited up for an affordable and unforgettable ride.

Beginners and experts and all ages are welcome! You’ll be matched with a four-legged friend that suits your experience level. Choose a guided horseback ride atop the East Gros Ventre Butte with Spring Creek Ranch’s W.W. Guides. Unique views of the Teton Range, Sleeping Indian, Gros Ventre Range, Jackson Hole valley, and the town of Jackson are available to you at about 7000 ft. (plus about 16 hands) from the top of the horse. Rides are offered for one to four hours.

Breakfast/Dinner Horseback Rides are also available. Take a one-hour ride with Spring Creek Ranch’s W.W. Guides atop the ridge at Spring Creek with a hearty meal to follow outside the corral area. Minimum of six people. All ages welcome.

“Like most trail rides, the horses know the way. Our guide rode up front and the 6 of us all followed in a line. The views were stunning. We saw Jackson’s downtown area and Snow King as well as sweeping views of Grand Teton National Park and the famed Tetons.” — Painted Buffalo

Spring Creek Ranch Horseback Riding Essentials

Spring Creek Ranch Jackson Hole, WY - Horseback Riding
Experienced wranglers will saddle and fetch a horse for you. Experts in “equine sciences,” they’ll take a quick history of your horse ability, suss you up, and bring you the “proper” steed, like “Little Joe,” “Dusty,” “Major,” etc. All you have to do is step up off the stool and grab hold of the reins and go!

Dress comfortably in long pants like jeans and, as always in Jackson Hole, bring a few layers in case it gets cold. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended since the sun at high altitude is particularly strong. Boots or sneakers are suitable for horse friendly footwear.

If you want to wear a cowboy hat or cowboy boots, there are plenty of places to shop for them in town.

Après Horseback Riding

Spring Creek Ranch - Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole
Horseback riding in Jackson Hole will undoubtedly work up a good appetite for you. Good thing Spring Creek has several choices for you to quell your appetite and quench your thirst! Check out the Granary restaurant or bar for a relaxing bite and drink while taking in the best view of the valley.

Tired or sore after a day in the saddle? No problem, après at the Spring Creek Ranch spa. You could opt for one the spa’s famous massages, sit in the sauna, and soak in the hot tub.

Spring Creek Ranch Horseback Riding Packages and Review

Make horseback riding a part of your Spring Creek Ranch Summer Adventure Package or come on up even if you’re not a guest. Contact us at 800.443.6139 to reserve your spot.

Read a recent review of Spring Creek Ranch Horseback Riding here. There are more reviews that feature comments about horseback riding available at Trip Advisor.

“Great views, great horses. Nice location and great riding stable with very well trained and responsive horses.” — DrMaryC from Trip Advisor

Spring Sightings Gallery

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Spring is a wonderful time for watching wildlife. Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are less busy, animals are moving around and coming out of hibernation, or returning from their “winter homes.” Check out the below gallery of some of … Continue reading

Spring Skiing And Sledding

Stay at Spring Creek Ranch for a few of Jackson Hole’s speedy spring events like the World Championship Hill Climb Town Downhill Ski Race.

Join us March 22nd – 25th for the 37th Annual Jackson Hole World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb. Cheer on your favorite snow mobiler as they carve their way up the 1,500 vertical feet of Snow King Mountain on 500-lb. “Sleds”. Spring Creek’s Hill Climb package will allow you to take part in the exciting festivities of the Hill Climb and then escape the 10,000-people crowds by coming up our own hill overlooking the Tetons for your relaxing stay.

The Jackson Town Downhill on March 17th features the heart-throbbing Mini-Hahnenkamm course on Snow King Mountain (aka the “Town Hill”) with divisions for Pro, Recreation, Telemark, Junior, Fat and Baggy and Snowboard. The ski and snowboard event is the local Ski Club’s way of recognizing that skiing – and ski racing – is truly a lifetime sport. Jackson Hole is one of the last places in the county to organize and support a non-sanctioned downhill race. This community favorite draws over 100 competitors and 500 spectators.

Whether you compete or not, this event is fun to watch from the bottom, chairlift, or the top. Spring Creek is the perfect place to stay since it’s close to the action, yet located high above the crowds in town. Find the spring special that’s perfect for you! Call today to learn more about spring packages and specials (800) 443-6139.

On Ice Weekend and Nashville Unplugged Gala

Jackson Hole On Ice Weekend and Nashville Unplugged Gala

March 3 – 7, 2011

Join Spring Creek Ranch and the Jackson Hole Moose Hockey in supporting a great event benefiting the Jackson Hole Youth Hockey and the USA Warriors Hockey Program.

The On Ice Weekend is a unique fundraising event centered around the game of ice hockey. The goal of the On Ice Weekend is to favorably promote the game of hockey, foster new friendships, and support in the community of Jackson Hole. Check out the schedule of events on the On Ice Weekend Website.

The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for United States Military personnel wounded in defense of the United States in conjunction with the USA Disabled Hockey Program. The Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education to its participants. Some of the program’s purposes include, but are not limited to:

  1. Encouraging the formation of ‘USA Warrior Hockey Programs’ locally and nationally;
  2. To educate, train, motivate and encourage, individuals who have physical disabilities incurred during service to the United States, to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of ability of the participating athletes;
  3. To integrate people with disabilities with people without disabilities in order to promote awareness of challenges and to encourage team building;
  4. To use the game of hockey to assist individuals with disabilities in developing self-confidence, adjusting to their new lifestyle, rehabilitation, self-reliance, concentration, and to assist in helping participants back into mainstream lifestyles they were accustomed to prior to their disability, that will help the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment;
  5. To educate and encourage the general public about disability sports and the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program in particular and to promote societal awareness of the sacrifices participants made in defense of our nation.

Thursday March 3, 2011 – Players Reception. Join us to meet and get to know the players that will take on the Moose Hockey team. Tickets are $25/person, Spring Creek Ranch, doors open at 7 pm.

Friday March 4, 2011 – Wild West Hockey Game at Snow King Arena. Tickets are $10/person at the door, game kicks off at 7pm.

Saturday March 5, 2010 – Nashville Unplugged Evening. Tickets are $150/person, Spring Creek Ranch, evening begins at 6 pm. Silent auction and performances by Bobby Pinson, James Dean Hicks, David Vincent Williams, and Tim Johnson.

Not a local? Need somewhere to stay? On Ice Weekend has a special package for those wishing to come to Jackson Hole and enjoy the weekend. American Airlines also has some great deals on air travel. Jackson Hole has been blessed with over 380″ of snow this season. Skiing will be epic!

Experience Spring Time in Jackson Hole

Experience Spring in Jackson Hole at Spring Creek Ranch

Fishing
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!

To Jackson Hole from Anywhere

To Jackson Hole from Anywhere – Buy 2 get 2 FREE!

Jackson Hole Skiing
Now through April 3rd buy two airline tickets to Jackson Hole and get more two free.

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.

Check out some specials for Spring Creek Ranch.

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.

Heli-Skiing in Jackson At Its Best

Stay at Spring Creek Ranch and Heli-Ski the Teton Backcountry

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.

Great Gray Owl Chicks

Great Gray Owl Chicks - Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY
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.

Red Foxes Make Excellent Parents!

Red Fox - Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY
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!