Jackson Hole: the Sweet Spot for Summer
It’s getting to be that time of year in Jackson Hole…summer! It may be one of our shorter seasons, but that doesn’t stop anyone from getting out enjoying the sun, the mountains and of course, the water. Accommodations fill up quickly in the summer, so it’s time to get your trip booked and start planning for the vacation of a lifetime…here’s a quick list of must-do activities while you’re here:
Don’t miss out on the great Snake
River rafting is huge in the summer in Jackson, and the Snake River is like no other. With options to float so many sections of this great river, you can’t go wrong, but if you’ve never done it before we recommend dropping in at Deadman’s Bar and floating to Moose for some of the most scenic rafting around. This is a great opportunity for both anglers as well as anyone just looking for a day on the water. During your journey, the river meanders through braided sections and banks full of wildlife as the Tetons tower above you. Depending on the time of year, this float takes anywhere from a couple hours to a half day. Our concierge can help organize your trip — the Snake is a river where you’ll definitely want a guide.
4th of July
There’s no place for the 4th of July like the wild west of Jackson Hole. Complete with fireworks displays at the base of both Snow King Mountain and Teton Village, you can enjoy the show from almost anywhere. The town also puts on a family-friendly parade and breakfast, and you can enjoy a true western rodeo at the fairgrounds. You can fit all this and more in with our July 4th BBQ Bash Package, which includes authentic western BBQ, music, dancing and marshmallow roasting.
Explore the Tetons
No trip to Jackson is complete without lacing up those hiking boots and getting out into the mountains. There’s hiking for every ability — pack lunch and bring the whole family out to Bradley or Taggart Lakes for the day, or for those more ambitious hikers, head up into one of the many canyons for views of waterfalls, mountain meadows and wildflowers galore. A great mid-level hike includes riding Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s tram up past 10,000-feet and then hiking to Marion Lake at the base of Housetop Mountain. You can choose either a longer loop hike that ends back at Teton Village via Granite Canyon, or you can do an out-and-back to the tram. Make sure to check with out concierge for trail conditions and mountain safety, and don’t forget your bear spray!
Stay tuned for more summer activities — the fun never stops here from June to September!