One of the Tetons’ great events is happening this June: Snowmelt! Water is in evidence everywhere you look, from the fattening rivers and streams to the flush of mountain wildflowers to the greening of this broad valley. June is one of the best months to visit Jackson Hole, because the true summer crowds have yet to arrive.
Whether you’re looking for a river float with your kids or a chance to “surf the Snake” (we’re not kidding), it’s all happening in June. And the culmination of this leap-into-summer month is Spring Creek Ranch’s annual Fourth of July Barbecue. Check out some summer activities and packages below.
On the River
The Snake, the Hoback and various other waterways offer the opportunity to test your water skills. There are a number of whitewater rafting companies in the valley who design their trips to up your personal fun factor. And if that sounds a bit ambitious, you can opt for a dreamy float down the most scenic stretches of the Snake, with sightings of bison, elk, deer, bear, eagle, otter and beaver to entertain you.
In this land of lakes you’ll find ample occasion to explore the forests from a water-borne board. It’s a great way to see the backcountry and get in a fun workout while you’re at it.
Surfing the Snake
During this snowmelt time of year, the Snake River gets deep and fast. Several drop areas in the river supply some pretty radical waves. A shortboard can have you hanging ten in no time at all.
Our concierge team can supply any information you need, and help you check into our great Spring Creek Ranch packages!
Saddles and Paddles Package
One of our most popular expedition packages is a two-day affair, including a kick-off gourmet lunch at the time-honored Granary Restaurant, a one-hour scenic horseback ride, and your choice of whitewater or float trip on the water. This package fills quickly, so be sure to contact us at 800-443-6139 to arrange your dates. Available from June 15th to October 3rd. $143 per person plus tax.
Our Independence Day Barbecue gets underway at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all ages. The food trough shuts down around 8:30 p.m., in time for us to shuttle you up to the top of the butte to witness Jackson Hole’s outstanding fireworks show, beginning at 9 p.m. Toddlers under five years of age eat free, and children from 5 to 12 pay only $25 per person plus tax. Adults are $55 plus tax.