The Perfect Summer Day on the Water
Believe it or not, Jackson’s cold, snowy winters melt away to hot, dry summer—and we’re so grateful for that. Summer in Jackson is one-of-a-kind, and there are countless activities to take advantage of.
For those trying to stay cool on a hot summer day, there are countless bodies of water in and around Jackson, each beautiful in its own way. You can hike up to an alpine lake–we recommend Phelps Lake for an easy day hike—or simply relax by one of Grand Teton National Park’s many lakes within driving distance. Ask a concierge about their favorite lake and how to get there.
For the slightly more adventurous visitors, a white-water rafting trip is the perfect way to cool off and get your adrenaline flowing. White water rafting trips carry you through the heart of Snake River Canyon through a series of 12 rapids ranked class 2 and 3. You’re pretty much guaranteed to get wet, but whitewater guides are seasoned experts and make your safety and fun their top priorities.
A mellow river experience, and a local’s favorite summer activity, is a scenic float on the Snake River. Explore the beauty of Grand Teton National Park from on board a raft, and gain a truly unforgettable perspective on the valley. Wildlife love the river, so a wildlife spotting is highly likely. Moose, deer, bison, eagles, osprey, river otters, and more all consider the river their home, so be sure to bring a camera. Your expert guide can tell you all about the area’s animal inhabitants, the river’s geography, and anything else you might need to know.
Hikes, whitewater rafting trips and scenic floats are all available as part of Spring Creek’s Summer Adventure Package. Contact Spring Creek at 1-800-443-6139 to learn more!