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Things To Do in Jackson Hole in Summer

By on July 13, 2015 Categories: Jackson Hole Summer


things to do in jackson hole in summer

As summer expands around the valley, it’s a sure bet plenty of folks are out enjoying our winding rivers, placid lakes, aspen-flanked hiking trails and transcendent sky. At Spring Creek Ranch, we’re enjoying the unparalleled views of those towering Tetons and all they have to offer.

It’s really something new every day! Below, we’ve listed a few of the many different activities available right now, whether you’re here to challenge yourself on a mountain bike trail or enjoy some sightseeing with your family.

And be sure to mark your calendar because one of the valley’s big birthdays is right around the corner. Beginning September 24th, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is celebrating it’s 50th. Celebration activities are scheduled all through the fall and winter seasons, from late September to the end of March. It’s a time of the valley’s life that you should not miss, so be sure to reserve your stay at Spring Creek Ranch now!


Things to Do in Jackson Hole in Summer

Check out the clutch of hiking trails around beautiful Jenny Lake. Just an hour out of Jackson puts you lakeside, where trails can take you as far as you want to go, and a ferry ride across the river can open whole new vistas to city-weary eyes. You’ll find plenty of visitor’s services, from a supply store to a sit-down restaurant at Jenny Lake Lodge to the U.S. Forest Service’s rangers’ hut where you can get guidance about trails, wildlife and more.

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Maybe you’ve marveled at Jackson’s wildlife right outside our doors. The National Museum of Wildlife Art offers an opportunity to learn more about the region and its biota, through the eyes of the many exceptional artists who’ve called this valley home. There’s even a telescope for visitors to watch the elk and bison forage on the National Elk Refuge right across the highway. If you’ve worked up an appetite, the museum’s Rising Sage Café provides delicious soups, salads, sandwiches and treats into midafternoon.

And should you like to connect with Jackson’s early cow folk, there are regularly scheduled trail- and dinner rides on horseback, starting right at Spring Creek Ranch. You can choose from a one-hour ride to a ride-and-cookout to our beloved Paddles and Saddles package, which includes horses, whitewater rafts and a gourmet lunch at the Granary Restaurant. Any bald eagle sightings are strictly complimentary! More information is available here.


Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 50th Celebration

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The kick-off party begins on September 24th on the Town Square, where filmmaking powerhouse Teton Gravity Research will screen the world premiere of “Born to be Wild.” There’s a lot planned, including outdoor fun, great food and lots of music, all free to the public.

Then, come December 19th, the official 50th Gala Party will commence, a whole community outdoor celebration at the Gondola Summit. This is your chance to be there for the grand opening of the eagerly awaited Piste Mountain Bistro. Sophisticated, casual dining at its finest, Piste is where diners can savor innovative dishes and kicker cocktails while taking in the mountain’s spectacular views.

On February 6th and 7th, the mountain will stage a Progressive Decades Party during the Retro Reunion & Throwback Weekend, with live music and the always-anticipated Powder 8’s contest. An end of season festival, with its national touring acts and free concerts, is scheduled for March 17th – 20th.

Meantime, you can check out the final four webisodes of “Born to be Wild” this fall (the first two aired during the 2014-2015 winter season), at www.jacksonhole.com/50th-Anniversary.html.