Summer in Jackson offers endless opportunities for relaxation and adventure.
Cast for native cutthroat, brown and rainbow trout in the Snake, South Fork or Green Rivers. Local outfitters offer float and wade trips for everyone from novice casters, to experienced fly-fishermen and women.
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is called the “Serengeti of North America.” You can find bison, bears, elk, moose, wolves and more in the valley. Let an experienced guide company show you were to look.
See the valley as some of the early explorers did—on horseback. Local guide companies offer full, half-day and two-hour trail rides.
Take in the stunning scenery from a different perspective—on the water. Whitewater rafting trips on the Snake River are adrenaline-inducing and bucket-list caliber. Scenic floats are serene and provide exceptional photography and wildlife viewing.
Paddle underneath the Tetons on String Lake in Grand Teton National Park, or explore Slide Lake from your board. Paddleboarding offers a relaxing way to enjoy the area’s lakes. For those wanting more of a rush, river surfers ride famous waves on the Snake River. Rent a board, take a lesson, or just watch the action.
Whether you’re searching for a wild ride through the rapids of the Snake River, or prefer a calm, peaceful paddle on one of the many lakes in Grand Teton National Park, kayaking offers a way to intimately experience area waters.
The most difficult part of hiking in Jackson Hole is deciding which of the hundreds of trails you would like to explore. Nearby Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest offer options from bagging peaks to leisurely lakeside strolls.
The Jackson area offers more than 60 miles of paved bike pathways, including a stretch to and through part of Grand Teton National Park, dozens of options for single-track mountain biking for all abilities and thrilling downhill riding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Take in a new view of Jackson from the air with a hot air balloon ride over one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes.
You’ll see paragliders dance in the air over Jackson and if you want to give it a try, guides offer trips year round that will take you soaring above the valley.
The action doesn’t end when the snow melts at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The resort offers a downhill mountain bike park with lift access, scenic rides on the famous aerial tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain, an adventure park with a ropes course, a gondola ride to a restaurant, as well as paragliding, horseback riding, bungee jumping, rock climbing and more.
“The King” remains a local playground, even in the summer. Get your workout in by hiking to the top, or ride the chairlift to the top. There’s an alpine slide, mini-golf, an adventure course, bungee trampoline and more.
Winter transforms Jackson Hole and offers a whole new list of outdoor opportunities
Explore the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Yellowstone National Park from a snowmobile on a guided tour.
Miles of classic and skate skiing opportunities in Jackson offering a variety of terrain, with one thing in common: Amazing views.
Driving a team of dogs across a frosted landscape is an experience you won’t forget, especially when you get to take your turn at the helm. Outfitters run a variety of tours, including one to a hot spring where you can soak.
Take in the quiet of winter on snowshoes, either with a guide, or on a solo adventure.
Lace up your skates and glide around the ice rink on the Town Square, or skate during public hours at the Snow King Ice Arena.
Sleigh rides on the National Elk Refuge give you a rare, close-up opportunity to learn about the majestic animals that call Jackson home.
Fly down the hill at Snow King Mountain Resort, then sit back while the tow rope pulls you and your tube back up to the top to do it all over again.
Trained guides teach you about the area’s wildlife winter habits and help you spot animals like bighorn sheep or wolves.
Winter transforms Yellowstone and one of the few ways to experience it is via snowcoach. The specially designed vehicles take you into the park when the roads are closed to cars, allowing you to see the famous geysers, hot pools and waterfalls without the crowds of summer.
Heli-skiing offers access to more than 305,000 acres of pristine mountain terrain and all the powder it holds.
The Jackson Hole area is home to three world-class ski resorts. To learn more about skiing opportunities, visit their websites.