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Embrace the Magic of Summer in Jackson Hole

Welcome to Jackson Hole, where summer transforms our stunning valley into a playground of natural beauty and endless adventures. From towering peaks to verdant meadows, Jackson Hole offers a summer experience like no other. Whether you’re seeking thrilling outdoor activities, serene nature escapes, or cultural events, there's something for everyone. Here’s your guide to making the most of summer in Jackson Hole.


Outdoor Adventures

1. Hiking and Wildlife Tours

Jackson Hole is a hiker’s paradise. With trails ranging from leisurely walks to challenging treks, there’s a path for every level of adventurer. Popular trails include:

  • Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point: A moderate hike with rewarding views of Jenny Lake and the falls.
  • Taggart Lake Loop: An easy loop with beautiful views of the Tetons and chances to spot wildlife.

Keep your eyes peeled for elk, moose, and even bears! Remember to bring your binoculars and camera to capture the diverse wildlife in their natural habitat and don't forget your bear spray!

2. Rafting and Kayaking

The Snake River offers thrilling whitewater rafting adventures. Perfect for families and thrill-seekers alike, local outfitters provide guided trips that range from gentle floats to heart-pounding rapids. For a more serene experience, try kayaking or paddleboarding on Jackson Lake.

3. Mountain Biking

With miles of trails, Jackson Hole is a premier destination for mountain biking. From beginner-friendly routes to expert downhill tracks, there's something for everyone. The Teton Pass area and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offer some of the best trails in the region.


Cultural Experiences

1. Jackson Hole Rodeo

Experience the Wild West at the Jackson Hole Rodeo, a beloved summer tradition. Held every Wednesday and Saturday night, the rodeo showcases thrilling events like bull riding, barrel racing, and roping. It’s a fun, family-friendly event that offers a glimpse into the local cowboy culture. You can also check out the Dubois Friday Night Rodeo.

2. Events

Summer in Jackson Hole is filled with vibrant events and live music. Don’t miss the Jackson Hole Art Fair, where you can browse works from local and national artists. The Grand Teton Music Festival offers classical concerts and performances that are sure to enchant. The Chamber events calendar is a great place to learn about the happenings in Jackson Hole!

3. Town Square and Local Shops

Stroll through Jackson’s charming Town Square, famous for its iconic antler arches. Browse unique boutiques and art galleries, and enjoy local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and cafes. Be sure to visit the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum to learn about the area’s rich history.


Relaxation and Wellness

1. Scenic Drives and Picnics

Take a leisurely drive through the stunning landscapes of Grand Teton or Yellowstone National Park. Scenic routes like Moose-Wilson Road and Teton Park Road offer breathtaking views and perfect picnic spots. Pack a lunch and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

2. Spas and Wellness Centers

After a day of adventure, unwind at one of Jackson Hole’s luxurious spas. Enjoy a massage, soak in a hot tub or a local hot spring, or try a yoga class to relax and rejuvenate.

3. Stargazing

Jackson Hole’s clear, dark skies make it a prime location for stargazing. Join a guided stargazing tour or simply lay back and gaze at the Milky Way. It’s a magical way to end a summer day. Be sure to check out the new Snow King Observatory & Planetarium!


Plan Your Visit

Jackson Hole is a summer destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re here for adventure, relaxation, or cultural experiences, you will surely create unforgettable memories. Start planning your trip today and discover the magic of summer in Jackson Hole.

Request a copy of our Jackson Hole Explorer Magazine or view the digital copy.

For more information and to plan your visit, check out Jackson Hole Chamber or give us a call and speak with one of our local experts - 307.733.3316

Photo: Jay Kazen

Embrace the beauty, adventure, and culture of Jackson Hole this summer. We can't wait to welcome you!