Bison and tetons Courtesy of VisitJacksonHole

When To Visit

Grand Teton National Park offers many different views and experiences depending on the season. Though the summer season is most popular amongst tourists, the shoulder seasons provide an intimate look at wildlife without the crowds. And the winter is a nordic and backcountry skier’s delight.

One of the best places to begin your trip planning is with our Jackson Hole Explorer Magazine to help you discover all that Jackson Hole and the surrounding area has to offer. Whether you are looking to experience our Wild West heritage, explore the secret seasons of spring and fall or enjoy the majestic beauty of a real wild winter, the Explorer highlights it all.

The 2019 issue features favorite wildlife viewing locations from the lens of the locals. We encourage visitors to treat our community with respect so that together we can protect our priceless resources and “Keep Jackson Hole Wild” for future generations

Visitors should know the weather in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks can change quickly with extreme conditions. Though that’s no reason to shy away from visiting outside of summer, it does require better planning and packing to make sure you are properly prepared to handle extreme weather changes.

During the summer when all park amenities are open such as all the roads, trails, visitor centers, and lodging, it is much easier to plan for your park visit, and of course, knowing that a good bite to eat is or a place to fill up the car is open is pretty helpful too.