Jackson Hole is more than an ordinary year-round resort town. This area, first tracked in the 1800’s, has been preserved from modern urbanization and is known as the Gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park, all surrounded by the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Taking a trip to Jackson Hole is an adventure that goes back in time when the West was rugged and wildlife roamed freely. The Old West spirit is alive at the fesort and in the town with wooden boardwalks and cowboy hangouts. But in place of roughrider shootouts, the adventures have turned to summer sightseeing tours.
Mountain Resort Destinations
In the untamed wilderness of the legendary Teton Mountains vacationers will find an exciting summer adventure at Jackson Hole. The area has three great mountain resorts for vacationers. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee, and Snow King Resort offer summer fun and adventure for everyone. Mild temperatures make summer the most popular time to visit the area.
The two splendid mountains of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offer 2,500 acres of wild beauty with numerous summer activities. The Jackson Hole Aerial Tram in Teton Village is a fun ride with dazzling views. The tram is also an ideal starting point for guided hiking tours, backpacking trips, paragliding and rock climbing. Other Jackson Hole activities include golf, concerts, horseback riding, sightseeing, rafting, kayaking, fishing climbing and mountaineering. The Arnold Palmer designed course combines excellent golf with majestic scenery.
Just on the edge of town, Snow King Resort is a mere 10 miles from the Jackson Hole Airport and offers families a pleasant, relaxing vacation experience. Ride the scenic chair lift to the top of Snow King Mountain for unmatched views of the Tetons and Jackson Hole. Ride the Alpine Slide back down the mountain through 2,500 feet of woods and wildflowers. Play 18 holes of miniature golf surrounded by waterfalls, ponds and views of the Tetons. Enjoy horseback riding or the summer concert series.
About a 45-minute scenic drive north of the town and 12 miles east of Driggs, Idaho lies Grand Targhee. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Grand Targhee is the main gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The resort is surrounded by fields of wildflowers and panoramic vistas spanning three states, with incredible views of the Grand Teton. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including horse back riding, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, scenic chair lift rides, climbing wall, disc golf, music festivals, whitewater rafting, fishing, glider rides and hot air balloon rides.
Things to Do
Many choose to stay in the lively town of Jackson with its cowboy flair and abundant tourist services. In July and August the Grand Teton Music Festival brings a potpourri of talented artists to town to complement the cool mountain air and refreshing waters of the Snake River. The Old West is still alive in the nightly Wild West shoot-out on the town square. Enjoy the Rodeo on Saturday and Wednesday. Experience what it might have been like back in the days of John Colter or Jim Bridger. Climb aboard the old stagecoach for a horse drawn ride or stroll around the wooden sidewalks. When it comes to dining and nightlife, Jackson Hole has it all from formal dining to beer and Bluegrass. Those interested in shopping will find souvenirs and ideal vacation equipment as unique as the town itself. Jackson Hole and the surrounding areas can accommodate every visitor’s lodging needs. Choices include dude ranches, cabins, bed & breakfast inns, camp grounds, hotels, motels, lodges, RV parks and vacation rentals.
With nonstop flights from eight US cities, the Wild West is closer than ever before. If you have never been to this area you should go, and if you have been, you will be back.
Summer Vacation Savings
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Photo by JR Douglass