Jackson Hole nestles in a valley between Yellowstone National Park to the north, the rugged Tetons to the west and the red hills of the lower Gros Ventre Mountain Range to the east.  Once a rendezvous for 19th century fur traders, the Hole is now the destination for a different sort of adventurer. People travel to our corner of northwestern Wyoming in every season to  climb and ski our mountains, fish our clear streams, gawk at the abundant wildlife, and write about it.

Viewing wildlife in their native habit is easy here near the headwaters of the Snake River. Elk, trumpeter swans, bald eagle, moose, bison, and bighorn sheep live in the neighborhood year-round. Summer animal visitors include mountain bluebirds, osprey, and pronghorn antelope. The weather in late June can be unpredictable with the occasional late afternoon thunderstorm rolling in from the southwest. Highs are generally in the 70s, with chilly evenings in the 40s and 50s. Sunshine at 6000 feet altitude can be intense, so bring sunscreen and drink lots of water.

The Jackson Hole Airport brings you right into Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton, Wyoming’s second highest peak, rises dramatically from the sagebrush plain. Air service from American, Delta, United, and smaller carriers is frequent. Factor in an extra few days in Jackson.  Make a day trip north to Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park. You will understand why when you witness the myriad geysers and mineral pools, and gaze on buffalo, grizzly bear, and the gray wolf.

Whether your visit includes a hike in the mountains or a trip to the day spa, the town of Jackson makes it all convenient and enjoyable. With western boardwalks and art galleries, four-star restaurants and cozy coffee shops, a rodeo and staged gunfight on the Town Square, Jackson offers  a unique experience, both down-home Wyoming and upscale resort. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort at Teton Village seven miles from Jackson bustles summer and winter with luxury accommodations and gourmet dining, a world class music festival and lift-served mountain biking.

For More Information:
Travel tips for getting to Jackson Hole
Information about Grand Teton National Park
Information about Yellowstone National Park
Jackson Hole Tourism Guide
Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

Photo by Morgan Beavers