Summer in Jackson Hole

Summer in Jackson Hole

Created on: 2020-06-22

COVID-19 Can’t Stop the Fun!

Jackson Hole really comes alive during the Summer months, from June through early September, offering all sorts of activities and adventures throughout the valley and in Grand Teton National Park. Push your limits, try out something new, or keep chasing an existing passion, all in the glorious outdoor playground we call our backyard. 

COVID-19 has impacted all of us in so many ways, including our summer vacation plans. At The Lodge at Jackson Hole, the health and human safety of our employees, guests, and community is paramount and we’ve taken the steps to protect ourselves and others. Luckily, everything that has always made Jackson Hole a great place to visit is what also makes it best suited for a vacation in these restrictive times of COVID-19. In short, you can still have tons of fun in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

Outdoor Activities

With the white-capped Teton Mountain range rising up in the distance, you are invited to be swept away in a plethora of activities that are safe during this time of Coronavirus. We asked our local staff, guests, and friends for their favorite things to do around town and the suggestions come with a personal touch, because our concierge service will help arrange many excursions for you, our guests. 

Riding Bikes

Hoback Sports or Snow King Mountain Sports offer a full-service bike rental shop where you can rent anything from a full-suspension mountain bike to a pathway-friendly cruiser or road bike. Tell them The Lodge at Jackson Hole sent you. 


With a backdrop of the Teton Mountain Range, the golf courses around Jackson Hole offer, such as Snake River Sporting Club, not only exceptional golfing opportunities and award winning greenways, but jaw-dropping scenery.

Whitewater Rafting

Looking for thrills and (sometimes) chills? Whitewater rafting along the Snake River is different from anything else you have ever experienced. In addition to the wet and wild ride, you will have the chance to spot wildlife up close along the river banks. Jackson Hole Whitewater, and Barker-Ewing offer the best guided whitewater rafting tours, as well as scenic float trips in the area. 

Wildlife Tours

Geysers, wildlife, and breath-taking views await. Explore the wilderness of Yellowstone and/or Grand Teton by ATV, luxury van, or by foot with trained guides from our friends at Scenic Safaris. Soak up the sun, say hi to a bear (from a safe distance), and add amazing photos to your Instagram.

Horseback Riding

To see a different side of Jackson Hole and its surrounding areas, saddle up for a picturesque ride by horseback. Through the trees on a majestic steed, you are sure to see plants, animals, and other surprises you would not necessarily notice any other way. 

Ride the Gondola 

Opened daily from 9am to 5pm, the famous Jackson Hole Bridger Gondola offers staggering 360-degree views of the Tetons, Jackson Hole valley, and surrounding mountain ranges. Gondola cabins will be loading only groups traveling together or individuals. For safety, mixed groups will not be loaded in the same cabins.

National Museum of Wildlife Art

The museum just reopened after two long months, and has new cleaning procedures, entry practices, and rules to keep everyone safe. Perfect for a rainy day, as well as anyone who appreciates art, a day at the museum is sure to be inspirational. 

Or Just Relax

After all we’ve been through, just being in the great outdoors, under the clear blue sky, is something to celebrate. Now that our indoor-outdoor heated pool is open, you will be able to read a book on the patio or soak up the sun. Take a short stroll (15-20 mins) to the historic town square center, look for shooting stars at night, listen to the calls of the wild. Jackson Hole restaurants are now operating on a limited dine-in service (reservations required), offering curbside pickup and delivery through Uber Eats. So, make a date and enjoy a bountiful breakfast, a lovely lunch, or a romantic dinner. 

You Can Still Hike While Wearing a Mask

By acting responsibly, Jackson Hole is a fun-filled destination, a wide-open safe haven and a never-ending source of inspiration. It is the gateway to not only Grand Teton National Park, but also to Yellowstone National Park, and there is plenty to see and do in the summer. Nature, staying active and spending time outdoors are all critical to our mental and physical health, therefore you can still hit the trails, and have the time of your lives, by just following some simple rules. Book the break you need today and we will see you this summer.