Summer in Jackson Hole

Created on: 2022-05-25

Jackson Hole is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. Outdoor activities are abundant during the warm summer months, from exploring the wilderness on foot, to bicycling, floating, or fishing.

Experience an unmatched destination this summer, whether you’re exploring a new passion or an old one.

 

The Best Things to do in Jackson Hole this Summer

An Outdoor Education in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Hit the Trails

Jackson Hole has countless hiking trails, breathtaking scenery, and abundant wildlife. Explore the variety of trails while breathing in the fresh mountain air. Whether you’re looking for a stroll, a boulder scramble, or a breathtaking panoramic view, there’s something for you.

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Break Out the Bike

Jackson Hole is a world-class biking destination. It is easy for bicyclists of all abilities to enjoy the scenery thanks to many great trails and bike shops.

Jackson’s Hole Pathways

Paved bike trails that run between Jackson, Wilson & Teton Village, and Grand Teton National Park. Check out a map of the pathways here.

Snow King Mountain

Cross-country bike trails wind through aspen groves as you crisscross the ski hill over to nearby Cache Creek.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Grand Targhee

Lift-accessed mountain biking is available during the summer.

Cache Creek Trail System

The Cache Creek area encompasses miles and miles of trails for visitors to access minutes from their doorstep year-round. This area includes Game Creek Trailhead as well as Curtis Canyon and Flat Creek.

Channel Your Western Side

There’s a reason Jackson Hole is called the “last of the Old West.” You can indulge your inner cowboy while learning about the region’s history at real-life rodeos and trail rides, chuckwagon dinners, and western shops.

Jackson Hole Rodeo

Jackson Hole’s cowboy culture has been rooted in rodeos since the first settlers arrived over 100 years ago. A trip to Jackson Hole would be incomplete without experiencing the famous rodeo. The Jackson Hole Rodeo is held several times each week in downtown Jackson, WY. Events include bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, breakaway roping, and team roping.

Horseback Trail Rides

Horseback riding is one of the few pastimes that provides excitement and tranquility. Stables can be found all around the valley, and each one offers rides that range from an hour to a full day. Guides, camping equipment, and provisions for multi-day pack excursions are all available at these full-service ranches.

Chuck Wagons

Chuckwagon dinners serve up hearty meals and Western entertainment: What could be better than spending an evening with a couple of cowboys? Chuckwagon dinners are a lot of fun for the whole family and a must-see for anyone who has never been to the Old West.

Get Out on the Water

Jackson Hole and the surrounding area combine beauty with the ultimate in-water action, from whitewater rafting to paddleboarding, beautiful float rides, and kayaking.

Boating on Jackson Lake

Take a leisurely swim around Jackson Lake and take in the magnificent views of the Tetons. Boat rentals are available at Colter Bay Marina and Signal Mountain Lodge by the hour or day.

Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding is quickly becoming a popular way to get out on the water. There are several paddleboard outfitters in town and several fantastic spots for a memorable day.

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Kayaking/Canoeing

Enjoy the peaceful tranquility and breathtaking scenery from a kayak or canoe on one of the region’s many lakes and canals. Plan a relaxing and memorable day on the water by bringing a picnic lunch, plenty of water, and sunscreen.

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Whitewater Rafting & Scenic Float Trips on the Snake River

The Snake River offers the thrill of a lifetime and pure exhilaration, and a relaxing float with plenty of animal observation. More information on rafting and floats can be found here.

Take a Swim

Swim in the valley’s many lakes, streams, rivers, and the swimming pond at Wilson’s Rendezvous Park (R Park) or relax in the Granite Hot Springs.

If you’re looking to explore the wilderness this summer, check out our offers page for our current packages that can enhance your time in Jackson Hole!