5/5 - Excellent
Verified traveler24 Jun 2019
We loved Jackson, it’s an absolutely great place. We especially enjoyed the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and thought the Bar T 5 Chuckwagon Supper was an excellent western experience.
Travelers come to Jackson Hole for outdoor adventures in beautiful landscapes. Enjoy skiing and hiking among rocky snowcapped peaks, pristine lakes and diverse wildlife that includes grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, wolves, elk, moose and antelope.
Situated in the Northern Rocky Mountains, Jackson Hole refers to the greater valley area and is made up of the incorporated town of Jackson and the small communities of Wilson, Teton Village, Moran Junction, Moose and Kelly.
Jackson Hole is all about the great outdoors and your activities here will be very much guided by the season in which you visit. In winter, enjoy the slopes at one of three internationally renowned ski resorts or glide through fresh powder on snow shoes.
In mid-spring through early fall, the region becomes a destination for hikers. Trek through the many trails that wind through the spectacular Grand Tetons or walk from the Cache Creek trailhead just outside town. You could also take a whitewater rafting trip on the nearby Snake River or ride to the top of the nearby tablelands on horseback and enjoy panoramic views from a section of Lewis and Clark’s trail.
Visit Jackson’s Town Square to check out the unique arches constructed from hundreds of elk antlers. In the summer months, watch a reenactment of an Old West shoot-out featuring bank robbers and show girls. Browse or buy souvenirs, gifts and fine art at galleries throughout the square.
Take a short stroll around the corner to explore the Jackson Hole Museum. Learn about Native American culture and trace the steps of early pioneers through exhibits, artifacts and even objects and tools that belonged to the area’s first settlers.
Don’t miss the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar where you can learn about the long and colorful history of one of the original buildings in town. First a doctor’s office and a later a bank, it was transformed into the Cowboy Bar in 1937. Sip your beer from a saddle bar stool or get out on the dance floor and move to country tunes.
Nature, Skiing and Hiking
An experienced skier’s winter playground of gravity-defying chutes and ledges also caters for absolute beginners and those looking for gentler snow-based fun.
Carve fresh powder and explore groomed slopes with a backdrop of the breathtaking Grand Teton range at this laid-back ski resort in Alta.
Travel next to this long mountain range to see wildlife, observe beautiful scenery and take photos. Explore its peaks, lakes and waterfalls in any season.
Wildlife-themed paintings and sculptures by artists from around the world decorate this museum, whose building takes inspiration from a Scottish castle.
Discover one of the most popular areas of Grand Teton National Park via boat tours, scenic lookouts and walking trails.
Go boating, hiking, fishing and camping on remote islands at this vast lake set in the shadow of the mountains of the Teton Range.
This Yellowstone tour is a fantastic way to observe wildlife as well as take in Yellowstone’s numerous geyser basins. Our day will begin by traversing through Grand Teton National Park, taking time to stop and observe wildlife and scenery along the way.
Get a spectacular look at the wildlife that inhabits Grand Teton National Park. Scheduled to coincide with an ideal time of day for spotting the park's native animals, this outing lets you see the best of what nature has in store for you.
Explore the timeless theme of humanity's relationship with nature amid award-winning architecture, fine-art wildlife reflections, and stunning views overlooking the National Elk Refuge.
Navigate the spectacular landscape of Grand Teton National Park as your naturalist guide leads your small group to all the major sites. Witness the jutting Teton Mountain Range's magnificent scenery—these dramatic peaks have inspired a plethora of legends and tales.
Take in the splendor of Grand Teton National Park on a day-long journey through an area including both Jenny and Jackson lakes, as well as the Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum. Learn about the lives of some of the area's original settlers and take time to spot wildlife in the rugged landscape.
Explore the jagged peaks and sweeping forests in the magical hours around sunset on this evening excursion into Grand Teton National Park. Look for wildlife including lumbering grizzly bears and soaring bald eagles, and visit picture-perfect viewpoints ideal for catching memorable sunset photos.
Verified traveler17 May 2019
Variety of shops - not usual, uniform, tacky mainstreet