Magic of Fall in Jackson Hole

While there is no bad time to visit Jackson Hole – It’s one of the US’s best four season destinations. But there is something truly magical about fall in Jackson Hole. The autumn months of September, October, and early November are often considered ideal for travel to Jackson Hole, with still-pleasant weather and fewer tourists. Plus, there are many events, the foliage is stunning, and wildlife is out. With that in mind, we’re giving reasons why you should start packing your bags. 

Jackson Hole turns a spectacular gold, bronze and red. You can expect cool nights, crisp mornings, and comfortable daytime temperatures that range from the high 50s to the low 70s. Perfect weather for still enjoying all the fun activities including hiking, biking, fishing, and horseback riding.

Grand Teton National Park is a wonderful place for viewing the fall foliage and wildlife. Animals are migrating to their wintering grounds this time of year making fall a popular time for seeing elk, moose and bear preparing for hibernation. Don’t forget your camera! This is also the time for the annual Elk Rut, the mating season for elk, where thousands of males battle to prove their strength and virility. The elk bugling can be heard all over. It is quite the experience.

Autumn in Jackson Hole is a popular time for events. Happening this fall:

34th Annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

The famed Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, dubbed “one of the Rocky Mountain West’s premier cultural festivals” by Travel + Leisure, offers a wide variety of outdoor and indoor celebrations for art lovers, foodies and nature enthusiasts making this September 5-16, 2018, festival a top cultural travel destination for fall. Read More…

The Art of Love

The Art of Love, third Annual Plate Auction on October 11th features Jackson’s renowned artists and their one of a kind signature plates. Event supports Community Entry Services, a nonprofit organization that supports adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries to maximize their independence and lead satisfying productive lives in Teton County. Purchase Tickets

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD

Experience opera in Jackson Hole through this exciting series of high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The Grand Teton Music Festival presents seven sensational productions from opera’s greatest composers, each featuring a world-renowned roster of performers, directors, and designers, offering more detail and insider benefits than the best seats at the Met. Event Information


WILD Festival takes place every fall in Jackson Hole celebrating the wonders of everyday science and nature, where all ages can explore and test the boundaries of discovery. Taking place October 5-6. Event Information

SHIFT Festival

SHIFT (Shaping How we Invest For Tomorrow), an annual festival, that explores issues at the intersection of conservation, outdoor recreation and cultural relevancy; and The Emerging Leaders Program, which trains a culturally diverse group of young outdoor recreationists to lead conservation work at SHIFT and in America. From Oct. 16-18 in Jackson, Wyoming, SHIFT will feature the innovators, early adopters and thought leaders at the forefront of the “Nature Rx” movement. Event Information

The Center Events

The Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, located in downtown Jackson, offers year-round programming, concerts and entertainment. View the Center’s calendar for more information.

There are a number of activities and events to take part in during the fall months. The concierge team at Luxury Properties Jackson Hole can help plan your entire trip. Contact us to plan your trip to Jackson Hole or book your last-minute fall getaway.

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