Jackson Hole in the summertime is a place where the weather is nearly perfect (think mid-70s to mid-80s with low humidity and cool nights) and there’s always something to do. Whether you’re into action and adventure, or shopping and relaxation, there’s something to capture everyone’s interest in this beautiful mountain town. Here, we are giving you some of the best things to do in Jackson Hole during your stay this summer.
One of the most beloved summer activities is rafting the Snake River Canyon. Offering all the thrills, you won’t be disappointed by the famous rapids. If a white-knuckle whitewater rafting trip isn’t your preference, try a calm, scenic float to take in the Teton views and the wealth of wildlife along the river.
Another Jackson Hole favorite is fly fishing our renowned rivers. In fact, there are few locations worldwide that compare to Jackson Hole’s combination of breathtaking scenery, legendary fishing and amount of fishable waters. Whether you are an expert angler here for a fly fishing trip or never held a fishing rod, there are many opportunities for experiencing fishing in the Tetons.
Bike (Well, Anywhere)
Jackson Hole is truly the perfect biking destination. In fact, Jackson has been ranked among one of the most bike friendly towns in the nation. With over 56 miles of paved pathways on the Jackson Hole Community Pathway system, bikers can go from town to Teton Village and to Grand Teton National Park, where the bikeways where the pathways continue through the park. Biking is a great way to take a scenic tour or to take yourself to dinner in downtown Jackson.
They don’t call Jackson Hole the last of the old west for nothing. Jackson Hole’s western roots can be found throughout from the shopping to the rodeo. Spend a day getting outfitted in one of our western shops on the town square and then head to the rodeo or a chuck wagon that evening. You will also want to try horseback riding!
It’s hard to go anywhere in Jackson Hole that it isn’t scenic, but there is nothing like the awe-inspiring views found in Grand Teton National Park. Take a drive or hike to take in the Teton views. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as these are prime spots for seeing moose, elk, deer, bear, birds and more.
In the Town of Jackson and in Teton Village, live music is in abundance during the summertime. From Jackson Hole Live concerts at Snow King Mountain to Concert on the Commons in the center of Teton Village, you are sure to find your jam. Center for the Arts, Grand Teton Music Festival and Pink Garter Theatre also host a number of lively concerts.
Adventure at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Feel at the top of the world in just 12 minutes, the Aerial Tram glides skyward 4,139 vertical feet and offers staggering 360-degree views of the Tetons, Jackson Hole valley, and surrounding mountain ranges. Feeling even more adventurous then spend a day at the Grand Adventure Park which includes mountain biking, tackling the ropes course, climbing the rock wall and much more! Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has days worth of fun for the entire family all located in Teton Village.
Stay with us, and the LPJH concierge team can help arrange any or all of your Jackson Hole experiences. Whether you are looking for a guided fly fishing trip or you need bikes at your vacation rental upon arrival, our team can make it happen. Explore LPJH vacation rental portfolio or contact us to help plan your trip to Jackson Hole.
*Image one courtesy of Barker Ewing and image two courtesy of Jackson Hole Rodeo.