Live by the Wild Rules

They were here first. The snowcapped mountains. Generations of elk herd. Pine trees that touch the sky. Mother nature’s greatest feats are everywhere. And in Jackson Hole, we’re lucky enough to live among them. But somewhere, somehow, we lost our way. We ran so wild that we forgot our place in the wild. We need a reminder that the wild rules.

Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board and Visit Jackson Hole are reminding our visitors to help us respect mother nature and continue sustainable travel. Summer won’t last forever, but with your help, the spirit of Jackson Hole can. Learn how you can help preserve the nature of this special place >>

Practice safe and sustainable tourism. Help preserve the wild spaces and culture that define Jackson Hole with these easy tips: mind the trails, bring your own bottle, eat and buy local, offset your carbon footprint through JAC’s partnership with The Good Traveler, and ride a bike. Read more >>

Treat them with respect and give them space. Stay 100 yards from bears and wolves and 25 yards from all other wildlife. The local wildlife are truly our neighbors. It’s not uncommon to see moose in your backyard or cross paths with a deer on a bike ride. But this is technically their home — we’re all just guests in it. As such, it’s up to us to mind our manners. Keep reading how to safely and respectfully appreciate Jackson Hole’s treasured wildlife.

Take only photos, leave only footprints on marked trails. It can take the ecosystem 10 to 30 years to recover from off-trail hiking. Read more >>

Stay on marked bike trails, maintain a safe speed, and use extra caution on mixed-use trails. Whether carving up a mountain on a trail or cruising through town, there are few feelings more freeing than a bike ride. Not only is our single track world-class; Jackson Hole has seemingly endless miles of paved pathways that take you anywhere you want to go. Biking is also an easy alternative to driving around town during the peak summer season. Read on for the local’s take on how to make the most a bike ride.

All of this information and more can be found at Our team invites you to enjoy your retreat to Jackson Hole and to continue to help us keep Jackson Hole wild!


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