Although most visitors flock to the area during summer and winter, there is plenty to do all year round. Here are our favorite seasonal things to do in Jackson Hole.
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Horseback Riding: Saddle up and get into the spirit of things in the Cowboy State. The summer months are ideal for exploring the lush pastures, forests, and creeks of Jackson Hole on horseback. There are dude ranches throughout the county, offering trail rides for all levels.
Climbing the Tetons: Climbing Grand Teton is one of the most iconic things to do in Jackson Hole. Local operators offer guided climbs, as well as acclimatization and training.
Fall (October – November)
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Rafting in Snake River Canyon: The classic rafting trip in Jackson Hole is an 8-mile run down the Class III Snake River. Splashing through the whitewater is an exhilarating way to see the canyon and the changing colors of fall. But if the thought of rapids fills you with dread, there are also scenic float trips through the canyon.
Wildlife Spotting: There are more than 500 animal species in Greater Yellowstone, so it’s likely you’ll spot at least one. Bison, moose, elk, bears, and bald eagles are just some of the species that call the area home. A number of guides run year-round wildlife tours.
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Skiing: Unsurprisingly, skiing is one of the most popular things to do in Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is famous for its hardcore terrain and high-quality snow. Meanwhile, Grand Targhee has lots of intermediate and advanced intermediate terrain, so it’s a great place to improve.
Dogsledding: If you’re looking for a unique winter experience, try dogsledding. Gliding through snow-covered wilderness, pulled by enthusiastic and highly trained dogs, is unquestionably thrilling. Some operators will even teach you to drive or “mush” the sled yourself.
Spring (April – May)
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Fly-Fishing: Fly-fishing on the Snake River is a popular spring activity in Jackson Hole. You can book with a guide or go out on your own once you have a fishing license.
A Night at the Theater: There’s a growing theater scene in Jackson Hole. After days of adventuring, a relaxing night at the theater might be very welcome. The Center for the Arts hosts a variety of shows and screenings.
In Jackson Hole, accommodation options range from upscale hotels to budget inns, so finding a comfy base won’t be too difficult. There’s also an airport in Grand Teton National Park, with flights connecting to major U.S. cities. Whether you visit in summer, fall, winter, or spring, you’ll find an array of things to do in Jackson Hole.
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