While the deep powder and steep terrain of our local ski resorts offer some best winter recreation in the nation, for many it’s the dog days of summer that truly make us smile. Jackson Hole, Wyoming is truly one the nation’s premier summer vacation hot spots. Here you’ll find a plethora of activities for any age or interest wrapped up in one of the world’s most beautiful locales.
Below we’ve listed the top 5 reasons to visit Jackson Hole this summer.
1) The Parks—Of course, Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks offer unlimited adventures for those who treasure the outdoors. Each park features its own brand of stunning scenery, educational opportunities and recreation activities. It would take two lifetimes to experience it all.
2) The Wildlife—Hand-in-hand with the parks is Greater Yellowstone’s spectacular wildlife. The region is one of the last in the 48 states where you can still see all the animals that lived here when the first Europeans arrived. From predators such as wolves and grizzly bears to ungulates such as bison and elk, it’s one of the best reasons to make the trip to Jackson Hole.
3) Whitewater Rafting—Our favorite activity in Jackson Hole, of course! The Snake River Canyon offers world class whitewater rafting experiences. Experience features such as Three-oar- deal, Big Kahuna and Lunch Counter for a family friendly thrill. Book a trip with Barker-Ewing Whitewater for the best river trip Jackson has to offer.
4) Fly Fishing—The Snake River and its tributaries offer some of the best fly fishing in the nation. Cast your line for the prized Snake River Fine Spotted Cutthroat Trout, a local favorite. Whether wade fishing or floating in a drift boat, Jackson Hole’s flying fishing experience is second to none. Check out our combination rafting and fly fishing trip for the best of both worlds!
5) The Tetons—Whether you’re built for multi-day backpacking trips or a leisurely 2 mile hike, the magnificent Teton Range is reason enough for a visit to Jackson Hole. Try a boat ride out to Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park, or explore the wilderness from Teton Canyon on the west slope of the Tetons in Alta.