Endless Jackson Hole Summer Activities
Summer in Jackson Hole offers a plethora of activity choices: do I explore the beautiful hiking trails that wind through fields of wildflowers or hit the river for a little whitewater fun? Is it time to explore the skies by hot air balloon or ride horseback into the backcountry? Whether you’re chasing a heart-pumping thrill or looking for more relaxing fun, we’re here to help you design the ultimate western summer mountain adventure.
Touring and Wildlife
With an idyllic location just one mile from the entrance to Grand Teton National Park and only an hour from the renowned Yellowstone National Park, visiting these iconic landmarks is easy. You can explore these national treasures on your own or hire a tour guide to lead you to some of the best views and wildlife spotting areas in and around Jackson Hole.
Expeditions explore the valley, focusing on each animal’s unique ecosystem. Naturalists offer local knowledge and exclusive viewing opportunities. Experience the thrill of spotting a Grizzly or a towering Moose, and take in the beauty of the landscape.
Cost: $199 per person for half day.
Children’s rates available.
Consult our Concierge for preferred outfitters.
Hiking and Mountain Biking
Jackson Hole Activities, Hiking in the SnowHiking and Mountain Biking trails begin outside our door and continue into some of the world’s most spectacular outdoor lands.
At the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, there is a seven mile network of mountain bike trails to explore. The Teewinot chairlift enables you to hitch a ride with your mountain bike half-way up the mountain. You may also explore trails in the backcountry around Jackson Hole.
You can rent bikes and accessories from many shops in the area and set out on your own or hire guides for tips and instruction.
Specialty outfitters provide guided, half-day hiking or biking access through the hills and valleys of Jackson Hole. A guide will take you on stunning treks throughout the Bridger-Teton National Forest. A wide range of terrain suitable for all hikers and bikers – from the novice to the seasoned – can be found just outside.
Price varies by location. Our Concierge will email pricing.
With some of the most stunning backdrops imaginable, a variety of paved and dirt roads and trails throughout Jackson Hole offer another excellent way to see the landscape. The National Elk Refuge Road or the extensive paved pathways that run throughout the Jackson Hole valley offer ideal options. Our Concierge is well-versed in road rides, so be sure to inquire!
Jackson Hole from the Big Skies
Explore Jackson Hole from the Big Skies Whether you choose to fly high in a hot air balloon or float peacefully in a paraglider or a glider plane, delving into the big skies of Jackson Hole by air is an unforgettable experience. Take in the expansive valley from a bird’s eye view – marveling at the mountains, meandering rivers and lush landscape.
There’s no better way to experience the romance of the Old West, explore deep into the back country, and climb high in the mountains than on horseback. Rides offer stunning scenery while evoking the old days, when the West was wild and horses were daily commuters. There are many outfitters, most offering full- or half-day rides.
Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, showcases some of Jackson Hole’s most breathtaking Teton views. This semi-private club is consistently ranked number one in the state of Wyoming by Golf Digest magazine. Located just 20 miles from our luxury hotel, the club offers a pro shop, golf instruction, club rentals, driving range and putting green. Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis offers preferred morning tee times and discounted rates to our Lodge guests.
Teton Pines is a full-service, semi-private championship golf course offering tee boxes of varying levels, many water features and large greens. This 18-hole course, opened in 1987, was designed by Arnold Palmer. Located just 5 miles from the Lodge, the course offers a pro shop, golf instruction, club rentals, driving range and putting green.
Rafting, Kayaking & Watersports
The Snake River offers both calm waters for scenic floating and a dramatic canyon for whitewater excitement. High alpine lakes and ponds are found among the mountain peaks and have their own opportunities for water fun.
Whether you rent kayaking equipment and head out on your own or enlist a guide or instructor, you can choose between the athletic descent of the Snake River or the gliding serenity of the alpine lakes in Grand Teton National Park.
Home to some of the world’s best trout fishing, the lakes and streams below the Teton Range feature Rainbow, Brown, Lake trout and one of the few remaining populations of wild Cutthroat trout. There are a number of rivers in the area for you to choose from – Snake, Henry’s Fork, Gros Ventre, Green, Madison and many more!
Cost typically ranges from $395-$650 for half day to full day for one to two people. Our Concierge is happy to assist with making the right choice based on your time and interest and can schedule with our preferred partners and outfitters.
Other Summer Activities in Teton Village
In addition to the planned daily events in and around Teton Village, let our Concierge Team or (as we like to think of them) our “Adventure Specialists” assist you in planning the following fun pursuits and activities:
- Discover Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s brand new Gravity Logic-designed mountain bike park with lift access
- Soar through the sky and ride the tram to the top of Rendezvous Peak and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
- Take on the trails of our slopeseide mountain via hike or mountain bike
- Ride the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Gondola and enjoy a scenic lunch or picnic on the mountain
- Paraglide with Jackson Hole’s world-class tandem pilots
- Saddle up for a horseback ride with experienced local outfitters
- Help drive cattle at a local ranch
- Rent and ride a bike to (via bike path) to Grand Teton National Park, the charming neighboring town of Wilson, or even downtown Jackson Hole