What Activities Are Available This Summer?
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are open to the public on a limited basis.
You can expect heightened measures in place to ensure the health and safety of visitors, residents, and staff that will result in some reduced vendor operations and limited facilities during your visit.
However, you can still experience the very best of Jackson Hole and our Guest Services team can provide recommendations, reservations, maps, and the latest updates on operations and available activities.
Our Top 10 Jackson Hole Summer Activities
This summer you’re invited to embrace the wide-open spaces of Wyoming and explore the “Last of the Old West” with mountains of experiences and adventures you won’t find anywhere else on earth.
Pedal the Pathways
Once you arrive, a great way to get introduced to Jackson Hole is a ride on our extensive network of paved pathways linking Teton Village, the Town of Jackson, and Grand Teton National Park. Bike rentals, including pedal assist e-bikes, are available at area cycle shops.
Inquire at the Front Desk about e-bike rentals for hotel guests.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
While summer operations are adjusted for guest and employee safety, the Bridger Gondola opens May 30 for sightseeing. Many of the resort’s other activities are scheduled to open June 20, including the Bike Park, Via Ferrata, and Climbing Wall.
The resort’s Aerial Tram is closed this summer.
For the latest details on summer operations, click here.
Whitewater & Scenic River Trips
One of our most popular attractions for visitors and locals alike is the Snake River. Guided whitewater and scenic river trips offer either an adrenaline-pumping, exhilarating experience, or calmer option to take in the stunning surroundings and wildlife.
Set your hook in a large trout with an experienced outfitter on the pristine waters of the Snake River in a drift boat. Meet your guide at the hotel for your half or full day of instruction and fishing for an experience that is ideal for a solo angler or couple.
National Park Tours
Geysers, wildlife, and amazing views await as you explore Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with an experienced local guide. Half and full day trips available, with Photography Tours a popular option for many visitors.
For the latest updates on park operations, click here.
Bison, bears, birds, and beaver join our other furry fauna friends in welcoming you on a Wildlife Safari in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Ride in a customized safari-style vehicle as your seasoned guide takes you to observe moose, elk, wolves, pronghorn, eagles and more.
You can’t visit the Cowboy State without saddling up for an authentic Western experience, highly recommended for families and small groups. Trail rides leave from Teton Village as well as wranglers offering rides in the parks and national forest while surrounded by stunning Teton views.
Experience off-the-beaten-track solitude among stunning backdrops with a naturalist guide in the mountains surrounding Jackson Hole or in Yellowstone National Park.
Hotel Terra also serves as the perfect basecamp welcoming multi-day backpackers for pre- and post-hike comfort.
World-class mountain biking welcomes you throughout Jackson Hole. The resort’s lift-accessed mountain bike park is right out our door and certified Bike Guides can offer fat tire adventures on the extensive downhill and cross-country trail network.
One of the most serene and peaceful ways to experience our surrounding lakes and rivers, SUP rentals are a great activity for families or small groups.
Mountain Biking AdventuresSteps from the hotel is a network of single-track mountain bike trails for all skill levels. Let our adventure specialists help with bike rentals, guides to the area, tickets for the Teewinot chairlift or for maps to wildflower-saturated Jackson Hole backcountry.
Jackson Hole is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We enlist several highly experienced guides for wildlife tours in safari-style vehicles, offering rare insight into both the animals and the habitat that surrounds them.
Road CyclingJackson Hole offers paved roads, dirt roads and trails with incredible views. Some of our favorite rides are along National Elk Refuge Road or on the more than 60 miles of paved pathways that run throughout the valley. If you’re up for a challenge, you can try cycling over Teton Pass.
Hot Air Balloon RidesDon’t just watch hot air balloons lift up among the mountain peaks – be in one. The whoosh of air as you go up and then the silence as you enjoy the landscape below… it’s a summer activity in Jackson Hole not to be missed.
Horseback RidingExperience the romance of the Old West, go deep into the backcountry or high in the mountains on horseback. Let our concierge craft your perfect half- or full day horseback adventure in Jackson Hole.
GolfIt’s hard to keep your eye on the ball when you play golf in Jackson Hole. The Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis championship course, ranked #1 in Wyoming by Golf Digest, combines a cleverly designed layout with stunning views. The Teton Pines championship golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer and boasts beautiful water features and mountain views.
Sure to become your favorite Jackson Hole summer activity, guided Snake River rafting tours are exhilarating and sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Scenic floats are a calmer option, offering moments to catch wildlife in their surroundings.
Fly FishingJackson Hole is one of the premier fly-fishing destinations. The Snake River and other waterways offer access to native fish. Our select list of experienced guides not only know where the fish are, but they can teach you to catch (and release) them.
KayakingChoose between the Snake River canyon or the alpine lakes in Grand Teton National Park. Our team of adventure specialists can help you rent equipment, find a guide or point you in the right direction for solo adventure.
Let a trained instructor take you tandem gliding among the mountain peaks, with dips and swings that will make you want to experience it again and again.
There is a certain magic to motorless flight above the Tetons and surrounding mountain ranges that simply has to be experienced to be truly understood.
Hiking Jackson Hole
Hiking trails begin right outside our door, and lead into the vast national forest and park lands. With more than 97% of the greater Jackson Hole area protected or preserved land, the opportunities for spectacular hikes are endless. Whether you want a moderate stroll or an adventurous expedition, we’ll find the perfect route for you.
Other Summer Activities
In addition to the planned daily events in and around Teton Village, let our concierge team assist you in planning the following activities:
- Discover Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Gravity Logic-designed mountain bike park with lift access
- Ride the tram to the top of Rendezvous Peak and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
- Hike or mountain bike the trails outside the hotel
- 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
- Ride a bike (via bike path) to Grand Teton National Park, the charming neighboring town of Wilson, or even downtown Jackson Hole