If you’re looking for the best things to do in Jackson Hole this summer, look no further! Summer in Jackson Hole is all about hiking, rafting, and horseback riding. For nature lovers, Grand Teton National Park is heaven. The towering mountains of the Teton Range stretch 40 miles, and include several mountain tops over 12,000 feet! Plus, Yellowstone National Park’s South Entrance is only 90 minutes away, and another 45 minutes is Old Faithful. If you’re looking for family fun in Jackson Hole, try the Alpine Slide. There, you slide down 2,500 feet of Snow King Mountain in a bobsled. Another mountain highlight is the Bridger Gondola, which takes riders from Teton Village to 10,000 feet! Explore all these favorite attractions that are located practically outside our back door!
Best things to do in Jackson Hole
- First and foremost – a stay at Red Rock Ranch. By choosing Red Rock Ranch as your base-camp for your Wyoming vacation, you’ve planted yourself in the center of all the best things to see and do. Plus, when you stay at the ranch, your stay is all inclusive! There’s no cooking to worry about, and most of the top things to see and do in Jackson Hole are also available right here at the ranch; from some of the best horseback riding the area has to offer, to swimming and hiking. 3 and 6 night all inclusive stays are available, learn more. While we’re sure to keep you plenty busy at the ranch, there are also sites and scenes to enjoy on the way to the ranch, or after you leave. Plus you’re always welcome to head off during the week to explore the area. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Jackson Hole that are located off the ranch property:
- Grand Teton National Park: Located south of Yellowstone National Park and north of the town of Jackson. Grand Teton’s 310,000 acres includes lush valley floors, mountain meadows, alpine lakes and the rising peaks of the Teton Range.
- Yellowstone National Park: known as the first National Park, established in 1872. Known for its wildlife and gothermal features, like Old Faithful. The park spans nearly 3,500 square miles which allows for fantastic hiking and exploring.
- Snow King Mountain Bobsled: Dip and curve around Snow King Mountain while experiencing fantastic views of the Tetons and Jackson. Enjoy the half mile ride with 350 vertical feet with speeds up to 25 miles per hour.
- Bridger Gondola and Teton Village: Enjoy the high alpine terrain of the Tetons atop the Bridger Gondola. A 12 minute ride in a private gondola takes you over 2,700 feet above the valley floor. Experience amazing views as well as a starting point to hiking trails, paragliding, yoga, and 3 restaurants!
- National Museum of Wildlife Art: Founded in 1987, this museum holds more than 5,000 pieces of wildlife artwork from around the world. There is also a museum shop, interactive children’s gallery, restaurant, and outdoor sculpture trail.
- Jackson Hole Rodeo: Your Jackson Hole vacation would not be complete without experiencing the legendary Jackson Hole Rodeo! Rodeos are Wednesdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, with additional rodeos every Friday in July and August. See you at the Rodeo!
- A Scenic Drive on the Antelope Flats Road: a 640 acre preserve that was established to preserve critical habitats and migration routes for a variety of species. It also provides visitors with a taste of the Old West, complete with old homesteads and spectacular mountain views.
- Granite Hot Springs: A hot spring pool situated alongside Granite Creek. Facilities include a bathroom, picnic tables, and several informational kiosks. The Granite Hot Springs Pool is located at the end of the Granite Creek Road and is situated just above Granite Creek Falls. Summer season usually opens late May and ends October 31st. In the spring, make sure to call ahead to confirm they are open, as late snow melt-off can delay the road opening sometimes up to two weeks. Operating hours during the summer are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. After Labor Day hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum: Founded in 1958, the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving the history of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This museum is in two parts, one is about the native Americans and the other is about the settlers. You pay one fee for both sections. Both give a fascinating insight into the lives of native Americans and the settlers.
All these exciting things to do in Jackson Hole are all within reach when you stay at the stunning Red Rock Ranch near Jackson Hole Wyoming. Begin the journey, book today!