Summer Activities

Summer in Jackson Hole, with its host of outdoor activities and cultural events, is our favorite season. At the Rusty Parrot, we consider helping you plan your trip part of our job. Our goal is to ensure you make the most of your Jackson Hole experience. Our staff is familiar with all the activites and can guide you to those that are the local favorites.

The rivers and lakes offer whitewater rafting and scenic floats, fly fishing on blue ribbon trout streams, kayaking and wave surfing. In addition to hiking in the national parks, wilderness areas and national forests, there are also miles of paved and off-road trails to explore by mountain bike. You would expect to find horseback riding and rodeos in Jackson, but many people are surprised at the number of outstanding golf courses designed by some of the best golf course architects in the business.

The greater Yellowstone ecosystem has been called the Serengeti of North America. Explore the area on your own or take advantage of guided wildlife safaris. An early morning hot air balloon ride or an afternoon parasailing adventure offer a view that few ever see.

Jackson Hole has a diversified cultural side, too. For 49 years, the Grand Teton Music Festival has brought top musicians from around the world to the Tetons for a summer season of outstanding music. The Jackson Hole Wine Auction, sponsored by the Music Festival, has grown to be one of the premier wine events in the country.

Art exhibits and shows abound with the National Museum of Wildlife Art as the centerpiece. The galleries of Jackson Hole offer some of the finest in Western and Wildlife art as well as more contemporary works. The Jackson Hole Center for the Arts has a full calendar that includes ballet, plays, concerts and shows.

Getting to Jackson Hole is relatively easy with nonstop flights from many hubs. Denver, Salt Lake City and Cody are all within driving distance.