Your Summer Guide to Jackson Hole

Your Summer Guide to Jackson Hole

Summertime in Jackson Hole imparts a rare magic. The stunning vistas abound in the national parks and forests, with unforgettable experiences on foot, horseback, or mountain bike. Seasonal activities and local events add a touch of spontaneity to any summertime plans.


Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park offers a memorable glimpse into the wild American West. You’ll find more than 200 miles of hiking trails, complete with dozens of opportunities to swim and fish.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of the best-known and most-visited national parks in the world. Explore some of the 2.2 million acres that makes up the park as well as the imposing Yellowstone Caldera.

Horseback Riding

Few places offer a better view of Jackson Hole than atop the back of a horse. Select locations offer guided horseback tours so you can experience the natural world in a whole new way. Be sure to make reservations for horseback riding early, as this activity can fill up quickly.

Snake River Scenic and Whitewater Rafting

The Snake River is the largest tributary along the Columbia River, and one of the biggest destinations for whitewater rafters. Alternatively, explore more than eight miles of babbling mountain waters on a gentle, scenic float that delights children and adults alike.


Jackson Hole offers multiple opportunities for both mountain and road biking. Cruisers and e-bikes are available for hotel guests.


There are more than 390 miles of hiking trails in Jackson Hole. Summer offers spectacular hiking through alpine wildflowers and a chance of seeing wildlife. We would be happy to connect you to a local naturalist if you would like a guided hike, or to point you to our favorite trails

Wildlife Tours

Summer is a busy time for viewing local wildlife, whether you take a wildlife tour or spend the day in a national park. With the largest concentration of wildlife in the lower 48 states, you have a chance of seeing:

  • Grizzly (brown) bears
  • Black bears
  • Moose
  • Bison
  • Elk
  • Gray wolves
  • Pronghorns


The brand-new Snow King Observatory and Planetarium is America’s only observatory atop a ski area. Expect interactive displays, 360-degree theater experiences, and breathtaking views of a quiet night sky.


Local Happenings

Grand Teton Music Festival (June 27-August 17, 2024)

Celebrating 50 years, the Walk Festival Hall hosts over 250 classical musicians from around the world under the direction of Donald Runnicles.

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Farmer’s Market (Jun 29 – Sep 28)

On the Town Square, between Center and Deloney Streets from 8 AM to 12 PM, you can discover delicious, organic products, homemade treats and local musicians.

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Art Festivals (Jul 26 – 28; Aug 16 – 18)

Experience the annual Art Fair of Jackson Hole at the Center Park.

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Center for the Arts Concerts and Events (Various Dates)

Get lost in a world of theater or music with a performance you won’t soon forget. Of special note is the Martha Graham Dance Company on July 27th.

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Outdoor Concerts at Snow King (Various Dates)

Enjoy toe-tapping tunes from 8,000 feet during one of Snow King Mountain’s seasonal concerts.

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Jackson Hole Rodeo (May 25 – Sep)

Discover the legendary Jackson Hole Rodeo with an authentic perspective of America’s wild west.

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Need a Hand?

If you’re preparing for a trip to Jackson Hole, our concierge is standing by to help plan your itinerary. We are eager to make your next vacation unforgettable with everything that makes our valley one-of-a-kind.