Top 5 Things to Do in Jackson Hole, WY

published on January 3, 2014 by

The gateway to Jackson Hole takes you past breathtaking peaks and sweeping clear country skies. The town of Jackson is a tourist mecca and offers year-round outdoor fun for the whole family. Stay in a Jackson Hole timeshare and explore the top 5 things to do in Jackson Hole, WY:

1. Go Grand: As you head toward Jackson Hole from Yellowstone, keep the Grand Tetons to your right and you’ll know you’re on your way to Jackson! The Grand Tetons will take your breath away. On the right side of the road there are places to pull over and gawk at the beauty of the Grand Teton mountain range. The Grand Tetons boast a whopping 310,000 acres of peaks, forests, and lakes. A trip to the Grand Teton National Park will make a lasting impression on you and your family. Insider tip: Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife in the wildflower fields at the base of the Grand Tetons. Web: Grand Teton National Park. Location: Northwestern Wyoming; just north of Jackson Hole and south of Yellowstone National Park.

2. Hear the Bugle: Each fall in the Jackson Hole area there is a familiar sound. The distinctive sound of a bugle call means one thing: elk. The elk at this time of year are headed to the National Elk Refuge a wide-open sanctuary where the local elk go to eat staff-provided alfalfa pellets during harsh winter months when food in the wild is scarce. In the winter months, you can spot elk from your car or you can take a guided sleigh ride. Get ready to see up to thousands of elk at one time. Web: National Elk Refuge. Location: 532 N. Cache Street, Jackson, WY.

3. Relax with a View: The Granite Hotsprings Pool is open year-round and invites those who like a little R&R. Visitors to the area say the same thing over and over again, “Look at that view!” From the 112-degree pool you will be treated to beautiful winter views of the surrounding Bridger-Teton National Forest (in the summer the pool is 93 degrees). Insider tip: The road to the pool is closed in the winter but the pool is open to those who ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile in. In the summer months, you can drive right up to the pool. Be sure to check out the waterfall just before the pool. Web: Granite Hotsprings Pool. Location: Granite Creek Road, Jackson, WY.

4. Get Cultured: Discover over 2,000 works of art exploring local wildlife just three miles from downtown Jackson Hole at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Don’t be surprised when you spot some pieces that date back to 2500 B.C.! From the museum you are treated to views of the nearby National Elk Refuge in the winter months, which is always a hit with unsuspecting visitors. Web: National Museum of Wildlife Art. Location: 2820 Rungius Road, Jackson Hole, WY.

5. Be Snow Bound: In the winter months, a trip to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a must. Skiers and snowboarders have access to 2,500 acres of runs with a 4,139 foot vertical drop. The area averages 400 inches of snowfall a year so in the winter months be sure to go play in the powder. Skiing not your thing? The Jackson Hole Arial Tram will show you the sights. Web: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Location: 3395 Cody Lane, Teton Village, WY.

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