A Summer in Jackson Hole

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Madison Sullivan

  • USA

  • Wyoming

  • Jackson Hole

  • Luxury Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Nature Escapes

archway made of white elk antlers
Curator’s statement

A lot of people think of Jackson Hole as the place to go skiing in the winter, but the summer is almost even better. A picturesque mountain town that can accommodate the adventure seeker, those who just want to relax, the wine lover and the foodie — there’s a little bit of everything in Jackson. You’ll start by landing in the only airport in the United States that is entirely located in a national park, and you’ll be amazed by the beauty of the Tetons. Head down to the town square to take your picture under the antler arches (made at the nearby National Elk Refuge) and prepare to experience the extraordinary.

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Where to stay in Jackson Hole in summer

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Things to do in Jackson Hole in summer

majestic snow-covered peak at sunset

There is no shortage of things to do in Jackson Hole in summer.

Jackson Hole Winery - A family-owned, boutique winery in the heart of Jackson Hole. They grow and source grapes from the Sonoma, Napa and Walla Walla areas, while all of their winemaking, aging and bottling is completed in Jackson. During the summer, the tastings take place in their historic barn overlooking Spring Creek. Tastings are $35, by appointment only and come with plenty of knowledge and magnificent views.

T.A. Moulton Barn - An iconic structure in Jackson Hole located in Mormon Row Historic District. The sunrise view with the barn in the foreground and the Teton Range as the backdrop is one of the most photographed spots in Jackson.

Horseback riding at Spring Creek - Spring Creek is located in close proximity to both the town of Jackson and the Westbank of the Snake River. They have on-site stables and offer the most horseback riding options in Jackson Hole. You’ll enjoy 360-degree views of Jackson Hole with well-trained steed and experienced guides.

Kemo Sabe - A Western boutique in downtown Jackson. This is the go-to for custom hats, great boots and jewelry.

Bike to Jenny Lake - One of the most scenic places in Teton National Park. Rent a bike and take the 18.6-mile bike trail from downtown Jackson to Jenny Lake. If you want to opt for a shorter ride, you can do so by renting a bike in Moose (a small town inside the park, about 13 miles from Jackson) and doing the Jenny Lake Route.

Day trip to Yellowstone - It is around an hour and 15 minutes to get from Jackson to the south entrance to Yellowstone. Leave Jackson around 6 am to catch the sunrise over the Tetons and spend your day exploring the lower loop of Yellowstone, which packs in a lot of the major sites. The animals are also up early, so keep a watchful eye out for moose and other wildlife. The service is spotty and the food options are few, so pack a lunch and make a plan to make the most of your day trip!

Wyoming Balloon Company - Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride while seeing all of the beautiful parkland surrounded by the Tetons and other mountain ranges. You will also sight bald eagle, elk, moose, mule deer, deer, antelope and other animals. This is truly a magical experience that will put the cherry on top of any trip to Jackson Hole.

Housecall Hydration - Need a pick-me-up from the altitude or did you have a little too much to drink? Call the team at Housecall Hydration to make a stop at your hotel to give you the IV fluids you need!

Places to eat & drink in Jackson Hole in summer

Cowboy Bar in front of a snow-covered hill

Il Villaggio Osteria - Located slopeside in Teton Village, this cozy Italian spot serves up some phenomenal dishes and cocktails.

Local Restaurant - Right in the heart of town, next to Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Their menu features classic and unique takes in a lively, fun atmosphere.

Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - The place to be in Jackson! This Western bar has a casual vibe with live music, saddle barstools and plenty of dancing.

Jackson Drug - The best milkshakes money can buy! They also have great burgers and sandwiches in a wonderful old school soda fountain atmosphere.

Gun Barrel Steak and Game - A great dinner location outside of the main strip of town. Go here to try different types of game dishes.

The Grill at Amangani - Rustic ambiance with incredible views of the mountains on their back patio.

The Bunnery (breakfast) - Expect a line out the door but it’ll be worth the wait. This traditional breakfast spot is home to arguably the best breakfast in Jackson. Make sure to take a pastry with you on the way out.

Silver Dollar Bar & Grill - Grab a drink and catch some live music here. Enjoy the same dinner service at the bar as you can sitting down at a table. I prefer the bar!

Cowboy Coffee Co. - A quick spot to grab a coffee in the middle of downtown Jackson (get a huckleberry one!).

Persephone Bakery - Out-of-this-world pastries accompanied by the cutest outdoor space. Stop in for a quick coffee or sit down and enjoy a quick bite from this local favorite!

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