There are several reasons why Jackson Hole is on so many people’s bucket lists. It’s historic, rugged, and absolutely stunning, just to name a few! If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure unlike any other, this vibrant mountain town is your ultimate destination. While there’s plenty to do here in town, you’ll discover even more adventures within driving distance. Below, we’ve listed just a few of our favorite day trips around Jackson Hole so you can plan your extended stay with ease. For more local travel tips and recommendations, be sure to reference our complimentary Jackson Hole Vacation Guide! It’s packed with local restaurant, bar, and experience suggestions.
3 of Our Favorite Day Trips Around Jackson Hole
Yellowstone National Park
The southern portion of Yellowstone National Park is just a 60-minute drive from Jackson Hole! It’s also the most geographically unique part of the park. Guests can explore the Yellowstone Caldera (also known as the Yellowstone Supervolcano) which features geothermal hot spots, hot springs, geysers, and “mud pots.” You’ll even find some amazing waterfalls in this area. We are happy to recommend great hiking trails and off-the-beaten-path driving tours before you begin your journey! The scenic drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone makes this day trip one of our favorites.
Grand Teton National Park
While many visitors flock to Jackson Hole for its close proximity to Yellowstone, they are surprised to find that there are just as many wonderful things to do in Grand Teton National Park. Not only is this stunning park located less than 20 minutes away from Bentwood Inn, but it also features a wide variety of exciting outdoor activities like hiking, wildlife-spotting, biking, and more. Be sure to snap photos of the jaw-dropping mountain scenery—it has been featured in several movies!
Granite Hot Springs
Did you know that Wyoming is home to natural hot springs? We recommend driving the 37 miles (one hour) south of Bentwood Inn to experience the Granite Hot Springs Pool in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. You’ll love soaking in the soothing, natural water while taking in views of the surrounding spruce, fir, and pine forest! Though based in nature, the Granite Hot Springs Pool offers access to bathrooms, picnic tables, and informational kiosks. The pool is open in both summer and winter months. Before you go, make sure you check the U.S.D.A. website for updated admission information.
The first step toward achieving your ultimate Jackson Hole getaway is booking your stay at Bentwood Inn, one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World! Jackson Hole is a very special place surrounded by natural beauty as far as the eye can see. At Bentwood Inn, we want your boutique lodging experience to reflect that! As locals, we’re more than happy to provide you with even more ideas for day trips around Jackson Hole. We are honored to get to know you and show you around! Educating our guests and giving them access to Jackson Hole through responsible vendors is our passion. Learn more about our green initiatives and unique practices, then pick your perfect home away from home! After an extended stay with us, you may not want to return to the status quo.