Jackson Hole, WY is every outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true, especially during the summer months. When the sun is high and the air is warm, we invite you to get out and explore everything our one-of-a-kind destination has to offer. Just to get you started on your vacation planning, here are some of our best suggestions for things to do in Jackson Hole in summer!
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10 of the Best Things to Do in Jackson Hole in Summer
1. Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris
Since 2007, this guide-owned and operated tour company has given visitors the opportunity to view incredible local wildlife in the summertime. Guests can choose from a variety of Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris including half-day adventures, Grand Teton tours, Yellowstone tours, photography safaris, river tours, and multi-day wildlife excursions. Get ready to see some incredible animals!
2. Grand Teton Scenic Float Trips
A Grand Teton Scenic Float Trip through the national park is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon on the water. Guests can make their way down the Snake River while learning all about Jackson Hole’s wildlife, history, geology, and more.
3. Teton Mountain Bike Tours
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a newbie to mountain biking, guests can choose from half day, full day, or specialty bike tours in Jackson Hole. Throughout your ride, you’ll have prize-winning views of the entire Teton range and can experience the breathtaking surrounding scenery right from your seat.
4. Whitewater Rafting
For those who live for adventure, whitewater rafting in Jackson Hole is the perfect summer activity. With paddling action and big waves, these trips boast Snake River excitement from start to finish. Just grab a paddle!
5. Hot Air Ballooning
You can have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing Wyoming from a bird’s-eye view when you take a hot air balloon ride over the mountains. If soaring through the sky is on your bucket list, this will be a Jackson Hole summer activity you’ll never forget!
Ideal for thrill seekers, paragliding in Jackson Hole is a rewarding experience filled with immense beauty. These flights are the highlight of many people’s summer vacations in Jackson Hole. After a few running steps, you’ll be airborne and free to enjoy the awesome scenery and refreshing mountain air.
7. Fly Fishing
Cast your line with one of Jackson Hole’s many guided fishing trips down the Snake River. Jackson Hole has some of the best and most diverse fly fishing in the country, with native Cutthroat and Rainbow trout swarming in the shadows of the breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains.
If you and the kids are in the mood to do a few laps, head to the Teton County Parks & Recreation Center and cool off in the pool! This facility also offers numerous aquatic classes and programs for adults, and the indoor pool features a waterslide and kid-friendly swim areas.
9. Granite Hot Springs
After a full day of Jackson Hole adventures, there’s nothing like a soothing dip in the Granite Hot Springs in Jackson. This natural hot spring will soothe all of your worries away while also increasing your blood flow and stimulating your tired muscles. The site also features a man-made swimming pool and campground.
10. Get Wild at the Rodeo
For over 100 years, rodeo has been an integral part of cowboy culture in Jackson Hole, WY. The Jackson Hole Rodeo provides two full hours of excitement for audience members of all ages. If you’re staying anytime between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, head over to the Jackson Hole Rodeo Grounds for an unforgettable show!
Your Ultimate Summer Getaway Awaits at the Bentwood Inn
The Bentwood Inn is the perfect place for a summer vacation in Jackson Hole! Our centrally-located bed and breakfast will provide you with all of the most incredible accommodations and benefits that the area has to offer, including scenic views of the local National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. After a day of exploring in the Wyoming sun, head back to one of our beautiful rooms or suites and unwind on your private deck or stroll through the inn’s manicured gardens. We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures!