Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is famous for its fantastic variety of winter sports. But if you’re looking to experience this region’s beauty on foot, you need to take a snowshoe tour! If you’ve never done it before, snowshoeing is like walking with enormous shoes. Anyone can learn, and it’s fun for everyone! While donning your wintry footwear, you can traverse groomed trails, rolling hills, or rugged backcountry with ease. Below, we’ve compiled some of our favorite places to go snowshoeing in Jackson Hole! If you’re looking for even more ways to take advantage of winter in Jackson Hole, be sure to:
Experience Snowshoeing in Jackson Hole at These 3 Places
1. Mountain Sports School
The Mountain Sports School at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers guided snowshoe tours beneath the majestic Tetons. A naturalist will lead you to the user-friendly flats of Jenny Lake or the more challenging hills around Bradley and Taggart Lakes. Full-day tours include lunch, transportation, and snowshoe instruction. You can even enrich your experience with some natural history! A local specialist will teach you all about local plants, animals, and geology as you meander.
2. The Hole Hiking Experience
Explore the tranquility of Jackson Hole’s spectacular landscape with the Hole Hiking Experience! You’ll follow animal tracks in the snow, examine different aspects of winter ecology, and enjoy the outstanding beauty of Jackson Hole as it is blanketed in white. The Hole Hiking Experience offers half-day tours, 3/4 day tours, and 2-hour tours in Grand Teton National Park and in the surrounding forest. Transportation, bottled water, lunch, and gear like fanny packs and binoculars are included.
3. Head Out on Your Own!
If you’d rather hit the trail without a guide, grab a free pair of snowshoes from our inn and head to nearby Grand Teton National Park! You can stay on the groomed track to Jenny Lake or venture off into the fresh snow towards Taggart and Bradley Lakes. Be sure to stop by the Craig Thomas Visitor Center first and ask for a map and trail suggestions.
Another great place to explore is Teton Pass. Known as a backcountry Jackson Hole skiing destination, this area also has fantastic terrain for snowshoeing. Simply park at the top and head south along the forest service road!
After an awesome day of snowshoeing in Jackson Hole, you’ll need a comfortable place to defrost and unwind. That’s why Bentwood Inn is the perfect choice for you and yours! Our luxurious and eco-friendly log lodge in the heart of The Tetons has everything you need to enjoy a truly unforgettable mountain getaway. Our rustic-chic accommodations and luxurious amenities can’t be found anywhere else (ensuite river rock fireplace, anyone?)! We even offer complimentary concierge services for guests. What’s more? Bentwood Inn has close connections with some of the best tour operators, naturalists, and guides in the region. We’re happy to assist you with activity reservations and recommendations!