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7 Summer Days in Jackson Hole!

Summer is here and there’s so much to do! We have put together a few sample itineraries that you could base your trip off of if you were looking for suggestions. Are you a hiker, a fly fisherman, a wildlife enthusiast, rock climber, kayaker…or do you want a little taste of everything? There are so many places to explore and things to do! If you have a full day to devote to Yellowstone Park, then that is a wonderful place to explore!

Arrival Day

You are here! Jackson Hole Property Management will have your property ready for your arrival. Settle in to your accommodations and if time permits, check out your surroundings. If you have a smartphone, our Jackson Hole Property Management App is available at Apple Store and a great resource for the Jackson Hole area. The guest book in your property lists things to do: rodeo, shootout, places to eat and more. The Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park is a great place to start and see wildlife. The “Shoot-Out” is at 6pm at the famous Town Square and it’s entertainment for all ages. Afterwards, you can enjoy the shops, galleries and restaurants around the Town Square.Whitewater

Day 2

Grand Teton National Park is a great place to begin your adventures. If you are feeling ambitious, there are lots of wonderful hiking trails. If you would like to ease into your adventures, Jenny Lake-Hidden Falls-Inspiration Point are a great place to start. You can take the boat across Jenny Lake and marvel at the amazing mountains then hike as far as you would like to the waterfall and Inspiration Point. It’s usually a good idea to start early, because it’s a popular spot. A great place to stop for lunch or dinner is Doran’s Restaurant on your way out of the park. They have some of the best views of the Tetons from their deck!

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Day 3

The beautiful Snake River! There are a couple different ways to enjoy the river; white water rafting, fly fishing and float trips. All of these activities are a lot of fun! If you are looking for a thrill with great guides, then white water rafting is a blast! If you love to fly fish or would love to learn how to fly fish, than the Snake River is world class! If you love animals and the quietness of being on the river, then a float trip is a great way to enjoy the river. For local guide companies, reference our App or the guest book. Enjoy a nice evening in town at one of the great restaurants. While in Jackson, the rodeo is a must and fun for all ages!

Day 4

Hiking and more adventures in Grand Teton National Park! A great hike for all ages is Phelps Lake. Park at the Lawrence Rockefeller Ranch and start early, because this is a popular hike and parking is limited. If it is hot out, bring your bathing suit and picnic to bask in the sun! Have you seen any music yet? Grand Teton Music Festival has wonderful concerts as well as some of the bars in town. The Silver Dollar Bar at the Wort Hotel is great place to enjoy local music amongst the locals.

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Explore Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Kids enjoy JHMR as much as the adults! There is a kid’s climbing wall and a huge trampoline that kids go wild over. There are also lots of different camps offered. You can enjoy mountain biking or hiking on the trails. Paragliding? What a thrill! Also, riding the tram and getting waffles at the top is a fun experience and great way to see the valley. For drinks or dinner, take the gondola up and enjoy the views. Osteria and Teton Thai are also wonderful restaurants.

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Your last fun day in Jackson and there are still so many things to do. Hike up Snow King Mountain in town or take the chairlift? Horseback riding? Rock climbing? Paddle boarding? Golfing? Tennis? Shopping? Galleries? If you would like to take a wildlife tour, our friends at JH Ecotours are a wealth of knowledge.

 

Departure Day

On the way to the airport, take a walk down the dike for some fresh air and stunning views or stop by that last store on the Town Square. We hope you had a wonderful trip! Jackson Hole is an amazing place that can not fully be explored in one vacation, but hopefully you have done everything that you wanted to. If not, then come back and see us next year!!!

Crest Trail

Crest Trail

Have you ever looked at the Tetons and wondering what was behind them, besides Victor and Driggs, Idaho?

Well, I have always heard the Crest Trail was a classic, meaning a must do, backpacking trip in the Tetons, but I never realized how amazing it really was. It is about a 26 mile hike, depending on where you enter and exit the trail. We spent two nights on the trail and I was amazed by the endless miles and beauty of the Tetons.
We started from the Tram, off of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and a mile into our hike,

we look up the trail to see two black bear cubs and their mom hanging out beside the trail. We were able to bushwhack away from them and go on our way, but it was a fascination to watch the cubs play and run up the tree, without a care in the world, as the mother did not take her eyes off of us. All the hype about bears on the trail (literally) was true!

 

 

When we reached this pass, I was speechless. I see the Tetons everyday, but this different perspective made me love them even more.

Next time you’re in Jackson Hole, take a couple extra days and hike or run the Crest Trail. You won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

 

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Hike to Phelps Lake

There are a few things that give me complete satisfaction…spending time with family and friends, exploring the place that I live and love, and getting a GOOD burn! Even before moving to the area full time I have been taking family vacations to this fabulous place for as long as I can remember. These days I feel priviledged to play tour guide when friends and family want to come for a visit. My mom recently spent an amazing 10 days with me over the summer and we had THE BEST time. Luckily my mom is quite active in her own daily life so picking her up from the airport to hike up to Phelps Lake and Death Canyon wasn’t out of the question. We had an amazing time hiking through what I feel to be one of the most amazing areas around. We had a grey fox follow us down the trail for a while…then we stopped for a nice pic nic beside the lake only to look up and see moose swimming across the lake…seriously!? My mom comes from the suburban flatland…so this was such an experience for her! We continued to explore Jackson Hole and Teton Valley on foot over the course of the next 10 days…hiking up and down some challenging trails that left us completely satisfied with ourselves. I always say that I don’t think I could ever live anywhere else after living here…I am way to spoiled being able to find a great trailhead to explore within minutes of anywhere that I am!
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Huckleberry Hot Springs


 When it starts to feel like spring in Jackson, the skies are crystal blue, the sun warms you and the Huckleberry Hot Springs are the perfect spot! My brother and his family were in town for spring break and my nephews and niece had never been to a natural hot springs before. As we drove to the hot springs, they kept asking about these “hot tubs” and where the water was coming from. The drive quickly turned into a geology lesson for everyone.

The drive to the hot springs is amazing, as you parallel the Tetons most of the way. The hot springs are located in Grand Teton National Park, closer to Yellowstone and about a 45 minute drive from Jackson. Once you get to the trailhead, it is about a 1 mile hike in and it sometimes requires snowshoes or cross country skis, but in the spring the trail is perfectly packed down for an nice walk.

Once we arrived at the hot springs, the kids didn’t waste any time trying out the new “hot tub”.

 

They quickly made friends as everyone thought it was a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
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Jackson Hole Cutter Races

Every February, the local Shriner’s Club host the Cutter Races in Jackson Hole. The money raised at this entertaining event is donated to the children’s hospital; such an amazing cause! The cutter races are horse races where a team of horses pull their driver in a sleigh down a snowy track in a race against one another. You quickly find yourself cheering for your favorite team! The Shriner’s Cutter Races in Jackson Hole are fun for the whole family and just one of many great events in this amazing valley!