OverviewThe southern entrance to Grand Teton National Park, Jackson is on a scenic portion of US 89 that extends south 255 miles from Mammoth Hot Springs to Geneva, Idaho. It is the supply point and center of activity for ranchers and vacationers in Jackson Hole country. Recreation in the mountain-rimmed valley includes boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, white-water rafting and windsurfing on Jackson Lake.
Jackson's historic town square is the hub of activity, with plentiful dining and nightlife options. Visitors enjoy strolling amid a setting of Western architecture, with such accents as wooden sidewalks and elk antler arches. Shopping opportunities range from outdoor gear to trendy boutiques.
Live musical comedies are presented in summer at Jackson Hole Playhouse; phone (307) 733-6994. The J.H. Rodeo also operates in the summer; phone (307) 733-7927. Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures offers wildlife tours of Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks; for schedules and reservations phone (307) 690-9533.
While Snow King Scenic Chairlift provides uphill transportation for skiers in winter, summer passengers can enjoy scenic panoramas of Jackson Hole and the Tetons; phone (307) 201-5667.
Visitor Centers Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce 112 Center St. Jackson, WY 83001. Phone:(307)733-3316
Things to Do Bar-T-5 Covered Wagon Cookout & Show
Alpine Slides Snow King Alpine Slide
Hiking Wildland Llamas
Mountain Biking Teton Mountain Bike Tours
Skiing Snow King Resort
White-water Rafting Barker-Ewing River Trips, Whitewater and Scenic Floats
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