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 CentersJackson Hole Chamber of Commerce 112 Center St. Jackson, WY 83001. Phone:(307)733-3316
Things to DoBar-T-5 Covered Wagon Cookout & Show
Alpine SlidesSnow King Alpine Slide
Mountain BikingTeton Mountain Bike Tours
SkiingSnow King Resort
SnowmobilingJackson Hole Snowmobile Tours
White-water RaftingBarker-Ewing River Trips, Whitewater and Scenic Floats