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Four Season Fun: Family Activities in Jackson Hole, Wyoming


Jackson Hole in Wyoming is a great place for a family vacation. There are activities for all, and there is plenty to do to keep you busy for as long as your vacation lasts.

You’ll find healthy, outdoor fun here all year round, and here are some of the most popular activities for all the family.


Summer Activities


The summer is a wonderful time to be in Jackson Hole, so book your hotel in the best luxury hotel Jackson Hole has to offer and take part in as many activities as you want. There are so many things to do and you’ll soon realize why it is far more than a place for skiing.

Mountain biking is fast and furious fun, and you will find plenty of roads and mountain trails to explore in the area. Simply pick up a trail map in town and go exploring. You could head through the roads of the Grand Teton National Park, the downhill trails on Teton Pass, or visit Cache Creek for the cross-country trails, and that’s just the start.

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Photo CC by Mark Turner.

White water rafting is another of the main activities for the whole family. There are plenty of Class 3 rapids to get your heart racing in Snake River Canyon.

Alternatively, arrange a scenic float down Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, which may be a better option if you have young kids.

The area is great for fishing, and one of the best places is Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Snake River is another good option that is especially good for trout. Or go a bit further and venture into Yellowstone National Park to fish in Yellowstone Lake or Lewis Lake.

The Alpine Slide is a popular attraction in Jackson Hole. This 2,500 feet slide at the Snow King Ski Area will send you racing down through forests and meadows, and it is one of the highlights in the summer.

You could also go on a chairlift ride to enjoy the spectacular views in the Teton Range.

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting is also great fun. Photo courtesy of Arctic Adventures.

Horseback riding is one of the best ways to explore the area, and you can choose various areas to go trekking, including in the backcountry and on private ranches. Some will take you through the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and customized tours are available.


Winter Activities


There is so much to do in winter, and the most popular activity is skiing. Skiing here is suitable for all levels, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is one of the places to go, which is in Teton Village. You could also go to the Snow King Ski Area, which has a number of trails.

If you want a break from skiing, you could experience the thrill of dog sledding. Go for a one-hour tour or a full day, or even overnight, and enjoy driving your own team of dogs through the snow.

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Experience the thrill of dog sledding. Photo CC by Emma

Snow tubing is a lot of fun, and you can try this for yourself at the Snow King Ski Area. Alternatively, have a go at ice climbing at the Teton Ice Park where you can learn the skills of this exciting activity.


Book Your Vacation at Any Time of Year


There is so much to do in Jackson Hole that you can book a vacation at any time of year and you will always find something to do. Whether you prefer skiing in the winter or rafting in the summer, choose a season and plan your trip here.

Then enjoy family fun for all ages on your action-packed outdoor family vacation.


Ben Stanley tries to visit Wyoming at least once a year, each time during a different season. An experienced writer, he likes to share what he learns with others who love to travel, too.

Look for his informative posts on many blogs and websites online.

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