Jackson Hole Wyoming - Quick Summer Vacation (2-3 Days)


Quick Summer Vacation (2-3 Days)

A two day tour of Jackson Hole is not nearly enough time to really “experience” the area, but we know too well that with limited time and limited budgets, two days might be all you have. We'll assume that you've “done” the parks; hopefully spending at least one day in Yellowstone and one day in the Grand Tetons (see our Parks Suggested Itinerary).

Half Day

Whitewater Rafting

The whitewater section of the Snake River begins just south of town near Hoback Junction.

Reservations Required.
Whitewater Rafting Companies

Scenic Rafting

Chill out and enjoy a Scenic Rafting trip through the park or through wilderness area south of the park.

Reservations Required.
Scenic Float Companies

Horseback Riding

A number of Horseback Riding Outfitters (Reservations Required) offer horseback riding adventures throughout the valley.


Go on a Guided Hiking Trip or explore a trail on your own. Try Goodwin Lake (Moderate, 5 miles round trip), a great hike close to the town of Jackson Hole that reaches a pretty lake at the base of Jackson Peak. Frequented by locals, but not many out-of-towners, Goodwin Lake is located east of town at the base of Jackson Peak. To access the trail, drive northeast of Jackson along the Elk Refuge Road until you reach Curtis Canyon road. Follow this gravel and bumpy road to the trailhead.

Mountain Biking

Rent a bike from one of the local Bike Shops. Make sure to grab a guide book or map as well (available at most bike shops) and try out one of the many fun single track trails up Cache Creek.


Book a Guided Fishing Trip or pop into a Local Fishing Shop and ask for some advice on where to go.

Wildlife Tour

Consider signing up for a half day Wildlife Tour in the park. Best viewing times are usually early morning.


Spend the afternoon testing your skills at a nearby golf course.

Golf Courses

Under 1 Hour

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Reservations Required.
Find a Trip

Tandem Paragliding Ride

Reservations Suggested.
Find a Trip

Tram Ride

No reservations necessary.
Located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village.

Scenic Chairlift Ride

No reservations necessary.
Located at the base of Snow King Mountain in Jackson.

Jackson Hole History Museum

Corner of Deloney and Glenwood in downtown Jackson.

Jackson Town Square Shoot-Out

It's a little cheesy but entertaining for kids.

Takes place every summer evening at 6pm on the square.

Town Square

Stroll around town square and find tons of boutiques, gear stores, and souvenir shops.



A fun evening activity for families.

Reservations Required
Local Chuckwagons


Try a local favorite at the Rendezvous Bistro, splurge at the Blue Lion or Snake River Grill, grab a huge burger at Billy's Burger on the square, saddle up for a beer at the Cowboy Bar, or enjoy dinner with a view at the Granary.

All Jackson, Wyoming Restaurants


If you just so happen to be in town on a Wednesday or Saturday, head to the rodeo grounds for the evening.

Wednesday and Saturday nights at 8pm at the Rodeo Grounds.
Call 307-733-7927 for details.


Pick up a free copy of Stepping Out (these are on a lot of street corners) which has a weekly calendar of live music, movies, plays, and community events.

Spud Drive-In

That's right … a drive in near Jackson Hole. Great burgers, tater tots and caramel corn too!!

Spud Movie Times
Located 45 minutes from Jackson in Teton Valley.

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