Jackson Hole Wyoming Travel Guide - Trip Planning Info

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Activities

Jackson Hole is primarily an outdoors destination with its easy access to the scenic splendor of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. But the town of Jackson also has numerous activities from tours to mountain coasters, alpine slides, wildlife viewing, dining and unique shopping.

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Attractions

Jackson Hole is a Western mountain town and valley famous for its spectacular scenery, incredible skiing and year-round outdoor recreation. It also features abundant wildlife viewing as the primary gateway community to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.

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History

Jackson is the town. Jackson Hole is technically the valley Jackson resides in.

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Itineraries

In the summer, many travelers enjoy driving through Yellowstone to reach Big Sky from Jackson Hole on Highway 191. In the winter, Yellowstone's roads close to car travel, meaning you'll have to route through Ashton, Idaho, and Island Park on Highway 20 before reconnecting with 191 in West Yellowstone.

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The Grand Tetons form the western border of the valley known as Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park's southern border is about five miles from downtown Jackson, but the mountains are visible from many places in town.

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It's a 495-mile drive between Jackson Hole and Mt. Rushmore on the fastest route, which takes about 8 hours of driving.

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It's about a 98-mile, 2-hour 12 minute drive from the town of Jackson to Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

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Jackson Hole is about 127 miles and a 2.5 hour drive from West Yellowstone. But driving through Yellowstone National Park extends the trip to about 3 hours 10 minutes or more.

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Jackson Hole is about 57 miles from Yellowstone National Park's South Entrance.

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Idaho Falls is about 88 miles from Jackson Hole, roughly a 2-hour drive through scenic mountains and valleys.

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The drive from Denver to Jackson Hole is a roughly 8-hour trip through terrain varying from mountainous to high-plains desert. It's an easy, often pleasant drive in the summer. But in spring and winter the I-80 corridor across Wyoming is known for wind, ice, and drifting snow.

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The scenic 280-mile, 4 hour, 40-minute drive from Salt Lake to Jackson Hole has become a favored approach for many seeking to access Jackson Hole from an alternate airport.

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Jackson Hole can make anything from a great weekend getaway to a multi-month summer retreat. Most visitors wish they could stay longer, but seeing the mountains superficially can be done quickly.

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The South Entrance is the closest Yellowstone entrance to Jackson Hole, lying just beyond the valley's borders.

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Transportation

Jackson Hole is about 127 miles and a 2.5 hour drive from West Yellowstone. But driving through Yellowstone National Park extends the trip to about 3 hours 10 minutes or more.

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Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) and Idaho Falls Airport (IDA) are the closest to the attractions of Jackson Hole like Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. Many also access Jackson from Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) and make a longer drive upon landing.

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You can find direct flights into or out of Jackson Hole Airport from Salt Lake City, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, Houston, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.

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Flying to Jackson Hole Airport is the best way to access Jackson Hole, especially because of the Teton views you get while coming in for a landing. If driving in winter, be aware that routes through Yellowstone National Park are closed from early November to varying times in May.

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Delta and United are currently the only airlines servicing Jackson Hole from Salt Lake City, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, Houston, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.

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Lodging

Most people prefer to stay in Jackson during the summer because of its wider variety of lodging and dining options. But some prefer the smaller, ritzier feel of Teton Village along with its easy access to Grand Teton National Park from Moose-Wilson Road.

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The best places to stay between Yellowstone and Jackson Hole are in Grand Teton National Park at hotels like Jackson Lake Lodge, Jenny Lake Lodge, and Signal Mountain Lodge and campgrounds like Lizard Creek, Signal Mountain, Gros Ventre Campground, and others.

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Nature

Yes. Jackson Hole has some of the most famous grizzly bear-viewing opportunities in the world with a population of nearly 700 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Its grizzly and black bear residents make themselves especially visible in spring and early summer as well as during fall.

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Skiing

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is world-renowned for its challenging terrain with 4,139 vertical feet of skiing. However, with 2,500 acres of in-bounds skiing, the resort offers everything from bunny hills and magic carpets to speedy groomers.

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Weather

People tend to dress casually or for outdoor adventures in Jackson Hole. However, it's common to see a wide array of apparel from Western-chic to athletic to modern cowboy.

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Most visitors to Jackson Hole come during the summer months for its wide variety of outdoor activities from hiking and whitewater rafting to wildlife viewing and more. Skiers, of course, will argue that winter is the best time to go to Jackson Hole.

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Take the next steps to plan your trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming by figuring out your transportation (whether you are flying or driving), booking your lodging (everything from a luxury inn to a full service resort to a campground), scheduling a few activities (Jackson is great for skiing, fishing, hiking, rafting, and more), checking the weather and webcams, and packing your bags.

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