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Jackson Hole Travel Guide

Skiing is what Jackson Hole is most famous for, boasting three world-class resorts. Fondly referred to as the “Last of the Old West, Jackson Hole also has a real frontier cowboy vibe, complete with a wooden boardwalk town square home to authentic cowboy saloons and a rodeo. Not to mention, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are additionally on the doorstep here.

Things to Do in Jackson Hole

Visit the true heart of Jackson Hole at the Town Square, where the boardwalks are made of wooden planking and the four main entrances are decorated with elk antlers shaped into large arches, collected from the local Elk refuge. The square is also where you'll find the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and the Silver Dollar Bar, two famed venues to sip on a beer and watch the Western swing dances. There are also many boutiques, stores and restaurants in the vibrant, bustling square. The town also has a growing reputation as an artistic hub, with many galleries plus its own annual Arts Festival.

There are plenty of hiking trails, horseback riding, fishing, river rafting and kayaking do be done in the nearby national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Immerse yourself in the magnificent scenery, and try spotting animals like bison, moose, wolves, bears and bighorn sheep. The National Elk Refuge is home to free roaming elk and the largest bison herds in the country.

If you're visiting in winter, skiing and other snow activities take place at Snow King, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (ranked number one in North America several times in a row) and Grand Targhee Resort. Each are known for their own specific characteristics and depending on your skill and needs, you'll find something special at each venue.

Best Time to Visit Jackson Hole

Visiting Jackson Hole in each season brings something different. Try winter for skiing, dog sled rides and snowmobiling. Spring is magical for wildlife and nature lovers, while summer brings warm days on the lakes. With fall comes the promise of snowy winter around the corner but still with a very mild climate and fewer crowds.

Price and Availability Index in Jackson Hole

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Jackson Hole is in July, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Jackson Hole is in the high season in July. Jackson Hole has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Jackson Hole tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Jackson Hole tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The weather in Jackson Hole

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Jackson Hole. The hottest month in Jackson Hole is June, when temperatures peak at 88 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -29 ˚F. The wettest month in Jackson Hole is February with 4.77 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.26 inches of rain.

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