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Jackson Hole Summer Activities

Explore all that a Jackson Hole summer has to offer

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Summer in Jackson Hole

Also Known as Bliss

Summer is green hills, blue skies, long days spent on rugged trails, and longer evenings spent laughing with the ones you love. Though Jackson Hole welcomes the snowy season the way only a mountain town can, there’s something uniquely sweet about spending summer at high elevation.

The Grand Tetons rise just north of the resort, while Yellowstone unravels across nearly 3,500-square miles of our corner of northwestern Wyoming. Views of the Tetons and scenic drives through national parks and forests are all part of a typical day during a Jackson Hole summer, making this the ultimate mountain town.

Snow King Hotel is your personal gateway to the great outdoors and hot spots around town. During your stay, be sure to ask our concierge for directions to local favorites and off-the-beat path experiences.

Summer Adventure at the King

15% Off Room Rates and 15% off two adult Big King Passes to Snow King Mountain! 

Summer in Jackson Hole is full of outdoor adventure. Book our summer package and receive 15% off our best available room rates and 15% off two Big King Passes to Snow King Mountain activities. Your Big King Pass includes one day tour on the exciting Treetop Adventure and unlimited rides on the Cowboy Coaster, Alpine Slide, Bungee Trampoline, and Scenic Chairlift along with fun playing Mini-Golf or finding your way out of the Amaze'n Maze. This package is fun for the whole family and a great way to spend a sunny summer day in Jackson Hole. For more information visit Snow King Mountain's site. 

  • 15% off 2 adult one day Big King Passes
  • 15% off room rates in a Snow King Guestroom

Stay dates are May 24th through September 2nd 2019. Minimum 2-night stay. Must book at least 48 hours in advance to arrival. Must make a reservation for the Treetop Adventure. Subject to blackout dates and availability. Must be at least 7 years old to participate at the Tree Top Adventure. Additional Big King Passes may be booked seperate with Snow King Mountian here. Must book by August 31.

Snow King Mountain

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Adventure Right Next Door

No matter how you define “play,” Snow King Mountain has you covered. Right next door to the hotel, Snow King Mountain offers exciting activities such as the Treetop Adventure Park, Cowboy Coaster, Alpine Slide, and Scenic Chairlift. You’ll find an astonishing array of activities to suit every member of the family. Be sure to check with our Concierge staff for the latest information on current activities.

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Fly Fishing

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Some of the Finest Fly Fishing in the West

From your  balcony you can look out over fabled Flat Creek fishery in the National  Elk Refuge, where trout are wily and plentiful. The convenience of our outfitting shop, a mere five-minute drive from our doors, cannot be overstated. Add that to our Concierge team, (hot-spots-of-the-month a specialty) and a close relationship with WorldCast Anglers (top guides in the West), and  you’ve got a fishing trip that satisfies all year long.

Join our resident Fly Fishing Instructor, Spencer Morton, a two time winner of the Jackson Hole One Fly and discover your talents or hone your existing skills.  Classes are held every Monday and Thursday on the Casting Lawn from 5 pm to 7 pm during the summer season.

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National Parks

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Grand Teton National Park

As Jackson's backyard, this magnificent place is no more than a twenty-minute drive north. From the entrance alongside the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at the park’s entrance in Moose, a spectacular wilderness presents itself with expansive and tranquil lakes, beaver dams, secluded fishing holes and an array of wildlife that turns anyone into a photographer.

Yellowstone National Park

Snow King Hotel and Grand View Lodge are proud to be in national park country. Yellowstone National Park is one of the nation's most beautiful and most alive treasure lands, with its many geologic and thermal features. Spanning 3,500 square miles at the junction of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, the south entrance to the park is just an hour drive north of the Town of Jackson.

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Mountain Biking

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Thrilling Downhill Trails & Leisurely Pathways

Mountain Biking is action packed and a terrific way to explore Jackson Hole in the summertime. With miles upon miles of trails and bike parks, there is no limit to your options for biking enjoyment. And the town of Jackson is bike savvy, with Friends of Pathways bikeways that radiate across the Hole. 

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Wild & Wet or Relaxed & Leisurely

You can go big or you can go placid. The waterways of the West offer a full menu of choices from a guided wildlife-viewing raft trip at sunset in Grand Teton National Park to whitewater thrills at Lunch Counter and Taco Hole on the Snake River.

An 8-mile whitewater trip down the Snake River is sure to make you at least a little wet but exhilarated, too. A scenic float at the base of the Tetons is more laid-back, but the wealth of wildlife along the river could leave you just as breathless. Either way, time on the water is sure to leave a lasting impression. Check with our Front Desk team or Concierge staff to secure reservations and directions.

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Explore More

There’s a reason the locals always have on shorts and a hat. And that ubiquitous backpack? It holds hiking shoes or sandals, a water bottle and a rain jacket. Literally hundreds of trails crisscross the valley floor of Jackson Hole. Many are within easy walking distance and right outside the front entrance of Snow King Resort Hotel and Grand View Lodge. Grab your hiking shoes and snag a map, and you're on your way. Check with our Front Desk team or Concierge staff for directions to the trails of Snow King Mountain.

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Where the West is Still Wild!

Brahma bulls, bucking broncos and a taste of the old West. Rodeo has been a part of Jackson Hole since the first settlers arrived, and no vacation to Jackson would be complete without experiencing the rodeo firsthand. Jackson’s rodeo grounds are a ten-minute walk from Snow King Hotel and Grand View Lodge, and the lassos fly every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer months. 

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Paragliding in Paradise

Fly with the eagles when you strap in for a guided paragliding trip off the tip of Snow King Mountain. A few running steps and you are airborne, seated in a comfortable chair harness, free to enjoy the awesome scenery and refreshing mountain air. All Jackson Hole Paragliding Tandem Instructors are experienced mountain pilots with excellent safety records. Our instructors know which buttes are hot with thermals when.

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Check out the map below to see locations of various activities in the Jackson Hole area!