Jackson Hole is a valley located between the Gros Ventre Range and Teton mountain range in Wyoming. It is called hole because mountain men and early trappers entered the valley from the north and east and had to descend along steep slopes making it seem like they were entering a hole.
It is sometimes known as the last and best of the Old West. This frontier town turned ski resort has many hotel rooms to accommodate the droves of tourists who visit away from their homes all around the country.
The area has pristine forests, sparkling lakes and expansive meadows which make it a good place for adventure and outdoor recreation. Jackson Hole is known for outdoor pursuits such as skiing and fishing. Here are things to do in Jackson Hole:
Fishing-Fishing is among the biggest draws in Jackson Hole. One of the best fishing places is The Snake River which provides some of the best fly fishing and attracts thousands of anglers every year.
Skiing- Jackson Hole Mountain’s terrain is regarded by skiing fanatics as the most challenging, varied and breathtaking of any ski resort in the United States.
Visit the national museum of wildlife art- The National museum of wildlife art showcases the finest wildlife art exhibit in the US. The museum has 14 galleries and more than 2000 paintings by popular artists like Charles Russell, John J. Audubon, Albert Bierstadt, George Catline, Albrecht Durer and many other artists.
Visit the National Elk Refuge- If you are visiting Jackson Hole during the winter months, then it may be a good idea to visit the National Elk Refuge which is home to the largest gathering of elk in North America. Beginning in late autumn, thousands of elk make the long trek from the high country down to Jackson Hole.
Take a Jackson Hole Aerial Tram Ride- This is a good way to get a bird’s eye view of the magnificent expanse land that comprises the Great Valley. Located at Jackson Hole Ski Resort, the tram allows you to see the mountains and the area nearby from a height of 10,000 feet.