Activities in the Tetons
The Scenic Float float down the Snake River is a favorite of ours, through a pristine rocky mountain landscape and dense pine forested glacial terrain. We recommend this for visitors looking for a leisurely activity and those thirsty to know more about the park. The guiding company we often steer people towards is Barker Ewing as their guides are some of the most knowledgeable in the park. More information >
Looking to kick up the adrenaline? The whitewater section of the Snake River, south of the town of Jackson, is as beautiful as it is fun. The snake river is very safe, making it an ideal activity for all experience levels. Most companies depart from the town of Jackson, so you may want to put this on the beginning or end of your trip. Again, Barker Ewing is the company we recommend. More information >
With 6 glacially formed lakes within the park, getting in the water is a must! We highly recommend renting a canoe or kayak at the Colter Bay docks or from the ferry dock at Jenny Lake.
You’re in the wild west, why not jump on a horse and explore the sage covered hills?! There are many outfitters throughout the valley to choose from depending on comfort and skill level. Here are our two favorites.
For those who are hoping to stay within the park and are at a beginner level, the coral at Colter bay is a great option. The mellow horse train style riding brings you along the shores of Jackson Lake, which is framed by Mount Moran, the notable flat topped peak just north of the Grand Teton.
One of the more authentic horseback outfitters in the valley, their tours take you up onto the hills outside of the park, complete with shallow river crossings and steep climbs to classic views of the Tetons.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Looking for a different perspective on the mountains? The Tram at this famed skiing resort runs through summer whisks you up 4000-feet above the valley floor, giving you the opportunity to peer into the back side of the range! Pro Tip: Buying your tickets online will save some money. Alternatively, you could choose to ride the gondola up to ‘The Deck’ at Piste restaurant, open mid June through early September. The Gondola ride is free from 5-9pm and serves as one of the best views to sip a cold beverage.
Bike Rental from Dornan’s
With over 60 miles of paved bike paths throughout the Jackson Hole valley, those looking to spin their legs will be in heaven. Positioned just outside of the southern entrance to the Tetons in the town of Moose, Dornan’s is the most convenient outfitter to sent from. The popular 18-mile round trip ride from Dornan’s to Jenny Lake skirts along the foot of the mountains, allowing you to marvel in their beauty from every angle. Pro Tip : Pick up some premade sandwiches from their deli before setting out! Upon returning grab a cold beverage and slice of pizza from their restaurant. More information HERE | Bike Path map HERE