A First Timer’s Guide to Jackson Hole

If you’re coming to Wyoming on vacation, chances are you are making a trip to the insanely beautiful, Jackson. And now, I’m lucky enough to call this place home. With a good amount of time as a local under my belt, I can confidently recommend things you have to do on your first visit here.

1. Go horseback riding

Trail Ride near Jackson, Wyoming

Some of the best views can be seen from the back of a horse and you can do it in two hours or less. I recommend Trails Rides at the Spring Creek Stables. The views alone are a selling point and you’ll get enough pictures to have all your friends at home drooling.

2. Ride the Tram

Riding the Tram at Jackson Hole

When friends and family roll into town, I take them on the Tram. The ride up provides amazing views of the village and valley. When you get to the top, treat yourself to a waffle because waffles taste better when you’re on top of the world.  

3. Hike the Taggart Lake trail

Hiking - GTNP It’s a trail that doesn’t gain too much elevation and is just over 3 miles and will get you up close and personal with the Teton’s. Be sure to get to the trailhead early since the lot fills up pretty quickly.  

4.Check out some live music

Jackson Hole Live Music

We might be a small town but we are mighty in the music department. Let me give you a few options. Monday nights you’ve got the Hootenanny at Dornan’s. Tuesday nights check out Bluegrass at The Wort. Throughout the summer you can check the schedule for Jackson Hole Live. And on Sunday’s head to the village for Concerts on the Commons.