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Jackson Hole Travel Guide, Wyoming

Jackson Hole Travel Guide – General Information

Jackson Hole is the perfect destination for mountain lovers and an ideal little spot to visit if touring the nearby Idaho Falls, Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teuton National Park. It is actually called Jackson, but it is usually known as Jackson Hole, due to the valley where it is located. Having a population of about 10.000, this town has developed mostly through the tourist services it provides and has a strong environmental concern for the beautiful and very important ecosystem it belongs to.

Jackson Hole Travel guide – What To Do

In Jackson Hole you can chose from a variety of vacation deals, as the community organizes round-the-year activities for all its visitors.These include the Jackson Hole Mountain Festival, which takes place every March, and various challenges for everyone in the family: kids summer camps and adventure guides, disk golf, mountain biking, hot air ballooning, hiking, fishing and rafting – you name it, and Jackson Hole has it. For those of you who feel more adventurous, there are even some “wild west tours” which you can go on. Due to its location this city allows for extended wildlife tours in the nearby natural reservations, but it also has plenty to offer by itself: the Snow King resort which is located right in Jackson Hole has one of the steepest slopes in the nation and is illuminated by night. Also, at just twelve miles from the city, you can find one of the biggest resorts in the country, the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Be it summer or winter, this area can provide great entertainment both through its natural resources (you can enjoy a hot spring bath or a dogsledding tour) and through its extensive shopping and restaurant district.

Jackson Hole Travel Guide – Interesting Facts

Jackson Hole seems to have it all, from wildlife to culture and celebs. Although it is a small community, it has extensive boardwalks and plenty of art galleries, and it hosts the annual “Jackson Hole Writers Conference”, which takes place in June and has already reached its seventeenth edition. Also, when taking a hike through the area, you may run into Harrison Ford, Uma Thurman or the Rockefeller family, who are among the celebrities that chose Jackson Hole as their perfect getaway spot. Traditions are very well kept and respected by the locals, so Jackson is the place where you’ll find the largest barbed wire ball in the world and four arches made out of shed elk antlers in the town's main square. Just a few miles further you can visit the elks themselves, together with moose, swans and bighorn sheep.

So if you want to get in touch with nature, Jackson Hole will provide you all the exploration means you need, leaving you the freedom to go about and enjoy the wild scenery to its fullest.

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    review by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    Not further than 57 miles from Yellowstone National Park, Jakson Hole has found a way to become a successful resort town while managing to keep part of its past image away from being too touristy. You can still see glimpses of the genuine town. In the beginning it was a settlement for fur...
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