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The Best Summer Activities to Do in Jackson Hole

Have you been wondering what are some of the best things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming? We have the answer! No matter what time of year you visit, there is always an abundance of things to do in Jackson Hole! Here at the Bentwood Inn, we’re always ready to help you plan your activities and accommodate you in our eco-friendly lodge. While visiting Jackson Hole, here are just some of our favorite local activities and attractions that we highly recommend!

There are plenty of outdoor things to do in Jackson Hole in the summer months! Whether you explore our local trails, take a swing at the golf courses, or embark on a scenic whitewater rafting excursion, adventure awaits around every corner! Enjoy all of these fun activities and things to do in Jackson Hole and more during your stay at Bentwood Inn this summer.

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Known for its rugged terrain, high elevation, and breathtaking landscape, hiking in Grand Teton National Park is one of the most challenging and rewarding Jackson Hole activities. Another great spot for adventurous and scenic hiking are the trails of the beautiful Yellowstone National Park.

Check out some of our favorite trails here! (or visit the National Parks Website to get the inside info on the best trails!)

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Horseback Riding & Chuckwagon Dinners

For scenic trail rides in Wyoming, you will want to check out both Green River & Bridger-Teton Outfitters and Mill Iron Ranch. Green River & Bridger-Teton Outfitters offers pristine panoramas of the Gros Ventre mountain range on their half, full, and multi-day horseback rides. Mill Iron Ranch is uniquely located in the Horse Creek Valley, providing guests with fantastic trail riding, elevation gains, and gorgeous scenery. Celebrate the spirit of the Old West at Bar J Wranglers with a delicious meal followed by songs, stories, comedy routines, yodeling, fiddling, and more!

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During their stay at the Bentwood Inn, our guests are highly encouraged to explore the area on two wheels. That’s why we offer complimentary bicycles of all sizes for our guests to use on over 40 miles of bike paths throughout the valley. You can also rent one of our new Radpower e-bikes to explore the pathways just outside our front door! Please contact us(phone call) if you’d like to rent an e-Bike during your stay! For more information on trails and pathways, visit the Friends of Pathways website to download a map.

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White Water Rafting & Scenic Float Trips

Whether you’re craving a heart-pumping adventure or a relaxing afternoon on the water, the Snake River in Wyoming has something for everyone. For a day of thrills, adrenaline, and heart-pumping excitement, white water rafting is ideal for adventurous visitors who want to take on the rapids of Snake River in Wyoming. One of our guests’ favorite things to do in Jackson Hole is travel down the Snake River on a scenic float trip, where rugged mountains, rolling plains, and fascinating wildlife abound. These trips are suitable for guests of all ages and are a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Wild West, without the risk of getting wet!

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Fly Fishing

The Snake River flows the entire length of Jackson Hole and offers spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. In particular, this popular Jackson Hole attraction is a paradise for anglers of all skill levels and is considered to have the strongest population of native Cutthroat trout left in the Rocky Mountain West. So, whether you’re an avid angler or have never cast a line, Snake River fishing is a wonderful way to spend a day outdoors in Jackson Hole. Check out the top 5 fly fishing companies.

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Canoeing, Kayaking, and Paddleboarding

Whether you’re seeing the sights from a canoe or kayak, the lush landscapes of the looming Teton mountain range are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on you. Wandering alongside elk, moose, deer, beavers, bald eagles, and otters, there is no better way to experience Jackson Hole than by spending an afternoon on the Snake River or in Grand Teton National Park! If you're interested in a paddleboarding adventure, SUPerior Paddlesports has your back - check out their lineup here!

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Rock Climbing

Exum Mountain Guide Service is one of the oldest and most prestigious guide services in America and offers climbing instruction and guided trips in Grand Teton National Park and adjacent areas. Individuals from ages 8 to 80 have been able to climb the Grand Teton after only two days of climbing instruction. Programs range from a fun day on the rocks for the whole family to serious alpine adventures. For a fun rock climbing alternative, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is another popular Jackson Hole attraction that provides visitors with a heart-pumping climbing wall and ropes course.

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Golf & Tennis

Situated amongst the lush forests and looming peaks of the Teton Mountain Range, Jackson Hole golf courses offer challenging terrain and jaw-dropping views that provide a day of fun and adventure for golfers of all skill levels. Along with some of the best golf courses in Wyoming, Jackson Hole also offers a variety of fantastic places to enjoy a competitive game of tennis.

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Live Music Events

From classical to rock and country, there is something for every music lover to enjoy in Jackson Hole. Enjoy exciting outdoor music festivals and concert series like Jackson Hole Live and Jackson Hole Rendezvous, or a more relaxing music experience at the annual Grand Teton Music Festival. No matter what your music preferences are, you are sure to have countless activities in Jackson Hole, WY, to choose from!

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Wildlife Safaris & Viewing

The incredible and vast nature of Wyoming attracts thousands of visitors to the wild west each year. From magnificent mammals like buffalo to unique birds and fish, Jackson Hole wildlife is some of the most fascinating in the country. Being able to observe these animals in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who visit this beautiful area. Guided tours through Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures provide visitors with that unique experience in the breathtaking region of Jackson Hole, Wyoming while also educating them on the area’s native wildlife. From the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks to the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and National Elk Refuge, there are endless opportunities to discover and admire the abundant wildlife of Jackson Hole.

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Jackson Hole Vacation Guide

Our concierge support is a hallmark of your stay at the Bentwood Inn, but for even more recommendations of local attractions and things to do in Jackson Hole, you’re welcome to download our free Jackson Hole Vacation Guide. This handy planning tool is filled with great recommendations for local entertainment, activities, dining, and much more.

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