Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY, Report: Summer at the Resort, Grand Teton NP, and Yellowstone

Brent Thomas | | Trip ReportTrip Report
There is so much to do in Jackson Hole. Credit: jacksonhole.com

Report from August 2-6, 2022

My family loves outdoor adventure. 

This made a family vacation to Jackson Hole a pretty obvious choice. 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is famous for its skiing, and I had always wanted to come for that, but it just so happened that my first time visiting the area ended up being in the summer.

It still delivers big-time fun. 

Mountain biking is just one activity. Credit: jacksonhole.com

With two resorts, two national parks, and mountains and rivers in the area, the warm weather activities are endless. Staying in Teton Village was the perfect launching point to explore it all.

On our first day, we headed over to nearby Snow King Mountain in Jackson. Snow King has a plethora of mountain activities. Read the report for the day below.

Grand Teton National Park (GTNP)

GTNP lured us in the next day. After a stop at the visitor center, we headed to Jenny Lake where we took a ferry ride to the west side of the lake. From there we hiked to Hidden Falls before hiking back to the main area. 

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Jenny Lake. Credit: SnowBrains
Hidden Falls. Credit: SnowBrains

The Tram

The following day was sunny, so we figured it was a good day to ride the famous aerial tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. The kids were in awe of the 100-person capacity tram that took us to an elevation of 10,450 feet.

On the tram. Credit: SnowBrains

From the summit, we did the short “Top of the World” hike and had incredible views. We also made sure to visit the popular Corbet’s Cabin.

We had a clear day and beautiful views at the top. Credit: SnowBrains

Bike Park

The afternoon was probably the highlight of the trip as I hit the Jackson Hole Bike Park with my two boys. We all love mountain biking, so this was a must-do activity.

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Me ripping one of many berms. Credit: SnowBrains

We mostly rode the Teewinot lift to get our thrills. The lift ride is quick, but the runs seem long. The trails are expertly built with plenty of flow, berms, jumps, and features. We all agreed that “Bronco” was our favorite trail.

My 7-year-old is a little crazy. Credit: SnowBrains
My 10-year-old on a jump. Credit: SnowBrains
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The trails are built for maximum fun. Credit: SnowBrains

Unfortunately, lightning in the area forced the lifts to close early. We could have kept riding for hours more.

Yellowstone National Park

Sunrise in Teton Village with the clock tower in the distance. Credit: SnowBrains

The next day we awoke to a beautiful sunrise. Maybe it was a sign because we had planned to go to Yellowstone National Park for the day. We headed out early and went right to Old Faithful. We hiked around the geyser area before coming back for the next eruption.

Old Faithful. Credit: SnowBrains

The rest of the day we spent biking and hiking to more geysers and pools. 

Exploring Yellowstone on bikes. Credit: SnowBrains

We also squeezed in a quick hike to Mystic Falls in the Biscuit Basin area.

Mystic Falls. I was surprised by how few people there were there. Credit: SnowBrains

There are so many activities to do in the area and we barely scratched the surface. Whitewater rafting, rodeos, horseback riding, fishing, golf, shopping, dining, disc golf, endless biking, and hiking trails, and so much more are available. Next time I visit I hope to do my favorite activity: skiing.

The weather didn’t always cooperate with us, but I tried to get some good pictures of the mountains. If you look close enough, you will see a herd of elk grazing in the meadow. Credit: SnowBrains
The famous antler arches in the town of Jackson. Credit: SnowBrains

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