Jackson Hole: Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Summer Activities!
We invited Teton Whitewater to share their favorite off-the-beaten-path summer activities in Jackson Hole, starting with their small boat slam trips. Read on to find out what the heck a small boat slam means, plus five other quirky and exhilarating recommendations.
If you’re heading to Jackson Hole in the summertime, then you can expect sunny weather, breathtaking views, and of course – lots of tourists. That’s why it helps to get off the beaten path and check out some of the more unique attractions the area has to offer. Here’s a list to get you started.
Try a Small Boat Slam
If you haven’t been whitewater rafting, then we highly recommend it. One of the best rafting trips to try is the Small Boat Slam – because smaller boats mean bigger waves! Teton Whitewater offers an exhilarating trip on the Snake River, where you’ll hit every wave, feel every splash, and have a great time.
Head to the Gros Ventre Mountains
The Tetons steal all the fame and glory, while the mountain range on the opposite side of the valley – the Gros Ventres – tend to earn little more than a footnote in most guide books. Other’s loss is your gain. There are some truly amazing day hikes and camping spots in this range. Dispersed camping on Shadow Mountain, for example, is an experience you definitely won’t regret.
Indulge in Local Hangouts
Check out some of Jackson Hole’s favorite local hangout spots. It'll give you a sense of the area's soul and grit. Not to mention, trendy bars can sometimes take a toll on your wallet. So if you’re looking for a bar that has a little more character, then check out the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson or Snake River Brewery, which is within easy walking distance of the Jackson Hole Town Square.
Taste Some Pig Candy
Pig candy is Applewood smoked bacon that’s been coated in a blend of sugars and spices. You can find it at Cafe Genevieve, which has been featured on the Food Network and the Today Show. So even though this restaurant might be well-known, it will still be one of the more unique experiences you can try in Jackson Hole.
Get a Little High
Are you looking for an unforgettable experience? Paragliding is a great way to take in some views in a non-traditional way. After just a few steps, you’ll be free-flying in the sky, breathing in the mountain air, and seeing some of the most spectacular views that Jackson Hole has to offer.
Stop by the Give’r Garage
Give’r, a Jackson Hole-based outdoor clothing and gear brand, promotes a lifestyle fueled by passion, purpose, challenge and adventure. They aim to inspire the unrelenting pursuit of dreams, the confidence to take the road less traveled, and the desire to share the wonders of life with others.
You can stop into their garage HQ to check out their gloves, shirts and toppers – most of which feature an outline of the Tetons. The address is 452 S. Willow Drive, but call ahead (307-200-8876) as the fellas who run the show keep unconventional hours.
About Teton Whitewater: We offer a collection of whitewater rafting trips in the Jackson Hole area for ages 4 and up. If you’re ready to book your adventure, then give us a call at 307-733-2285.