Jackson Hole is a unique and special place in the West. For more than two hundred years travelers have been coming to the area to witness it’s natural wonders. The Native Americans in the area traded with the French fur trappers, who came for valuable beaver
pelts to be sent to support the European hat industry. Although Lewis & Clark never came to Jackson Hole, the reports they sent to Thomas Jefferson about the vast expanses of the West inspired many to come to the newly acquired frontier areas of the western states.
The early French trappers laid claim to “holes” throughout the West. Davie Jackson was a trapper who frequented this area, and our valley was later to be known as
Hole". Just west of the Teton Range is Teton Valley, Idaho and is referred to as
Pierre’s Hole. Simply put a “hole” is a valley surrounded by mountains. The extent
of Jackson’s Hole reaches from the Hoback area in the south to the Moran area in the north – approximately 50 miles in length.
Grand Teton National Park was formed in stages starting in 1929 and completed by
the early 1950’s. The Teton Mountain Range rises 6000 to 7000 feet from the valley floor
and is often called “The Little Switzerland of America”. GTNP offers a wide array of
outdoor activities from hiking and horseback riding to rafting and fly fishing to balloon
rides and biking. There are various opportunities to view wildlife while visiting GTNP
seeing bison, moose, mule deer, antelope along with osprey and bald eagles.
Jackson Hole offers a wide variety of lodging and restaurants plus the JH Rodeo and
alpine slide at Snow King - a favorite of the kids. Also there are many western shops and art galleries to check out around the “Town Square” with its famous Elk Antler Arches.
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We think that
Wyoming is a blue ribbon destination for those looking to experience
the great outdoors of the West! So come join us on a guided mountain bike tour in the Greater Jackson Hole area – a great adventure experience!