Jackson Wyoming and the Grand Tetons
Jackson, Wyoming, and the Grand Tetons
Heading south from Yellowstone, the first big city you’ll enter is the skiing destination of Jackson, Wyoming – sometimes known as Jackson Hole, Even during the summer months, there’s plenty to see and do in this western getaway, including hiking, horseback tours, scenic tram rides, and paragliding.
If grabbing a bite to eat is your thing, options range from the family-friendly Virginian Restaurant to numerous fine-dining offerings, such as The Blue Lion. And Jackson Town Square, which is cornered by four arches built entirely of elk horns from the National Elk Refuge on the north side of town, is a local shopping mecca for Western wear. Evenings in Jackson are filled with all kinds of entertainment, from hoisting a cocktail at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar to live concerts in Teton Village, which is located on the other side of the Snake River, right at the base of the Teton mountain range.
Traveling south to our next stop (the Grand Canyon) is a long haul, but the trip can be broken up by making it a two-day excursion, with the first night’s stop in Salt Lake City. While it’s not the most direct route south to the Great Salt Lake, we’d recommend that you travel via Route 89, which takes you past Bear Lake and has some of the most amazing Caribbean-blue waters you’ll ever see, as well as numerous places in town that each claim to make the best raspberry shake you’ll ever taste – all made from locally grown fresh raspberries.