Jackson Hole is truly a stunning destination during the fall season, with vibrant foliage, loads of outdoor activities and crisp, refreshing temperatures. The crowds have thinned out and the wildlife has become more active in preparation for winter. Here are our 5 best things to do this fall in Jackson Hole:
One of the top draws to Jackson Hole in the fall season is the breathtaking display of autumn foliage. Take a drive or enjoy a hike in Grand Teton National Park or Bridger-Teton National Forest to witness the vibrant colors of the aspen and cottonwood trees. Don’t forget your camera!
Fall is a fantastic time to spot wildlife – many animals become more active in preparation for winter hibernation, and the parks are less crowded during this off season time. Book a wildlife tour or take a self-guided adventure to see elk, moose, bison, bears and other animals in their natural habitat.
Jackson Hole is home to countless hiking trails that are suitable for all skill levels. A few of our favorite trails in the fall season include Cascade Canyon, Taggart Lake and Inspiration Point, which all offer opportunities to experience the beauty of the Teton Range and surrounding valley.
The cool fall weather makes it a great time to hit the bike trails too! Jackson Hole is home to hundreds of miles of paved pathways, as well as tons of mountain biking opportunities as well. The variety of trails and paths allow everyone from beginner to advanced to enjoy the outdoors on two wheels. Several outfitters in town rent bikes, provide maps and can recommend the perfect adventure for your crew.
Fall is an excellent time for fly fishing in the Snake River. The cooler temperatures make for ideal conditions to catch trout and other fish species with vibrant foliage as your backdrop. You can book a guided fly fishing tour, or you can rent the gear you need and head out for your own adventure.
Don’t forget to check the weather and road conditions before heading out for fall adventures, as Jackson Hole is known to experience an early snowfall in the fall – especially at higher elevations! It’s also recommended to dress in layers, pack snacks and water, and be sure to have a map handy. Heed these and you’ll be all set to enjoy your fall trip to Jackson Hole!