With two full days in Jackson Hole, you can set aside an entire day for exploring the natural wonders of Grand Teton National Park and still have time to enjoy the mountain town sights in Jackson. Here’s what you need to know to make the most out of your two days in Jackson Hole.
Seeing the entire park in one day is just not reasonable given its size. To make the most of your time, book a half-day or full-day tour of park highlights. If you explore on your own, don't miss the views of the Teton Range from Jenny Lake, Signal Mountain, Oxbow Bend, and Snake River Overlook.
Wildlife like moose, bighorn sheep, elk, and bears are abundant in Grand Teton National Park. For your best chances of viewing wildlife, take a guided safari tour with an experienced naturalist who knows where to look. Tour options range from sunrise or sunset tours to full- and multi-day excursions.
For a memorable experience, catch the sunset at Mormon Row, an early homesteading settlement outside of Jackson and home to the most photographed barn in America, the T.A. Moulton Barn. In winter, consider finishing your day with a horse-drawn sleigh ride through National Elk Refuge.
If visiting in winter, you can easily spend the day downhill skiing at Snow King or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or exploring the cross-country ski trails around town. Alternatively, head back into Grand Teton National Park for a hike, bike, or ski.
The Snake River carves its way through Grand Teton National Park right in front of the soaring peaks of Teton Range. Visitors have several options for exploring the river including scenic float trips through the park, guided fishing tours, and exhilarating rides through the rapids in the Snake River Canyon.
Spend your final evening browsing the galleries, outdoor shops, and jewelers in downtown Jackson. Take a photo under one of the four gigantic antler arches that frame the town square. After dinner, head into the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar where the barstools have been replaced with saddles, and cowboys fill the dance floor.