Jackson, Wyoming has a reputation as a world class ski area, but you can have fun there year-round, and it’s an amazing place to create memories with your family. If you’re planning a trip to Jackson Hole with kids, whether winter or summer, there’s plenty to do in this outdoor wonderland.
Jackson Hole refers to an entire valley, including the town of Jackson, Teton Village, Wilson, the Aspens, Moran Junction, Moose, and surrounding areas.
All Year Long
Granite Hot Springs – During summer you can drive to it and in the winter you can take a dogsled or snowmobile and swim in the hot pools in the snow!
Dog Sledding Tours – Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours
Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides – The 2018 / 2019 season begins on Saturday, December 15 and is scheduled to run through Saturday, April 6. The sleigh rides tickets are sold at the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center.
Snow King Resort – the Cowboy Coaster, and Snow Tubing
Winter Wildlife Tours – bring your camera on this visit to the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole where you’ll have opportunities to see big horn sheep, bison, elk, deer, moose, fox, coyote, bald eagle, trumpeter swans, and even wolves.
Snowmobile Through Yellowstone National Park – all snowmobiles entering Yellowstone National Park are now required to be accompanied by a professional guide employed by an authorized tour company.
Aerial Tram rides at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – Take the tram to get an amazing 360-degree views of the Tetons, Jackson Hole valley and surrounding mountain ranges. The tram glides up 4139 vertical feet In just 12 minutes!
Bar T 5 Covered Wagon Cookouts – A taste of the old west!
Rock Climbing with Exum Mountain Guides
Snow King Mountain Alpine Slide – an exciting ride down 350 feet over the half mile track at speeds up to 25 miles per hour.
Ropes and Zip Line Courses – kids and adults can experience the thrill of adventure 12 – 80 feet off the ground!
Jackson Hole Rodeo – This is a great authentic western event for families. Watch barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, and bareback bronc riding.
Snake River Whitewater Rafting – in Grand Teton National Park – this is a class lll river, with 8-10 sets of some real fun rapid, perfect for people of all ages and experience.
Dude Ranch vacation inside Grand Teton National Park at Moose Head Ranch
Rockefeller Preserve/Phelps Lake ‘Jumping Rock’
Teton Village is a playground for kids of all ages
The rustic pool at Granite Hot Springs—just 33 miles south of Jackson Hole