Jackson Hole Highlights
Jackson, Wyoming is famous for skiing, wildlife (of both the human and animal variety) and spectacular vistas—not necessarily in that order. A major gateway to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge, Jackson is a popular summer destination for wildlife watching and adventure sports like mountain biking and rafting. In the winter, the attention turns to skiing with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and two other resorts in the near vicinity.
For clarification, Jackson is the name of the town; Jackson Hole is actually the name of the valley in the Teton Range where the town is located. Jackson Hole also refers to the base area of the Jackson Hole ski resort, located about 12 miles northwest of Jackson.
But don’t worry: with so much to do and see, it won’t really matter if you’re technically in Jackson or Jackson Hole when you lay your weary - and satisfied - head down at night.