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When is the Best Time to Visit Jackson Hole?

Tetons with Snake River in foreground
Jackson Hole is a year-round destination for outdoor lovers, offering changing perspectives and new activities with every beautiful season. So, if you are asking yourself, "when is the best time to visit Jackson Hole?" you've come to the right place! Answering this question depends entirely on how you want to spend your time in our picturesque Rocky Mountain town. Want to experience the thrill of whitewater rafting and horseback riding in the mountains? Then plan ahead for a summer getaway! How about a getaway where you can spot local wildlife away from the usual crowds? Then consider visiting us during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall!

Whenever you plan your visit, Fireside Resort has the perfect cabin waiting for you year-round!

Winter: November-March

Jackson Hole averages around 400 inches of snow annually, offering the perfect playground for various winter adventures. Our world-class ski resorts attract skiers from all over the country looking to shred the legendary slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. But winter offers just as much for non-skiers, including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, wildlife tours, and National Park trips.

Discover more information about winter activities on our blog, including Jackson Hole winter tours, snowmobiling, and skiing.

Summer June-August:

The most popular season for Jackson Hole travel is during the summer months. A true outdoor lovers' paradise, with popular activities like whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, camping, and golfing. Summer is also an excellent time to plan adventures in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Read our blogs on summer adventures, covering mountain biking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and National Park trips.

Fall: September-October

Fall offers many of the same recreation opportunities as summer but with fewer crowds and cooler temperatures. Experience hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and golfing with the backdrop of vibrant fall foliage. There are also several experiences unique to fall, like the start of hunting season, elk bugling, and festivals. The Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival is one of the top events throughout the year, celebrating 12 days of arts in the Tetons!

Refer to our Jackson Hole Fall Activities Guide for more information!

Spring: April-May

The weather in spring can be quite unpredictable, but there are plenty of reasons to visit during this quiet time if you are willing to be flexible with the weather! Spring is the best time to see local wildlife like bears and elk migrate after the long winter season. The most popular event during spring is Old West Days, an annual May festival embracing our Western heritage.

Year-Round Cabin Rentals in Jackson Hole

So, when is the best time to visit Jackson Hole? Anytime! Especially when you choose Fireside Resort to host your getaway. Our cabins offer the perfect setting for every season, offering the intimacy of a boutique hotel, the atmosphere of a wooded campground, and the ambiance of your own cozy residence. Choose from our Wedge and Caboose cabins and enjoy fantastic amenities like fireplaces, kitchens, onsite hot tubs, and private decks. Plan your Jackson Hole escape today!