10 Reasons To Visit Jackson This Fall

Need a few reasons to visit us during the fall season? We put together 10, and could give you a million more! From cooler temps to fun events to off-season deals, there are plenty of things to keep you busy during your fall trip.

The crowds are gone but the wildlife is more active, so you’ll score a better chance of seeing those elusive animals. Are you ready yet?

Fall Foliage against the Tetons

Fall Foliage & Bright Blue-bird Skies

The only thing that could possibly make the backdrop of the Tetons and the wide open range better is the changing fall colors. Think hues of red, orange, yellow, purple and everything in between. You’ll be oohing & ahhing all over the place!

Empty Jackson Hole Town Square and Elk Arches

Have The Place (Almost) To Yourself

The summer crowds have scattered and the ski crowd is eagerly awaiting the first snowfall. What’s that mean for you? Less hustle, quieter town, more chances to see wildlife (more on that below…) and a chance to take in those off-season deals (and more on that below too…)

Moose in Fall in Jackson Hole

Get A Load Of That Wildlife

They’re more active, so there’s a better chance to see elusive animals like Grizzlies, Moose, Bison, Wolves, etc… Don’t forget to pack your camera (or phone, since that’s what most people are using these days) so you can capture it for your friends at home.

Old Bill's Fun Run

Old Bill’s Fun Run

Our community’s largest fund raiser, Old Bill’s has brought an astounding $146 million philanthropic dollars to the Jackson community. These funds are busy feeding the hungry, supporting the sick and elderly, teaching kids to read, protecting wildlife, building affordable housing, enriching our lives through the arts and touching the lives of everyone in Teton County.

The event is held the week after Labor Day, with this year’s event falling on September 8 at 10am. Old Bill’s brings out the best in this community, and kicks off a wonderful week of arts and culture in Jackson Hole.

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival

This is one of the premier cultural events in the Rockies , drawing thousands of art enthusiasts to experience the diverse artwork and breathtaking natural surroundings that make Jackson Hole a leading cultural center. Visitors will appreciate the works of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists along with an exceptional array of events featuring music, cuisine, and wine. More than fifty events round out the festival, which runs Wednesday, September 5 2018 to Sunday, September 16 2018.

Big Hole BBQ Jackson Hole

Off-season Deals & Specials

With less crowds come awesome deals at many of the local restaurants. Get out on the town to your fave joint, or try a new spot and enjoy 2 for 1s and little or no wait.

Rainbow Trout - Fishing Snake River


Get A Line In

Fall is the perfect time for excellent fishing in and out of the parks. Lots of flies hatch throughout the day, and the bigger fish are feeding in preparation for winter. Bring your own equipment, rent from an outfitter, or book a fly fishing excursion and take advantage of the ideal conditions.

Elk in Autumn

It’s Huntin’ Season

September marks the start of elk and deer archery season, and hunters travel from all over the world to stalk down the famous Wapiti of Jackson Hole.

Snake River Rafting in Fall

Cooler Temps in the 60’s & 70’s

We’re not going to lie, we missed the cooler mornings & evenings, and overall briskness that fall brings. Pack layers since you never know what the weather is going to do here, but rest assured, those days of 90+ are behind us now.

Stargazing in Jackson Hole - Milky Way


With the clearer skies that arrive in fall, the stargazing is phenomenal! Wyoming Stargazing offers free public events every Friday in front of Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. The programs take place on clear Fridays from 9:30pm-11:30pm May through Septemberand from 7pm-9pm October through April. Feel free to show up for whatever portion of the program works for you.

What’s your favorite fall activity in Jackson Hole? Let us know!