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Wise Guides Best Reasons To Visit Jackson Hole In The Spring

Spring is peeking around the corner, and with what an epic winter we’ve had, we are excited for the change of seasons! During spring in Jackson Hole, the town is a bit quieter, the animals are starting to become more active, and there are lots of deals to be had around town. Before we know it, summer will be upon us, so why not get a little adventure in while the snow melts? Plus, those bluebird skies make for some amazing photo backdrops.

5 Reasons You Should Visit Jackson In The Spring

Fat Tire Biking

Perfect for muddy and snowy springs, this sport couples adventure with a good workout and amazing vistas. Fat tire biking has gained popularity in the last few years, and there are now hundreds of “groomed” trails around the Jackson area to explore.

The National Parks Open

In perfect time to catch animals coming out of hibernation, both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks open in early May. They are both great day trips from our basecamp! You’ll want to pack a picnic lunch as services can be limited in early season, but it’s an amazing time of year to see wildlife before the weather warms up. Grand Teton National Park is only 5 miles from MM, and Yellowstone National Park is just a little over an hour’s drive north.

Grand Teton National Park Opening Dates

Yellowstone National Park Opening Dates

Our blog is a wealth of info on the parks, all compiled by our Wise Guides! Check out these posts & bookmark them for later:

The Wise Guides Ideal 5 Day Trip To Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

Grand Teton National Park: 6 Must-See Places for Your Day Trip

3 Great Day Hikes In GTNP

Top Summer Activities In GTNP

5 Must See Attractions In Yellowstone 

Driving From Jackson Hole To Yellowstone: What To See Along The Way

Short On Time? Here Are Your Top 3 Must Sees On A Quick Trip to Yellowstone

Insider tip – hit the park roads before they open for the season and you can hike or bike with no automobile traffic!

Wildlife Tours & Viewing

Wildlife “wakes up” (literally and figuratively) this time of year, after a nice long winter. Spring brings calving for the deer, elk and moose, as well as migration of herds back to habitats (hence the Elkfest in May). Everyone’s favorite, the bears, are more active as they get moving from winter hibernation so your chance of spotting one is good. Book a tour or head out with a map and some recommendations from our front desk wise guides!

Check out our blog on Where To See Wildlife In Jackson Hole w/ Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris

Road Biking

Jackson is a bike friendly community, and we have the pathways to prove it. There are stunning vistas everywhere you look, and gliding along the base of the Tetons is something you’ll never forget! Whether you rent a bike from one of our great local bike shops, or you bring your own, spring is a great time to get on the road. Here are some of the Best Biking Trails Around Jackson (and beyond)!

Local Events

Spring kicks off some of our favorite events around town, not to mention farmers markets, live music & more. You won’t want to miss:

Old West Days May 17 – 27, 2024

Celebration of Western culture with a parade, family activities, rodeo, live music, local beer, and more.

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Jackson Hole Rodeo May through September

The Rodeo has been a part of Jackson Hole’s cowboy culture since the first settlers arrived over 100 years ago. Your Jackson Hole vacation would not be complete without experiencing the legendary Jackson Hole Rodeo.

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Elkfest  – May 18, 2024

Every spring, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. The Boy Scouts assist the Refuge with harvesting the shed antlers and auction them to bidders from around the world who make furniture, wall decorations, jewelry and food products from them. This annual event, which includes the High Noon Chili Cook-Off and the Mountain Man Rendezvous kick-off, supports the National Elk Refuge with a large portion of auction proceeds going back to habitat enhancement projects on the Refuge.

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Million Dollar Music Festival May 26, 2024

On Sunday May 26th, multi-platinum country star Trace Adkins, will headline The Cowboy Bar’s Fifth Annual Million Dollar Music Fest in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole on The Wyoming Whiskey Stage on Town Square. In direct support of Adkins, vocal powerhouse and Grand Ole Opry member, Lauren Alaina will make her triumphant return to Jackson after headlining the sold-out 2nd Annual Cowgirls at The Cowboy last Fall. Kicking off this year’s Million Dollar Music Fest is break-out talent Walker Montgomery.

Enjoy this free, all-ages, big-stage concert on the Jackson Hole Town Square from 4 – 10pm.

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So there you have it. Oh wait! We also have some killer deals that are easy on the wallet. Check out our spring packages and offers and book your stay with us. You’ll love our spacious rooms & new residential-style suites (that sleep up to 8!), heated pool, oversize hot tub and perfect central location just two blocks to Town Square. See you soon!