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Wise Guides Itinerary For 4th Of July Weekend In Jackson Hole

Celebrate 4th of July weekend in beautiful Jackson Hole! Here’s a quick list of some recommended activities happening this Independence Day weekend, all laid out in a perfect little itinerary so you can pack your bags and head up for a mountain getaway.

Wednesday, July 3rd

Check in to your room at Mountain Modern and put away your gear. Head out for a stroll around town and grab happy hour or dinner at countless great spots. Depending on what you’re in the mood for, we’d recommend Local for great steaks and burgers, Snake River Brewing for local brews & pub fare, and Bistro at The Cloudveil for Parisian brasserie-style plates & cocktails.

Experience an authentic, wild west rodeo right in downtown Jackson (you can walk there from your basecamp with us!) at the Jackson Hole Rodeo. The rodeo takes place at 8pm each night from Wednesday – Saturday on 4th of July weekend at the Teton County Fairgrounds. Don’t miss this longstanding tradition during your stay with us!

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village will have fireworks tonight along with live music from Yachtley Crew and Hot Pocket!

Night owl? Walk over and grab a drink at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, an iconic staple right on town square. Ready for bed? Head back to your room and find a flick to watch (bonus: make some popcorn in our in-room microwave!)

Thursday, July 4th

Head over to the Triple M for breakfast, or check out the 4th of July Breakfast on Town Square – The Jackson Hole Lions Club will be cooking up a special breakfast for the community from 8-11am. Take a stroll about town or head out for a hike & other activities on Snow King Mountain, including the cowboy coaster, alpine slide, scenic chairlift ride and mini golf.

Prefer to get your sweat on early? Join the annual Skinny Skis 4th of July 10K Run! Thanks to Skinny Skis, the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is the nonprofit beneficiary of all proceeds from this community race. This race is for all ages and abilities with timed 10K and 5K runs and an untimed 5K walk. What a great way to start off your holiday! Register Here >

The annual Fourth of July Parade in Jackson Hole is a local favorite and must-see for those visiting Jackson Hole during Independence Day. Watch from the iconic and historic Jackson Town Square as the American Legion Color Guard, Rodeo Queens, Cowboys, Emergency Services, and more parade down Broadway Ave!

Cool off and enjoy the outdoors at Rendezvous Park (“R” park to the locals), where you can float, swim, sunbathe and more. Bring along a portable grill for an afternoon barbeque or pick up a late picnic lunch from local fave Creekside Market & Deli.

Fireworks & Live Music

Snow King Mountain Celebrate the 4th of July at Snow King Mountain with a night of music, food and beverages, and fireworks starting around 10pm. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase. Enjoy live music at 7:30pm by Hot Pocket followed by fireworks @ 10pm.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village will have fireworks along with live music as well. The Nth Power and Strumbucket will kick things off with Concerts in the Commons at 6pm, followed by fireworks @ 10pm.

Or, you can always enjoy the Snow King show from your balcony here at MM!

Friday & Saturday, July 5th & 6th

We’ve given you two itineraries to take advantage of on either day so that you can take in as much as possible over the weekend!

Rise & shine! Sit down for a nice breakfast at Persephone Bakery or Cowboy Coffee or get some coffee and bagels to-go from Pearl Street Bagels.

OPTION #1: Explore Grand Teton National Park

Spend the day exploring nearby Grand Teton National Park! The towering Teton Range offers over 200 miles of hiking trails, countless sparkling alpine lakes and ample wildlife-spotting opportunities.

The best way to take it all in is meandering the 42-mile scenic loop drive. Traveling along Teton Park Road, this beautiful drive runs parallel to the Tetons then loops back around creating the perfect route for viewing the grandeur of the Tetons and all the great stops along the way.

One of the most iconic lakes in our great area, Jenny Lake sports an impressive 7.6-mile serene hiking loop, boat tours, overlooks, and more. Several smaller lakes are great as well, including Phelps Lake, String Lake & Leigh Lake. Hidden Falls is one of the best & most popular hikes around Jenny Lake. The waterfall drops over 100 feet before making its way to the lake below.

Keeping with the water theme, you’ll definitely want to visit the largest lake in GTNP; Jackson Lake. Enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, fishing or simply relaxing and taking in the stunning Teton views.

Looking for that perfect shot of the Tetons? Two of the most famous include Mormon Row Historic District, with The John Moulton Barn being one of the most photographed places in Jackson, and Schwabacher Landing – a strip of land on the Snake River that reflects the towering range.

OPTION #2: Explore Yellowstone National Park

Just 90 minutes north of Jackson is America’s first National Park – the iconic Yellowstone! No visit would be complete without a day at this otherworldly destination. Here are a few of our favorite attractions that can be seen in a day trip:

Old Faithful is definitely one of the most well-known attractions in Yellowstone. Easily accessible from the parking lot and trail, this world-renowned geyser erupts roughly every hour and a half, so plan accordingly (geyser prediction times can be found on their website) and get a good viewing spot. Stop for lunch or grab some souvenirs at the lodge!

Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the country! But even more impressive is its vibrant, rainbow-hues. The awe-inspiring multicolored waters make this attraction truly exceptional.

Yellowstone Lake is the largest body of water in Yellowstone and the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet in the entire country. Enjoy kayaking, boating or hiking, and be on the lookout for wildlife!

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is a popular hiking & photographic area and it’s easy to see why! The canyon spans over 20 miles long and a half mile wide, with vibrant canyon walls that contrast

Hayden Valley is a wide open range known to be a gathering spot for wildlife including elk, bison, birds, coyotes, and the occasional grizzly bear. You can easily stay in your vehicle use the many pullouts along the road to admire wildlife from afar, or hikers can enjoy two trails, Hayden Valley and Mary Mountain, which will take you along Yellowstone River and geothermic features.

Sunday, July 7th

Grab breakfast to-go from the Triple M and check out of your room or suite at MM.

Take a drive north of town past the National Elk Refuge up to Moran, to see the iconic Moran Barn and view the bison. Be sure to bring your camera as the views of the Teton range are pretty majestic!

Thinking of making a trip over to visit us in Jackson? Check availability and book your room or suite today!