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6 Splurge-worthy Jackson Hole Summer Experiences

Go ahead and splurge on one (or more) of these special adventures—you're on vacation!
Jenny Lake Scenic Cruise

1. The Jenny Lake Scenic Cruises

Learn about the history and geology of the area as well as the flora and fauna that call the shores of Jenny Lake home with a private, interpretive boat experience. Cruising around the lake and soaking up the majestic scenery is great for families, weddings and special events. 307-734-9227; jennylakeboating.com  

2. VIP Behind the Chutes Experience

Here’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go behind the scenes of the Jackson Hole Rodeo with the cowboys, cowgirls and livestock. Get down and dirty with them all and see a different side of the rodeo before the action starts out front. This special  opportunity to tour the back pens and meet the contestants before they compete is  a very unique Western experience. 307-413-1371; Jhrodeo.com/vip/  

Fly Jackson Hole Aerial Tours

3. Alpenglow Sunset Tour over the Tetons with Fly Jackson Hole

There may be no better way to end the day than in the Alpenglow light over our surrounding mountain ranges and Jackson Hole. Experience the area in a way few do, soaring over parts of Grand Teton National Park and behind the Teton Range,  seeing the jagged, iconic peaks up close as the sun sets. 844-359-5499; flyjacksonhole.com/alpenglow-tour/  Alternatively, take the 90-minute Grand Tour early in the morning and you'll be awe-struck. 

 

4. Jackson Hole Paragliding

You can literally get a bird’s eye view of the valley and breathe in the mountain air from a unique vantage point. Tandem paragliding flights are the highlight of many people's vacations to Jackson Hole. These bucket list, safe flights begin from the top of Rendezvous Mountain via the Aerial Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or from the summit of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson. 307-739-2626; jhparagliding.com  

5. Wyoming Stargazing

This Jackson Hole-based organization offers a private stargazing program, either at your residence or one of the premiere stargazing locations in Grand Teton National Park. View incredible deep space objects in the fantastic night skies above Jackson Hole through gigantic, state-of-the-art telescopes. Additionally, there will be plenty of iPads at-the-ready with Star Walk applications for exploring the heavens. wyomingstargazing.org;  844-WYO-STAR (7827)

Grand Teton Summit

6. Hire an Adventure Guide

Climb a mountain with an expert guide from Exum Mountain Guides or Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Half-, full- or multi-day day adventures hiking, rock climbing and rappelling are available with men and women who know our mountains like the back of their hands. You'll have fun and learn more detail about the area you are exploring. Jackson Hole Mountain Guides: 307-733-4979/jhmg.com •   Exum: 307-733-2297/exumguides.com