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What to See and Do in Spectacular Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Wyoming is a spectacularly beautiful state filled to the brim with eye-catching splendor. See some of the images I captured here.

The Teton Mountains viewed from our cabin at Spring Creek Ranch on top of East Gros Ventre

The Teton Mountains viewed from our cabin at Spring Creek Ranch on top of East Gros Ventre

Visiting Jackson Hole

In the summer of 1988, my mother, niece, and I decided to explore Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The town sits in a "hole" or mountain valley that extends for 55 miles in length and varies from 6 to 13 miles in width.

Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers can't get enough of this place! With an average elevation of 6,800 feet, the Teton mountains soar above the valley floor another 7,000 feet or so, making for dramatic landscapes. We were to see many great attractions and capture numerous photos on our vacation trip. I'll share some of our experiences to give you an idea of what there is to enjoy, should you decide to travel there.

We flew from Houston to Jackson Hole, and our airplane landing was the first exciting moment of our planned two-week vacation. The landing strip is on top of a butte, and it appeared to us that the small aircraft stopped just in time before the end of the landing strip was in sight! It is one of the only airports within the confines of a national park in the U.S.

Spring Creek Ranch

One has a choice of many places to stay in Jackson Hole and the surrounding area, including ski resorts and so-called "dude" ranches. For once, we decided to unpack and make our headquarters in one place, venturing out on daily sightseeing trips. We chose to stay at Spring Creek Ranch, which sits 700 feet high above the valley floor of Jackson Hole. This Four-Diamond Resort offers much in the way of amenities.

We deposited our belongings in a charming and rustic condo. It had views of the mountains, water, spectacular sunsets, fireplace, swimming pool and jacuzzi near our unit, excellent food service, and a beautifully tranquil and peaceful place to relax. Spring Creek Ranch is also a wildlife sanctuary. It sits at the north end of the town of Jackson Hole.

We particularly liked the free transportation provided that would take us down the butte into the town and then back up again. It ran on a regular and frequent schedule, and we utilized it often. The drivers were amiable and frequently asked us what we had seen and what we were planning to do. They were also very knowledgeable as to what the area attractions provide and made excellent suggestions as to how best to spend our time.

One area of the ranch is set up for outdoor picnics and is very rustic. Bales of hay along with picnic tables provided seating.

The Town

Each of the four corners of the city park in the center of town has arches made out of elk horns. Boy Scouts were responsible for collecting approximately 5,000 antlers that make up each arch, and this is now a focal point of this town.

All of the sidewalks are wooden, and the town has that wild west flavor. The sounds of clapping horse hoofs in the streets, taking tourists through the area, add to that old western flavor.

The town has many beautiful art galleries. We toured the Wildlife of the American West Art Museum one day. We were genuinely impressed with the array of paintings and sculptures, all portraying western subjects. Each of the other art galleries is also worth a visit, and if western art is what you desire, this is the place to find it! Much of it was museum quality, and pricing varied from affordable to dropping some significant investment dollars. There is something for everyone.

Other museums show the historical nature of this area and also showcase the wildlife.

Shoppers can purchase souvenirs in the town's stores, including turquoise jewelry, leather moccasins, and so much more.

The Granary Restaurant at Spring Creek Ranch was our choice for a delicious dinner one evening. It has a wall of glass facing the Teton Mountains, and the sun was spectacular as it began to set over the mountains as we dined. It was a perfect ending to a day of exploration in Jackson Hole. We enjoyed eating in many of the town's different restaurants while there.

So Much to Enjoy!

One day my niece and I enjoyed riding the ski lift to the top of Snow King Mountain. Terrific panoramic views can be seen from the top of the mountain, looking down at Jackson Hole. Many people enjoy this ski area, as well as others, during the snow season. The beautiful thing about this area of the country is that it is enjoyable no matter what the season.

Another time my niece and I went horseback riding through a grove of aspens on the top of the butte near Spring Creek Ranch. At times we saw glimpses of the town below similar to what we had viewed from the top of Snow King Mountain. Primarily we just enjoyed the trail ride through this pristine area of natural beauty.

The three of us ate al fresco in the town that evening at Sweetwaters and went to the 8 P.M. show at Dirty Jacks Wild West Theatre. It is a fun-filled evening of hilarious, wild west comedy. It is also very family-friendly. At the time we happily attended their performance, they had been performing there for 17 years. Much laughter ensued throughout the comedy skit, and we smiled for days thinking about the actor's crazy antics on stage.

Another evening, we got tickets to see the Music Hall Revue at the Pink Garter Theater. It is an entertaining evening for people of all ages, filled with great 1950s music to country favorites and high kicking dance productions. Much of what you will find in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is geared for good, wholesome family entertainment.

There are many different concerts and shows available, even a rodeo at times of the year.

Snake River Whitewater Rafting

Another day we decided to widen our horizons and try our hand at a whitewater rafting experience. We signed on for the Dave Hansen tour, one of many choices. Whitewater rafting for novices is not only an education in basic river safety, but an exhilarating day of fun and water splashed excitement.

We joined our assembled group that day and were all issued coast guard-approved life jackets. When making reservations in advance of this trip, correct wearing apparel is needed depending upon the season. Each raft had an experienced guide, and he advised us of basic river safety and paddling guidelines while still in quiet waters. Divided into several rafts was our tour group that pushed off about the same time that day.

Typically, at some point, while still in relatively quiet waters, a water fight between the people in the different rafts ensues. Suddenly as the rafts drew near one another, guides bring out pails, and what was until this point, a relatively dry encounter with the river became a very wet one! Some people got drenched if the aim of a person in the opposing raft was good. Lots of laughter, lots of wet smiles and clothes, and a commonality of purpose ensued. Soaking the others suddenly became everyone's goal. After this encounter, many people just jumped in the river and swam along with our floating raft.

We could hear roaring white water ahead of us long before we could see it. Photographers from above the most active whitewater (a place called "The Lunch Counter") snap photos of each group as they enter the whitewater and emerge on the other side. Back at the site of origin, these developed photos are for sale to each group completing this adventurous trip.

I purchased the last five pictures shown below merely because there is no other way to capture that exhilarating moment in time. Before that, I used a disposable camera to photograph the more quiet stages of this river trip.

The organizers of this trip offer lunch on the banks of the Snake River after the whitewater experience. It was fun talking to people that had just experienced the same thing that we had and comparing notes. After this, we took buses back to our point of origin.

Depending upon river conditions, this same trip could be calmer or wildly dangerous, all depending upon the season.

We boarded one of these covered wagons for our cookout and wild west show.

We boarded one of these covered wagons for our cookout and wild west show.

Cookout and Wild West Show

One evening we signed up for the Bar-T-5 Covered Wagon Cookout and Wild West Show. While a tad bit touristy, my niece, in particular, enjoyed the experience. Horses drew us to an outdoor dining room adjacent to a mountain stream in Cache Creek Canyon.

Barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, and other offerings were on the menu as singing cowboys, Indians, and so-called mountain men entertained us.

Outside of Town

Jackson Hole is well known for skiing. One day we decided to check out the Teton Village. Driving from the east, we went over some rickety bridges and ended up on some gravel roads. After leaving Teton Village, we took the paved road back to the west. Much easier to traverse! We enjoyed the trip and the surrounding countryside.

Numerous pristine alpine lakes and verdant forest trails abound in the beautiful mountains of the Grand Teton National Park, and we spent many of our days exploring those sites outside of town during our two-week vacation. I'll share those experiences in other posts.

For a spa and wellness package, visitors can go to the Granite Hot Springs containing a thermal pool a short 20 miles or so outside of town.

Wildlife lovers can elect to take safari-type tours in this area. In the wintertime, some of those tours are by sleigh rides in the snow! The National Elk Refuge, 1.9 miles from the center of the city, attracts herds of elk in the autumn and winter months.

Yellowstone National Park is only 65 miles north of Jackson Hole.

Enticements

Should these breadcrumbs of ideas of what we got to enjoy while visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming make you wish to partake of a full loaf of experiences, then I will consider writing this article a success. There are almost endless attractions that have some people returning year after year to enjoy the many activities in this most scenic of places.

Winter sports, in addition to skiing, include snowmobiling, dog sledding, and ice skating. Summer sports include hiking, biking, all types of water sports, fishing, camping, horse riding, hang gliding, and hot air ballooning, to name a few. Photography and nature viewing is a year-round form of enjoyment.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2009 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed!

Robert Sacchi on January 31, 2018:

Agreed, they boldly went where no one they knew about had gone before.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 31, 2018:

Their bravery started with first crossing an ocean and leaving almost everyone and everything that they knew behind them. And then the adventures started over here. I would certainly call them brave!

Robert Sacchi on January 31, 2018:

I agree with you they were brave adventurers. There seems to be a move lately to view them as foolhardy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 31, 2018:

Hi Robert,

I am sure that they were perplexed at times when they would come across rough territory ahead. In the case of crossing mountains the weather and time of year would also be a consideration. Pioneers of our country certainly were brave souls!

Robert Sacchi on January 29, 2018:

Yes, I was thinking about the scouts, trailblazers, and indigenous people.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 29, 2018:

Usually in the case of wagon trains there were scouts who would go ahead and determine the best way to get around obstacles and such.

Robert Sacchi on January 27, 2018:

I wonder what it was like for "first people" who crossed these areas? By "first people" I mean people who came upon it not knowing if anyone had ever traversed the area before.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 27, 2018:

Hi Robert,

Salt flats really do look otherworldly. The ones in Death Valley are the ones I remember best. I can just image the dismay of people in wagon trains pulling up to that area with the idea of crossing it. They would obviously have had to change their direction to get around it.

Robert Sacchi on January 26, 2018:

I was driving alone at the time. I went through the range of emotions. The Salt Flats looked otherworldly.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 26, 2018:

Hi Robert,

That was quite a difference in scenery that you experienced in a short while. It certainly makes traveling fun!

Robert Sacchi on January 24, 2018:

Yes, when I was driving in California I was driving uphill and was surrounded by tall pines. Then I drove a few miles down a steep grade. I was in Nevada and the desert. I spent the night in Wells, NV.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 23, 2018:

Hi Robert,

Crossing our country by car or other vehicle on the ground one really can appreciate all of the variances of topography and interesting features along the way. Flying over it is expedient for those who do not have the time...but driving across our country is the best way to really see it. Nice that you had that experience.

Robert Sacchi on January 23, 2018:

Rawlings is a small city so I suppose everything melts into the landscape. It was an interesting ride from Oakland to New York. I got a good appreciation for the size of the country.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 23, 2018:

Hi Robert,

We loved all of our vacations that were taken out west. Jackson Hole provided a great base of operation to head out each day to see and do different things.

Sounds like the hotel you stayed at in Rawlins was built into the landscape.

Robert Sacchi on January 22, 2018:

Thank you. There are many interesting places to visit out west and Jackson Hole, judging from this article, is one of them. In August 1986 I drove through Wyoming and spent the night in Rawlins. I remember a large boulder near the hotel.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 15, 2014:

Hi Au fait,

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is definitely a year round type of place for vacationers. We enjoyed it in the summer months and it becomes of interest to those who ski in the winter. Great and unique type of place! Very scenic and I give it a definite thumbs up! Thanks for your pin.

C E Clark from North Texas on July 14, 2014:

Came back to share this great article again since it's still vacation season, and pinned it again to my 'Travel' board -- different photo.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 22, 2013:

Hi Au fait,

The Jackson Hole area is such a great place to visit and not just for skiing in the winters. We had a fabulous summer vacation there as you can tell from reading this and looking at the photos. Thanks for the shares, etc.

C E Clark from North Texas on August 20, 2013:

So many great photos. You are so lucky to have been able to do so much traveling. Lots of information here for people who may still have time for a vacation this year. I'm sure it's beautiful in the autumn too.

Gave you 5 more stars, voted up and beautiful, pinned to my travel board (which looks more like your travel board ;) ) and will share!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 29, 2012:

Hi alocsin,

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is filled with all kinds of unique attractions and fun things to do in town and in the surrounding territory including, of course, the national park surrounding that area. Glad to know you liked this hub. Hope you get to travel there and enjoy it as we did. Thanks for your comment and votes.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on August 29, 2012:

I've always wanted to visit Jackson Hole, just because of the funny name, in the same way I've wanted to go to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Glad to hear that there's a ton of stuff to do there. The stage coach and wagon rides would be particularly fun since those are two things I've never ridden before. Voting this Up and Interesting.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 28, 2012:

Hi Pamela,

We truly loved being able to unpack once and use the Spring Creek Ranch as our base of operation for our vacation in the Grand Tetons + 2 days in Yellowstone. Jackson Hole is a great location for vacationing in Wyoming. So glad that you liked this hub! Brings back happy memories for me. :)

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 28, 2012:

This looks like a wonderful place to visit. I loved all of your descriptions and the pictures. I'll have to add this to my bucket list. Up and awesome.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 21, 2012:

Hi Vinaya,

I had a disposable camera for the actual whitewater rafting trip out of Jackson Hole and purchased the 5 photos of our group pictured from above as we went through the rapids labeled "the lunch counter." That way if the worst happened, and I dropped it or it got water damaged...at least my better camera was still safe and sound. Worked out well. Nice to know that you enjoyed the other pictures and descriptions of the Jackson Hole area in Wyoming. Thanks for your comment and votes.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on July 21, 2012:

Rafting pictures are awesome. Taking pictures during the rafting is really challenging. Horse carriage and rope-way are something I want to try.

Your pictures are beautiful, descriptions very interesting.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 22, 2011:

Hi Sam,

I agree with you in that the Tetons are gorgeous. Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a great place to visit. Per your link...there are plenty of moose and elk in the Tetons. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 06, 2011:

Hello Barbsbitsnpieces,

We had a great time exploring Jackson Hole and the surrounding Teton Mountains. Glad you liked this and thanks for your comment.

Barbara Anne Helberg from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA on October 05, 2011:

@Peggy W...Great job on this Hub...thoroughly enjoyable!

It's always interesting what there is out there to find when one gathers the time and courage to go look!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 16, 2011:

Hi Ann,

Glad that you enjoyed this and thanks for leaving a comment on this Jackson Hole hub.

anndavis25 from Clearwater, Fl. on September 15, 2011:

Oh gracious, Peggy. What a Hub. I have learned so much from this. Thank you

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 14, 2011:

Hi Billy,

Agreed! Would be nice to go back to Jackson Hole again someday and revel in the fun and beauty that can be found there.

billyaustindillon on September 14, 2011:

Jackson Hole would be great to get away too just to clear the mind and body - not to mention the soul!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 06, 2011:

Hi Billy,

Ah yes...Jackson Hole should be reserved for skiing in the winter and hiking, boating, riding horses, going to art galleries, and all the other myriad things that one can do to relax and enjoy a spectacular part of the country. I still remember those wooden sidewalks and elk horn arches in the center of town. Wish I could be there right now!

billyaustindillon on September 06, 2011:

I see Bernanke and his cronies were seeing who could tell the biggest lies at Jackson Hole again last week. So much hot air in such a lovely place - that has to be wrong doesn't it!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 14, 2011:

Hello creativeelearn,

Jackson Hole and the surrounding Teton Mountains provide a great vacation spot. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Thanks for your comment.

creativeelearn from Orlando on August 14, 2011:

Great Hub - Very Helpful. I cant wait to go to Jackson Hole.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 29, 2011:

Hi Billy,

I agree with you in-so-far as thinking of sites like Jackson Hole, Wyoming is much more pleasurable than listening to our paid politicians debate about our impending debt ceiling and what it means to all of our futures. Sigh! Thanks for the reminder of lovely spots like this by leaving your comment.

billyaustindillon on July 29, 2011:

Jackson hole reminds us of what is good and relaxing in America after looking at all these politicians on TV seeing who can tell the biggest lies as American prosperity at risk.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 03, 2011:

Hi JSParker,

Seeing Jackson Hole, Wyoming from the comfort of your own RV would have also been nice. Sounds like you had quite a grand trip! Thanks for the visit and comment.

JSParker from Detroit, Michigan on July 03, 2011:

Hi Peggy, I was on my way to read your canyon hubs, and saw this one instead. Great hub! Your photos are really stunners, and including the white water rafting photos really captures the experience for your readers. We stayed two nights in Jackson Hole in our rented RV after visiting Yellowstone and before heading to the Black Hills in S. Dakota. Loved, loved the town. Very pretty, great restaurants. I voted "beautiful"! Thanks.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 04, 2011:

Hi Dave,

I hope that you get to visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming some day and see the grandeur of the Teton Mountains for yourself. Yes...we surely have been blessed with great beauty in this country!

Knightheart from MIssouri, USA on May 03, 2011:

Another great article with beautiful scenery. One year I was going to go to Jackson Hole for a ski trip, but never made it. Don't recall why since it was over 30 years ago. It is a beautiful area and just love the name Grand Teton Mountains. LOL The local Native Americans sure had a sense of humor.

Anyway, some day I would love to travel and see some of our wonderful, national treasures! So much I haven't seen, especially in the West! God surely has blessed this country with the beauty of His creation!

Thanks for sharing!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 23, 2011:

Hi jaclin,

Your comment adds extra flavor of what can be found in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for people planning more current trips. That alpine slide would have been fun to experience. Sounds like fun! We stayed there the duration of our entire trip that year and just kept venturing out doing different things each day. There is such beauty in that area. Nice to hear that you spent 4 days there seeing some of the same things. Thank you for your comments!

jaclin on February 23, 2011:

We stayed in Jackson Hole for four days... what an experience... with so much to see and so much to do... We too ventured up Snow King mountain on the stair lift - what wonderful views... there is now also an alpine slide that you can do from a similar lift... which I'm sure if it had been around at the time of your trip - your niece would no doubt have enjoyed... We also ventured to Teton Village - where there is now a fantastic cable car that takes you right up to Rendezvous Point - which is where those snow boarders and skiers are jumping off those sheer cliff faces in the video that you have attached... they have a lovely cafe at the top that specializes in coffee and waffles - that just had to be eaten in the snow... as there was still about 6 feet of snow all around us... thank you once again for a fantastic hub...

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 06, 2011:

Hello easyfreerecipes,

I know...I should probably have broken it into several hubs. Oh well, at least you will have a good idea of some of the great attractions to be found in Jackson Hole, Wyoming after seeing these pictures. Have fun when you go! :-)

easyfreerecipes from Atlanta, GA on January 06, 2011:

this may be the longest hub i have ever seen! haha, great job, can't wait til i get to make my trip out there, looks beautiful

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 19, 2010:

Hello RJ,

If you run across one of my pictures that you would wish to use, just let me know. This trip to Jackson Hole in Wyoming was such a pleasure because of getting to unpack just once and of course the surrounding scenery was spectacular. I wrote quite a few hubs regarding that one particular vacation trip. As to rivers, I have photos of them in quite a few other hubs. Yosemite, Umpqua River in Oregon and probably others as well...

Reynold Jay from Saginaw, Michigan on December 19, 2010:

You have breathtaking photos here that brought back memories for me. Can I keep you in mind for a source for photos? I may never need anything, however one never knows when I'll need something for an article or book cover. IF you think you have soemthing for the personal Treasure Barge, the Mississippi etc. LMK. Maybe one of the Snake River photos could pass for the Mississippi. I'd give you credit for the pic. RJ

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 20, 2010:

Hello poetryman6969,

You are correct in saying that Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a beautiful place as are the Teton Mountains which was our incentive for visiting this great place full of attractions. It could keep a person busy for months if they had the time. Thanks for the comment.

poetryman6969 on November 20, 2010:

I have a feeling there is a limit to how much I can rough it but that scenario looks powerful nice.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 09, 2010:

Hello PR_am,

Happy to hear that you enjoyed this hub about the attractions in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We had such a great time vacationing and the photos I took while there show just a fraction of the beauty. Thanks for the comment.

PR_am from Oregon on August 09, 2010:

So very vivid capture of Jackson Hole. Thanks for sharing!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 22, 2010:

Hi suny51,

Thanks for visiting Jackson Hole, Wyoming via this hub. As far as being an artist with a camera...I just used to shoot lots of film. Haha! Now with the digital cameras I could take even more photos. But thanks for the compliment. :-)

suny51 on July 22, 2010:

Hi Paggy,

This Jacson Hole is such a beautiful place,and the rafting reminds me of some of the other places too.You are wonderful artist with a camera.Thank you so much.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 22, 2010:

Hi billyaustindillon,

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a great place in the West. Yes, the white water rafting is definitely fun! Good decisions from the economic summit........we can hope and dream, right?

billyaustindillon on July 21, 2010:

This does look majestic and so natural - the white water rafting is so much fun. I recall seeing images from Jackson Hole from the economic summit every year - so pretty. You would think in such a calming environment they would come up with a good decision occasionally. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 21, 2010:

Hello SkiTripHomes,

Yes, I love the West. So much beauty out there. Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a treat for all kinds of experiences. Thanks for the visit and comment.

SkiTripHomes on July 21, 2010:

What a beautiful place, you have to love the Wild West!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 11, 2010:

Hi Seakay,

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a terrific place to vacation! I am certain that tourism is a big part of Jackson Hole's income and rightfully so just judging from what we got to see and enjoy. Thanks for the visit and additional interesting information.

Seakay from Florida on July 11, 2010:

I know a family that moved to Jackson Hole. They loved the area but were not near retirement age. They said the only jobs were at the airport.

Also had a friend who saw Harrison Ford there. He lives in Jackson Hole. They were visiting, and couldn't stop staring! I'm sure he was thinking "Get over it! I live here!" LOL

Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great place to vacation.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 13, 2010:

Greetings Martha Castillo,

Happy to have shared our vacation photos about Jackson Hole, Wyoming with you and also regenerating memories of your own. Beautiful part of our country! Thanks for the comment.

Martha Castillo from San Diego CA on June 13, 2010:

Thank you for sharing....I have been there and it was lovely to live it again.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 28, 2009:

Hello loveroflife,

Very pleased that you enjoyed the photos regarding the many attractions in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. If you have not visited there and get a chance...do so! It is a uniquely beautiful area with much to do and see. Thanks for the comments.

loveroflife on October 28, 2009:

More beautiful pictures and commentary. Thanks.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2009:

Hi holmesjenn,

Then you would have definitely seen more than the average tourist. How did you like living there?

holmesjenn from Colorado on April 12, 2009:

Wonderful pictures Peggy. I lived in JH for 1 year. What an amazing experience. Defiantely the wild west!

Jenn

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 10, 2009:

Hi parkerk, Nice memories, right? Glad you liked the pictures and thanks for visiting.

parkerk393 from Arlington, Texas on April 10, 2009:

I've been to Jackson Hole before and it was really nice. Great pictures too!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 31, 2009:

Hi Elynjo,

You are correct. Our country is SO BEAUTIFUL and has so many attractions. Will share more of my trips through hubpages when I get a chance. I love to relive these trips by writing about them. I always think that it would be great to go back to some of these places.......but then the allure of seeing other places that I have not yet seen takes priority. Guess that is the adventurer in me speaking.

Elynjo from Sin City on March 31, 2009:

Awesome! What's weird is we don't need to leave our country to enjoy and experience outdoor adventure. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 13, 2009:

Hi Celesta,

It is anything but dry in the Tetons and Jackson Hole sits right at the base of the mountain range. The next hub I create will show many pictures that will show just how lush the area is with lakes, forests, and the like. Remember, this is also a ski area in the wintertime.

Celesta on January 13, 2009:

Beautiful terrain, but again it looks a little too dry and a good change to run into a snake. I have a fear of snakes. However,

Snake River and White Water Rafting is the place for me. The water is so beautiful and serene. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos.