• Summer

Summer in Jackson Hole is a dreamland for adults and children alike. The days are warm, gilded with sun, long as a river. Shady forests beckon; clear streams tumble along, trails switchback towards the sky. Summer in Wyoming is about spending as much time as possible out-of-doors. And there is so much to do, so much to see. Below are just a few of our favorite activities, insights from area locals, and possible itineraries for inspiration. The Clear Creek Group concierge service can arrange everything for you, so all you have to think about is fun. Just give us a call.

Summer Adventure

Jackson summer comes alive with outdoor adventure for all ages and abilities, from a gentle trail perfect for a first hiking experience, to climbing the Grand Teton. Teton Village and Shooting Star cabins and homes provide an ideal base camp for families and groups of all sizes. The village is an outdoor playground, with access to hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, paragliding, hot air ballooning and more. The entrance to Grand Teton National Park is less than a mile from Teton Village, and the Snake River is just moments away for on water activities such as rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle-boarding.

Friends Holiday

Work hard, play harder. The Tetons are the ideal backdrop for an active friends’ getaway. Hike, bike, climb, paddle, fly or ride the day away, then gather in an expertly appointed villa for drinks and bites in the hot tub, or around a fire. Soak up the view and enjoy the alpenglow before hitting the town for a locally sourced meal, live music and a nightcap. If a more mellow day is in order, stroll around the town square and find your favorite local coffee shop, check out the wide range of galleries and boutiques, borrow a cruiser bike to enjoy the many miles of paved bike paths, or cool off with a float on flat creek, followed by beers and people watching on a sun-drenched patio.

Multi-Generational Family Reunion

Imagine grandparents, parents and children of all ages gathered together for a week of Wyoming adventure and fun. There are plenty of activities to be enjoyed by all ages and any activity level. The Snake River offers a gentle scenic float or an adrenaline pumping ride over the rapids. Biking can be enjoyed with cruiser bikes on the many miles of paved trails around the valley, or via mountain bike on varied single-track trails through the mountains. More adventurous visitors can catch some air on the advanced trails and jump tracks of JHMR. Everyone can enjoy a scenic tram ride for the best views of the Tetons. A vacation villa provides the space and amenities to ensure that everyone has privacy when needed, as well as the opportunity to gather together for meals, game nights or relaxing by the fire.

“Family Travel | New Ideas for Modern Families”

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INSIGHTS FROM OUR TEAM

What’s the best place to have a picnic and what do you bring with you?

“The Wedding Tree in Grand Teton National Park never disappoints. It offers views of the Tetons, easy access, but removed enough that you will see very few other people. My favorite memory up there was last winter, when trumpeter swans flew right over us. Stop there on your way to or from Slide Lake. I recommend bringing wood for a campfire, if you are feeling ambitious, it’s hard to beat a grilled cheese sandwich cooked on an open fire. Otherwise, a quick stop at Creekside Deli for a sandwich and other picnic items is a must. I usually bring a variety of meats and cheeses, some nuts and olives, and a little bubbly. No picnic is complete without a sweet treat, Persephone/Picnic are great options with their Cinnamon Brioche or Kouign Amann (my personal favorite). Also, Dornan’s general store offers some of the best cookies in Jackson, make sure to try the ginger molasses. They are so soft! Don’t forget a blanket and some chairs, cooler, sunscreen and bug spray, plenty of water, any items needed for the picnic, such as a cutting board, knife, napkins, plates, silverware, cups, wine or bottle opener. Most importantly if you do start a fire, make sure it is all the way out before leaving the site, and clean up any trash.”

Chelsea Beets | Villa Rental Sales Manager

INSIGHTS FROM OUR TEAM

What’s the best place to have a picnic and what do you bring with you?

“The Wedding Tree in Grand Teton National Park never disappoints. It offers views of the Tetons, easy access, but removed enough that you will see very few other people. My favorite memory up there was last winter, when trumpeter swans flew right over us. Stop there on your way to or from Slide Lake. I recommend bringing wood for a campfire, if you are feeling ambitious, it’s hard to beat a grilled cheese sandwich cooked on an open fire. Otherwise, a quick stop at Creekside Deli for a sandwich and other picnic items is a must. I usually bring a variety of meats and cheeses, some nuts and olives, and a little bubbly. No picnic is complete without a sweet treat, Persephone/Picnic are great options with their Cinnamon Brioche or Kouign Amann (my personal favorite). Also, Dornan’s general store offers some of the best cookies in Jackson, make sure to try the ginger molasses. They are so soft! Don’t forget a blanket and some chairs, cooler, sunscreen and bug spray, plenty of water, any items needed for the picnic, such as a cutting board, knife, napkins, plates, silverware, cups, wine or bottle opener. Most importantly if you do start a fire, make sure it is all the way out before leaving the site, and clean up any trash.”

Chelsea Beets | Villa Rental Sales Manager

INSIGHTS FROM OUR TEAM

What are the top things to do “on the other side of the Tetons” in Victor and Driggs?

Stephanie McClure
Concierge Specialist, mom of 2 and Teton Valley resident

HIKING TETON CANYON

The canyon has amazing views of the Tetons, and multiple trails that meander around the South Fork of the Teton Creek. There’s beginner hikes for kids (Sheep’s bridge) or more challenging options including Mirror Lake, and Table Mountain for the very ambitious. Wildflower displays in July-September are gorgeous. My dogs love this area too!

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Rick’s Basin at Grand Targhee is lush with wildflowers, aspen trees, and breathtaking views in the summer. The ride takes about an hour (or longer if you stop to take in the views as I do). It’s not too technical for a beginner like myself. Afterward we go to the Trap Bar deck for some Wydaho nachos and a Belgian white. It’s amazing!

FLOATING THE TETON

We go to Teton River Supply to rent kayaks and SUPs. The drive to the river is only about 5 minutes from the center of Driggs. There’s a shuttle service that will drive your car from point A to B. The float is quiet and calm, and we see all kinds of wildlife; moose, beavers, eagles, etc. There’s also fishing if that’s your thing (like my husband and boys). Every time someone comes to visit we take them on a float. It’s always a favorite!

HORSEBACK RIDING

I can’t wait to go to Linn Canyon Ranch in Victor, for a sunset ride and dinner. Make sure to stop at Victor Emporium for their famous Huckleberry shake.

MUSIC ON MAIN

Victor town park is home to a free summer concert, every Thursday, featuring local food and beverage trucks, and an eclectic musical lineup. It’s family-friendly, and a great place to meet up with friends. You can even take the START Bus from Jackson.

No matter the season, there is always a full calendar of special events, unique festivals and live entertainment to enhance your visit to Jackson Hole!