With a rich Native American and cowboy history, open spaces, diverse ecology, and outdoor recreation, Jackson Hole sets itself apart from any place else in the West.
The thing you’ll notice first is the raw, rugged, unsullied beauty. Forty-two miles of jagged peaks dominate the Jackson Hole skyline, giving way to a valley that’s dotted with rolling hills and pristine lakes and rivers. Dense forests are home to grizzlies, wolves, birds of prey, moose, and other wildlife. In fact, thanks to a strong focus on sustainability, the area still looks much like it did when native tribes occupied the land. And thanks to a strong appreciation for the history that shaped this valley, the structures built by some of the earliest settlers still stand and a nod to cowboy culture still exists.
Now, of course Jackson Hole is noted for its outdoor adventures. But even adventures are done with the utmost respect for the land. We invite you to get to know Jackson Hole and recreate responsibly here so that we can preserve this land for generations to come.
The earliest occupants and environmental stewards of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem were the ancestors of contemporary Indigenous Tribal nations. Around 1884 the first homesteads were filed in Jackson Hole and settlers began building homes, farming the land, and raising cattle.Explore
Here, frontier history and western heritage are woven into the fabric of Jackson Hole. So what most people call the Old West we call everyday life.Explore
Teton County's longstanding tradition of conservation starts with being home to the first national park in the world (Yellowstone), and the establishment of national forests, the National Elk Refuge, Grand Teton National Park, and Wild & Scenic River designation for the Snake River. But it doesn't end there.Explore
Wild places deserve our respect and care. Recreating responsibly goes beyond sharing the trail and following the rules — it begins with a reverence for this place and a commitment to keeping it intact for future generations. While you're here, remember the Wild Rules.Explore