Snowshoes give you the freedom to explore the snow-covered landscape in Jackson Hole—and there’s no need for a lift or trail grooming.
Step into a pair of snowshoes and experience winter’s stark silence the same way the first tourist to Jackson Hole did more than 200 years ago. John Colter used snowshoes to explore this area after he left the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the winter of 1807–08. Snowshoes remain one of the best ways to connect with Jackson Hole today (and amazingly, they aren’t fundamentally different from the ones Colter used). They’re also one of the easiest ways to enjoy our winter landscape—just strap them on and start walking.
Between early January and early March, you can take a 2-hour snowshoe tour with an interpretive ranger in Grand Teton National Park. Learn about snow science, wildlife, geology, and ecology while exploring the park on historic wooden snowshoes, some of which date to the 1940s. Reservations are required and accepted beginning December 1 and can be made by calling (307) 739-3399.