We based ourselves in Jackson, Wyoming for nine days so we could have a lot of time to explore this gorgeous area. Thankfully we had so much time, since we ran into a lot of weather! Despite the conditions we still managed to see and do most everything we wanted. Here are our top picks of the area!
1. Yellowstone National Park
We saw Old Faithful erupt three times during our time wandering around the famous geyser. We endured pretty cold weather as well as rain and snow during our time in Yellowstone! But, the beauty was still breathtaking even in those conditions!
2. Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park was much closer to Jackson and easier to tackle for shorter hikes. One day we hiked to Phelps Lake and on another we rented paddle boards and went to Spring Lake!
3. Jackson Hole Rodeo
We could ride bikes up the road to the local rodeo, so we went on the first Saturday night we were in Jackson. None of us had ever been to a rodeo before, so it was a fun, new experience. The kids had fun going out and chasing the sheep around to try and win a prize. Be sure to order tickets online to save $5 each person!
4. Snow King Alpine Slide
This was the second Alpine Slide of the trip (after our awesome Olympic Park one)! This was a double one though so the kids loved racing one another. It was a bit expensive we felt, so we were only able to do a few runs.
5. Amaze’n Maze
This was such a cute, fun place on the same road as our RV park and Snow King Mountain. The owner, Kohl, was lots of fun and it’s a very affordable, unique place for some old school family fun with the Maze, Mini golf and gold panning! We did the maze and mini golf for only $8 each! The kids won prizes too for conquering the tough maze in under 10 minutes.
6. Just walking around the town of Jackson Hole
The town is very easy to walk around and features all the typical touristy stores, ice cream and candy shops that the kids love. The free nightly gun shootout show is really popular as well!
7. Teton Village
Teton Village was a beautiful little area to spend the day! We bought the family pass ($79) to take the aerial tram up to the top where the views were stunning and quite cool. The real highlight for getting to the top though is the yummy homemade waffles and hot chocolate at Corbet’s Cabin.