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Jackson Hole in Wyoming - Pictures of Great Attractions

Updated on July 29, 2017
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Wyoming is a spectacularly beautiful state filled to the brim with eye catching splendor. See some of the images I captured here.

We took a horse drawn ride through the streets of Jackson Hole.
We took a horse drawn ride through the streets of Jackson Hole. | Source

Visiting Jackson Hole

In the summer of 1988 my mother, niece and I decided to explore Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We were to see many great attractions and capture numerous photos on this vacation trip.

For once, we decided to unpack just one time and make our headquarters in one place, venturing out on daily sightseeing trips.

We flew from Houston to Jackson Hole and our airplane landing was the first exciting moment of our planned two week vacation trip.

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!

We could envision tumbling over the edge but I won't go there!

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 | Source

One has a choice of many places to stay in Jackson Hole and the surrounding area. We chose to stay at Spring Creek Ranch which sits 700 feet high above the valley floor where the town of Jackson Hole exists. This Four-Diamond Resort offered much in the way of amenities.

We deposited our belongings in a charming and rustic condo that offered views of the mountains; water; spectacular sunsets; fireplace (which we used every night as the night's were cool enough to enjoy a blazing fire); swimming pool and jacuzzi near our unit; great food service and most of all a beautifully tranquil and peaceful place in which to relax.

Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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We fed ducks each day from our balcony.  View we had of the other cabins. Large stacks of seasoned wood were piled high to provide each of us with fuel for our fireplaces.
We fed ducks each day from our balcony.
We fed ducks each day from our balcony. | Source
View we had of the other cabins.
View we had of the other cabins. | Source
Large stacks of seasoned wood were piled high to provide each of us with fuel for our fireplaces.
Large stacks of seasoned wood were piled high to provide each of us with fuel for our fireplaces. | Source

Spring Creek Ranch is also a wildlife sanctuary. It sits at the north end of the town of Jackson Hole.

What we particularly liked was the free transportation that was provided by Spring Creek Ranch 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 very friendly and often asked us what we had seen and what we were planning to do. They were also very knowledgeable as to what the area attractions provided and made good suggestions as to how best spend our time.

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

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My mother, niece and me in this part of the ranch with the Teton Mountains as our backdrop.Buck and Rail fencing.  This is the predominent type of fencing in this area of the country.The sunset after a fast approaching rainstorm one evening.
My mother, niece and me in this part of the ranch with the Teton Mountains as our backdrop.
My mother, niece and me in this part of the ranch with the Teton Mountains as our backdrop. | Source
Buck and Rail fencing.  This is the predominent type of fencing in this area of the country.
Buck and Rail fencing. This is the predominent type of fencing in this area of the country. | Source
The sunset after a fast approaching rainstorm one evening.
The sunset after a fast approaching rainstorm one evening. | Source

After enjoying a restful sleep we caught a ride into Jackson Hole and spent much of the day exploring.

Elk Horn Arches are located on each of the four corners of the city park in the center of Jackson Hole. Boy Scouts were responsible for collecting approximately 5,000 horns per arch and this is now a focal point of this town.

One of four arches made up of elk horns in the center of town.
One of four arches made up of elk horns in the center of town. | Source

All of the sidewalks are wooden and the town definitely has that Wild West flavor.

The sounds of clapping horse hoofs in the streets taking tourists through the area adds to that old western flavor.

The town is filled with wonderful art galleries.

We toured the Wildlife of the American West Art Museum one day. We were truly impressed with the array of paintings and sculptures all portraying western subjects. I purchased a bunch of postcards relating to big game species that the artist Carl Rungius had done. Each and every one of his paintings were magnificently painted and executed in a backdrop of natural settings.

The museum is dedicated to the preservation of animals living with our encroaching civilization and hopefully learning to co-exist peacefully with one another. This area of the country, of course, still has much natural habitat for wild animals.

Several other art galleries were explored by us. Each one was 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 serious investment dollars. There is something for everyone.

Wandering into many of the town's stores we ended up purchasing some Indian moccasins; turquoise jewelry and other souvenirs.

We ended this particular day back up at Spring Creek Ranch where The Granary Restaurant became our location of choice for a delicious dinner. It has a wall of glass facing the Teton Mountains and the sun was viewed as it began to set over the mountains as we dined.

It was a perfect ending to a day of exploration in Jackson Hole.

Ski Lift to the Top of Snow King Mountain

One day my niece and I enjoyed the ski lift to the top of Snow King Mountain. It was not my mother's idea of fun. She stayed below at a picnic area while we did some exploring.

Ski lift to Snow King Mountain - Jackson Hole
Ski lift to Snow King Mountain - Jackson Hole | Source

Terrific panoramic views can be seen from the top of the mountain looking down on Jackson Hole. This is a ski area that many people enjoy in snow season. Summertime also has it's attractions.

Good view from the top of Snow King Mountain overlooking the town of Jackson Hole. Notice the road leading up the butte where Spring Creek Ranch is located?
Good view from the top of Snow King Mountain overlooking the town of Jackson Hole. Notice the road leading up the butte where Spring Creek Ranch is located? | Source

The nice thing about this area of the country is that it is enjoyable no matter what the season has to offer.

Some of the scenery enjoyed on the nature trail at the top of Snow King Mountain.
Some of the scenery enjoyed on the nature trail at the top of Snow King Mountain. | Source

Horseback riding through a grove of aspens on the top of the butte where Spring Creek Ranch is located was another pleasure in which my niece and I indulged. 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.

We ate al fresco in the town that evening at Sweetwaters and went to the 8 PM 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 was heard throughout the comedy skit and we smiled for days thinking about the actors crazy antics on stage.

Jackson Hole Ski video...

White Water Rafting

Another day we decided to widen our horizons and try our hand at a Snake River Whitewater Rafting experience. We signed on for the Dave Hansen tour and we were in for a day of excitement!

Whitewater rafting for novices (like we were) 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 reservations were made in advance of this trip, correct wearing apparel was suggested depending upon the season.

My niece and others enjoying calm waters.
My niece and others enjoying calm waters. | Source

Each raft had an experienced guide and he advised us of basic river safety and paddling guidelines while still in quiet waters.

Of course the main point was the enjoyment of the Snake River scenery as experienced from this flowing water experience through the canyon, coupled with a reasonable degree of safety.

Our tour group was divided into several rafts that pushed off about the same time that day. Many of the people in our particular raft were from Germany.

What we did not realize (this being our first white water rafting trip) is that typically at some point while still in relatively quiet waters, a water fight between the people in the different rafts ensues.

Another raft approaching ours. The water fight is about to ensue!
Another raft approaching ours. The water fight is about to ensue! | Source

Suddenly as the rafts drew near one another, pails were brought out 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 from a person in the opposing raft was good.

Lots of laughter, lots of wet smiles and clothes and a commonality of purpose was devised. 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. My niece did so getting back in prior to the water getting rougher.

Roaring white water ahead of us could be heard long before we could see it!

Photographers from above the most active encounter of 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 place of origin these photos which have been developed in the mean time are offered for sale to each group completing this adventurous trip.

Our group about to enter the whitewater called "The Lunch Counter"
Our group about to enter the whitewater called "The Lunch Counter" | Source

I purchased the set of 5 photos shown here simply because there is no other way to capture that exhilarating moment in time. Prior to that a disposable camera was utilized to capture the more quiet stages of this river trip.

Photos from our whitewater rafting trip - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Oh oh!  Here we go!
Oh oh! Here we go! | Source
We were told to hang on to ropes inside the raft.
We were told to hang on to ropes inside the raft. | Source
What fun!
What fun! | Source
We made it!  Lots of smiles on people's faces.
We made it! Lots of smiles on people's faces. | Source

The organizers of this trip offer a 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 were bused back to our point of origin.

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

Snake River Whitewater Rafting - Jackson Hole

Bar-T-5 Covered Wagon Cookout and Wild West Show

That 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. We were drawn by horses 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 enjoyed as we were entertained by singing cowboys, Indians and so called mountain men.

We boarded one of these Covered Wagons for our Cookout and Wild West show following our whitewater rafting experience.
We boarded one of these Covered Wagons for our Cookout and Wild West show following our whitewater rafting experience. | Source

Jackson Hole is well known for skiing. It has many accommodations, restaurants, shops, etc. to satisfy travelers to this region.

Numerous beautiful private homes are built up the steep road leading up the mountain.

Driving to Teton Village from the East we went over some rickety bridges and ended up on some gravel roads for a time. After leaving Teton Village, we took the paved road back to the west. Much easier to traverse!

Teton Village ski resort
Teton Village ski resort | Source

We enjoyed the trip to see Teton Village and the surrounding countryside.

My mother near Teton Village
My mother near Teton Village | Source

That evening we went into Jackson Hole and had supper at the Blue Lion. Our evening meal was enjoyed while sitting outside at a covered table. The weather was perfect.

Tickets were purchased to see the Music Hall Revue at the Pink Garter Theater that night. Filled with great 1950s music to country favorites and high kicking dance productions, it is a fun filled evening for people of all ages.

Attached is a picture of one of the performers hugging my mother and niece prior to the show.

My mother and niece being hugged by a cast member of the Pink Garter Theater.
My mother and niece being hugged by a cast member of the Pink Garter Theater. | Source

Much of what you will find in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is geared for good, wholesome family entertainment.

This only showcases our involvement in the town of Jackson Hole and some short day trips.

This assortment of photos should hopefully give you a flavor of the town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and share a sampling of the great attractions that might keep you entertained while there.

Looking forward to your comments. Thanks!

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    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      7 months ago

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Robert Sacchi 

      7 months ago

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Robert Sacchi 

      7 months ago

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      7 months ago

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      7 months ago

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

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

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

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      Robert Sacchi 

      7 months ago

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      7 months ago

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 months ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      7 months ago

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      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 W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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. :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Barbsbitsnpieces,

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

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 

      6 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @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!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ann,

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

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      anndavis25 

      7 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      billyaustindillon 

      7 years ago

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      billyaustindillon 

      7 years ago

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      creativeelearn 

      7 years ago from Orlando

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      billyaustindillon 

      7 years ago

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      JSParker 

      7 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Knightheart 

      7 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      jaclin 

      7 years ago

      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...

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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! :-)

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      easyfreerecipes 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      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

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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...

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      Reynold Jay 

      7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      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

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      poetryman6969 

      7 years ago

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      PR_am 

      8 years ago from Oregon

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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. :-)

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      suny51 

      8 years ago

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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?

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      billyaustindillon 

      8 years ago

      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. :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      SkiTripHomes 

      8 years ago

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Seakay 

      8 years ago from Florida

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Martha Castillo 

      8 years ago from San Diego CA

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      loveroflife 

      8 years ago

      More beautiful pictures and commentary. Thanks.

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi holmesjenn,

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

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      holmesjenn 

      9 years ago from Colorado

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

      Jenn

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

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

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      parkerk393 

      9 years ago from Arlington, Texas

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Elynjo 

      9 years ago from Sin City

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Celesta 

      9 years ago

      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.

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