Las Vegas may be known for its nightlife and party scene, but we’d encourage you to go just north of the famous bachelor party destination to the quieter, yet more fascinating Teton County. Located in the state of Wyoming, Teton County comprises Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. All three are bound to take your breath away – literally and figuratively. The wild-west vibe of Teton County will make you want to strap on your boots, mount a horse, and get your cowboy on!
Jackson Hole Valley is well-known for skiing, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort boasts the longest vertical drop in North America. Nestled at the base of the Teton Range with a rugged mountain landscape view, and a cosy-cool temperature, the valley is a must-visit. You could take the tram up, past amazing views of the village and valley, to the top of the mountain or, if you’re feeling more active, hike the Taggart Lake Trail. Skiing down the limitless terrain is one of the most exhilarating feelings ever, as you whiz along white blankets of snow and practically fly down kilometres of the majestic Tetons.
If you’re the adventurous kind, the Grand Teton National Park is the place to go this summer. The pristine lakes and massive mountains are a perfect backdrop for an adventurous summer. River rafting down the Snake River will grant you spectacular views of dense forests, filled with Wyoming’s flora and fauna. You may also catch sight of local wildlife like moose, bald eagles, elk, and bison, while a guided white water adventure will take you through canyons and class III rapids that are guaranteed to up your adrenaline! There are also scenic trails scattered throughout the park that you can hike; if you’re looking for a challenge, the trek up to Hanging Canyon awaits.
Back in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the world that was opened with the purpose of allowing people to experience nature while making sure to preserve it. On your visit, you could participate in the park’s ranger program that will give you a rounded experience, or else plan your own trip. From boating, hiking, and biking to camping and fishing, the park has many outdoor activities that you can immerse yourself in. However, be warned that summer is the busiest and most beautiful season in Yellowstone. So make a trip… but plan it pronto!
If you plan to visit Teton County, we suggest you make it in time for the Teton County Fair. Held every year from July 19-28, the community gathers to take a step back in time and celebrate its agricultural roots. From live music to the most delicious food, the fair is an unmissable opportunity to experience the very heart of the county.