Recommendations for Things to do in Jackson Hole by Ted Kerasote

Our friend, Jackson Hole author Ted Kerasote, provided recommendations for Things to do in Jackson Hole.  Check out Ted’s great books HERE!

Recommendations for Things to do in Jackson Hole by Ted Kerasote by Ted Kerasote

Dear Friends and Readers,

Pukka and I just returned from our spring trip on the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon in Utah. It was quiet and restorative, with lovely campsites in hidden side canyons. We hiked among wildflowers, woke to the song of Canyon Wrens, and rowed for six hours a day, Pukka of course swimming often. (See the photos below).

Many of you have written, saying that you will be visiting Jackson Hole this summer and would like recommendations for things to do. Below are some suggestions, many of them dog friendly (indicated by a DF). At the end of the list is vet care, if needed, while you’re in the valley.

Have fun and alll our best,  Ted and Pukka 

Hike up the Snow King Ski Area above the town of Jackson (DF).

Hike to Goodwin Lake and climb Jackson Peak (DF).

Mountain bike the Put-Put trail in Cache Creek (DF).

Hike to the top of the Jackson Hole Ski Area via Rock Springs Canyon and ride the tram down, which is free if you hike up. Of course, you can pay and ride up the 4,100 vertical feet for one of the best views in the world.

Climb the Grand Teton or another one of the Teton peaks with Exum Mountain Guides ( or Jackson Hole Mountain Guides (

Take the kinks out with a great massage with Anne Marie Letko (

Float the scenic and/or whitewater sections of the Snake River with Barker Ewing (

Drive the Grand Teton National Park inner and outer loops and look for grizzly bears (DF if you keep your dog on a leash while it’s outside the car).

Learn to shoot targets or sporting clays with Jackson Hole Shooting Experience (

Stay at a dude ranch ( DF.

Finish your day with a meal at Dornan’s Pizza Pasta Company at the entrance to Grand Teton National Park with one of the most stunning views of the Tetons in the valley (

Restaurants and cafés with dog-friendly decks:

Vet Care:

Recommendations for Things to do in Jackson Hole by Ted Kerasote
Things to do in Jackson Hole