With the cool fall weather and beautiful autumn foliage, Jackson Hole in October is one of the most spectacular sights to see. Scenic trails are dusted with falling yellow and red leaves, and the crisp clean mountain air gives a sense of calm. So grab your coat and check out these favorite Jackson Hole activities in October!
On back a beautiful horse, travel through the open plains and spectacular wilderness with a Horseback Riding tour! Choose to ride through the Grand Teton National Park, into Yellowstone Park, or customized trails on private ranches around the valley. Your trained guide will lead you through the wild terrain in style! Make sure to bring your camera for some spectacular wildlife photos!
Customized rides are available through many Outfitters, such as Swift Creek and Teton Horseback Adventures!
Shooting Range in Jackson Hole
Whether you shot at camp thirty years ago, were brought up with a shotgun on the farm, or have never held a gun in your life, the experts at the Jackson Hole Shooting Experience offer a memorable activity for the whole family! If you have never shot before and are curious, or if you’re looking to hone in on your self protection skills, or shoot as many new guns as you can, this activity is for you.
After learning proper shooting safety and etiquette, your private coach will lead you through the experience of your choosing! The most popular package, the Multi-Gun and Rifle Experience, is perfect for families who want to spend a day of excitement and fun in a safe and confident environment. You can also customize your experience, with many packages available to shoot for fun, group events, bridal parties, wild west adventures, private lessons, and many more! Check us out on TripAdvisor, people are raving!
Whether you choose to take a guided tour or head out on your own, explore all that the Jackson Hole area has to offer on at ATV! Discover new places as you ride through the wilderness, stopping to capture photos of animals that cross your path. Head into the National Parks or Forests and choose a trail, taking you into the foothills of the Teton Mountains, or maybe a trailhead to Jenny Lake! Make sure to capture these priceless moments on the ATV trail!
Spend a day in nature and gaze over the fall terrain. With all the summer tourists gone, you’ll have the park to yourself! Whether you choose to take a hike around Jenny Lake or backpack through the Teton Range, take in the coop crisp autumn air and be apart of something peaceful. Make sure to layer up, and bring your camera!
Take a beautiful ride up Rendezvous Mountain in an aerial tram! “Big Red”, as locals call it, is one of the premier Aerial Trams in the country, take a ride and you’ll see why! Flying high above the valley, you’ll take in breathtaking views of Teton Village, Jackson Hole, and the Snake River. See for miles and miles why Jackson Hole is so special, and make sure to stop for a cup of cocoa at the top!
The Aerial Tram closes for the summer season in late October, so check out this great activity while you can!!
Nestled in the Gros Ventre Mountains is Granite Hot Springs. Although the campgrounds are closed, the Hot Springs are open and accessible by road or snowmobile in the deep winter. Enjoy picturesque wooded views as you relax in the nature-made hot springs. See the roaring waters splash down into the calm pool and kick back for a while. Hike around the trails leading from the Hot Springs to find a quiet, peaceful, retreat, then hop back in!
As the sun goes down and temperatures cool, the town heats up! As a long time staple of Jackson Hole, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar heats up the night with its live country music and swing dancing! On Thursday nights they even offer free swing lessons to get you off your feet and dancing the night away. Located across from the Town Square, this is a local favorite hangout and an authentic good time!
Need to fuel up before painting the town red? Check out FIGS, located right off the Town Square in Hotel Jackson. A “Mediterranean-inspired Wyoming fare restaurant”, this award winning hotel knocks it out of the park with their fresh ingredients, elegant menu, and hand-crafted drinks. Relax by the fire with good food and good friends and enjoy a wonderful October evening.
Learn more about Jackson Hole’s Nightlife HERE!
As the tourist depart from the summer months and the town settles in, check out any of these great activities for a trip to remember!
Jackson Hole Activities in October