With the impacts of COVID-19, you may be wondering if your favorite Jackson Hole activities, parks, hotels, and attractions will be open during your next visit. Below are a few questions and answers to help you plan a safe and enjoyable trip. If you have any questions about local conditions, please get in touch with us online or by calling (888) 838-6606.
Which Parks Are Open?
1. Yellowstone National Park
The roads to Yellowstone National Park will begin to reopen to automobiles April 16. South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens on May 14, 2021 at 8a.m. Many attractions are available such as fishing, biking, and hiking trails. Physical distancing is still in effect and facial coverings must be worn in high visitation areas.
If you’re looking to stay overnight within the park, the park’s hotels and inns are offering a limited number of private lodge rooms. In addition to hotels and lodges, there are cabin rentals and park campgrounds available for overnight trips. We also recommend visitors stay in nearby Teton Village or Jackson where there are many hotels and vacation rental homes waiting to welcome you. For the latest updates and information, visit the park’s official website.
2. Grand Teton National Park
The campgrounds at Grand Teton are open and ready for you. Restaurants are offering take-away food options and public restrooms are available for use. Physical distancing is still in effect and facial coverings are to be worn in high visitation areas. For the most up-to-date information, check out the National Park Service’s website.
Is Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Open?
Summer at Jackson Hole Moutain Resort is back! To keep guests happy and healthy, special safety procedures have been put in place and face coverings must be worn in all buildings, facilities, and lift lines. Family fun is surely in store as many attractions are open. The Gondola is available to take people up the mountain to hike, mountain bike, and sightsee. Unfortunately, the Aerial Tram is closed for now. All shops and restaurants are open for business and eagerly await your return.
What Activities Are Open & Available?
1. Covered Wagon Cookouts
Searching for a unique way to safely take advantage of the outdoors? Look no further than a covered wagon tour. Bar T 5 is a well-known local treat. Hop aboard the horse-drawn wagon and sit back as the cowboys share stories and the occasional song. When you reach camp, you’ll be greeted by the Bar T 5 Band and served a tasty traditional Dutch oven dinner. The main event is a show performed by the cowboys filled with lively entertainment.
In need of a day out on the water? Fishing in Jackson is a vital part of the local economy in the warmer months and a variety of quality outfitters and guides are available to help make your fishing experience memorable. Go alone or take your family to reel in some fantastic Jackson Hole catches while breathing in the fresh air of Wyoming and keeping safe. Just remember to get your permit before heading out!
3. Rafting & Floating Trips
In warmer weather, another great outdoor adventure awaits on the river. Whitewater rafting and float trips are creative ways to take in Jackson Hole’s vibrant scenery while safely practicing social distancing. Float companies are operating with smaller groups in each raft and guests are asked to wear a mask in the transportation vans to protect everyone. For even more warm weather inspiration, check out our recent post on the top five things to do here.
4. Fun in the Snow
In the winter months, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and other snow sports take over Jackson Hole. Whether you want to enjoy the peace and serenity that comes with a day of exploring the mountains by snowshoe or you would rather experience the perfect deep powder conditions the area is famous for while skiing, Jackson Hole's outdoor winter activities are the perfect way to get fresh air and have fun in a safe environment. Need lessons? Jackson Hole's most popular ski resorts, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King Resort, offer world-class instruction for all ability levels, from beginner to expert.
What are Jackson Hole's Local Safety Guidelines?
To make sure everyone is able to enjoy Jackson in a safe and healthy way, Jackson is requiring masks to be worn at all times in indoor public areas. There are exceptions for when you are seated at a restaurant, in a workplace, or if you have certain medical conditions. Our community is coming together to continue to provide safe lodging, dining, and retail options. You can read more about local guidelines on the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce's website.
If you have any questions about visiting Jackson Hole, contact us by calling (888) 838-6606. Our expert agents can help you book flights, lodging, and activities for the safe vacation of your dreams.