Summer Kid-Friendly Fun in Jackson Hole

If you are planning a trip to Jackson Hole with some little adventurers and looking for activities to keep them engaged, you have come to the right place! The area is plentiful when it comes to family friendly fun, thanks to it’s amazing mountains, lakes, resorts and community fun. Here are some of our favorite things to do with the whole family that you won’t soon forget.

Snow King Mountain

While it is a beloved local in-town ski resort in the winter, Snow King offers a number of fun summertime activities suitable for all ages including mini golf, the Cowboy mountain coaster, an alpine slide, the Amaze’n maze, a bungee trampoline, chairlift rides, and last but not least the Treetop Adventure ropes course and zipline. You have the option of paying for each activity individually or purchasing a day pass that gives access to all of them unlimited with the exception of the Treetop Adventure, that is only included for one tour. 

Jackson Hole Rodeo

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The perfect night time event to attend for the whole family, the Jackson Hole Rodeo puts some of the best riders from the surrounding areas on display and gets the crowd involved creating fun for all. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the summer to catch a rodeo, with shows every Wednesday and Saturday from Memorial day through Labor day, with additional Friday rodeos in July & August.

White Water Rafting

Get out on the river with one of Jackson Hole’s experienced raft guide companies and hit the whitewater for a thrill of a lifetime among the beauty of the Hoback canyon. Dave Hansen Whitewater, Barker Ewing, and Mad River are a couple of the reputable rafting companies in the area, and offer a number of different trips depending on what you and your family are looking for. Don’t fall overboard!

Rock Climbing

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What better way to have fun in the mountains than to climb them! There are a wide variety of places to climb in the area, but for those without much experience or equipment, spending a day with a guide service is advisable. The Via Ferrata at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a great place for beginner climbers to hone their skills, as it has cables that climbers are clipped into and iron rungs in some of the more difficult to climb areas to use for assistance if needed. Another option for guided climbing is to spend a day with Exum Mountain Guides in Grand Teton National Park at Hidden Falls, Exum will customize the day around your family’s abilities and wishes.