We can emphatically say that summer should last an extra month. With a plethora of activities to take advantage of, the long days spent outside soaking up the rays are some of the best in Jackson Hole. But time has that funny way of staying consistent, and our days of summertime are limited. That’s why we always like to fill our Labor Day Weekend with the best of Jackson Hole summer. We’ve compiled a full weekend of activities for you to enjoy every second you have in our special neck of the woods. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the close of summer in Jackson Hole!
Kick off your Labor Day Weekend in Jackson Hole with a trip to the backside of the Tetons. A little known secret, the Idaho side of the Teton range offers stunning views of the mountains. Home to many of those who keep the wheels spinning here in Jackson Hole, we encourage you to take a peek into our community that you simply won’t get without a visit to Idaho.
Start your day with breakfast at Butter Cafe. The sister restaurant to ever popular Streetfood in Wilson, this charming breakfast joint is the perfect spot to fuel up for your day of adventure. If you’re feeling up for a big hike, Table Mountain is a 12 mile round-trip hike. Landing you right next to the Grand Teton, you’ll have incredible views of our favorite mountain range. If you’d like something less strenuous, the Darby Canyon Wind Cave hike is a beautiful 6 miles out-and-back. After your day in the Tetons, grab an early dinner at Teton Thai in Driggs (we recommend the Pineapple Fried Rice with Crispy Duck, or Bison Pho), and end your day perusing the many beautiful Arts and Crafts during September’s First Friday Art Walk in Driggs. Bonus: take in the stunning sunset over Jackson Hole as you drive back over Teton pass.
After your big day of hiking, enjoy a lazy morning breakfast at Snake River Roasting Co.’s beautiful cafe just off Town Square. We recommend the Bison Benedict and getting a Cinnamon Roll to share. Who doesn’t love a good breakfast appetizer? And don’t forget to grab a bag of their hand-roasted coffee to bring home with you!
Next head over to the Saturday Farmers Market. Open from 8am-12pm, there’s no rush to get there super early! Be sure to grab some locally grown produce and steaks for a grill-out at your rental later today. Once you’re all stocked up, mosey down to Snow King Mountain Resort and spend a day frolicking (yes truly) with a Big King Pass. From ziplines, to ropes courses, an alpine slide, miniature golf, and so much more, your day will be filled with shrieks of laughter and maybe just a little adrenaline. Head back to your rental and fire up the grill for a quintessential Labor Day Weekend BBQ.
After two days packed with activities, treat yourself (and your body) to a stretch with yoga on the rooftop of the Cloudveil, followed by brunch downstairs at the Bistro. Be sure to make a reservation. When you’re ready to kick it back into gear, head out to Teton Village for Sunday Funday. Enjoy $20 lift tickets and 20% off bike rentals, and spend your afternoon exploring their epic downhill mountain bike terrain. Once you’re ready for a beer (or three) and some delicious food (we recommend the lamb burger, tacos, or bibimbap), head over to Streetfood at the Stagecoach. Pro tip: stick around for line dancing at “Church”. Bill Briggs (the first person to ski the Grand!) and his band has played there every Sunday for the past 40 years!
We know, you’re tired. It’s been a long weekend FULL of activities. Grab some sandwiches from Creekside and head up to String Lake in Grand Teton National Park for a lazy lake day with incredible Teton views. Be sure to bring your bathing suit as this is the perfect swimming hole. We recommend finishing your trip with a delicious dinner at Trio before heading home. Be sure to make a reservation, and definitely order the Blue Cheese Waffle Fries. You won’t regret it.
We hope you’re able to pack in as much of our favorite summertime activities during your Labor Day Weekend in Jackson Hole. Maybe we’ll see you out there as we do the same!