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The area known as Jackson Hole and the surrounding mountains offer so much to see and experience.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming, and includes small areas of Montana and Idaho as well. In addition to its superb Rocky Mountain scenery, the park is one of the world’s principal wildlife preserves. It’s also the site of America’s greatest concentration of geysers and hot springs, which form a visible and spectacular link with the primeval forces of the Earth’s creation.
Yellowstone is also the oldest national park in the country. In fact, the original idea of setting aside natural resources like Yellowstone began here when some of the territory’s first explorers began a unique campaign to preserve the beauty of these lands for generations to follow. Here more than two million acres of a high mountain-ringed plateau have been set aside for permanent protection as a natural preserve. It’s been called America’s finest and most diverse vacationland.
Grand Teton National Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float or fly fish the Snake River, or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, sent parties from the Salt Lake Valley to establish new communities and support their expanding population. Mormon homesteaders, who settled east of Blacktail Butte near the turn of the 19-century, clustered their farms to share labor and community, a stark contrast with the isolation typical of many western homesteads. These settlers first arrived in the 1890s from Idaho establishing a community (named Grovont by the U.S. Post Office) known today as “Mormon Row.”
Homesteaders established 27 homesteads in the Grovont area because of relatively fertile soil, shelter from winds by Blacktail Butte and access to the Gros Ventre River. Despite the harsh conditions of Jackson Hole, Mormon settlers grew crops by using irrigation. These hardy settlers dug ditches by hand and with teams of horses, building an intricate network of levees and dikes to funnel water from central ditches to their fields between 1896 and 1937. Water still flows in some of these ditches.
National Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides
Imagine taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride among an elk herd numbering in the thousands. At the National Elk Refuge, such an adventure is available to winter visitors from mid-December through early April via a private contractor, Double H Bar, Inc. The National Elk Refuge also offers additional wildlife viewing excursions and daily programs at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center.
Granite Hot Springs
Along Hoback Canyon, south of Jackson, you'll find a beautiful place of complete relaxation and comfort: Granite Hot Springs. Escape the problems of the workday world and sink into the natural rejuvenating warm-water springs. With both a man-made swimming pool and a natural hot springs bath, this spot offers some fabulous opportunities to luxuriate in healing water.
Town of Jackson
Framed by four elk-antler arches, Jackson’s Town Square is the picturesque centerpiece of Jackson. It serves as a meeting place, shopping and dining hub, or just a place to relax.
Upon entering downtown Jackson, one is immediately attracted to Town Square and its many unique shops. Located across from the famed Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, featured in a handful of Hollywood western movies, the distinctive arches, made from hundreds of elk antlers , draw attention from droves of visitors. During the winter, when the arches and trees are blanketed with snow and decorated with lights, Town Square takes on a beautiful, festive atmosphere. A focal point for activity, the Square, surrounded by dozens of boardwalk-fronted art and photo galleries, bars, restaurants, factory outlets and gift shops, is also a prime location for the shopping savvy.
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