Located in the Jackson Hole valley of western Wyoming is a town of 8,600 called Jackson. Jackson is the county seat for Teton County and covers 2.8 square miles at an elevation of 6, 237 feet. Visitors to Jackson’s town square will be greeted by the world’s largest ball of barbed wire and large arches of shed elk antlers.
With Grand Teton National Park just 20 miles to the north and Yellowstone National Park 57 miles away, Jackson is a gateway for many tourists. Jackson offers Snow King Resort, a small but challenging ski resort that sports one of the steepest slopes in the nation as well as one of the few night-lit resorts. An additional 12 miles away is the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, one of the biggest resorts in the country. Additional winter activities include dog sledding and sleigh rides.
In the summer, Jackson provides such western activities as horseback riding, kayaking, fly fishing, hiking and camping. For those with a more relaxing time in mind, rafting and scenic floating, chairlift rides and scenic flights are among the options for family fun.
While tourism is the largest industry for Jackson, entertainment/recreation and construction provide additional economic support to the community. Jackson also hosts the annual Jackson Hole Writers Conference in June each year, which brings young and old alike to this serene valley.
The town is served by the Jackson Hole Airport, ten miles to the north and serviced by American, Delta, Northwest and United.