Jackson is a small town in Teton County that is often referred to as Jackson Hole. This major tourist destination sees people that come from all over for the skiing and hiking. Since it is also close to Yellowstone National Park, the remarkable Grand Teton National Park, and the Snake River, it is also a pup-ular stop for adventure seekers and National Park hoppers. Local pups get to enjoy access to the trails and campgrounds. Besides all the outdoor recreation, Jackson also has a pawsome veterinary clinic right in town.
Experience the Old West feel of Downtown Jackson. Leash up your pup and mosey along the boardwalks and check out the unique shops. Once you work up an appetite, stop by one of the pet friendly restaurants and grab a bite to eat. Jackson Hole Roasters serves coffee, espresso, juice, and cocktails. They also have breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu items. Your pal can sit with you at one of the outdoor tables. MacPhail’s Burgers specializes in thick, juicy burgers and home style fries. They welcome four legged guests in the outdoor seating area. Your pooch will even get his own water bowl. Sounds like a woofin’ great time!
With pawrific hikes and amazing views, Jackson is one place your pup will be barking about!
The Snow King Mountain Resort is located just six blocks from Jackson’s Town Square. During the winter, it’s a skier and snowboarder haven. In the summer months, it’s the perfect place for you and your pal to sneak in a pawsome hike. The Sink or Swim Trail is three miles and transverses the mountain, so it’s not quite as steep as the others. For some serious elevation gain, conquer the Snow King Summit Trail. It’s easy to see why this trail is a favorite; the views of the Teton Range and the Jackson Valley are amazing. Your pal will feel like a champ when he gets to the top!
Since Emily Steven’s Park is the only park in the area that allows four legged visitors, it is very pup-ular with the canine population. It’s situated on the east bank of the Snake River so your pup can splash in the water and get her paws wet. She’ll enjoy stunning views of the Teton Mountains as she trots along the three miles of levee trails. There are also benches, so if your pup needs a rest, sit back and soak in the amazing scenery. This is prime moose habitat, so make sure your pup stays close.
This area is home to some furrific pet friendly hikes. Lace up your boots and head over to the Jackson Peak trailhead. This trail is about an 11 mile round trip to the summit. If your pooch isn’t up for that long of a trek, follow the trail for about three miles until you come to Goodwin Lake where he can jump in for a swim while you eat your lunch. Cache Creek Drainage is another option. Several trails are available here, but the six mile Cache Creek Trail gives your pup plenty of mileage. Dogs don’t need to be leashed in the area, but they must be under voice control.
Ski Lake is one of the most loved hikes by local pups. It is accessed via the Philips Canyon Trailhead in Wilson, which is just a 10 minute drive from Jackson. Your pup will dart up the trail so she can jump in the mountain lake and swim to her heart’s content. The trail is about 4.5 miles round trip and does not gain much elevation, so it’s pretty much smooth sailing up and back. Wildflowers, pines, open meadows, and groves of aspen trees make this a picture perfect hike. Be aware that this is bear country, so make sure your pup stays close.