Jackson, Wyoming
The gateway to two of the USA’s most famous national parks, Grand Teton and Yellowstone, the city of Jackson, Wyoming, blends modern amenities with the cattle culture of the Old West. During the summer tourist season the town centre becomes the venue for a staged cowboy “shoot-out” worthy of the best western movies, after whichmore
Loving Jackson - Chad. Date of travel: Mar 2008
Jackson Wyoming is one of my favorite Rocky Mountain towns. A great staging point for explorations into the Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Also great for white water rafting, canoeing, biking, and hiking. In the winter, the nearby elk refuge hosts the largest gathering of elk in the world. I don't ski but that's the main winter-time attraction. Tours and guides are available for all activities, or it is possible to go independent. The town itself is decadent and western. They lean heavy on the wild west feel, while catering to the some wealthiest visitors in the world. Plenty of average joes, ski bums, and vagabonds too. During peak summer season they have theatrical stage shoot-outs in the town center. The wealth rides high which enables free events and services but it can also give it a feeling of a soft fluffy town floating on money. Mostly I dig the town because of it's location to some of the most dynamic wilderness in the Rocky Mountains.