Who wouldn't wish for a leisurely afternoon of horseback riding through mountain meadow trails of America's true West? However, only the select few will plan on taking a frantic leap off one of Wyoming's highest peaks-- But that's precisely what you will come to expect when you venture out to Jackson Hole, WY-- on a paragliding escapade of a lifetime-- But, hey this outdoor vacation is just one for the bucket list-- right.
Wyoming ranks as America's tenth largest state in area, and the least populated-- This beautiful landscape is a wildlife paparazzi and outdoor enthusiast's dream-- This time of year, thousands of elk migrate to feed on the crisp grass just north of Jackson Hole. But beware, danger lurks at every turn-- stealthy mountain lions, wolves-- brown bears, black bears-- bull moose, and mammoth bison roam the great wide open with impunity--
The Jackson Hole Airport is the only airport in the US where commercial airplanes land in a National Park. Due to land conservations and Federal restrictions the landing strip is smaller than their metropolitan counterparts-- So in harsh winter conditions or extremely inclement weather some flights will be diverted to Salt Lake City, Utah-- which results in an untimely four hour commute to the world class ski resort of Jackson Hole.
Once in the tightly woven community of Jackson Hole-- there is little need for a automobile rental. Downtown is easily within walking distance-- and any outdoor activity you might partake in, more than likely will have a courtesy shuttle.
These are courteous and polite employees literally sworn to uphold 'The Cowboy Code--' They will never betray your trust or go back on their word... When they make a promise, they keep it... They do what has to be done and refreshingly, finish what they start.
The rustic and charming property is fresh off a top to bottom 17 million dollar renovation, so no detail-- from the Alpine slide, new fitness center or year round heated pool-- has been left to chance. However, let's be up front this is not a haughty- taughty five star resort... That being said, you are at a ski resort so look past the unnecessary amenities like valet parking or pretentious bell hops looking for a handout.
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Astonishing works of stirring wildlife art are housed in this facility modeled after a European castle. Kids of all ages will be entertained for hours as they cut loose in the specially designed Children’s Discovery Gallery or on the outdoor Sculpture Trail. Imposing wildlife figurines and grand views of the Jackson Hole Elk Refuge will take your breath away. Never before will you walk away from a museum so inspired and motivated-- http://www.wildlifeart.org/