For our out-of-town guests
If you are planning on bringing your horse to Jackson Hole, we would like to give you some information to help with your preparations.
The snow usually melts in the back country by July. For the purposes of fishing, a way to see if the lakes have thawed in the back country is this Jackson Hole old-timers method: Within the town of Jackson is Snow King Mountain. If the snow has completely melted off of Snow King, then the lakes have thawed. You can check this by looking at the web cam of Snow King Mountain (keep in mind that it's not an exact science).
July - Aug is Jackson Hole's peak tourist season. Lodging, stables, campgrounds, and farriers can be scarce. Plan way ahead and make appropriate reservations, even in campgrounds.
Hay must be certified through Teton County Weed and Pest.
Negative coggins certification is required.
Cell phone coverage is poor in the back country.
Grizzly and Wolf encounters are not rare. Click on links below for information on food storage and other safety issues.
National Park Service Bear Info
Wildlife Encounters Article
Feed Stores in Jackson
Big R Ranch Stores
Jackson Feed & Pet
Tack and Gear
Flat Creek Saddle
Big R Ranch Stores
Dr. Theo Schuff
Dr. Ernie Patterson
St. John's Medical Center
Located on the east end of Jackson
Located near Smith's Grocery Store, south end of Jackson
Located near the center of Jackson
Grand Teton National Park (for bear and wolf updates, camp sites, addresses, telephone numbers)
Bridger-Teton National Forest for Maps, Permits, Wildlife, Camp Sites, and a very hepful Equestrian Trails Guide
Flagg Ranch for Cabins & Campground information
WY Fish & Game for regulations, law enforcement, permits, hunting information
WY Dept of Transportation for road construction information.
Weather information - mountain weather is something to keep a close eye on, and can change in a heartbeat!
For camping on your own, here are some suggestions:
Corral or Highline
Camping with Adjacent Horse Corrals
Bridger-Teton National Forest: Three campgrounds with corrals (Turpin Meadows, Pacific Creek, Sheffield Creek) Pacific Creek does not have water for human consumption available. Can contact Rick 307-543-3900 for more info.
Stables/Pastures for horses only
Teton County Fairgrounds (are small 10' x 10' stalls)
Valar Horse Facility
After a great day of riding, these locations offer ample room for parking your horse trailer
North end of the valley
Stage Coach Bar
South end of the valley