WYOMING

A Montana girl, I feel right at home south of the border in the Cowboy State. While Jackson Hole remains most popular during the ski season, the endless blue skies, mountain peaks and summer wild flowers with names like Indian Paintbrush and Mountain Lady Slipper make it my favorite to visit in summer. A journey to the last of the wild west requires an ambitious nature-loving adventurer. Nothing could be better than wilderness trekking and spotting a moose while riding through Grand Teton National Park on horseback,  thrill seeking on a whitewater trip down the Snake River, or following in Teddy Roosevelt's footsteps with a day trip through Yellowstone National Park. A bit corny, but every bit good old-fashioned American kitsch, a chuckwagon dinner with kids in tow is at the top of my all time good fun list. The looks in the eyes of anyone under ten as our wagon was overtaken by actors playing Cowboys and Indians remains front and center in my memory fifteen years later. The food scene in Jackson Hole is hip and insanely delicious. If you are a beef-eating omnivore, Jackson Hole is paradise found.


DON'T MISS

FITZGERALD'S BIKE TOURS

CHUCKWAGON DINNER

HORSEBACK RIDING IN THE GRAND TETONS

JACKSON HOLE VINTAGE ADVENTURES -- white water rafting and breakfast with the eagles 


EAT

The Granary

THE GRANARY

Spring Creek Ranch
1800 N Spirit Dance Road
Jackson, WY 83001

Snake River Grill

SNAKE RIVER GRILL

84 East Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001

Cafe Genevieve

CAFE GENEVIEVE

135 East Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001


STAY

Spring Creek Ranch

SPRING CREEK RANCH

1800 N Spirit Dance Road
Jackson, WY 83001


READ

POSTCARDS by Annie Proulx


SEE

UNFORGIVEN

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN