Fall in Jackson Hole

Discover an unforgettable autumn in Jackson Hole.

There is truly nothing like the fall time in Jackson Hole. The crisp, cool air and autumn scenery provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities and festivals. Meanwhile, the summer crowds have lessened, prices have dropped, and fall visitors can experience Jackson Hole like a true local.

Trees with golden fall foliage at the base of a mountain in Jackson Hole, WY.

Enjoy the Outdoors

As the season changes into fall, the colors of Jackson Hole transform from luscious green into warm autumn hues. You’ll be awestruck by the blooming golden aspen trees and vibrant red patches of shrubbery. The fall foliage in the National Parks is certainly a sight to see, especially with the cooler temperatures and smaller crowds than in the summertime. Take advantage of these prime conditions with an outdoor adventure like hiking or fly fishing!

Fall Festivals

Though popular summer events like the Jackson Hole Rodeo and Town Square Shoot Out end in early September, the region's event calendar remains jam-packed entering autumn.

Jackson Hole celebrates the arrival of fall each year with the popular Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Hosted September 7-18, 2022, this premier cultural festival consists of multiple auctions, conferences, fashion shows and other events featuring nationally-acclaimed artwork, music, cuisine, and wine to celebrate Jackson’s rich history and culture. View and vote on a series of short films during the Manhattan Short Film Festival on September 23 at the Center for the Arts, challenge yourself or cheer on athletes during the Jackson Hole Marathon, Half Marathon or Quarter Marathon on September 24, or stock up on fresh produce and products from local artisans at the Farmers' Market on the Square, held weekly through September. Elsewhere in autumn, sip seasonal suds at Oktoberfest celebrations at local bars and breweries and watch as Jackson Hole embraces its spooky side and fills with costumed trick-or-treaters around Halloween. For a full list of upcoming events in Jackson Hole, click here.

Restaurants & Breweries

The best way to end a cool autumn day is with a warm meal and a local beer. Jackson Hole has a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars to satisfy all appetites. Find unique, seasonal craft beer and food options at one of our local breweries, such as Melvin Brewing and Snake River Brewing. For a quintessential Jackson Hole dining, drinking and live music experience, check out the world-famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar — just a short walk or drive from the Antler Inn, 49er Inn & Suites, Cowboy Village Resort and Elk Country Inn — or opt for a more sophisticated experience with fine dining and cocktails at one of the many bars and restaurants nearby.

Shop & Save

Summer is peak tourist season in Jackson Hole, so fall brings less crowds, less traffic, and lower prices. Not only is lodging typically cheaper in the fall, but many of the local boutiques and storefronts have frequent sales — perfect for those looking to get a jump start on holiday shopping. Make a day out of visiting the local shops and, if you've still got time to fill, visit one of Jackson Hole’s museums and their gift shops. The National Museum of Wildlife Art is a must-see and welcomes guests for free on the first Sunday of every month.

Book Your Fall Vacation

Our four of our Jackson Hole lodging options are each conveniently located in the heart of Jackson Hole, giving you easy access to the best fall activities in town. View our available rooms and start planning your perfect fall getaway.