Jackson

February 2, 2022

“Yonder is Jackson Hole, the last of the Old West,” read the signs as you enter the town.

Jackson is a community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, located in the Jackson Hole valley with a population of just 10,760 people. The town, which is frequently referred to as Jackson Hole, gets its name from the mountainous valley in which it is situated.

  • It is the county seat and the largest town in Teton County.
  • The Jackson Hole valley is 48 miles long and 8 to 15 miles broad, with a floor that descends from 6,779 feet above sea level in the north to 6,069 feet in the south.
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain Resort, and Grand Targhee Resort are all located in Wyoming’s Jackson Hole valley.
  • Grand Teton National Park, located in Jackson Hole, encompasses the Teton Range’s famous jagged peaks in the northern half of the valley.
  • The Grand Teton seats at 13,770 feet above sea level and is the tallest of the peaks.
  • From its source in Yellowstone National Park, the Snake River runs across the whole valley. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which includes these parks, is one of the last big, relatively intact ecosystems in the northern temperate zone of the Earth. This attracts some of the world’s most endangered species, including moose, grizzly and black bears, pronghorn, bison, and elk.
  • Jackson is a booming cultural arts hub with famous restaurants, a playground for recreational options, and unimaginable vistas.

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