Fall Over the Tetons

Mountain town locals know fall is the best season of the year. The tourists head home and the towns clear out. Temperatures get a bit cooler, but the days are still longish. It’s a perfect time to head out on your own adventures before winter sets in.

There’s still fun to be had; especially in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As the Snake River starts to recede and the aspen and cottonwood leaves begin to change colors, you know that fun season is just beginning. Now’s the time to get out and explore your backyard again. With both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks just around the corner, and cooler temperatures and fewer cars/traffic, you’re bound to see wildlife this time of year. Leaves are starting to change, so ‘leaf peeping’ on our public lands is a great way to spend a fall afternoon. Biking trails are packed and tacky from recent rains. Hiking trails are abandoned. Fish are still biting and rivers still flowing. It’s go time.

I highly recommend seeing how our environment is changing from the skies for a birds-eye-view. Flying along the Snake River and beside the Teton Range offers a great perspective of how the ever-changing landscape is ripening before our eyes. Wildlife is copious, deep blue lakes sparkle in the low sun, brilliant fall foliage colors appear, and even a new dusting of snow caps surrounding mountaintops.

Set off on your fall adventure before the seasons change again and winter beds down. Grab your bike for a ride across Philips Ridge, float the Snake one last time, or climb that remaining peak on your checklist. This is primetime.

Make the most of these fleeting fall days in the Tetons. Interested in chartering your own sightseeing flight around the Tetons? Contact Fly Jackson Hole. Tour the many bike trails with Hoback Sports. Safely float the Snake River with an experienced guide at Mad River. Shoot wildlife with your camera with Brush Buck guides. The glorious fall weather is here, but it’s not staying for long.