From Our Editors
Nestled within the valley of Jackson Hole amid a vast wilderness—including the Teton, Targhee, and Bridger National Forests—the city of Jackson retains a sense of Old West ruggedness. Barbecue joints, country bars, and dude ranches surround the town, and the Jackson Hole Museum chronicles the area’s earliest trappers and ranchers. The city park boasts four open-air arches crafted from densely bundled elk antlers, amassed over the years from the antlers that local elk pawn each winter for knitted caps. The western landscape serves as a renowned ski haven in addition to a cowboy’s paradise. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s 116 trails include dozens of winding expert slopes and backcountry areas widely considered some of the best in North America.