It’s a long weekend off from work, summer is just around the corner, and you are itching for adventure and Music! Memorial Day is the perfect time to visit Jackson to kick off your summer. Here is what us locals recommend doing this weekend in Jackson Hole!

FRIDAY: SCENIC & WHITEWATER RAFTING

Start off the weekend with a bang – get that adrenaline pumping on the whitewater! Warm up to the river on our morning scenic float with beautiful Teton views. Spring is a beautiful time to see the snow-covered Tetons from the river and you have a better chance at seeing wildlife – maybe even a baby moose with its mom! After the scenic float, we will provide some lunchtime fuel and a wetsuit and splash gear for a trip down the whitewater! Water levels are rising and the rapids are a guaranteed good time right now- it will be an experience you won’t forget!

SATURDAY: OLD WEST DAYS

Every Memorial Day weekend, the town of Jackson celebrates its western heritage and cowboy culture by throwing the Old West Days festival. Check out one of the numerous Old West Fest events hosted throughout the week! Some highlights include the first Rodeo of the season, a horse-drawn parade and the Old West Brewfest! Afterwards, channel your inner cowboy and head to one of the many chuckwagon dinners hosted throughout the valley!

SUNDAY: MILLION DOLLAR MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH MIDLAND

This year, the infamous Million Dollar Cowboy bar is hosting the first ever Million Dollar Music Festival. Country group, Midland, will headline the inaugural festival, which offers a free, all-ages, big-stage concert on the Jackson Hole Town Square this sunday from 6-10pm. There will be food and drinks for purchase, so come hungry and ready to dance!

MONDAY: GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

One of the many awesome things about Jackson Hole is having a National Park RIGHT in our backyard. Only 20 minutes from downtown Jackson, Grand Teton National Park is a great place to spend a few hours before you head out of town to bike, hike, picnic and scout for wildlife amongst majestic Teton views. The elk are fueling up for their migration, the bears (both Black and Grizzly) are active gathering food after their long winter slumber and moose are roaming around with their newly born offspring. GTNP offers a variety of hikes, from short scenic hikes to longer, full day hikes, so be sure to check in with a Park Ranger and see what hikes are right for your party!

Feeling overwhelmed by the endless possibilities? Give us a call! Our friendly office staff are always more than happy to help with questions, itinerary planning and recommendations! Or Book Now!

Old West Days with Midland and River Trips

Old West Days with Midland and River Trips

It’s a long weekend off from work, summer is just around the corner, and you are itching for adventure and Music! Memorial Day is the perfect time to visit Jackson to kick off your summer. Here is what us locals...

Read More

Wedding Parties on the Snake

Bud and Kelly, Dave Hansen Whitewater owners, were married in Jackson, WY a few years ago. With all their family and friends coming in to town, they wanted to provide an activity for their guests to partake in. They scheduled...

Read More
The Waiting Game: Our General Manager’s trip down the most coveted stretch of river in the United States

The Waiting Game: Our General Manager’s trip down the most coveted stretch of river in the United States

DH General Manager and trip leader, Kyle Vosmus, among friends and fellow rafting guides, planned the trip of a lifetime last October. The ball got rolling for preparations a year and a half ahead of their launch date, but little...

Read More
Fourth of July Whitewater trip with Dave Hansen

Fourth of July Whitewater trip with Dave Hansen

How do you say thank you to men who have put themselves on the line so that you can go about your daily life? That may have not been the actual task at hand during a whitewater trip almost a...

Read More
Early Frontrunner for Group of the Year

Early Frontrunner for Group of the Year

OK…is it fair that Dave Hansen Whitewater’s first big group of the year on the whitewater section could also be our best group of the year?  Not only was the average age of this group 68 years old.  Not only did...

Read More
England for Jackson Hole

England for Jackson Hole

The Dave Hansen Whitewater pig wrestling team and the Dave Hansen Whitewater office took a big blow when the lovely Jaime Boxer told us that she would be spending her summer this year studying and working in England instead of...

Read More