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How to Plan a Romantic Western Honeymoon in Jackson Hole

How to Plan a Romantic Western Honeymoon in Jackson Hole

How to Plan a Romantic Western Honeymoon in Jackson Hole

Searching for a honeymoon destination that combines natural beauty, western charm, and a touch of romance? Look no further than Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Jackson offers good, old fashioned outdoor fun and adventure for those steering away from the traditional sandy beaches. To help plan your darn near perfect honeymoon where the west is still wild, we’re sharing the ultimate guide with plenty of options to choose from. And with outdoor activities ranging from horseback riding to hot air balloon rides, you’ll never run out of things to do.

1: Hiking

Whether you’re looking for an easy nature walk or a challenging climb, there are plenty of hiking trails in the area to choose from. One popular option is the Jenny Lake Trail, which offers stunning views of the Tetons and the crystal-clear waters of Jenny Lake.

2. Horseback Riding

What could be more romantic than a trail ride through the mountains, with stunning vistas and wildlife sightings around every corner? Several ranches in the region offer guided horseback rides, including Spring Creek Ranch, Triangle X Ranch, and Jackson Hole Trail Rides.

3: Hot Air Balloon Ride

For a truly unforgettable experience, consider a hot air balloon ride over the Tetons. You’ll soar above the mountains and take in the breathtaking beauty of the landscape from a unique perspective.

4. Sunset Serenade Photo Shoot 

At sunset the sky takes on a magical hue of warm golden colors. Romantic, right? Take this opportunity to capture your love on camera against the gorgeous backdrop of the Teton Mountains with a professional photographer. Not only will you walk away with stunning photos, but you will also have shared a moment of intimacy and connection with your husband or wife.

5. Whitewater Rafting

If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, consider a whitewater rafting trip on the Snake River. Several companies in the area such as Jackson Hole WhitewaterTeton Whitewater, and Dave Hansen Whitewater offer guided tours, ranging from mild floats to adrenaline-pumping rapids.

6. Late Night Shenanigans

This mountain town is full of surprises and offers a thriving nightlife for couples looking to let loose and have some fun. With bars like Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, Silver Dollar Bar, and Mangy Moose Saloon hosting live music events, dance the night away with your partner, or sit back and enjoy the tunes.


Day One

Day Two

  • Ditch the alarm clock and catch up on some Zzz’s before trekking through the wilderness at Moose Creek Trail
  • An afternoon of hiking calls for a hearty lunch at Captain Ron’s Smokehouse
  • Unwind at your cabin tucked away in an aspen grove away from the hustle and bustle
  • Stop into Grand Teton Brewing Company for a casual craft beer (12 on tap) before dinner at Chiang Mai Thai

Day Three

Day Four

  • Schedule a guided trail ride on horseback through the Western terrain with Spring Creek Ranch
  • Spend the afternoon shopping in Town Square and when you’ve worked up an appetite choose from one of the many restaurants surrounding the downtown area
  • Enjoy a tried-and-true cowboy experience at the Jackson Hole Rodeo. From bull riding and team roping to barrel racing and so much more, catch the event Wednesday, Friday or Saturday at 8pm

Day Five

  • A bittersweet morning saying farewell to your Rocky Mountain honeymoon. End on a high note with breakfast at Butter Cafe
  • Close out the romantic week with a sun drenched hike and picnic lunch near Teton Canyon


See more of this real-life honeymoon in our National V8 Magazine. Grab your copy today!


Photographer: The Edges


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