Play disc golf
The free disc golf course up at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is an excellent way for the family to have fun and hike at the same time.
The course starts uphill from the bottom of the gondola. It starts out short and technical, with tunnel and treed shots. It winds back and forth up lower Gros Ventre and Tramline, shooting in open fields and tightly wooded areas.
The design incorporates three loops, each going a bit higher up the mountain. The lower 9- to 10-hole course can be played fairly quickly. Complete the upper loops for the full 18 holes, including some amazing downhill shots.
Bouldering and the Town Pump
Bring the kids over to Teton Boulder Park in Phil Baux Park for some summer fun, and also consider participating in the Town Pump.
The Town Pump is summertime bouldering series competition. Held from 6 to 8 p.m., it starts in early June and runs on successive Tuesday evenings throughout the month. A youth division is available for climbers under age 14. This weekly event generates money for climbing holds for the boulder park. Visit jhtownpump.org
Take a swim at R Park...
If you haven't checked out the swimming pond at Rendezous Park (R Park), you need to! There's a sandy shore and the pond is perfect for swimming or simply cooling off your toes after biking there or taking easy hikes with the family on the trails in the park.
... or a hot soak at Granite Hot Springs
The Granite Hot Springs pool is a big fave year-round but in summer you can make an entire day of visiting the area: swimming/soaking, picnicking, hiking and biking.
Listen to free (or almost free!) music
• Alive@5 Tunes on Thursdays, 5 p.m. on Teton Village Commons
• Concerts on the Commons, 5 p.m. Sundays on Teton Village Commons/free
• JacksonHoleLive, 5:30 p.m. at the base of Snow King; $5 for 18 and older/free age 17 and under. For schedule visit jacksonholelivemusic
• Music on Main, 6 p.m. every Thursday in Victor, Idaho, at Victor City Park
• Grand Teton Music Festival Family Concerts are offered for free weekly starting mid-July and continuing through mid-August at Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village.
See free movies at the library
Every Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. through the first week of August, the library shows free movies for kids in the Youth Auditorium. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit tclib.org for schedule.
Fore! Play mini-golf course
The state-of-the-art 18-hole miniature golf course at Snow King features water challenges including a waterfall and a pond!. The course travels through multiple levels and is a great activity for kids of all ages. (That means you too mom and dad!)
Adults and kids age 7 and up, $12; kids 6 and younger, $6. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.
Visitors to Jackson Hole (and locals, too!) may find this story helpful to see what else is fun to do with the kids: click here