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HOW TO DRIVE LESS WHILE SEEING MORE IN JACKSON HOLE

Tips for using alternative transportation.

July 8th, 2022

Want to make the most of your time in Jackson Hole this summer? It starts with beating the summer traffic. Last year, over 297 million visitors made their way to national parks and this year visitations should be high once again. If you want to spend less time sitting in your car and more time exploring all that Jackson Hole has to offer, consider an alternative mode of transportation.

Trade in four wheels for two

If you’re ditching driving and choosing the more scenic route, you’ll need a new way to get around and one of the best ways to get to know a place is by bike. Teton County has more than 53 miles of paved bike paths stretching from town to Teton Village and beyond. There are 16 additional miles in Grand Teton National Park. Anywhere you need to go, you can get there on two wheels.

For longer rides (or just for fun), E-Bikes are available for rent at E-Bikes of Jackson Hole and Snow King Mountain. E-bikes are allowed on all paved pathways in Teton County and Grand Teton National Park, but prohibited on trails. For pure human-powered travel, START Bus’s bike share program offers 55 bikes across 17 stations around Teton County. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort also offers bike rentals for riders of all abilities at their shops in town and Teton Village. Certain hotels and rental homes have bikes available on the property.

A bus that comes to you

Not up for a bike ride? No worries. The START bus provides an extensive public transportation network with regular rides around Town via the Town Shuttle and rides to and from Teton Village every hour.

New to Jackson in 2022 is START On Demand, a free, on-demand service that transports riders between the western boundary of Karns Meadow and the Town’s eastern limits. Riders can request to be picked up through an app from their location to any destination in East Jackson including to START’s transit hub at Miller Park for connection to commuter and local and Teton Village routes.

When you’re deciding how you’ll get around while you’re here, consider how you want to prioritize your time. Public transportation and biking might not only save you time, but they’re a great way to get to know the place you’re visiting.