A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Jackson Hole

Posted by Erin Ballinger

Located near Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and home to some of the best snow skiing, hiking, and fishing in North America, Wyoming’s Jackson Hole is an all-season “pawradise” for dog owners. Plan a weekend trip during the summer so you and Fido can dine on outdoor patios, go on epic hikes and gondola rides, float down the Snake River, and more. We’ve done the planning for you, so all you need to do is pack your bags for a dog-friendly weekend in Jackson Hole!


Relax with your pup in a cozy cabin. Photo by @calla.n.cas.knaveries

4 p.m. Cowboy Village Resort

Check in to your weekend accommodations with Fido at Cowboy Village Resort. This authentic log cabin property is within walking distance of downtown Jackson and many pet-friendly shops and restaurants. You and your pup will feel right at home with a kitchenette in your room and free WiFi to keep you connected. Guests also have access to an on-site indoor pool and fitness center. Two dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee.

"Are these chew toys for me?!" Photo by @307live

5 p.m. Jackson Town Square & Jackson Hole’s Elk Antler Arches

Stretch your legs and get your bearings by taking your leashed pup on a walk around Jackson Town Square. While you’re there, check out Jackson Hole’s Elk Antler Arches. Each park corner is decorated with these archways, the first of which was built in 1953, made from antlers collected from the National Elk Refuge. It’s a wonderful spot to take photos for the ‘gram so be sure to tag us @bringfido or use #bringfido for the opportunity to have your pet featured on our Instagram page!

“Yo quiero whatever he’s having!” Photo by BringFido/Polly

6:30 p.m. Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas

Located just off Jackson Hole’s historic town square, Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas prides itself on pairing fresh modern Mexican cuisine with a lively atmosphere. Snag a table on the pet-friendly patio to sip one of Hatch’s margaritas, which are consistently voted Jackson Hole’s best, and Fido will be given a water bowl. For dinner, start with chips and salsa and an order of Mexican Street Corn. For your main dish, choose from many delicious items including 10 varieties of fresh tacos, an elk quesadilla, or braised bison enchiladas.

Enjoy the large outdoor area at SRBC with your dog. Photo by BringFido/Linda

7:30 p.m. Snake River Brewing Co.

After dinner, grab a drink at Snake River Brewing Co., Wyoming's oldest and America's most award-winning small craft brewery. Serving 12 beers on tap, specialty cocktails, wine, cider, and non-alcoholic options, this dog-friendly brewery welcomes pups on its outdoor patio and lawn areas. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, order Snake River’s Campfire S’mores or Glacier Pie to end your first day in Jackson Hole on a sweet note.


Ruff riders. Photo by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

7 a.m. Wildflower Trail and Jackson Hole Bridger Gondola Rides

Put on some walking shoes, grab a leash, and start the day with an early hike with Fido along Wildflower Trail. Enjoy panoramic views of Jackson Valley and the surrounding mountains from this moderate path leading up to Bridger Gondola. Begin at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village and trek along 3.9 miles of scenic trailway ending at Rendezvous Lodge. When you’ve taken in the view from the top, find Jackson Hole Bridger Gondola Rides which will welcome your dog to ride back down the mountain during the summer season.

Have a cup of joe with Fido at the Mangy Moose. Photo by @the.mangy.moose

10 a.m. Mangy Moose

Indulge in a well-deserved breakfast at the cafe at Mangy Moose. This venerable saloon is just steps away from the Bridger Gondola so you won’t have to walk too much further for your meal. Your pup is welcome on the spacious outdoor deck while you sip on a strong cup of coffee paired with a hearty or healthy breakfast. Popular menu items include the breakfast burrito, green eggs and ham, and avocado toast. Treat Fido to a side order of bacon. He’s earned it.

“You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.” Photo by Jackson Hole's Old-Time Photos

11:30 a.m. Jackson Hole's Old-Time Photos

Head back to the town square and stop at Jackson Hole's Old Time Photos for a unique way to commemorate your trip with Fido. Just call ahead to let them know you'll be bringing a dog for the photo shoot and the photographer will make sure to have toys and doggie biscuits for your pup. Dogs must be housetrained and non-chewers. You and your pooch will spend about an hour getting dressed up and posing with props, and you’ll have a fun memento to remember your trip to Jackson Hole.

“Ready for a pick-me-up!” Photo by BringFido/Bianca

2 p.m. Cowboy Coffee

Grab a quick lunch with your pup at Cowboy Coffee, a dog-friendly coffeehouse that serves sandwiches and coffee in a casual setting. Try one of their homemade soups, deli sandwiches or toasted paninis. Leashed dogs are welcome at outside tables, and, on occasion, Fido may be welcome indoors.

“Enjoying the view!” Photo by BringFido/Michael

4 p.m. Black Dog Raft Company

Explore the winding Snake River with Fido on a rafting trip with Black Dog Raft Company. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on this 13-mile scenic float. Keep your eyes peeled to spot bald eagles, osprey, otters, beavers, deer, elk and moose. Let your guide work the oars while you and your pup relax and take in the views of the snow-capped Teton Mountain Range. Trips depart three times daily between May and September. Your dog should be able to sit relatively still for the 2-2.5-hour float.

Your dinner date. Photo by BringFido/Susie

7 p.m. Miazga’s

Bring Fido to Miazga’s, a quaint spot serving homestyle comfort food and simple, classic dishes. The eclectic menu is part Polish, part Italian, and guaranteed to satisfy your appetite after your fun-filled day. Start with Nana’s Meatballs, then follow with heaping plates of pierogis or kielbasa. If you love pasta, Miazga’s chicken pesto is a must-try. Your pup will be given a water bowl and the restaurant has a full bar.

Fido deserves a lick!Photo by Facebook.com/Moo'sGourmetIceCream

8:30 p.m. Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream

If you have room and are still standing, make your way to Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream for a couple of scoops to end the day. Try the Wild Huckleberry ice cream in a fresh waffle cone for a local treat and order a cup of vanilla for Fido. He can join you outside at the ample bench seating.


Will stand for bacon! Photo by BringFido/James

8 a.m. Cafe Genevieve

Start your Sunday with a filling breakfast with your pup on the patio or front porch at Cafe Genevieve. This popular breakfast and lunch spot fills up quickly on the weekends, so expect a wait. Once it’s time to eat, classic dishes like fried chicken and waffles, corned beef hash, and eggs benedict hit the spot. In addition to coffee and juices, breakfast cocktails are available, too.

Let Fido stretch his legs and soak up the sun!Photo by BringFido/Tracey

10 a.m. Emily Stevens Park

Head to Emily Stevens Park and wander on three miles of trails with your pooch. You'll discover breathtaking views of the Tetons and you can even let Fido take a dip in the river. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after their pups to preserve the cleanliness of the park.

Waiting on the brisket…Photo by BringFido/Lori

Noon Big Hole BBQ Jackson

Indulge in one last, cowboy-style meal at Big Hole BBQ Jackson. This barbecue joint has a pet-friendly patio and serves up a variety of delicious slow-smoked meats and homemade sides. Menu standouts include burnt ends, BBQ tacos, The Big Hole Burger, pork ribs, and brisket sandwiches. Save room for the bread pudding topped with a bourbon cream sauce!

"Giddy-up, pawdner!"Photo by BringFido/Jeffrey

1 p.m. Teton Tails and Depart With a Dog-Tired Fido

Before starting the trek back home, pop into Teton Tails for some treats for Fido. This pet boutique sells high-quality dog food, treats, toys, clothing and grooming supplies. Be sure to utilize the seasonal self-serve dog wash station if your dog could use a bath for the ride home. Then, pick out the “pawfect” souvenir to remember your dog-friendly weekend adventure with your pup before departing Jackson Hole.

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Banner photo by BringFido/Teresa.