Rodeo is as much a part of the history of Jackson Hole as the mountain man, dude rancher and every other character to enter and inhabit this valley. Learn More about the history of the Rodeo with this Online Exhibition.
For thousands of years, Elk herds migrated through Jackson Hole on their way to winter ranges in the Red Desert, Green River drainage, Big Horn Basin and Teton Valley. As settlements in these areas expanded in the late 1800’s, the traditional elk feeding grounds were replaced with cultivated fields and pastures.
Winter Carnival is one of the biggest events in Jackson each January and the highlight is the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. The event starts on the Town Square and is the longest dog sled race in the lower 48 states.