Geographic Location

The Town of Jackson is located in the northwest corner of the State of Wyoming approximately 15 miles from the Idaho border. The Town is approximately 12 miles south of the entrance to Grand Teton National Park and 60 miles south of Yellowstone National Park.

Jackson sits at 6,237 feet (1,901 meters) above sea level and contains a total incorporated land area of 2.95 square miles (7.64 km2). The town is surrounded by mountains--the Teton Range to the west and the Gros Ventre Range to the east--and Flat Creek (a tributary of the Snake River) runs directly through town.

Image of the Town of Jackson from above in Winter


Jackson experiences a "humid continental climate" with long winters which put it just short of being classified as a "subarctic climate." Due to our elevation and location, we receive considerably more precipitation (most of it snow) than the rest of the state of Wyoming. Jackson has an average yearly snowfall of 71.4 inches (181.4 centimeters). The average low temperature in January is 5°Fahrenheit (-15°Celsius), and the average high temperature in July is 81.9°Fahrenheit (27.7°Celsius). Jackson has never seen a recorded high temperature reach 100°Fahrenheit.