4-5 day Jackson Hole Adventure

Information • Camping • Colorado • Wyoming • Sinks Canyon State Park • Skiing

Upon considering an upcoming trip for several days of (hopefully) powder-filled skiing up in lovely Jackson Hole, Wyoming, we realized we had an awesome opportunity to load up an adventure van with our trusty hounds and a bevy of ski gear.


Given the total journey time of ~8 hours from Longmont, CO to Jackson Hole, WY, we planned for a a brief camping intermission above the quaint town of Lander, Wyoming in Sinks Canyon State Park.


As is an absolute requirement on road trips, we made a quick morning stop for a coffee resupply from Coyote Blue Coffee in Dubois, WY (not only good coffee, but an awesome blueberry scone!). Shortly after, we hit the slopes for for a few hours while we waited to check in to the Fireside Resort, a super cool spot with cozy and well-maintained cabins that some of our group stayed in and an RV park for van lifers (complete with very clean shower and bathroom area!). The absolute highlight was the piping-hot tub for apres-ski soaks for our tired bones, but all amenities were quite lovely (including the very thoroughly-stocked front desk mini-store for snacks).

Photo credit: Fireside Resort

That evening, we needed both beer as well as dinner to get us amped for our second day of skiing, and were very pleased with selections of both at the infamous Snake River Brewery in downtown JH. Fun memories were also recalled from this lively brewpub from a previous visit during their raucous Oktoberfest celebration!


This morning and for (many) breakfasts/lunches/afternoon coffees during the trip, we ate at the impeccable Persephone Bakery, which was as adorable as it was delicious (both locations!). Do not miss the lovely goodies for sale on the walls of their shop, and take home a bag of their homemade cocoa nib granola if you know what is good for you. A croque madame breakfast immediately topped the list of all time best pre-skiing meals, and allowed for us to spend an entire day in search of powder fields without wasting time to break for lunch.

That evening, we all piled in our trusty adventure van to an in-town dinner of Melvin Beer and spicy Thai at Thai Me Up in downtown Jackson, WY. The best part was a cuddle with the hounds on the drive home, as we were able to bring them to town with us and keep them cozy with the heater on in the van while we ate.

Photo credit: melvinbrewing.com


We again started our day at Persephone Bakery, in an attempt to eat as many croque madames as humanly possible before heading home.

After another glorious day on the slopes (and finally making it up on the tram to see Corbet’s Couloir – not for the faint of heart) we packed up our things up to prepare for an early morning departure.

That evening, we enjoyed a final dinner at a restaurant near our home base called Calico Restaurant, it was a lovely space in an old repurposed church. Be sure to try a “Maya’s Cookie” for dessert, as it was named after a childhood friend of Rossmonster’s own Lucy J!


With tired legs and new memories to look back on, we pulled out of the Fireside Resort bright and early, managing to pull back into Longmont around 1PM.


For the purposes of this blog, we will be brief with this topic, however, let it be known that the dry flush toilet proved very effective during a morning testing session! An absolute essential item for van adventuring, we are very happy to offer them to our renters as an optional add-on. 

The only regret from our fun voyage was that we did not leave ourselves time to stop for a sleigh ride at the Elk Preserve on the way out of Jackson! Though, we figure this means we will just need to come back for another incredible trip to JH!