This winter take a ski tour that will take you back in time with a visit to Bar BC Ranch. Enjoy a glimpse of old west with one of our favorite Jackson Hole Winter Activities! Grab you cross country ski gear and your camera for the ultimate day in the park, Grand Teton National Park that is! Grand Teton National Park is only a 15 minute drive from Inn on the Creek and offers spectacular mountain views of the Teton Range and memory-making wildlife viewing. A short drive into the park, the interior park road is closed in the winter to cars, but not to skis! Park at the Bradley-Taggart Trailhead and head down the interior Teton Park Road on skis towards Cottonwood Creek about 200 to 300 yards. Once you cross the creek head south for about 2 to 3 miles where you will have your first glimpse of the cabins from an overlook.
This historic dude ranch was built in 1912 and was considered Jackson Hole’s most famous dude ranch in its hay day! A serious of cabins along the peaceful, tranquil Snake River housed well-renowned guests that traveled in from near and far. Struthers Burt and Dr. Horace Carncross founded Bar BC Ranch and it is not hard to understand why they chose this ideal location as its setting.
Tour around the grounds and feel transported back in time! Bar BC Ranch was listed on the National Registry of Historic Place in 1990 and is now managed by Grand Teton National Park. Thanks to the Western Center for Historic Preservation, many of the cabins have been preserved and stabilized.
The views make every ski stride of the journey worth it! Love this shot of the Tetons peaking over the hillside.
This full day adventure is top of our list of Jackson Hole Winter Activities and is definitely off the beaten path. Start your day off with historical information on the ranch from Casey, Inn on the Creek’s proprietor, over breakfast. Then finish your day off with a beer at Dornan’s located at the entrance to the park, where you might be treated to local lore or tale of the ranch by a long-time resident.
For more information on the ranch visit Grand Teton National Park’s website.