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The Washington Post Sunday - - TRAVEL - — E.R.

WHERE TO STAY Goosewing Ranch

24400 E. Cot­ton­wood Creek, Kelly 888-733-5251 www.goosewingranch.com A re­mote and well-ap­pointed sum­mer va­ca­tion guest ranch in the Gros Ven­tre val­ley, 40 miles north­east of Jack­son. Rates vary, but three nights in an adult dou­ble room in peak sea­son (most of July and Au­gust) start at $1,140.

The Dude Ranch­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion

1122 12th St., Cody 866-399-2339 www.dud­er­anch.org Browse more than a hun­dred op­tions for all-in­clu­sive Western re­sorts. Look­ing for a spa? Shoot­ing sports? Some­thing near Yel­low­stone? Find the ranch that fits your tastes.

WHERE TO EAT Cafe Genevieve

135 E. Bdwy., Jack­son 307-732-1910 https//genevievejh.com A block east of the sig­na­ture elk antler arches that mark the town square, try hip but homey Western fare with a South­ern twist: “Pig Candy” for lunch, along with a smoked trout salad. Break­fast un­til 3 p.m. from $9; lunch and hap­py­hour menus in the same ball­park; din­ner en­trees up to $38.

Snake River Grill 84 E. Bdwy., Jack­son 307-733-0557 www.snakeriver­grill.com Fig­ure out how to dress “Jack­son ca­sual” (après-ski meets rodeo) and eat elk ten­der­loin ($54). Well­cu­rated wine list. En­trees from $26.

WHAT TO DO Sands White­wa­ter and Scenic River Trips

1450 South Hwy. 89, Jack­son 307-733-4410 www.sandswhite­wa­ter.com The most sea­soned out­fit­ter among many in this town that can take you for a fun morn­ing float or on a longer, gnarlier river ride. Most trips run in July and Au­gust. Eight-mile white­wa­ter float on the Snake River, adults $72, kids 6-12 $60.

Alpine Slide at Snow King Moun­tain

100 E. Snow King Ave., Jack­son 307-734-3194 www.snowk­ing­moun­tain.com/alpines­lide En­joy the views rid­ing a chair­lift up the off-sea­son ski moun­tain and the mod­est thrills speed­ing down on a plas­tic sled. Open from Me­mo­rial Day to La­bor Day, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sin­gle ride $15, five rides $60, kids 2-6 $3 and must ride with an adult.

Jack­son Hole Rodeo

447 Snow King Ave., Jack­son 307-733-7927 www.jhrodeo.com This Easterner never knew there were high school and col­lege rodeo teams. Former stand­outs and other work­ing rop­ers end up here, com­pet­ing in earnest for lo­cal and tourist crowds at 8 p.m. on Wed­nes­days and Fri­days from Me­mo­rial Day through La­bor Day with fi­nals in Septem­ber. Tick­ets about $30.



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