- Wilson was named in honor of Nick Wilson, one of the state's first Pony Express couriers.
- Wilson is 7 miles west of Jackson, along US Route 22 near Fish Creek at the south eastern base of the Teton Mountains.
- From Jackson to Wilson, visitors should watch for moose near Fish Creek and the Snake River.
Wilson is an historic town where warm hospitality and numerous activities make it a must-visit destination. Wilson was named in honor of Nick Wilson, one of the state's first Pony Express couriers. Wilson also led Mormons through the treacherous Teton Pass to Jackson Hole valley, facilitating area residency and growth.
Wilson is 7 miles west of Jackson, along US Route 22 near Fish Creek. It is south of Teton Village and Grand Teton National Park, and at the eastern base of Teton Pass.
Wilson is a small town of mostly locals who work nearby yet provides a few comfortable lodging options, a couple cafes and restaurants, sport equipment, and wildlife viewing opportunities for anyone passing through.
Favorite area activities near Teton Pass and Wilson include skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling in the winter and mountain biking, hiking, and fishing in the summer.
Visitors enjoy skiing and snowboarding at nearby Jackson Hole Ski Resort, popular downtown Jackson, and taking the famed Teton Crest Trail into Grand Teton National Park from either the top of Teton Pass or the top of the Ariel Tram. The Snake River separates Wilson from Jackson, Wyoming and provides an ideal setting for float trips, fishing, strolling, and even swimming in the heart of the summer.
Visitors from Wilson can access Grand Teton National Park via the Moose-Wilson Road, a scenic corridor at the southwestern end of the park. From Wilson, head north toward Teton Village and continue into the park. This road offers access to Granite Canyon, Phelps Lake, and Death Canyon trailheads. It is also one of the best places in the park to spot wildlife, especially in the morning and evening. This road is closed during the winter months. To access Grand Teton National Park from Wilson in the winter, drive east and through Jackson.