JACKSON HOLE AIRPORT’S ENPLANEMENT count in July totaled 85,037, over 54,000 more than the total for the COVID-19-ravaged month of July 2020. To put July 2021’s enplanement figure in perspective, it is not only the airport’s by-far highest July enplanement count — crushing July 2019 by 34% — it’s also the highest monthly enplanement count ever, 30% ahead of second-place August 2019. During the 12 months ending in July, 435,264 people boarded a commercial flight at Jackson Hole Airport, up 30% from the previous fiscal year’s count. This isn’t quite all the way back up to March 2020’s prepandemic fiscal year record of 459,029, but it’s getting close.

Source: Jackson Hole Airport

JULY’S RECREATIONAL VISITATION COUNT for Grand Teton National Park totaled 828,77, 10% higher than the total July 2020. That was Grand Teton’s busiest-ever month, eclipsing July 2018, the previous record holder. During the 12 months ending in July, 4,010,404 people paid a recreational visit to Grand Teton, a whopping 33% more than the number visiting during the previous fiscal year. That, too, is an all-time record and was the first time in Grand Teton’s history that it had played host to more than 4 million visitors in one fiscal year. As the graph suggests, before COVID-19 hit Grand Teton’s visitation had been relatively flat. After dipping down for a few months, visitation shot up again starting in the autumn.

Source: Grand Teton National Park

RECREATIONAL VISITS TO YELLOWSTONE National Park in July totaled 1,080,767, the busiest month in the park’s history and the first time it has surpassed 1 million visitors in a month. July’s figure was 13% higher than the previous record holder of July 2020. During the 12 months ending in July, 4,800,616 people paid a recreational visit to Yellowstone, a staggering 43% more than the number visiting during the previous fiscal year. As the graph suggests, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Yellowstone’s visitation took a sharp drop, but since July 2020 the trend has been up, up, up.

Source: Yellowstone National Park

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