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Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

1. Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

After an early-morning pickup from your Jackson Hole hotel, your naturalist guide will take you to Grand Teton National Park. Even in the chilling winter, wildlife such as moose, bison, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, bald eagles, golden eagles, pronghorn, coyotes, or even wolves can be spotted in the park. You'll witness the beauty of the wide, snowy plains that stretch out to the jagged mountains as you learn about the ancient geology that gave rise to the landscape. At midday, escape the cold and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the famous western-cowboy town of Jackson, Wyoming. Then head back outside for a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge, carrying you through the low valley that hosts thousands of wintering elk. Snap photos of the large herds as your guide explains how the elk migrate from the surrounding area to the refuge, a 24,700-acre (9,996-hectare) winter sanctuary hosting 47 different mammals and nearly 175 species of birds such as trumpeter swans and bald eagles. At the end of a memorable 8-hour tour of this winter wonderland, return to your hotel.

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West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Park Tour with Local Guide

2. West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Park Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the landscape and wildlife of the Yellowstone National Park. Learn about its history from your guide, see the many incredible sights it has to offer, and enjoy a delicious lunch on this trip from West Yellowstone. Depart from West Yellowstone, Montana at 8:30 AM and enter Yellowstone National Park through the West Gate. Tour the Lower Loop with stops at notable points of interest including Old Faithful and the Geyser Basins. See sights like the Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, Artist Point, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Hayden Valley. Throughout, also enjoy many great views of Yellowstone Lake. Learn about the Park from your knowledgeable guide, including its geothermal features, geology, and wildlife. Enjoy numerous photos of the surroundings and wildlife and, at the mid-point of the tour, a delicious picnic-style lunch. The tour concludes at 5:30 PM back in West Yellowstone.

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From Jackson: Brooks Lake Snowmobiling Tour

3. From Jackson: Brooks Lake Snowmobiling Tour

Ride a snowmobile through the Togwotee High Mountain area and experience a must-do winter activity. Delight in a full-day adventure through forested areas as well as wide-open meadows to play in the deep snow. Enjoy complimentary pickup from Jackson or Teton Village, then get driven 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Jackson toward Togwotee Pass. Upon arrival, set off on your exhilarating adventure through an area that's great for off-trail riding in powder. During your tour, take advantage of photo stops along the way and marvel at breathtaking views of the Teton Range (weather permitting). Halfway through, warm up at Brooks Lake Lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

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From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

4. From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

Explore Yellowstone National Park with a local guide. Take in breathtaking views of incredible landscapes and learn about the local wildlife as you stop at iconic points of interest. The tour covers over 250 miles, promising to be a full, exciting, and memorable day.  Your tour departs from Teton Village and Jackson, Wyoming between 6:15 AM and 6:45 AM. Head north past the Hayden Valley and through Grand Teton National Park, all the while taking in impressive views of the Tetons. Enter Yellowstone through the South Gate and then begin your tour of the Lower Loop, with stops at the popular points of interest, including Old Faithful and the Geyser Basin, the Yellowstone Lake and Paint Pots, Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon, and the Grand Canyon. Stop and photograph wildlife and beautiful scenery throughout the day. At the midpoint of the tour, enjoy a delicious, picnic-style lunch. During the tour, your guide will educate you on the many features of Yellowstone, including the history of the park, its geothermal features, geology, wildlife, and more. Your tour concludes between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM back in Jackson or Teton Village.

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Jackson: Grand Teton National Park Half-Day Small-Bus Tour

5. Jackson: Grand Teton National Park Half-Day Small-Bus Tour

After being picked up from your place of lodging anywhere in Jackson or Teton Village. The local supplier can make arrangements to meet lodgers staying in outlying areas at a convenient location. Head directly into Grand Teton National Park and begin exploring the breathtaking landscapes and amazing wildlife to be found within the park. Start the morning with a drive up the Gros Ventre river towards Kelly and Mormon row. This is a great area to spot moose, bulls, and cows. Then, enjoy a bit of history as you drive along Mormon Row, then back towards Moose Junction. Head into the heart of Grand Teton National Park from there along the Park loop road north road towards Jackson Lake. Explore points of interests such as Signal Mountain, Jackson Lake, Willow Flats, Oxbow Bend, Elk Ranch Flats, Dead Man’s Bar, Snake River Overlook, and many more. Returning to Jackson by about 11:30 AM. In addition to the many spectacular vistas and natural wonders that Grand Teton National Park has to offer, enjoy the chance to view the multitude of wildlife that makes Grand Teton it’s home. Bears, wolves, elk, moose, deer, eagles, all are common sights on the tour.

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Jackson: Private Yellowstone Snowmobile Tour to Old Faithful

6. Jackson: Private Yellowstone Snowmobile Tour to Old Faithful

Explore Yellowstone National Park on a snowmobile winter adventure. Get picked up early in the morning at your lodging in Jackson Hole area and head to the South Entrance of Yellowstone. Enjoy a tasty grab and go breakfast and get outfitted with your snowmobile gear. Along the way to Yellowstone, pass through the Grand Teton National Park, with breathtaking views of Teton Range.  Once in Yellowstone, travel the 45 miles of groomed trail to Old Faithful, making several stops to view wildlife and breathtaking winter panoramas. Discover Moose Falls, Lewis Canyon, Lewis Falls, and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Then, head to the largest concentration of geysers and hotspots in the park, where you will experience the super-heated water erupt skywards from the world-famous Old Faithful. Enjoy lunch here before continuing on your adventure. Return to your lodging around 6:00 PM.

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From Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park Guided Hiking Tour

7. From Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park Guided Hiking Tour

Venture into the pristine wilderness that makes Yellowstone so special on a guided hike with a naturalist guide. Customize the day to your needs, from conditions to mileage, and difficulty level. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and lunch. Witness up close how animals live in this beautiful landscape and what their relationships are like with the other animals and plants around them. Explore a stream bank and look out for bird nests, animal tracks, or even the work of local beavers. Feel safe and comfortable as you enjoy the best that Yellowstone has to offer. Appreciate the wild beauty and landscapes on this tailored hike, specific to your needs and fitness level.

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Jackson: Yellowstone Small-Group Tour with Picnic Lunch

8. Jackson: Yellowstone Small-Group Tour with Picnic Lunch

Discover the diverse wildlife that calls Yellowstone National Park home on this full-day guided small-group tour. Begin by passing through Grand Teton National Park, stopping to view wildlife along the way. Walk at a leisurely pace and enjoy a picnic lunch. Follow along as your guide shares exciting commentary about Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, and several geyser basins. Learn about Yellowstone National Park’s history, geology, wildfires, and wildlife throughout the tour. Tuck into a picnic-style lunch served by your guide. Enjoy personalized attention and a leisurely walking pace as you explore numerous pathways and boardwalks throughout the day while observing the park and wildlife.

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Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

9. Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Embark on an 8-mile rafting trip adventure down the Snake River - the perfect summer activity to do on your visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for all ages and experience levels. Discover the Class II and III whitewater rapids with incredible opportunities to swim and get wet. Start the tour by arriving a the boathouse, just 1-mile from Town Square in Jackson. Meet your experienced white water guides and get suited up in wetsuits if needed (available to hire for an additional cost). From there, take a 30-minute bus ride to West Table in the Snake River Canyon. Feel free to leave anything on the bus that you don't want to get wet. When you arrive at the launch site, get kitted out with paddles and board the boat. When booking, you can choose between the classic boat option for 8-10 people or the smaller boat option which requires you to paddle at every rapid. Then, begin navigating downstream along this particularly wide and deep stretch of river which boasts class II and III level rapids. As the paddling picks up the pace, experience rapids including Lunch Counter, 3-ordeal, Cottonwood, Big Kahuna, and many more. Be prepared to get wet during this adrenaline-filled adventure. Listen as your guide teaches you about the history of the area and about some of the rapids. Along the way, admire the spectacular canyon scenery and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including eagles, mountain goats, otters, osprey, and elk. Have the chance to take a quick swim and cool down. Finally, end the route at Sheep Gulch which is 8-miles south of your departure point. Finally, board the same bus which will return you back to the boathouse where the tour concludes.

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Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

10. Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

This full-day excursion begins in Jackson, Wyoming, and heads north through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone. This is a fully guided, interpretive, road-based tour of the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park. On the tour you’ll see all the major points of interest on the Lower Loop, including the Upper Geyser Basin, which is the Old Faithful area, the Midway Geyser Basin, the Firehole Lake Loop, Fountain Paint Pots, Firehole River Canyon, Gibbon Falls, and the Virginia Cascades. Experience the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, including the Upper and Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Sulphur Cauldron, the Mud Volcano area, Lake Yellowstone, and more! During the day you’ll have a number of opportunities to take short hikes along the many boardwalks within the geyser basins and to the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. A delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch is included. Wildlife is common in the area, as are breathtaking scenery and fantastic thermal features for which Yellowstone is famous. This is a small-group tour, accommodating a maximum of 8 participants. The guides are professionals, and the tour is conducted in a clean and safe, late-model vehicle.

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What people are saying about Wyoming

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 134 reviews

Truly one of the best days ever. Stone was an excellent guide, and because we were the last group of the season (no traffic!) we got some bonus stops—-saw a grizzly, bison, elk, trumpeter swans, moose, eagles….it was incredible. We would never have been able to cover all that ground by ourselves. Worth every penny!!

Our guide (Brian) was fantastic. He was educated on the animals, area, and the history of the land which helped us understand more of the bigger picture.

Had an incredible time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a passion for her job which made the experience unforgettable.

Love our guide Neil. He was very passionate, engaging and knowledgable. All of our family loved it!

Neil was an awesome guide! Would highly recommend this tour!