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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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Grand Teton National Park: 4-Hour Wildlife Safari Adventure

2. Grand Teton National Park: 4-Hour Wildlife Safari Adventure

Embark on a 4-hour wildlife tour that focuses on the amazing creatures at Grand Teton National Park as well as the park's diverse geology and history, both human and natural. Ride in either an open-style safari vehicle in the summer or a closed climate-controlled vehicle during the rest of the year. This adventure includes frequent stops outside the vehicle to provide an even more in-depth park experience. If you like, you can even choose to take a short hike in the park during the tour. When you're outside of the vehicle, your guide will set up high-powered scopes so that you can view far-off wildlife. You'll also get your own pair of quality binoculars to use throughout the entire tour. Encompassing over 310,000 acres, Grand Teton National Park is home to a diverse range of large mammals, such as grizzly and black bears, wolves, elks, moose, mule deer, pronghorns, bison, and bighorn sheep. Observe numerous bird species, including eagles, hawks, and owls. Marvel at your guide's ability to spot animals. Not only will you learn all about the park and its history and geology, but you will also view countless extraordinary creatures. Watch the epic struggle for survival unfold in the company of an expert wildlife guide.

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West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Park Tour with Local Guide

3. 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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Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day Nature Tour with Lodging

4. Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day Nature Tour with Lodging

Visit Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks on an African safari-style program that takes you on wildlife tours during the optimum hours for wildlife sighting, and takes you to see the major natural highlights of the parks. Accommodation with breakfast is included. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Grand Teton Dusk Adventure Start by meeting your guide at the Parkway Inn or Lexington Hotel, depending on tour dates, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and head out on a 4-hour Grand Teton dusk adventure. Accommodation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Day 2: Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wildlife Your wildlife adventure will begin early to maximize wildlife viewing in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Sightings on this day may include grizzly and black bears, eagles, elk, bison, wolves, pronghorn, and moose. This will also be a day filled with history, park landmarks, and world-famous scenery in Grand Teton and Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.  Lodge accommodation: Cody, Wyoming (near East Yellowstone Entrance). Day 3: Yellowstone National Park Wildlife and Scenic Upper Loop Adventure You’ll depart early to view wildlife on the way to the home of the first re-introduced wolves of Yellowstone. En route you’ll visit the beautiful Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and possibly see grizzly, black bear, wolves, coyotes, eagles, elk, bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and much more! Lodge accommodation in Cooke City, Montana Day 4: Wildlife Viewing in the American Serengeti and Old Faithful The final day of touring will primarily focus on the major wildlife (wolves and grizzlies) in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley and the famous Yellowstone geyser basins, including visits to Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful. The tour ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

5. 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

6. 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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Grand Teton National Park: Full-Day Tour with Boat Ride

7. Grand Teton National Park: Full-Day Tour with Boat Ride

Head to Antelope Flats and Mormon Row for iconic views of the Tetons, then take a 1-hour boat ride on Jenny Lake: Discover Oxbow Bend, Pacific Creek, Jackson Lake, and Signal Lake all in one day. Begin your tour with pickup from Jackson or Teton Village, departing between 6:15 AM and 6:45 AM. Enjoy a complimentary light breakfast and head to explore the best spots in Grand Teton National Park. Search for wildlife, including elk, bison, bears, moose, eagles, and foxes. There will be plenty of photo stops where you can snap a picture with your own camera or enjoy the views with provided binoculars. Then, get ready for the boat ride to the base of Mount Teewinot and back. There you can enjoy a hike to Hidden Falls waterfall or just relax by the lake. Be prepared to be amazed by the beautiful scenery around you. At the mid-point of your tour, enjoy a delicious picnic-style lunch. Throughout your exciting day, learn about many features of Grand Teton National Park, including its history, geology, and wildlife, from your knowledgeable guide.

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Grand Teton National Park: Wildlife Tour and Sleigh Ride

8. Grand Teton National Park: Wildlife Tour and Sleigh Ride

Discover Grand Teton National Park during the winter on a full-day tour from Jackson Hole. View wildlife and learn about the history, geology, wildlife, and more from your local and professional guide. Spend the day looking for moose, elk, bighorn sheep, wolves, eagles, foxes, and other wildlife. Weather permitting, visit beautiful sights such as Oxbow Bend and Jackson Lake. From mid-December to early April, this tour includes a 60-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge. Get up close to large elk for fantastic photo opportunities.  During the shoulder season, the tour does not include a sleigh ride. Instead, spend more time spotting wildlife. After an exciting day and plenty of great photos, the tour will end at the same location where you were picked up.

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Jackson: Private Yellowstone Snowcoach Tour to Old Faithful

9. Jackson: Private Yellowstone Snowcoach Tour to Old Faithful

Set off on a wintery tour of Yellowstone National Park, chauffeured by an experienced, knowledgable guide in a comfortable and warm snowcoach, a specialized vehicle designed to operate in snow. Starting from Jackson or Teton Village, drive up to the South Entrance of Yellowstone, passing through the Grand Teton National Park and taking in breathtaking views of Grand Tetons along the way.  There will be plenty of chance for spotting wildlife and taking scenic photographs while en route. Then, proceed to Yellowstone National Park. Travel 45 miles on groomed trail before arriving at Old Faithful, making several stops along the way, with the opportunity to get out and walk around. Points of interest may include Moose Falls, Lewis Canyon, Lewis Falls, and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Watch as the magical and world-famous Old Faithful erupts. Stop for lunch before continuing your adventure. Return to your accommodation in the evening.

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From Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park Guided Hiking Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Wyoming

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 87 reviews

This is one of many unforgettable experiences while I was in Jackson, Wyoming. Never thought I’ll be that close to those wild animals. And the guide (Andrew) was super knowledgeable with full of useful informations. It’s absolutely a worthy tour.

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.

Outstanding tour! Beautiful scenery with oir friendly, energetic and knowledgeable guide, Neil. Prompt, courteous and fun!

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

Excellent experiences with tour and Andrew’s knowledge and other activities explore in Jackson