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Jackson Hole: Aerial Tram and Gondolas Admission Ticket

1. Jackson Hole: Aerial Tram and Gondolas Admission Ticket

Enjoy a scenic 12-minute ride to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain, offering unparalleled views. Listen to information on the history of the tram and resort, and even keep a look out for sightings of moose, bears, or other native animals. The Jackson Hole Aerial Tram will take you 4,139 feet up, to the "Top of the World" where you can take in breathtaking 360-degree views of the Tetons, Jackson Hole Valley, and the surrounding mountain ranges. The tram lets off right next to Corbet's Cabin, a small cabin at 10,450 feet above sea level. Here you can treat yourself to a coffee, hot chocolate, and world-famous gourmet waffles. After enjoying your waffle with a view, explore the area via an expansive trail network connecting Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and Grand Teton National Park. The tram ride will take you right to the high-alpine hikes, without the 4,139 vertical feet trek to the top. This allows you to save your time and energy for the other exciting activities offered at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, including downhill biking in the JH Bike Park, guided climbing adventures on the Via Ferrata, an aerial ropes course experience, and more. During peak season, your sightseeing ticket includes access to not only the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram, but also the Bridger Gondola and Sweetwater Gondola. You are also welcome to enjoy evening rides on the Bridger Gondola (open Sunday to Thursday only). This is the best way to end your lively day at the mountain, providing the best spot to take in an alluring sunset vista while you cap off your day with drinks and appetizers on The Deck.

Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

2. Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

This unique scenic float takes you along the southern boundary to Grand Teton National Park. Meet your guide in Jackson, then travel to the historic Snake River Ranch, one of the few working cattle ranches left in Jackson Hole. Glide down the river as you admire the mountain scenery and spot deer, moose, eagles, and more. Let your guide do the work, so you can simply relax and take in the views. This short trip is perfect for those with a busy schedule or young children.

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

3. 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.

Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

4. 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.

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 through Grand Teton National Park, all the while taking in impressive views of the Tetons. Enter Yellowstone and begin your tour of the Lower Loop, with stops at popular points of interest, including Old Faithful, the Fountain Paint Pots, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, Upper & Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon, and possibly more. 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.

Teton Village: Grand Tetons Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour

6. Teton Village: Grand Tetons Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour

Get a Bird's-eye-view of the Teton Mountains and the Yellowstone Plateau with this hot air balloon tour from Teton Village. Feel the thrill of taking off and landing in a balloon. Watch the sunrise and finish your experience with a glass of champagne or fresh juice. Meet your experienced pilot then hop aboard your balloon and take off just before sunrise. Fly a mile into the sky. The ride up is quiet and effortless, making for an unforgettable atmosphere. See the sun come up over the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Marvel at other nearby sights including Snake River, the Teton Mountain Range, Jackson Hole Ski, and Yellowstone Plateau. Also, have the chance to watch another balloon float through the sky. From your lofty position, look down and catch a birds-eye-view of the wildlife. Spot herds of elk, mule deer, moose, waterfowl, bald eagles, and other raptors. Gently land and enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne or orange juice, and toast to a perfect morning.

Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

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

After an early morning pickup from your hotel, your 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, and even wolves can be spotted in the park.  You will 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. After lunch, you will head back outside for a horse-drawn sleigh ride on 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, you will return to your hotel.

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

8. 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.

Jackson: 4 or 8-Hour UTV Offroad Vehicle Rental

9. Jackson: 4 or 8-Hour UTV Offroad Vehicle Rental

Discover the beauty of the Jackson Hole region with a 4 or 8-Hour rental of a brand-new side-by-side Polaris UTV vehicle. Immerse yourself in nature and explore the area using a 2, 4, or 6-seater UTV (utility terrain vehicle). A side-by-side vehicle, more commonly referred to as a UTV, is an all-purpose utility vehicle with a cab and is operated by a steering wheel and foot pedals. It offers a great way to get offroad and explore nature trails. Enjoy a non-guided full or half-day rental and gain a unique perspective of the region. Take a scenic drive through Grand Teton National Park or explore the back roads in the Gros Ventre Mountains or Greys River Range.

Jackson Hole: Dinner Cookout & Bridger-Teton Horseback Ride

10. Jackson Hole: Dinner Cookout & Bridger-Teton Horseback Ride

Embark on a horseback riding experience in Buffalo Valley with sweeping views of the Grand Teton mountain range. Start your journey at one of the oldest dude ranches in America and set off near the National Park before ending your experience with a delicious cookout with views of Buffalo Valley. Start your adventure with a briefing on how to handle a horse for any beginners with zero horseback riding experience. Follow the wranglers as they lead you on a 2 hour horseback ride through the mountains just outside of the Grand Teton National Park. Ride trails exclusively accessible on horseback with up to 500 feet of grade, allowing for amazing photo opportunities in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Ride through the beautiful Aspen Tree Groves and experience Bridger-Teton in one of the most authentic ways possible. After your ride, enjoy an outdoor cookout experience with wonderful views of the Buffalo Valley and surrounding Grand Teton mountains. This traditional country cookout will consist of bbq hot dogs, burgers, salad, and country baked beans.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 212 reviews

Nate was outstanding from his knowledge of geological & geographic features to a wealth of details about the animals of the area. He showed concern for each traveler & was friendly & engaging, cheerfully offering to take photos for the guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our Yellowstone trip!

Loved my trip! Nick was an amazing guide with wonderful information and a love of his job, the land and the wildlife present. Highly recommend!

Nate was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and make sure we were following guidelines. We had a great time

Nate was the perfect tour guid. Very personal and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend the tour!

Good knowledgeable guide. Very enthusiastic about searching and spotting wild life for us.