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

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

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

Discover Yellowstone's Lower Loop on a guided day tour from Jackson in an air-conditioned van. Be amazed by the beauty of various natural landmarks, including the Old Faithful Area, the Canyon Area, and Hayden Valley. Begin the tour in downtown Jackson. Head north through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone. 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, and Lake Yellowstone. You will also enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch during the day. Take some short hikes along the many boardwalks within the geyser basins and to the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Be on the lookout for local wildlife species.

Jackson: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Expedition

6. Jackson: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Expedition

Leave the streets of Jackson behind and get out of the city to jump into the rapids of Snake River. Team up with your friends for a whitewater rafting experience and navigate the rapids with the wildlife of Wyoming around you in the wilderness. Make your way to the Lewis and Clarke store to meet your friendly group for the day. Take the short drive through the picturesque landscape to arrive at the starting point of the rapids. Go over a brief safety introduction and climb into your raft as you set out along Snake River and the breathtaking canyon scenery. Feel the adrenaline pumping through you as you take on rapids like Lunch Counter, Big Kahuna, Champagne, and Rope. Take the chance to swim at the mellow mile in the deep calm section of the river and have a laugh with your friends jumping off the raft. Throughout your adventure, your guide will point out local wildlife like bald eagles, osprey, river otters, deer, and moose.

Moran: Upper Snake River Grand Teton Park Rafting Tour

7. Moran: Upper Snake River Grand Teton Park Rafting Tour

Bask in the beauty of nature as your guide takes you down the Snake River, one of the most pristine and beautiful rivers in the United States on this rafting tour from Moran. Feel the excitement of spotting wildlife in its natural environment from the raft. Meet your guide at one of the oldest dude ranches in America at the Heart Six Ranch where you can see mountain peaks looming in the distance. Hop aboard a comfortable raft and begin your boating adventure on the winding Snake River.  Float through some of the most picturesque wilderness in Grand Teton National Park. Get a different perspective of the park from the water which creates some fantastic photo opportunities.  Look for a variety of local wildlife like majestic moose, elk, bison, bald eagles, ducks, and geese. Relax on a stunning 10-mile journey before returning to your starting point in Moran.

Jackson: Yellowstone Snowmobile Tour to Old Faithful

8. Jackson: 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.

From Jackson Hole: Snake River Teton Views Scenic Float

9. From Jackson Hole: Snake River Teton Views Scenic Float

Join a guided raft floating tour on the Snake River for a relaxing outdoor experience. Gently float down the Snake River while your guide steers your raft with oars. Choose the private experience to enjoy a raft for just you and your friends or family, or select the group rafting experience to join a group tour and make new friends. Make your way to the Lewis and Clarke store in Jackson to meet your guide for the day. Then, climb aboard a bus as you set out to the starting point for your scenic river float in Jackson Hole. Once there, hop into your raft, sit back, and watch the scenery roll by as you spend around 2 hours on the water. Bring your binoculars and keep an eye out for local wildlife as you float along. The bald eagle is king on this 13-mile stretch of the river, with other expert fish-hunting birds like osprey and great blue herons also making regular appearances. Get lucky and spot deer or moose getting a drink of water at the river's edge, or catch a glimpse of some of the otters and beavers known to frequent the area. At the end of your rafting experience, enjoy a convenient transfer back to the starting location in Jackson. 

From Jackson: 4-Hour Eco Safari in Grand Teton National Park

10. From Jackson: 4-Hour Eco Safari in Grand Teton National Park

Meet your guide in Jackson town and begin a half-day eco-safari. Discover Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park's wildlife hotspots from the comfort of a 4x4 safari-style vehicle with sliding windows and roof hatches, perfect for a safe up-close viewing experience and amazing pictures. If conditions allow, embark on short walks to discover the wonders of this special place. Be sure to ask your guides about the local wildlife, and avail of their encyclopedic knowledge. Take photos of beautiful wildlife and spectacular scenery as you learn about the surrounding environment. Use high-quality binoculars and spotting scopes to try to catch a glimpse of reclusive animals such as bald eagles, bears, and wolves. Educational and conversational topics will cover local ecology, animal behaviour, geology, and cultural history. Throughout the tour enjoy local organic snacks and beverages. After a 4-hour adventure, be dropped back in the center of Jackson.

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4.7 / 5

based on 133 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!

Great experience. It was nice having someone drive us around and take the stress off. Nick, our guide was great, was very knowledgeable and you can tell he enjoys his job. Highly recommend it!

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!