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Grand Teton National Park: 4-Hour Guided Wildlife Adventure

1. Grand Teton National Park: 4-Hour Guided Wildlife Adventure

Embark on a wildlife tour that focuses on the amazing animals of 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 (weather dependent) in the summer or an enclosed, air-conditioned and heated vehicle during the rest of the year. Stop frequently along your wildlife adventure to get out of the vehicle and safely view wildlife close up or use a high-powered scope to view far-off wildlife. Get your own pair of quality binoculars to use throughout the entire tour. Have the option of taking a short hike in the park during the tour. Discover this vast park which encompasses over 310,000 acres and is home to a diverse range of large mammals, such as grizzly and black bears, wolves, elk, moose, mule deer, pronghorn, bison, and bighorn sheep. Possibly observe numerous bird species including eagles, hawks, pelicans, grouse, 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!

Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

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

Float down the quiet Snake River on a guided raft tour from Jackson and take in majestic views of the Teton Range. Experience the striking scenery of Wyoming in a family-friendly way, without long and tiring hikes. Depart from a historic cattle ranch, then view deer, moose, and eagles along the way. Meet your guide in Jackson, then enjoy a short drive to the historic Snake River Ranch, one of the few working cattle ranches left in Jackson Hole. Hop onto your boat and glide along Snake River, the southern boundary to Grand Teton National Park. Admire the mountain landscape and spot deer, moose, eagles, and more local wildlife. Let your guide do the work, so you can simply relax and take in the views while learning about this marvelous site. End your journey by returning to the ranch and enjoy a drive back to Jackson.

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 early in the morning. 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 and 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 in the early evening 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: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

5. 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.

Jackson Hole: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Tour

6. Jackson Hole: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Tour

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 with the help of your guide, as they point out impressive local wildlife. Make your way to the meeting point and take a short drive through picturesque landscapes to arrive at the starting point of the rapids. Go over a brief safety introduction and climb into your raft to 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 help you spot local species, like bald eagles, osprey, river otters, deer, and moose. Let go of any worries and allow yourself to be carried away by the relaxing sights and sounds of the river. End your adventure back at the starting point.

Jackson Signature 1/2 Day Ride Horseback Tour with Lunch

7. Jackson Signature 1/2 Day Ride Horseback Tour with Lunch

Explore the highlights of Bridger-Teton National Park on a horseback tour from Jackson, with lunch included. Soak up picture-perfect vistas of Willow Creek and the Teton Range. Get a close look at animals like moose, elk, and eagles, and learn about Wyoming’s wildlife and history from your guide.  Meet your guide at the starting point, just a short drive from Jackson. Learn some basic horseback riding techniques and head out on your morning adventure. Depending on trail conditions and water flow, take one of these two equally beautiful routes: Creek Crossing Ride: Start out with a ride past Anne’s Pond and continue over Anne’s Ridge. Be rewarded at the top with a 360-degree vista of the valley and the Teton mountain range. After taking in the views, go down to Willow Creek, riding alongside the water, reaching your lunch spot. Historic Rim Rock Ranch: Travel back in time down the Bryan Flats logging road, where oxen and carts hauled the lumber that would be used to help build Jackson Hole. On most days, you can see the Teton Range as you approach your lunch spot in the valley where the historic Rim Rock Ranch once stood. Complete a loop on your ride to experience new scenery and views throughout the ride. Witness scenic mountain trails on horseback, winding through Douglas firs, lodge pole pine trees, blue sagebrush, and wildflowers. Ride along – and sometimes through – the water flowing down Willow Creek toward Snake River. Keep an eye out for the rocky mountain elk, mule deer, Ahiras moose, red-tailed hawks, and even American bald eagles.

Jackson Hole: National Museum of Wildlife Art Entry Tickets

8. Jackson Hole: National Museum of Wildlife Art Entry Tickets

Complete your trip to Jackson Hole with a visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Discover a museum that seeks to impart knowledge and inspire appreciation of humanity’s relationship with wildlife and nature through art and education. Enjoy 14 Masterwork Galleries, the Children's Gallery, the outdoor Sculpture Trail, and the museum shop and restaurant. The museum is only 2.5 miles (about 4 kilometers) north of Jackson Town Square, and 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the gateway of Grand Teton National Park. Upon arrival, marvel at the museum's award-winning architecture known for its amazing synergy with the Jackson Hole landscape. Inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the 51,000-square-foot (4,738-square-meter) building overlooks the 25,000 acre National Elk Refuge. Once inside, explore a collection featuring more than 550 artists and over 5,000 cataloged items of animal art. Admire works by prominent artists — such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius — and learn about the artworks with an included audio guide available in English and Spanish.  Dating from 2500 B.C. to the present, the collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife art, focusing primarily on European and American painting and sculpture. It has a particularly strong collection of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries that records European exploration of the American West. Many of these works predate photography, making them vital representations of the frontier era in the history of the United States.

Jackson: Snow King Mountain Cowboy Coaster

9. Jackson: Snow King Mountain Cowboy Coaster

Experience the breathtaking Teton views like never before with Jackson's newest attraction, the Cowboy Coaster. This exciting ride starts by ascending 456 vertical feet up Snow King Mountain, offering unparalleled vistas. Then, it unleashes you for an exhilarating adventure. You'll zoom down, navigating twists and turns that tower as high as four stories, creating a roller-coaster thrill like no other! Get ready for a wild Yeeeeehaaaw! It's an adrenaline-pumping journey that combines scenic beauty with heart-pounding excitement.

Jackson: Scenic Gondola, Snow Tubes, & Cowboy Coaster Combo

10. Jackson: Scenic Gondola, Snow Tubes, & Cowboy Coaster Combo

Unlock the ultimate Snow King Mountain Resort adventure with the Triple Play Pass, granting you access to three thrilling experiences that promise memories to last a lifetime! Snow Tubing: Embrace the magic of winter in the heart of the town of Jackson with an unforgettable snow tubing experience. King Tubes offers the perfect setting for family fun with top-notch snow tubes, three groomed lanes, and a convenient Magic Carpet lift. All you need is your enthusiasm and a need for speed. Just remember to bundle up warmly, especially on those chilly days at the King. Scenic Gondola: Soar to new heights as you ascend nearly 1,600 feet on the Scenic Gondola. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Grand Tetons, the National Elk Refuge, and charming town of Jackson. At the summit, relax with a hot beverage or a delightful snack at the Panorama House while immersing yourself in 360-degree panoramas that may even reveal glimpses of Yellowstone National Park on a clear, sunny day. Cowboy Coaster: Hold onto your hats for an adrenaline-pumping ride on the Cowboy Coaster. Ascend 456 vertical feet up Snow King Mountain for breathtaking Teton views, then unleash yourself for an exhilarating adventure. Twist and turn through thrilling drops that tower as high as four stories, creating a roller-coaster thrill like no other. It's a wild Yeeeeehaaaw combining scenic beauty with heart-pounding excitement! This Combo Pass offers an action-packed day that combines the exhilaration of Snow Tubing, the breathtaking vistas of the Scenic Gondola, and the heart-pounding excitement of the Cowboy Coaster. Gather your family and friends and make the most of your time at Snow King Mountain Resort in the heart of Jackson Hole!

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Where do I begin? Sarah was our tour guide and her knowledge of the area was incredible. This was our first time out to Idaho/Wyoming and it was something we will never forget. Sarah knew where to go so we were able to see Moose, Bison, Mule Deer, Elk, Big Horn Sheep, an immature Eagle, and a coyote. For me she was so much more than just a tour guide, she helped me with my little kids and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and comfortable. She made the day feel like it was spent with family. I highly recommend this guided tour, it was private and everything I wanted and more!!!

Dallen was our tour guide and was fantastic!!! He picked us up from The CloudVeil and within minutes we saw tons of elk, moose, bison, big horn sheep, eagles and even a coyote! What a wonderful time and the Comoany Busch Buck was fantastic 10 outta 10 reccoemen

Our guide was very good and knowledgeable. We didn’t see a lot of wildlife, but he tried hard to find us some. Went several different place to locate some. It was a very nice time. The van was so comfortable and warm.

My husband and I had Kyle as our guide he was very friendly and funny, he gave us a lot of facts on the animals that we saw and history on the land it was a great fun experience.

Great experience. Kelsie, our guide, went above and beyond. Saw lots of animals and learned a lot!