Jackson, Wyoming Small group activities

Our most recommended Jackson, Wyoming Small group activities

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!

Moran: Dogsledding Tour at Grand Teton with Hot Chocolate

2. Moran: Dogsledding Tour at Grand Teton with Hot Chocolate

When visiting Jackson Hole, experience an old-fashioned adventure on a dog sledding tour from Moran along the Buffalo Fork River, including a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Enjoy the protected land of Heart Six Ranch, featuring sweeping views of the river valley and Grand Tetons. Stay warm inside a sled bag as a team of highly trained sled dogs guided by a professional musher pulls you safely along pristine, snow-covered tracks. The actual time in the dogsled is approximately 45 minutes. Set off into the beautiful pastures of Heart Six Ranch and travel along Buffalo Valley Road. Take in the Buffalo Fork, a tributary that runs in front of the ranch and through Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Finish off your trip with a warm cup of hot chocolate.

Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

3. 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.

From Jackson: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

4. From Jackson: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park 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.

Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

5. Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

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.

From Jackson: Grand Teton Wildlife & Scenery Tour with Lunch

6. From Jackson: Grand Teton Wildlife & Scenery Tour with Lunch

Immerse yourself in the postcard-worthy scenery of Grand Teton National Park on this insightful trip to all of its major spots. Enjoy a transfer from your accommodation in Jackson and travel through striking mountains and lakes, while staying on the lookout for diverse wildlife. Head into the park with your expert guide and learn about the many historical and geological features of Grand Teton. Stop at Jenny Lake Overlook, Jackson Lake, Oxbow Bend, Snake River Overlook, Mormon Row, and many other scenic sites with incredible photo ops. Allow your guide to teach you about the park's local wildlife and point out the most majestic species. Take advantage of high-quality binoculars for the possibility to spot grizzly and black bears, moose, eagles, elk, bison, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and much more. Keep your energy levels up throughout the day with a delicious picnic lunch, or restaurant lunch in the event of cold weather.

Jackson: Yellowstone National Park & Wildlife Viewing Tour

7. Jackson: Yellowstone National Park & Wildlife Viewing Tour

Embark on a Yellowstone National Park Old Faithful and Lower Loop Tour for a fantastic way to observe wildlife as well as take in Yellowstone’s numerous geyser basins. Begin by passing through Grand Teton National Park, taking time to stop and observe wildlife and scenery along the way. Continue to Yellowstone National Park, making stops at Old Faithful geyser, Yellowstone Lake, the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, as well as several other geyser basins. Make many stops throughout the tour for wildlife viewing opportunities with the binoculars and scope provided. Keep a look out for bison, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, moose, elk, eagles, mule deer, pronghorn, and coyotes. Walk to the various boardwalks for scenic views of the area. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch that will be served by your guide.

Moran: Upper Snake River Grand Teton Park Rafting Tour

8. 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: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Expedition

9. 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 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.

From Jackson: Grand Teton & Yellowstone 2 Day/1 Night Tour

10. From Jackson: Grand Teton & Yellowstone 2 Day/1 Night Tour

Explore the stunning scenery and native flora and fauna of two of America’s most iconic national parks: Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Look for native animals such as grizzly and black bear, wolves, bison, elk, moose, coyotes, bald eagles, and more. Learn from personal experience why the Lamar Valley is known as “The American Serengeti.” Day 1: Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park Wildlife Start early in the morning to see the wildlife of Grand Teton National Park. Look out for moose, elk, bison, grizzly bear, black bear, wolf, coyote, eagles and much more. View Yellowstone Lake, West Thumb Geyser Basin, the beautiful Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and then head into the Upper Loop for more wildlife viewing. Spend the afternoon in the famous Lamar Valley and discover why it is known as 'The American Serengeti'. This is where bison were brought back from near-extinction, and wolves were re-introduced. Accommodation: Super 8 or similar, Cooke City, Montana Day 2: The American Serengeti, Old Faithful and more... An early start again for the second day of touring which will primarily focus on the major wildlife of Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. Look for wolves in their natural surroundings as this day is your best chance of seeing wolf activity, so be prepared! You'll also visit Mammoth Hot Springs, Fountain Paint Pots and Mud Pots, Old Faithful Geyser, and Old Faithful Inn today. Return to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the end of the tour services.

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Our guide, Patrick, was super friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. He was smart about where to go to see the best animals, and he was nimble about changing course if he heard any other information from his colleagues leading other tours. Thanks to Patrick, we saw grizzly bears, a moose mama and baby, beavers building a dam, pronghorn scaring off aggression from a coyote, and a herd of elk running by us on the road and then crossing in front of us with the big proud buck bringing up the rear making sure the rest got across. Besides the wildlife, we saw the stunning geologic features that make Yellowstone famous.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and was very motivated to enable us to see as much wildlife as possible. He asked us what we were most interested in seeing and positioned us for the best vantage point to view the animals once we stopped. The scope and binoculars provided were excellent tossed them as up close as we were allowed to get to remain safe.

Kevin was a wonderful guide for us! We were able to see everything we wanted to see (except a bear), and we did it with lots of fun stories and a car load of laughs! We highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to the Jackson Hole area!

Cade with Brushbuck Wildlife Tours was incredible! Knowledgeable, friendly and an amazing guide!

Really enjoyed the knowledge of our guide Kyle Moon.