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Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

1. 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.

Grand Teton National Park: 4-Hour Guided Wildlife Adventure

2. 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 Hole: Dogsledding Tour with Hot Chocolate

3. Jackson Hole: Dogsledding Tour 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.

From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

4. 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.

Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

5. 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.

Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

6. 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 & Yellowstone 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

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

Visit world-famous Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks on an African safari-style 4-day, 3-night adventure. Accommodation with breakfast is included. Your expert, naturalist guide will lead you through the famous landmarks and show you an unforgettable collection of mountains, geysers, and wildlife. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Grand Teton Dusk Adventure Your adventure begins on a gorgeous evening wildlife safari in Grand Teton National Park. Your afternoon will be filled with wildlife viewing in Grand Teton National Park. Bison, moose, bald eagles, pronghorn, coyotes, and mule deer are animals commonly seen during this portion of the tour. Keep your eyes open and cameras at the ready for possible bear sightings as well. Night 1: Accommodation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at The Lexington Hotel (or similar subject to availability) Day 2: Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wildlife Depart early from Jackson, Wyoming to explore more of Grand Teton National Park and then head into Yellowstone National Park and stop to observe more wildlife along the way. This will also be a day filled with history, park landmarks, and world-famous scenery. You will see Oxbow Bend, Yellowstone Lake, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Hayden Valley, and the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River on this day. Then, end your day outside of Yellowstone's East entrance in Cody, Wyoming. Night 2: Lodge accommodation in Cody, Wyoming (near East Yellowstone Entrance). Day 3: Yellowstone National Park Wildlife and Scenic Upper Loop Adventure On this day, you will spend the morning visiting the world-famous Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum in Cody and then back into Yellowstone National Park via the northeast entrance. Spend the afternoon and evening wildlife viewing in the Upper Loop of Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley. Lamar Valley is known for its excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. End the day going to Cooke City, Montana for the night. Night 3: Lodge accommodation in Cooke City, Montana Day 4: Hydrothermals, Wildlife Viewing, and Old Faithful Spend the last day of touring focusing on Yellowstone's major hydrothermal features. You will have an opportunity to walk around the boardwalks at Fountain Paint Pots and Mud Pots and the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Guests will have time to explore and shop at The Old Faithful Inn as well before making your way back through Grand Teton National Park viewing wildlife and returning to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Jackson Hole: Turpin Meadow Snowmobile Tour

8. Jackson Hole: Turpin Meadow Snowmobile Tour

This tour is designed for the first time snowmobiler to a seasoned snowmobiler that might want a half day ride and half day on the slopes. Your guide will take the extra time to help explain and ensure your safety as a first time snowmobiler. Your guide will map out an experience that is tailored to your groups skill level to get you hooked and expand your snowmobiling skills. - Turpin Meadow Trails offer vast open meadows, where you can ride freely at your own pace! Riders are also welcome to get off trail and experiencing snowmobiling in deep powder, depending on experience level. Your guide will be there to help you learn how to ride off trail! -The Bridger National Forest is known for wide open meadows and along with the lush forest. So during your tour you will go on trails through the trees of the forest and see spectacular mountain views as well. The Bridger Teton Forest offers beautiful landscaping during the winter months! -On a clear day there is an opportunity to see the Teton Mountain Range.

From Jackson: Grand Teton National Park Tour

9. From Jackson: Grand Teton National Park 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 Hole: Bridger-Teton Guided Snowmobile Tour

10. Jackson Hole: Bridger-Teton Guided Snowmobile Tour

Transverse the rugged landscape of Bridger-Teton National Park with a snowmobile sightseeing tour, including a local guide, snowmobile, snow gear, and a hot drink. Marvel at the Grand Teton Mountains and explore the Continental Divide region while zipping across deep layers of crisp, white snow. Arrive at Heart Six Ranch in Jackson Hole to get fitted with snowmobiling attire and assigned a snowmobile. Follow your guide across the alpine meadows and into the snowy Bridger-Teton wilderness, keeping an eye out for local wildlife such as elk, moose, eagles, and mountain lions.  Feast your eyes on the peaks of the Grand Teton Mountains and the lush forests of the Continental Divide. Explore the vast meadows or ride the trails higher up into the mountains to discover remote lodges and restaurants. Return back to the Heart Six Ranch for a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

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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!!!

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.

It was enjoyable experience, the guide was very informative and funny made sure everyone is comfortable and had an amazing time! Can’t wait to do it again in the summer I bet we will spot different animals like bears.

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

I loved this tour. I saw all the animals and our tour guide George was THEE best!!!