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Grand Teton National Park: Guided Wildlife Jeep Tour

1. Grand Teton National Park: Guided Wildlife Jeep Tour

Embark on a wildlife tour that focuses on the amazing creatures at 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 in the summer or a closed climate-controlled vehicle during the rest of the year. Stop frequently along your wildlife adventure to get out of the vehicle and use high-powered scopes so 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, elks, moose, mule deer, pronghorns, bison, and bighorn sheep. Observe numerous bird species, including eagles, hawks, 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: 13-Mile Scenic Float with Teton Views

2. Jackson: 13-Mile Scenic Float with Teton Views

Take a scenic float trip on the calm water section of the Snake River outside Jackson. All scenic floats are guide-powered, so you can relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise. Travel on boats with space for 10-12 passengers along the 13-mile stretch of braided river, home to an array of wildlife and especially rich in bird life. Experience a tour is best suited for families with young kids, wildlife enthusiasts or birders, or any individuals and groups that enjoy nature. With a mountainous backdrop from the moment of your departure, cameras and binoculars are highly recommended. Look out for eagles resting in the trees, or flying high above. At the end of the tour, you are free to explore on your own.

Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

3. 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.

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 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.

From Jackson: Jackson Hole Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

5. From Jackson: Jackson Hole Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

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

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

After an early-morning pickup from your Jackson Hole hotel, your naturalist 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, or even wolves can be spotted in the park. You'll 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. Then head back outside for a horse-drawn sleigh ride at 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, return to your hotel.

Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

7. Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

Journey from the West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon. Wind your way south towards Alpine, Wyoming. Travel 8 river miles from start to finish while your guides share information on the history of the area and teach you about the local flora and fauna. There are approximately 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I and II to class III. Various river features will be encountered, such as Lunch counter and Big Kahuna rapids, Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights and Bailing Straights. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Snake River Canyon, rich in geological history and unique features. You may even spot river otters, osprey and bald eagles on your trip. The lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk, or even a grizzly or black bear. This is the whitewater experience you've been waiting for, so come and enjoy this beautiful canyon for yourself! This trip has 6-paddling and 2-non-paddling positions available.

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.

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Our guide, Mark, was extremely knowledgable regarding flora, fauna, geologic and all other aspects of the tour. He could sight wildlife way before we could see them. Setting up the scope at each stopping point was done quickly and accurately. We could get much closer views of the wildlife by this means. Also, Mark would record videos of animal groups at each stop and share them with us later. We saw Big Horn Sheep, Elk, Moose, a Bald Eagle and, most important, a mother Grizzly and her two COYs. What an experience! This tour made our entire trip worth the expense, and we can't wait until we take the Yellowstone tour with BrushBack. We would unequivocally recommend this tour.

Tour guides, Jeff & Carrie, were very knowledgeable about Yellowstone Park and all the wildlife within. We were there early April and unexpected snow falll kept some roads closed so we didn’t see entire park but The guides were keyed in on finding as many attractions and animals as possible. They made sure we saw as much as we could and had an unforgettable experience! Highly recommend this tour company!

Great tour!! Tour guide was awesome!! Got to see so much even tho some of the roads were closed due to off-season. The company actually reached out to reschedule to a different day because of weather and it was a much better day! They were so great, highly recommend!

Great experience! Yellowstone Day Tours communicated well. Kept me updated. Arrived on time! Meals provided we excellent! Plenty of breaks! Delivered everything promised. Could not be more pleased. Great value for services provided!!

Kyle was an excellent tour guy and the wild life seen was amazing.