Guided tour

Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

From US$ 199 per person

Embrace winter in the Rocky Mountains on a guided tour of the Grand Teton National Park in a heated vehicle. Following a short break for lunch, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride a the National Elk Refuge.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Accommodation in Jackson, Teton Village or Wilson
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Take an immersive look at the glory of Grand Teton National Park
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride onto the National Elk Refuge
  • Get the chance to see wildlife such as moose, bison, bighorn sheep, eagles, elk and wolves
  • Receive expert insight from your outgoing and professional tour guides
Full description

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.

  • Guided tour of Grand Teton National Park in a heated vehicle
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride in the National Elk Refuge
  • Restaurant lunch in Jackson, Wyoming
  • Round-trip transportation to and from most Jackson and Teton Village hotels
  • Live-tour commentary provided in English
  • Use of binoculars per guest and scope for the entire tour group to share • Snacks and refreshments
  • National park entrance fees ($15 per person)
  • Guide Gratuity (recommended to be 10-15% of tour price)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Maximum group size is 10 people
  • Children 5 and younger are not permitted on this tour
  • You should bring warm, weather-appropriate clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, and some spending cash on the day
  • Guided tour of Grand Teton National Park in a heated vehicle is included
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride in the National Elk Refuge is included
  • National park entrance fees ($15 per person) and guide gratuity (recommended to be 10-15% of the tour price) are not included
  • Live-tour commentary will be provided in English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 27 reviews

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This trip was very well organized and full of wildlife viewing. Our guide, Sarah, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, and went above and beyond to help spot all kinds of wildlife. Black wolf, Moose, Bison, Bighorn rams, Coyotes, Elks, and Trumpeter Swans. If you are looking for a winner experience, this is one I would highly recommend.

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March 24, 2021

An amazing tour!!! Great trip and definitely worth the time! Our guide Kelsey was exceptional! She gave great insight into not just the wildlife but anything we asked about town and the people there. She is very knowledgeable!!! Even have friends that live in Jackson and I learned more than some of them knew. This was not a guide just talking, it was very interactive. We saw a large variety of wildlife and Kelsey tailored the tour to what the group wanted. We will be going back to Jackson in the summer to visit and look forward to doing the summer tour. Great tour, guide and company. Highly recommend!!!!

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March 1, 2021

It was a wonderful day!! Grateful to not have to drive so I could take lots of pictures. My guide was Clint and was very friendly and knowledgeable. There were animals that I usually do not get to see while visiting Grand Teton so it was great to see them. I was so glad that I was able to make it over to do the tour. I have to admit I wish it could have been longer!!

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March 1, 2021

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