Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport
- Marvel at Yellowstone's extraordinary geysers, including the granddaddy of them all, Old Faithful
- Pedal beneath the Teton Range, passing weathered barns and grazing horses
- The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, with its multicolored walls and thundering waterfalls
- A kayaking excursion across Yellowstone Lake - watch for white pelicans, waterfowl, even a bald eagle
- Breathe in fresh mountain air while kicking back with your family under a vast Wyoming sky
Biking, Walking & Kayaking in the Wyoming Wilderness
Bison, bear and wolves, oh my! You will not believe this trip. Steaming pots of turquoise and copper. Sulfur in the air. A geyser shooting off like clockwork. Tumbling waterfalls. Another Grand Canyon! Golden grassland. Snowcapped peaks. Rushing rivers. Weathered barns. An old Western town - with real-life cowboys! The Continental Divide by bike. Gorges by foot. Glacial lakes by boat. Finding your way through a life-size maze. And camping out every night. These two national parks are unreal.
Day 1 Bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers and steaming vents in Yellowstone Pedal through the heart of the park along the Firehole River, taking in the sights, sounds - and smells! - of this strange wonderland Kids love seeing the fumaroles of Biscuit Basin and legendary Old Faithful Geyser up close.
Day 2 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the park's most dramatic feature, where waterfalls cascade over pastel-colored cliffs A leisurely walk through alpine meadows and stands of lodgepole pine along the canyon rim provides breathtaking vistas deep into the gorge.
Day 3 Breathe in fresh mountain air while kicking back with your family under a vast Wyoming sky Local guides take us on a flat-water kayaking trip across Yellowstone Lake, providing insight on the region's history and geology as we paddle.
Day 4 Eagles and bison and bears, oh my! Explore Grand Teton National Park, a paradise of bluebell-strewn meadows, shimmering lakes, thick woodland and sawtooth mountains Hike through conifer forests and aspen groves near the shore of Emma Matilda Lake or giddyup on an optional horseback ride.
Days 5-6 Pedal beneath the Teton Range, passing weathered barns and grazing horses Ride to the old-west town of Jackson Hole Traffic ahead - watch for roaming bison! Our comfortable campground lies in view of the jagged Teton peaks Spin to glacier-carved Jenny Lake and hop aboard a boat for a different perspective on this awe-inspiring landscape.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
We have traveled all over the world, and have had many great experiences. However, this Backroads trip topped them all!- San Francisco, CA
The Yellowstone/Grand Teton trip was nothing short of fabulous. I had expected the parks, wildlife, and activities to be outstanding...what I didn't anticipate were the phenomenal guides! Each one of them could hold an intellectual conversation about the history of the park, mating habits of a particular species with the adults then switch gears in a heartbeat and organize a game of "Zip-Zap" with 13 kids! They had endless energy, were fun-loving, humorous, considerate, and possessed excellent communication & organizational skills...not to mention superior intellect. In addition, I didn't realize how much fun we would have getting to know the other families. It was a superb crowd. As a final testament to how much our ENTIRE family enjoyed our Backroads experience...as we departed we were all teary eyed saying good-bye to our fellow travelers and Backroads guides, but our daughters cried for two solid hours after we left because they were so sad it had to end! What an experience...THANK YOU BACKROADS!!- Phoenix, AZ
Absolutely fantastic. This is our second trip with Backroads and you exceeded our expectations in every way. The opportunity for our family to experience Yellowstone and the Tetons on a family camping trip was something we will never forget. Every aspect of the trip was well planned and beautifully executed. We had a blast. I can't say enough about the Backroads leaders and support people we've met on our trips. The thing that comes across so clearly is that they absolutely love what they're doing and appreciate that no matter how many times they've done this or seen that, for us it's usually a first time experience and your great folks embrace the opportunity to share that wonder with us.- Studio City, CA
Yellowstone National Park (1 night) Camp close to the junction of the Gibbon, Madison and Firehole Rivers.
Grant Village Campground
Yellowstone Lake (2 nights) Your tent is a short walk from the shore of Yellowstone Lake.
Colter Bay Village Campground
Grand Teton National Park (2 nights) The stunning Teton range provides the backdrop at our wooded campsite near Jackson Lake.
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This Trip Is Rated Level 1-4
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
|Daily Route Options|
|Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
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|Kayaking||On Yellowstone Lake (3 - 4 hours)|
|Kids||Camp activities (1 - 2 hours)|
|4||Other||Optional hiking (3 - 7 miles), horseback riding, canoeing, fishing or boat cruise (all day)|
|Other||Boat ride on Jenny Lake (30 minutes)|
To make for the most comfortable ride to this particular trip, we've outfitted our titanium road bike with slightly wider tires. You'll appreciate this on those stretches of the route with hard-packed dirt (approximately 5% dirt and 95% paved).
On this Family Trip, our routes follow gentle terrain with no significant gain or loss in elevation. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary to facilitate our activities and mileage is kept moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.
* Includes a shuttle