Yellowstone & Tetons Multisport
- Bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers and steaming vents at Yellowstone
- Pedal beneath the Teton Range's jagged peaks
- Hike to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the park's most dramatic feature
- White-water raft the Snake River with expert river runners
- Wondrous wildlife, from elk to eagles, osprey to otters and bison to bears
Discover the Wonders of Wyoming's Wild Preserves
The Tetons. Majestic sawtooth mountains. Snowcaps above, incredible wildflowers and glacial lakes below. Truly spectacular. Yellowstone is different. One-of-a-kind. Geysers that really erupt on the hour. Turquoise hot springs with the pungent smell of sulfur. Waterfalls, wolves and bears. Buffalo and elk as common as tourists. It's even got its own Grand Canyon - just as dramatic as the original. On this adventure, you'll hike, explore, bike and river raft this incredible piece of Wyoming. But don't think for a second you'll be able to figure out how Mother Nature did it.
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
Accommodations & Service StandardsJackson Lake Lodge, Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Old Faithful Inn are fairly rustic national park lodges that reflect the natural surroundings of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. While these historic hotels offer simpler accommodations than the typical Backroads property, they are the only game in town - and have been selected because of their access to the best riding and hiking in the region. Although clean and comfortable, the guest rooms are basic and are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning.
Generally speaking, service can seem slow and brusque in the national parks when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.
Interpretive Guides & Hiking Without Your LeadersThe National Park Service doesn't permit guided walks and limits the size of all groups to 12. Accordingly, you'll walk in small groups without Backroads leaders or local guides. Your leaders will provide pre-walk briefings, maps and directions. We appreciate your cooperation with the park's regulations.
On your bike ride through Grand Teton National Park, park-certified local guides will join your Backroads leaders to help navigate the route and provide van support.
Day 1 Welcome to Jackson, once the crossroads of American Indian trade and travel routes Raft thrilling Class II and III rapids on the Snake River with expert river runners Enjoy a signature Backroads spread in the scenic town of Wilson, founded in 1889 by author and Pony Express rider Elijah Nicholas Wilson.
Days 2-3 Bike beneath the Teton Range's jagged peaks There's gorgeous hiking - whether you're up for 4 miles or 14 - and a scenic boat ride to show off Grand Teton National Park, a paradise of flower-strewn meadows, shimmering lakes, thick forests and sawtooth mountains.
Day 4 Wondrous wildlife, from elk to eagles, osprey to otters and bison to bears After kayaking across Yellowstone Lake, pedal along its shore and take in views of the Absaroka Range.
Day 5 Hike to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the park's most dramatic feature, where waterfalls cascade over pastel-colored cliffs Open meadows and stands of lodgepole pine lead to the canyon rim and Inspiration Point, with a breathtaking look deep into the gorge Has it been 91 minutes? Then watch as Old Faithful shoots into action, projecting thousands of gallons of water more than 100 feet into the air.
Day 6 Bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers and steaming vents at Yellowstone As you ride along the Madison and Firehole Rivers, take in the sights, sounds and smells of this strange wonderland.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
Beautiful location matched with the right itinerary to see it all, from geothermal springs to mountain peaks. The combination of activities complemented the trip's location well. And our leaders were always energetic, knowledgeable and helpful (it's those "Backroads vitamins," right?).- Chicago, IL
I will keep the sights and sounds of Yellowstone in my heart forever! We were the stop and look group...not the breeze/fly-by folks and your itinerary made this a comfortable vacation for both. You're certainly "getting it right"!!!- Mount Pleasant, SC
This trip to Wyoming blew my brains out!!! It was epic riding, unforgettable hiking, super fun rafting, nature that kept on surprising me at every corner, and amazing wildlife plus two excellent trip leaders. From now on, I know I can make blind choices from your catalog for future trips.- Caracas, Venezuela
Snake River Lodge & Spa
Teton Village (1 night) An upscale western-style lodge with plentiful amenities and a scenic location at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain. (pool, spa)
Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake (2 nights) Situated in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, with 60-foot picture windows for savoring views of the Teton peaks and the roaming moose, elk and bison. (pool)
Lake Yellowstone Hotel
Yellowstone Lake (1 night) On the National Register of Historic Places, this classic park hotel, completed in 1891, sits along the shore of the lake.
Old Faithful Inn
Old Faithful (1 night) Built in 1904 with a grand lobby seven stories high, "a spectacular log-and-shingle château that captures the moment the West went from wild to Baroque," reports Travel + Leisure.
Private Trips Options & Pricing
Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.
You can pick any open Monday departure date in next year's lineup for your group of 8 or more - just book by December 31st of this year. Call us for date availability.
Pricing for Private Trips
|8 - 9 guests $3,898 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests $2,998 pp dbl. occ.|
|10 - 11 guests $3,598 pp dbl. occ.|
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.
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|Rafting||On the Snake River (2 hours)|
|3||Other||Hiking in Grand Teton National Park (4 - 14 miles)|
|Kayaking||On Yellowstone Lake (3 - 4 hours)|
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).
* Includes a shuttle