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Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Tour

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Trip Highlights
  • Bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers and steaming vents at Yellowstone
  • Bike beneath the Teton Range's sawtooth mountains amid shimmering lakes and dense forests 
  • The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, with its multicolored walls and thundering waterfalls
  • Splash down the Snake River on an exhilarating rafting trip 
  • Eagles and bison and bears, oh my!

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Discover the Wonders of Wyoming's Wild Preserves

In Yellowstone and the Tetons, the West is still wild. Geysers gush. Mud pots bubble. Old Faithful shoots skyward. Spectacular sawtooth peaks reach to the open sky. Bison and moose graze amid lodgepole pines. Osprey camp out atop awesome pinnacles. Meadows burst with mountain bluebells and paintbrush. Glacial lakes draw trumpeter swans. And we're getting wild, too! Hiking, biking, kayaking, white-water rafting and more. Two national parks. Wild scenery. Wild life. Wild activities. Wild fun.

Straight Talk 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. Read the Straight Talk

Straight Talk

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 Standards

Jackson Lake Lodge, Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Old Faithful Snow Lodge 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 provide unparalleled access to the best riding and hiking in the region. Please note that the guest rooms are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning.

Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking Without Your Leaders

The National Park Service limits the size of all groups and Grand Teton National Park doesn't permit guided hiking. Accordingly, in Yellowstone National Park you'll hike and bike in small groups with Backroads leaders. In Grand Teton National Park you'll hike 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.

Straight Talk
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 Standards

Jackson Lake Lodge, Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Old Faithful Snow Lodge 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 provide unparalleled access to the best riding and hiking in the region. Please note that the guest rooms are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning.

Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking Without Your Leaders

The National Park Service limits the size of all groups and Grand Teton National Park doesn't permit guided hiking. Accordingly, in Yellowstone National Park you'll hike and bike in small groups with Backroads leaders. In Grand Teton National Park you'll hike 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.

Itinerary

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 fascinating wonderland Kids will 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 pines along the canyon rim provides breathtaking vistas deep into the gorge.

Days 3-4 Eagles and bison and bears, oh my!  Local guides take us on a flat-water kayaking trip across Yellowstone Lake Breathe in fresh mountain air while kicking back with your family under a vast Wyoming sky Explore Grand Teton National Park, a paradise of bluebell-strewn meadows, shimmering lakes, thick forests and sawtooth mountains Perhaps you'll opt for a horseback ride, scenic boat cruise or a fishing excursion.

Days 5-6 Ready to get wet? Paddle thrilling Class II and III rapids with expert river runners down the Snake River Pedal beneath the spine of the Teton Range as we follow the valley floor Traffic up ahead - watch for roaming bison!  Adults explore the Wild West town of Jackson, while kids join the Kid Coordinator for some fun of their own.

Casual Inns*

Old Faithful Inn
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.

Lake Yellowstone Hotel
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.

Jackson Lake Lodge
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)

Snake River Lodge & Spa
Snake River Lodge & Spa
* Premiere Inn

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)

Guest Reviews About This Trip

Fun, fun, fun! We met wonderful people and learned a ton too. It was our first Backroads trip, and now we plan to take at least one per year for the rest of our lives. The leaders were incredible...fun, educated, and accommodating to our every need. They went way beyond the call of duty every single day. It was the best trip we've ever had!
Eve Porinchak - San Luis Obispo, CA
It was the best family trip we have EVER taken! We and our kids had a fabulous time, met some great friends, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our trip leaders, who were exceptional! It was like the last day of summer camp when we had to say good-bye, with tears and hugs. Within six days we had all become close friends with each other, not wanting to say good-bye. This is the best experience I could ask for. We've already started planning our next Backroads trip!
Libby Ash - Fort Wayne, IN
This trip...the first with my daughter was awesome! Our leaders were the best. The food was fantastic and ordering off the menu was such a great thing. Isabella and I had so much fun and the activities were just the right level for an almost seven-year-old. One thing you can't know in advance is the interactions between the different folks taking the trip, but we all hit it off and the parents and kids became like one big happy family. I can't wait to take the next family trip. I have been on several Solo Backroads trips in the past and could not wait for my daughter to be old enough to join me...our first experience was a great start.
Barbara Charles - Syosset, NY

Trip Dates & Prices

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2015 FAMILY DATES
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015

Don't see your ideal travel date? Call us at 800-462-2848 for Private Trip date availability.

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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
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 9* 300
Biking 16 600
2 Walking/Hiking 4* 200 7* 600 9* 1200
3 Kayaking On Yellowstone Lake (3 - 4 hours)
4 Other Optional hiking (4 - 14 miles), canoeing, boat cruise, fishing, horseback riding or rock climbing
5 Biking 15* 200 24* 200 31* 200 42 400
6 Rafting On the Snake River (2 hours)
 
note:

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

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2015

8 - 9 guests from $3,798 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $2,998 pp dbl. occ.
10 - 11 guests from $3,298 pp dbl. occ.

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Biking, walking/hiking, kayaking, rafting and more

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Jackson, Wyoming or West Yellowstone, Montana/Jackson, Wyoming

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