Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons & Montana's Big Sky Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
National Park Adventure from Bozeman to Jackson
Southwest Montana is Big Sky Country. Soak up its grandeur on horseback and while rafting the Gallatin River. Yellowstone is one of a kind. Geysers really do erupt hourly. Sulfur-scented hot springs glimmer like jewels. Bison and elk are as common as tourists. The Tetons. Majestic peaks above, meadows and glacial lakes below. From Bozeman to Jackson, this is the American West at its finest.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels
Special Kids Prices
Montana & Wyoming
Start Bozeman / End Jackson
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- Splash through rapids along the Gallatin River's Mad Mile, the longest stretch of white water in the region
- Hike to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a geologic wonderland and home of the park's biggest waterfall
- Bike beneath the Teton Range's sawtooth mountains amid shimmering lakes and dense forests—watch for eagles and bison
- Explore quintessential Montana ranchland and take in sweeping valley views while on a trail ride alongside local wranglers
6 Days Casual Hotels
Start your adventure with a splash! Paddle thrilling Class II–IV rapids down the Gallatin River with expert guides | Feel like you're in a movie? This region is where scenes from Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It were shot | Follow the rapids as they descend into canyons and conquer Mad Mile, the longest stretch of white water in the region | Saddle up for a horseback ride with local wranglers into the beautiful Custer Gallatin National Forest | See the pristine beauty of surrounding ranchland, Hebgen Lake and the Continental Divide | Amble through wildflower-filled meadows and past towering pines as you get a sneak peek at Yellowstone National Park, looming in the distance | Spend the afternoon enjoying a variety of ranch activities—how's your horseshoe throwing?
Minutes from Yellowstone's west entrance, this rustic guest ranch is set on 200 acres with stunning mountain vistas. (pool)
Hike to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the park’s most dramatic feature, where waterfalls cascade over pastel-colored cliffs | Watch for bison and eagles while passing through alpine meadows and stands of lodgepole pines as you make your way to the canyon rim for breathtaking vistas deep into the gorge.
Yellowstone's newest lodge, designed with an emphasis on sustainability, features reclaimed pine and stone accents.
Be wowed by bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers and steaming vents in Yellowstone | Hike through the heart of the park in Upper Geyser Basin, taking in the sights, sounds—and smells!—of this strange geologic wonderland | Check out the fumaroles of Biscuit Basin and legendary Old Faithful Geyser up close | 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 | Spin beneath the spine of the Teton Range as we follow the valley floor | Traffic up ahead—watch for roaming bison!
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)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Activity Level: 1-3
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.
Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.
Daily Route Options
Available Bike Options
The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.
- All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
- On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
- Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
- Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
- Park and other entry fees
- Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
- Select coach transfers
- Baggage transfers and porterage
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.
While the accommodations on this trip reflect the natural surroundings of the national parks and provide unparalleled access to the best activities in the area, some are simpler than is typical of Backroads lodging. Canyon Lodge & Jackson Lake Lodge have basic guest rooms that are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning; breakfasts and dinners throughout the week may lack variety and tend toward simple ingredients. Overall, the service standards can seem slow and casual when compared with the hospitality found on other Backroads trips. Please note that internet and cell phone service are extremely limited throughout the parks.
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 bike in small groups with Backroads leaders, however 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 parks' regulations.
According to local COVID-19 regulations and park operation limitations, most national park lodge meals this season will be to-go style and outdoors. Chilly mornings and evenings are not unusual, so please come prepared with plenty of layers. Of course, you are welcome to take any meals back to your room. We recognize that this will not be a typical Backroads dining experience; we are working hard behind the scenes to provide an excellent trip experience while following all regional restrictions and guidelines. Please note that regulations are subject to change, and we will take advantage accordingly.