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Big Sky Country, Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

Walk/Hike
Bike
Raft
Horseback Ride

Rivers, Geysers & Peaks From Bozeman to Jackson

From $3,599 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$910 for sgl. occ.)

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.

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Montana & Wyoming

Start Bozeman, Montana / End Jackson, Wyoming

Highlights

  • 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 
  • Saddle up for a trail ride alongside local wranglers through pristine Montana ranchland
Montana & Wyoming

Start Bozeman, Montana / End Jackson, Wyoming

Itinerary

Day 1 Start your family 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 Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It was shot | Follow the rapids as they descend into canyons and conquer Mad Mile, the longest stretch of white water in the region.

Day 2 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?

Day 3 Hike to 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.

Day 4 Your family is sure to 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 wonderland | Check out the fumaroles of Biscuit Basin and legendary Old Faithful Geyser up close.

Days 5-6 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! 

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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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 from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
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The sky’s the limit! Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Whether you're looking for a honeymoon trip for 2, a 30-person family reunion or a 100-person corporate trip, we can do it all. A dedicated Custom Trip Consultant will work closely with you to bring your dreams to reality. Call us at 800-462-2848 to speak with your Custom Trip Consultant or click on the button below.

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Prices

From $3,599 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$910 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual Hotels

Bar N Ranch, West Yellowstone, Montana
Bar N Ranch

West Yellowstone (2 nights)

Canyon Lodge, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Canyon Lodge

Yellowstone National Park (1 night)

Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Jackson Lake Lodge

Jackson Lake (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Yellowstone and Bozeman

More On This Trip

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Casual Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Bar N Ranch, West Yellowstone, Montana

Bar N Ranch

West Yellowstone (2 nights)

Minutes from Yellowstone's west entrance, this rustic yet elegant guest ranch is set on 200 acres with views stunning mountain vistas. (pool)

Canyon Lodge, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Canyon Lodge

Yellowstone National Park (1 night)

Yellowstone's newest lodge, designed with an emphasis on sustainability, features reclaimed pine and stone accents. 

Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

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 (drag to see full )

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 Rafting on the Gallatin River (3 hours)
2 Other Horseback Riding (3 hours)
3 Walking/Hiking 4* 200 5* 200 8 800
4 Walking/Hiking 4 400 6 1000
Walking/Hiking 6 700
5 Other Optional Activities in Grand Teton National Park (Including Hiking Options of 4-14 Miles)
6 Biking 15* 100 27* 700 38 800
 

Note: Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

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.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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

Canyon Lodge and Jackson Lake 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 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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Yellowstone and Bozeman

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Yellowstone and Bozeman with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Yellowstone and Bozeman trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Yellowstone and Bozeman trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Yellowstone and Bozeman live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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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

Canyon Lodge and Jackson Lake 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 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.
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