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Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons & Montana's Big Sky Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

National Park Adventure from Bozeman to Jackson

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+ | Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Family — Teens & Kids

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Casual Hotels

From: $4,499 - $4,649 pp dbl occ

($1,550 for sgl occ)

The stage is set for a classic Western tale: rushing rivers, pristine forests, granite peaks and the alpine meadows of Big Sky Country. There's a brilliant supporting cast: beautiful horses, local wranglers and friendly Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park rangers. Get ready for rafting, riding bikes and horses, hiking through canyons and gorges, a visit to Old Faithful and more. It's an epic adventure, and you and your family are the stars.

Yellowstone & Tetons Family Snow Adventure Tour
Yellowstone & Tetons Family Snow Adventure Tour

Montana & Wyoming

Start Bozeman / End Jackson

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Hike to Artist Point at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for a picture-perfect view of this spectacular geologic feature
  • Paddle through exhilarating white-water rapids on Montana's Gallatin River with experienced guides
  • Bike along a paved car-free path with expansive views of the Tetons and a chance to see wildlife 
  • Explore quintessential Montana ranchland while riding horseback alongside local wranglers, taking in memorable vistas from the saddle


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

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 part of Montana 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 | Meander into the beautiful Custer Gallatin National Forest on the back of a trusty steed | See the pristine beauty of surrounding ranchland, nearby Hebgen Lake and the Continental Divide | Spend the afternoon at our secluded guest ranch, soaking up the spectacular surroundings and vast open spaces of Big Sky Country.

Entrance Bar N Ranch
Bar N Ranch
West Yellowstone
| Casual Hotel

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

Day 3

Hike to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a hotbed of thermal activity where pastel-colored rocks mark the location of hot springs and steam vents in the canyon walls | Pause at Artist Point, one of the park's most dramatic (and photographed) vistas, where the canyon walls seem to frame the light perfectly.

Exterior Canyon Lodge
Canyon Lodge
Yellowstone National Park
| Casual Hotel

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

Days 4-6

Spend today in Upper Geyser Basin, a region of Yellowstone that features the largest concentration of geysers in the world | Journey along trails and raised boardwalks to take in the unique sights, sounds—and smells!—of this strange wonderland | Gaze up as Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the park, erupts, shooting water nearly 185 feet high | Encounter stunning mountain scenery and an assortment of wildlife in Grand Teton National Park, one of Wyoming's most spectacular destinations | Hike up to Inspiration Point for superb views of Jenny Lake, Jackson's Hole and the Gros Ventre Range | Or enjoy a scenic boat ride across Jenny Lake followed by an afternoon relaxing by the pool | Wander around the historic Western town of Jackson | Cycle along the border of the National Elk Refuge, a wintertime sanctuary for one of the largest elk herds on Earth.

Generic hotel room
Rustic Inn
| Casual Plus Hotel

Uniquely situated on the picturesque Flat Creek stream and nearby the National Elk Preserve, the wood cabins at this creekside resort blend traditional Western-style designs with elegant finishes. (spa)

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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.

Route notes

Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

Minimum Age Requirements
Raft: 6+ | Horseback ride: 5+ | Ride own bike: 7+ | Ride e-bike: 16+

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
on the Gallatin River (half day) | min. age: 6+
Day 2
Horseback Riding (2 hours) | min. age: 5+
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 5
Optional Activities in Grand Teton National Park (including hiking options of 4–14 miles)
Day 6
Level 1 | 15 miles* | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 26 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 800 ft. gain

What's Included

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring. 

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 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

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, Meals & Service Standards

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. Breakfasts and dinners for the first half of the trip 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.​​

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 park's regulations.

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