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Big Sky Country, Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids

Walk/Hike
Bike
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Horseback Ride

Rivers, Geysers & Peaks From Bozeman to Jackson

From $3,698 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$910 for sgl. occ.)

The stage is set for a classic Western tale: rushing rivers, pristine forest, granite peaks and alpine meadows of Big Sky Country. There's a brilliant supporting cast: beautiful horses, local wranglers, ranch hands 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.

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Montana & Wyoming

Start Bozeman / End Jackson

Highlights

  • 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 
  • Experience the pristine Montana ranchland on horseback and alongside local wranglers 
Montana & Wyoming

Start Bozeman / End Jackson

Itinerary

Day 1 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 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 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. 

Day 3 Hike to a hotbed of thermal activity, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, where pastel-colored rocks mark the location of hot springs and steam vents in the canyon walls | Descend along Uncle Tom's Trail for an unforgettable close-up view of Lower Falls | Pause at Artist Point, one of the park's most dramatic (and photographed) vistas, where the canyon walls seem to frame the light perfectly. 

Day 4 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 nearly 185 feet high.

Days 5-6 Encounter stunning mountain scenery and an assortment of wildlife in Grand Teton National Park, one of Wyoming's most spectacular destinations | Choose to hike up to Inspiration Point for superb views of Jenny Lake, Jackson Hole and the Gros Ventre Range or opt to spend the day on the water | Soak up the panorama of Jackson Lake and the majestic Teton Range from the patio of historic Jackson Lake Lodge | Cycle along the border of the National Elk Refuge, a wintertime sanctuary for one of the largest elk herds on Earth.

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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Prices

From $3,698 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 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Yellowstone and Bozeman

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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 1-3

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)

Custom 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 all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Burley Kazoo 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 may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Burley Cub trailer (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Cub trailer, for one or two children 60 pounds and under, is sturdy carrier that attaches to our bikes. It provides a comfortable and safe ride in the spacious interior with inner pockets for snacks and drinks, a reclining seat with a secure five point padded harness system and an adjustable sunscreen.

Burley Cub trailer

Burley Cub trailer

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

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Custom-Designed Bikes for Kids

Only Backroads provides bikes specifically designed for younger riders. Find out more information on all of our kids' bikes and optional accessories. And check out Tom Hale's blog post about biking with your kids.

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.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

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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