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Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour

 
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Discover the Wonders of Wyoming's Wild Preserves

  • Marvel at Yellowstone's extraordinary geysers, including the granddaddy of them all, Old Faithful
  • Pedal beneath the Teton Range, passing weathered barns and grazing horses
  • The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, with its multicolored walls and thundering waterfalls
  • Breathe in fresh mountain air while kicking back with your family under a vast Wyoming sky
  • Kids have a blast learning the basics of rock climbing

Bison and bears. Steaming hot springs. Sulfur in the air and a geyser shooting off like clockwork. Tumbling waterfalls and golden grassland. An Old-West town—with real-life cowboys! Valleys by bike. Gorges by foot. And camping out every night. These two national parks are unreal!

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Itinerary

Day 1 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 Kids love seeing the fumaroles of Biscuit Basin and legendary Old Faithful Geyser up close.

Day 2 Marvel at the 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 pine along the canyon rim provides breathtaking vistas deep into the gorge.

Days 3-4 Eagles and bison and bears, oh my!  From the seat of your bike, get your first glimpse of the majestic Grand Tetons  Explore Grand Teton National Park, a paradise of bluebell-strewn meadows, shimmering lakes, thick woodland and sawtooth mountains Walk through conifer forests and aspen groves near the shore of Jackson Lake, take a boat across Jenny Lake and investigate Cascade Canyon  Kids learn the ropes of rock climbing with local experts  Our comfortable campground features awesome views of the jagged Teton peaks.

Day 5 Pedal beneath the Teton Range, passing weathered barns and grazing horses Traffic ahead: watch for roaming bison!  Learn about wilderness preservation—especially inspiring as you take in this stupendous landscape.

Yellowstone and the Tetons are incredible. Travelled with my 9 and 11 year olds, and Backroads created the perfect family adventure. Perfect rides, spectacular hikes, and the geothermal activities were the icing on the cake. Couple that with all the fun activities the leaders planned for the kids, and this was a truly perfect family vacation in every way.
Mike L - Sebastopol, CA

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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.

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.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. On Family Trips we provide two adjacent tents for parents and children. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.
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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 Dates & Prices tab.

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Grant Village Campground

Grant Village Campground

Yellowstone Lake (2 nights)

Your tent is a short walk from the shore of Yellowstone Lake.

Colter Bay Campground

Colter Bay Campground

Grand Teton National Park (2 nights)

The stunning Teton range provides the backdrop at our wooded campsite near Jackson Lake.

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There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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5.0

Perfect location for a family vacation

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from Sebastopol, CA

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Comments about Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour:

Yellowstone and the Tetons are incredible. Travelled with my 9 and 11 year olds, and Backroads created the perfect family adventure. Perfect rides, spectacular hikes, and the geothermal activities were the icing on the cake. Couple that with all the fun activities the leaders planned for the kids, and this was a truly perfect family vacation in every way.

 
5.0

I'm faithful to Old Faithful

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from El Cerrito

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Comments about Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour:

... for bringing geology to life for my young daughter. And not just Old Faithful but the lesser known geysers and the fascinating paint pots and other geological wonders. And heads up that it's not just Yellowstone that's so remarkable, the Tetons are amazing! Really epic mountain peaks, wide open plains dotted with wildflowers and herds of grazing bison. It's the ultimate western family adventure!

 
5.0

Trip of a lifetime!

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from Peachtree Corners, GA, US

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Comments about Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour:

Unbelievable scenery and our trip leaders were fantastic! The food was great and you could choose your activity level - from laid back (easy) to challenging.

Highly recommend the camping trip as you really get to know your trip mates as everyone hangs out together at meals and in the evening. I especially enjoyed getting up early, coffee already made and firewood ready for a fire.

Can't wait to do another Backroads family camping trip.

 
5.0

Beautiful scenery! Totally satisfying vacation!

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from Richmond, CA

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Comments about Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour:

This was the second camping trip I've taken for "Father-son" bonding week. I was wondering how it would compare to my first one... I guess there is a reason people keep coming back to Backroads, because it was equally satisfying, in some ways the same and in other ways different.
The scenery in this part of the world is probably the prettiest I've ever spent time in. And the contrast between the two locations (Yellowstone Park and the Grand Tetons mountain range) was like you were in two different parts of the world.
When we arrived on the first day, we were expecting to meet a whole bunch of other guests, like we did on our first trip. But as it turned out, a large family had recently cancelled their trip due to unforeseen circumstances. So there was only me and my son, plus another Father/Son duo. And they were both similar in age to us, and Backroads still ran the trip for us. So this worked out really, really well! We had 3 leaders for the four of us! I know this is mostly just good luck, but it was handled brilliantly. One night, since there were only 4 of us, they gave us the chance to do our scheduled activity, or make an impromptu trip to Jackson Hole to watch the Rodeo. We chose the rodeo! Another impromptu thing came up... there was another Yellowstone/Tetons Backroads trip running the opposite direction as ours at the same time. We crossed paths at a campground one night, and we had the option to either have dinner at our own campsite or join the other group which had a full guest list. We chose to mingle, and it was really nice to get a night of fun with a larger group, and then go back to our small group the next day.
The ability and willingness of our leaders to adapt to our unique situation was really appreciated!

 
5.0

The Tetons are magical ~ great family trip!

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from El Cerrito, CA

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Comments about Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour:

My husband, son and I really loved our Yellowstone/Tetons family trip! The itinerary had the perfect mix of hiking, biking and kayaking, along with time for exploring and relaxing. The scenery cannot be beat ~ from the impressive thermal features of Yellowstone to the majestic mountains of the Tetons. On the optional activities day we did the Cascade Canyon hike to Jenny Lake, which had tons of wildflowers, waterfalls, creeks, gorgeous rocks, and a beautiful 9,000 foot lake at the top as a reward! A great chance of seeing moose and marmot, on this hike, too. This really is a wonderful trip for children of all ages, and adults will love it as well.

 
5.0

An amazing family adventure!

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from Alameda, CA

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Comments about Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour:

This was our second Backroads family trip and we loved the variety of activities included in the itinerary. It kept our 8 yr old son going and happy all day! We kayaked, hiked, biked, boated and explored. We saw buffalo and bears - really close by! - and of course Old Faithful. It was great to camp and be outdoors and all the kids were enamored by the Backroads trip leaders. Us, too! We made new friends that we still stay in touch with. Thank you for another amazing family adventure, Backroads!

 
5.0

Family multisport trip was fantastic

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from Northborough, MA

Comments about Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour:

The camping multisport trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton exceeded our expectations. Guides and camp staff was excellent and couldn't have been a nicer group of people. The food was really good, way better than we expected too, fresh food cooked each meal. Catered to adults and the children.
The staff entertained the children with games and funny stories, even took them off one afternoon for a kids only activity and the adults were able to bike or do as they wished.

The only thing that could of been better was the bedding, I would of liked a thicker air pad to sleep on. Day One night there were no shower facilities in Yellowstone, but the other nights we had hot showers at the end of the day, which Backroads drove us to and paid for. We provided our own towels and pillows.
The camp staff set up the tents each night, and carry all your bags.

I would recommend this trip to any family that likes to be the outdoors, to be part of a group and doesn't mind roughing it a bit. Ideal age for the children I would say is 10-16 year olds. The scenery is breathtaking.

 
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Outstanding!

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from Phoenix, Arizona

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Comments about Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour:

Not only were our leaders 100% involved and engaged, the group we travelled with was phenomenal!! Having an organized, no worry travel plan brought out the best in everyone!!
The staff took excellent care of us, made sure we were comfortable and were very safe.
Fond memories and cannot think of anything that would have needed to be done differently!!

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Dates & Prices

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.

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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.

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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 Walking/Hiking 4 400 6 700 6 1000
2 Walking/Hiking 4* 200 5 200 8* 800 9 1200
3 Biking 10* 700 17 1000
Kids Camp Activities (1–2 Hours)
4 Walking/Hiking 2 500 7 100 9 1200
Kids Kids: Rock Climbing 6 Hours
5 Biking 15* 200 20* 300
Biking 25 400
 

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 very little gain or loss in elevation. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

* Includes shuttle.

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

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Yellowstone and Tetons

We Were Early Adopters

After exploring these two extraordinary national parks for 37 years, we can tell your gang a lot about how the mountains were created, where the wildlife wanders and when Old Faithful and other, lesser-known geysers are likely to erupt. Linda Cassell, our Regional Manager, has spent nearly three decades designing and managing trips here. She uses her deep knowledge and vast network of local connections to create an active family camping experience you'll never forget.

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 Tetons with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Yellowstone and Tetons 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 multisport 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.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Yellowstone and Tetons have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Yellowstone and Tetons—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Yellowstone and Tetons 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.

No One Else Camps Like This

Only Backroads offers our style of Deluxe Camping in Yellowstone and Tetons. Whether you're a first-timer or an old pro, you'll love how we immerse you in spectacular surroundings—and look after all the chores. Enjoy a great meal by the fire with interesting companions, then a peaceful night on your comfortable cot. Here's more on how we do the great outdoors.

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.

We Were Born Here (in 1979)

Backroads has been inviting active travelers to explore our own backyard since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. We offer more trips than anyone else in Yellowstone and Tetons, and we've spent more years finding the best ones. What keeps it real is having a consistent vision and the same passionately committed leadership for nearly four decades.

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.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

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 the selection of dates below for your group of 16 or more. If your party has fewer than 16 guests, or your preferred date is not available, call or email us and we'll work together to find a trip just for you.

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