Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multi-Adventure Camping Tour - Younger Kids
Extraordinary Geysers, Peaks, Lakes & Wildlife
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!
THIS ITINERARY: 5 days, 4 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Deluxe Camping
Special Kids Prices
Start Jackson, Wyoming, or West Yellowstone, Montana / End Jackson, Wyoming
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- Gaze in awe at the Old Faithful geyser, Yellowstone's most famous and highly predictable geothermal feature
- Pedal on a serene bike path beneath the Teton Range, passing crystal-clear alpine lakes and vibrant wildflowers
- Hike along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and look for soaring osprey against the richly hued canyon walls
- Breathe in fresh mountain air while kicking back with your family at camp under a vast Wyoming sky
5 Days Deluxe Camping
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 | Behold Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, 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.
The stunning Teton Range provides the backdrop at our wooded campsite near Jackson Lake.
From the seat of your bike, get your first glimpse of the majestic Grand Tetons | Explore Grand Teton National Park, a paradise of wildflower-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 explore Cascade Canyon | Older kids learn the ropes of rock climbing with local experts | Our comfortable campground features awesome views of the jagged Teton peaks | 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.
Situated in a lodgepole pine forest on the southwest shore of Yellowstone Lake, a short distance from West Thumb Geyser Basin.
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
Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.
Activity Level: 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. LEARN MORE.
Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 7+
Note: 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. Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service. Also, note that activities listed in Daily Route Options vary. Download the Detailed Itinerary for route details by departure.
Available Bike Options
- All breakfasts, 5 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
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.
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 parks' regulations.
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 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.
Comfortable casual attire and footwear is strongly recommended—leave those heels or imported Italian leather loafers at home! Also be sure to bring along a few warm layers for the cooler evenings.