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Yellowstone & Tetons Wildlife Multi-Adventure Tour

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Yellowstone & Tetons Wildlife Safari

From $3,098 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$750 for sgl. occ.)

Ever fall asleep in Geology 101? Well, it wasn't the subject. You have to experience it actively! These places—from the Tetons' dramatic granite landscapes to Yellowstone's spectacular geysers—will change everything for you. Delve into these epic parks with wranglers, guides and locals. They'll fill you in on what you missed in class.

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Wyoming

Start Jackson, Wyoming / End Bozeman, Montana

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Highlights

  • Explore a paradise of sparkling lakes and towering mountains with regional experts who know this glorious landscape from all angles
  • Feel humbled by the sheer physical presence of the Tetons' majestic sawtooth peaks and jagged spires
  • Float the Snake River past pristine forests and expansive mountain views while river guides share rich knowledge and local lore
  • Relish the chance to spot amazing wildlife, including elk, antelope, bison, bears and the elusive wolf
Wyoming

Start Jackson, Wyoming / End Bozeman, Montana

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Welcome to Grand Teton National Park, where shimmering lakes and imposing peaks await | Float on the Snake River amid pine-blanketed banks and distant granite mountains | Keep an eye out for wildlife grazing along the banks and bald eagles soaring overhead | Boat across Jenny Lake, set in a glacially carved valley | Walk along treelined trails to Hidden Falls | Relax at the Jackson Lake Lodge, whose massive picture windows frame the Tetons' dramatic spires.

Day 3 Saddle up with local wranglers for a horseback ride through meadows speckled with wildflowers | Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park's most renowned feature, provides the quintessential introduction to the region's natural treasures | The geyser's dazzling eruptions can last as long as five minutes and shoot up thousands of gallons of boiling water into the air!

Days 4-6 Marvel at the bubbling thermal features of the Upper Geyser Basin, Morning Glory Pool and Grotto Geyser | With a little luck, see Giant Geyser put on a show! | Give your camera a workout on a wildlife safari through the Lamar Valley | In vehicles and on foot, explore Yellowstone's northern reaches in search of antelope, bison, coyotes, elk and wolves | Experience this wilderness through the eyes of a seasoned naturalist | Visit Fort Yellowstone, a relic of the area's human history | Witness the snow-white travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs.

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 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.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,098 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,598 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,698 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,098 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$750 for sgl. occ.)

Casual Hotels

Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake Lodge

Jackson Lake (2 nights)

Old Faithful Inn
Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful (1 night)

Mammoth Hot Springs hotel
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel

Mammoth Hot Springs (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-2

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Yellowstone and Tetons

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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 View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Jackson Lake Lodge

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)

Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful (1 night)

Built in 1904 with a grand lobby seven stories high, "a spectacular log-and-shingle château that captures the moment the West went from wild to baroque," reports Travel + Leisure.

Mammoth Hot Springs hotel

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel

Mammoth Hot Springs (2 nights)

This simple historic lodge is ideally located next to unique travertine terraces.

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-2

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 Walking/Hiking 3 200 5 200
Other Snake River Scenic Float (2 Hours)
2 Walking/Hiking 1 200
Walking/Hiking 2 500
Other Jenny Lake Scenic Boat Ride (30 Minutes)
3 Walking/Hiking 2 100
Other Horseback Riding (1 Hour)
4 Walking/Hiking 4 100
5 Other Lamar Valley Wildlife Safari (6 Hours)
6 Walking/Hiking 2 200
Other Yellowstone Fort Visit (2 Hours)
 

Note: The terrain on this trip includes alpine forested trails and woodland valley paths. 

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 (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.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

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

Jackson Lake Lodge, Old Faithful Inn and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel 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 region's best hiking. 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 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.
 

Why Travel with Backroads in Yellowstone and Tetons

No Selfie Sticks Required

After exploring this region for 37 years, we know how the mountains were created and when the geysers are likely to erupt. And we also know where to head with our naturalist experts in search of extraordinary wildlife – including antelope, bison, coyote, elk and elusive wolf. Regional Manager Linda Cassell, who's spent nearly three decades designing trips here, uses her expertise and vast local network to create an active travel experience you'll never forget.

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.

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.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

The Best Leaders in Yellowstone and Tetons

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Yellowstone and Tetons, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-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.

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 multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Yellowstone and Tetons that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

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.

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Geyser - Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure Tour

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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

Jackson Lake Lodge, Old Faithful Inn and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel 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 region's best hiking. 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 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.
 
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