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Yellowstone & Tetons Wildlife Safari Family Multisport Adventure Tour

 
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Exploring Wyoming's Western Wilderness

  • Learn, laugh and explore with regional experts and Backroads leaders who know this epic landscape from all angles
  • Be wowed by the awesome physical presence of the Tetons' sawtooth peaks
  • Have a blast on the Snake River, while river guides share rich knowledge and intriguing local lore
  • It's alive! See, hear and smell the earth spouting, spewing, bulging and gurgling in Yellowstone
  • Be on the lookout for wondrous wildlife, including bison, elk and bears

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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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Grand Teton National Park, a paradise of sparkling lakes and towering mountains, awaits discovery  Float on the Snake River amid pine-covered shores and distant granite peaks  Keep an eye out for wildlife grazing along the banks and bald eagles soaring overhead  While adults explore the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, kids learn about the history of Jackson Hole at a hands-on museum  Boat across Jenny Lake for an easygoing hike to Hidden Falls, set in a glacially carved valley  Our lodge's massive picture windows beautifully frame the Tetons' jagged spires.

Days 3-4 Saddle up with local wranglers for a horseback ride through meadows dotted with wildflowers   Get to know Yellowstone, the world's first national park and the home to some of Earth's most extraordinary geothermal wonders  Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park's most renowned feature, provides the quintessential introduction to the region's natural treasures The geyser's spectacular eruptions can last as long as five minutes and shoot up to 8,400 gallons of boiling water into the air!

Days 5-6 Give your camera a workout on a wildlife safari through the Lamar Valley Discover the steaming and bubbling thermal features of the Upper Geyser Basin Marvel at Morning Glory Pool's beautiful colors and the otherworldly silica formations at Grotto Fountain  Get set for an adventure! In vehicles and on foot, explore Yellowstone's northern reaches in search of antelope, bison, coyote, elk and the elusive wolf Experience this wilderness through the eyes of a seasoned naturalist Visit Fort Yellowstone or witness the colorful travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs.

If you're wondering where to take your family this summer, I hope you'll consider joining this unique wildlife safari in two of North America's most extraordinary National Parks. You'll journey amid alpine meadows and untouched forests beneath the sawtooth peaks of the Tetons (12 of which tower above 12,000 feet). Travel through the heart of Yellowstone, taking in the sights, sounds—and smells!—of the park's geothermal features. And spot a diversity of wildlife with your trip leaders, whether hiking up close enough to see a magnificent bull elk or stopping in our vehicle to let a herd of bison pass. It's certain to be a magical and unforgettable experience for your whole gang.
Linda Cassell- Regional Manager - US

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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.

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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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.

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If you're wondering where to take your family this summer, I hope you'll consider joining this unique wildlife safari in two of North America's most extraordinary National Parks. You'll journey amid alpine meadows and untouched forests beneath the sawtooth peaks of the Tetons (12 of which tower above 12,000 feet). Travel through the heart of Yellowstone, taking in the sights, sounds—and smells!—of the park's geothermal features. And spot a diversity of wildlife with your trip leaders, whether hiking up close enough to see a magnificent bull elk or stopping in our vehicle to let a herd of bison pass. It's certain to be a magical and unforgettable experience for your whole gang.

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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 1-2

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.

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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 3 200 5 200
Rafting Snake River Scenic Float (2 Hours)
Kids Mercill Archaeology Center Visit (1.5 Hours)
2 Walking/Hiking 1 200 7 300
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 6 700
5 Other Lamar Valley Wildlife Safari (6 Hours)
6 Walking/Hiking 2 200
Other Yellowstone Fort Visit (2 Hours)
 

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels 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

Where the Wild Things Really Are

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.

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.

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.

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.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Yellowstone and Tetons 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.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, 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.

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'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

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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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; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 16 or more guests: from $2,998 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 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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