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Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure Tour

 
Biking
 
Walking/Hiking
 
Kayaking
 
Rafting
 
 
 
 

Geysers, Peaks & Lakes

  • Paddle through the twisting rapids of the Snake River with a professional white-water guide
  • Pedal a spectacular route through Grand Teton National Park, admiring the grand vistas and the Teton Range's jagged peaks
  • Hike in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a geologic wonderland and home of the park's biggest waterfall
  • Experience thrilling sightings of wonderful wildlife in the air, on the water and across the land—have your camera ready!

The Tetons. Majestic peaks above, meadows and glacial lakes below. Yellowstone is one of a kind. Geysers really do erupt hourly. Sulfur-scented hot springs glimmer like jewels. Bison and elk are as common as tourists. As you hike, bike, raft and explore these epic regions, your experience will be just as spectacular.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Jackson, once the crossroads of American Indian trade and travel routes | Raft thrilling Class II and III rapids on the Snake River with expert river runners | Enjoy a Backroads spread in the scenic town of Wilson, founded in 1889 by author and Pony Express rider Elijah Nicholas Wilson.

Days 2-3 Bike through Jackson Hole, the broad valley that leads into the park | There's glorious hiking and a scenic boat ride to show off Grand Teton National Park, a paradise of flower-strewn meadows, shimmering lakes, thick forests and sawtooth mountains.

Day 4 Keep an eye out for wondrous wildlife, from elk to eagles, osprey to otters and bison to bears | After kayaking across Yellowstone Lake, pedal along its shore, taking in views of the Absaroka Range from both vantage points.

Day 5 Hike to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the park's most dramatic feature, where waterfalls cascade over pastel-colored cliffs | Open meadows lead to the canyon rim and Inspiration Point, with a breathtaking look deep into the gorge | Watch as Old Faithful shoots thousands of gallons of water more than 100 feet into the air.

Day 6 Spot geysers, bubbling mud pots and steaming vents at Yellowstone | As you ride along the Madison and Firehole Rivers, savor the sights, sounds and smells of this strange wonderland.

The scenery was amazing, the accommodations and food were as good as or better than expected and the guides were the best part of the whole trip!
Julie & Mike - Rochester, NY

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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, Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Old Faithful Inn 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 park's regulations.
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Jackson, Wyoming/West Yellowstone, Montana, or Jackson, Wyoming

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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 Dates & Prices tab.

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Hotel Terra

Hotel Terra

* Premiere Hotel
Teton Village (1 night)

"Jackson Hole's most design-conscious hotel, and the most eco-conscious too," according to National Geographic Traveler. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

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)

Lake Yellowstone Hotel

Lake Yellowstone Hotel

Yellowstone Lake (1 night)

On the National Register of Historic Places, this classic park hotel, completed in 1891, sits along the lakeshore.

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.

Guest Reviews

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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Fantastic Trip!

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from Rochester, NY

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The scenery was amazing, the accommodations and food were as good as or better than expected and the guides were the best part of the whole trip!

 
5.0

Trip of a lifetime

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from Rochester, NY

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Prior to this trip, my favorite Backroads bike trip was Normandy. We'd never taken a multipart trip, so didn't know what to expect. We were delighted with the variety of activity, and of course the environment - you can't beat Yellowstone and the Tetons. Our trip was made additionally memorable by our wonderful guides and the fact that we were there for the total eclipse. But even without an eclipse, this trip is a great introduction to this wonderful part of the United States.

 
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A Perfect Trip

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from New York, New York

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I don't even know how to put into words how much fun my family and I had on this Yellowstone & Tetons Adventure Tour. Angela, Trevor and Lexi were our all-star team of guides, and boy, do they know their stuff. We were nicknamed the "New Yorkers" on the trip, either (1) because we're from New York, or (2) because our *training* consisted of a few biked miles on pretty flat surfaces for a day or two. The beauty of Backroads is that you're never made to feel uncomfortable. We were able to do as much or as little as we wanted. Don't really feel like biking up that huge 3-mile hill? No problem! Lexi to the rescue with the van. Not really sure how to change gears? Trevor's happy to tutor while en-route. Feeling kind of tired? Angela appears after having biked back and forth on the 22-mile trek multiple times with some inspiring words to get your energy up.

We saw so much in such a short amount of time. Bison, elk, deer, eagles! While we didn't see any bear we did get to see the bear spray in action. We visited all types of amazing natural phenomenons. The best part is we were on bikes. No lines, no waiting, no glass in between your eyes and the nature around you.

I can't recommend this trip enough for anyone looking to explore the area. The family and I are already planning our next Backroads adventure!

 
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A perfect way to see Yellowstone

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from Burr Ridge, IL

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This trip was a perfect way to see the Tetons and Yellowstone. It was so much better than anything we could have managed on our own. Being about to ride our bikes right up to the geyser areas without waiting in line, worrying about parking or even worrying about taking care of the bikes made the whole experience so much more fun and satisfying.

 
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Best Way to See Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons

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from New York, NY

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The trip was wonderful - it was the perfect combination of activities and relaxing. The trip was a great combination of hiking, bike riding, and other activities. The hotels were great and the guides were wonderful.

 
5.0

The best trip and very knowable leaders

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from Mineola NY

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I hope to find the time to take another trip

 
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Wow....Wicked Awesome....

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from Asheville, NC

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One of the best vacation experience that I have ever had. The guides were experienced and made a great trip for everyone. Always there with snacks, water, or just words of encouragement and advice. Accomaditions were second to none and the food was excellent.
We still talk about this trip. Two thumbs up Backroads.

 
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Great Tour and Great Guides

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from Bloomington, IL

Comments about Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure Tour:

We enjoyed our Yellowstone and Tetons multisport tour immensely! The bicycling was fun for both of us although we are of greatly varying levels of ability. We enjoyed the hiking opportunities and the kayaking was incredible. Of course the accommodations and food never disappointed and the Backroads guides are the best.

 
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from DesMoines, Iowa

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The rating I assume is for the trip which I have done twice and it is awesome!

 
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Best Trip Ever!!

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from Indiana

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Our trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons was amazing. We enjoyed a little bit of everything. ie. biking, hiking, kayaking, white water rafting. Our guides, Kate and Vince, focused on every detail and added special touches. ie. knowing and providing everyone's favorite beverage, placing streams of cans on the bikes of the newlyweds in our group, really understanding everyone's skill level and needs. We certainly recommend Backroads to everyone we know.

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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 Biking 9 300
Biking 18 500
Rafting on the Snake River (2 Hours)
2 Biking 24* 700 34* 1200 47 1700
3 Other Optional Activities in Grand Teton National Park (Including Hiking Options of 4-14 Miles)
4 Biking 24 1000
Kayaking on Yellowstone Lake (3–4 Hours)
5 Walking/Hiking 4* 200 8* 800 9 1200
6 Biking 18 400 23 500
 

Note: To make for the most comfortable ride to this particular trip, we've outfitted our titanium road bike with slightly wider tires. Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

* Includes shuttle.

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

By Bike, on Foot and off the Grid

After exploring these two extraordinary national parks for 37 years, we know a lot about how the mountains were created, where the wildlife hangs out and when Old Faithful and other, lesser-known geysers are likely to erupt. Regional Manager Linda Cassell, who's spent nearly three decades designing and managing trips here, uses her deep knowledge and vast local network to create an ideal mix of activities – so you can experience these parks to the fullest.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure 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.

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.

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'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

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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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Pricing for Private Trips

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,398 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,998 pp dbl occ

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