Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
National Park Geysers, Peaks & Canyons
The Tetons. Majestic peaks above, meadows and glacial lakes below. And the Snake River winding through the valley. 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, kayak, raft and explore these epic regions, your experience will be just as spectacular.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels*
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.
- Behold geologic features like bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers and steaming vents in Yellowstone National Park
- Pedal a spectacular route along an incredible car-free bike path beneath the jagged peaks of the Teton Range
- Hike to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, over 20 miles long and 1,200 feet deep with dramatic colors and shapes
- Kayak along the pine-fringed shoreline of Yellowstone Lake to see geothermal features from a unique perspective.
6 Days Casual Hotels*
Spot geysers, bubbling mud pots and steaming vents in Yellowstone | As you ride along the Madison and Firehole Rivers, savor the sights, sounds and smells of this strange wonderland | Watch as Old Faithful shoots into action, projecting thousands of gallons of water more than 100 feet into the air.
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.
Hike to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, where waterfalls cascade over pastel-colored cliffs | Open meadows and stands of lodgepole pine lead to the canyon rim with a breathtaking look deep into the gorge.
Rustic log-and-timber lodge with jaw-dropping views of Yellowstone Lake's northern shore from the property's rocking chairs, ideally set on the main lodge's expansive porch.
Keep an eye out for wondrous wildlife, from elk to eagles, ospreys to otters and bison to bears | Kayak across Yellowstone Lake with local guides, taking in views of the Absaroka Range from the water | There's glorious hiking—whether you're up for 4 miles or 14—and a scenic boat ride to show off Grand Teton National Park, a paradise of wildflower-strewn meadows, shimmering lakes, thick forests and sawtooth mountains.
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)
Bicycle along the base of the Teton Range on a paved car-free bike path | Explore Jackson, reminiscent of the Old West and 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.
"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)
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: Please download a Detailed Itinerary for your departure date to view specific daily activities and route options, or call one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 as the activities & options may be different from what is listed here. Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.
Available Bike Options
The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.
- All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 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.
While the accommodations on this trip reflect the natural surroundings of the national parks and provide unparalleled access to the best activities in the area, they are simpler than is typical of Backroads lodging. Many buildings date back to the turn of the century and have only been minimally renovated, in accordance with park regulations. Old Faithful Inn, Lake Lodge & Jackson Lake Lodge have basic guest rooms that are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning; breakfasts and dinners throughout the week may lack variety and tend toward simple ingredients. Overall, the service standards can seem slow and casual when compared with the hospitality found on other Backroads trips. Please note that internet and cell phone service are extremely limited throughout the parks.
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 parks' regulations.