Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

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Trip Details

horses grazing in a field with the grand teton in the background

What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • Hoot in the Hole: Embrace the Wild West and enjoy Jackson to the fullest! After a day on the river or the trail, unwind and dine at one of many choice local establishments and consider attending the weekly Hootenanny (yes, it's a thing!).
  • Panoramic Pint: The views from the Mural Room at Jackson Lake Lodge will leave your jaw on the floor. At the very least stop by for a refreshment – at the most, enjoy dinner too! (Dornan’s in Moose is another perfect place for a panoramic pint!)
  • Better, naturally: Throughout your trip, we’ll match you with the very best naturalist guides to suit your interests and personality. Our guides help you avoid crowds, see more wildlife, hike the right trails, discover the backcountry, or dive deep with you into special interests such as geology, geothermal activity, specific species, park history, current issues, or all of the above!

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory: North America

Region: Rocky Mountains

Trip Price: $2,400

Duration: 9 days/8 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Jackson, Wyoming / Bozeman, Montana

National Parklands: Grand Teton NP;Yellowstone NP

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or kiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!

Itinerary

Days 1-3: Jackson, Wyoming

Touch down into Jackson Hole, home to Grand Teton National Park, the lively, western town of Jackson, and the famed Jackson Hole Ski Resort. Three days will fly by as you choose from a countless array of outings! Spend one day on a guided mountain bike outing through mountain meadows and through aspen groves, with the spectacular Tetons in view. Day two is a classic western horseback ride to the top of a butte. All the while, keep an eye out for bald eagles, osprey, moose, beaver, and bears. Alpine House Lodge and Cottages sits a few blocks off the Jackson Town Square, just far enough for peace and quiet and close enough for a stroll at day’s end to browse the shops and galleries and find your restaurant of choice for dinner.

Days 4-5: Grand Teton National Park

Wake early and embark on a First Light Float, taking you along the Snake River at a time when birdlife and wildlife are at their peak. Then drive north into the heart of Grand Teton National Park to a beautifully-set national park lodge, an excellent base for accessing the park’s abundant trails, lakes, and unmatched views! Head out on a full day, naturalist guided outing, learning about the geologic, natural, and human history, wildlife, wildflowers, and having fun all the while. Free time offers opportunities for hiking on national park trails through wildflower-filled meadows, picnicking, and stand-up paddleboarding on stunning String Lake, renting kayaks and paddling along the shoreline of Colter Bay, or taking a boat dinner cruise to Elk Island on Jackson Lake.  

Days 6-8: West Yellowstone, Montana

Explore your way through Yellowstone National Park, stopping to view waterfalls, rivers, geysers, mudpots, and wildlife, with possibilities including bison, wolves, black and grizzly bears, moose, elk, bald eagles, and more! Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone near the park entrance is your base, with newly-built cabins and an easy walk to shops, restaurants, and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. On one full day, meet up with a private naturalist guide who will tailor the day to your interests, taking you “off the beaten path” in Yellowstone, adding insight and depth to your visit. On your last full day of vacation, take to the waters of Hebgen Lake on a naturalist-guided kayak outing, paddling on sparkling waters, surrounded by the Madison Mountain Range. 

Day 9: Fly Home from Bozeman, Montana

Drive past Big Sky, through Gallatin Canyon, to Bozeman, then say “goodbye until next time,” as you lift off from Bozeman. 

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