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Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

1. Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Embark on an 8-mile rafting trip adventure down the Snake River - the perfect summer activity to do on your visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for all ages and experience levels. Discover the Class II and III whitewater rapids with incredible opportunities to swim and get wet. Start the tour by arriving a the boathouse, just 1-mile from Town Square in Jackson. Meet your experienced white water guides and get suited up in wetsuits if needed (available to hire for an additional cost). From there, take a 30-minute bus ride to West Table in the Snake River Canyon. Feel free to leave anything on the bus that you don't want to get wet. When you arrive at the launch site, get kitted out with paddles and board the boat. When booking, you can choose between the classic boat option for 8-10 people or the smaller boat option which requires you to paddle at every rapid. Then, begin navigating downstream along this particularly wide and deep stretch of river which boasts class II and III level rapids. As the paddling picks up the pace, experience rapids including Lunch Counter, 3-ordeal, Cottonwood, Big Kahuna, and many more. Be prepared to get wet during this adrenaline-filled adventure. Listen as your guide teaches you about the history of the area and about some of the rapids. Along the way, admire the spectacular canyon scenery and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including eagles, mountain goats, otters, osprey, and elk. Have the chance to take a quick swim and cool down. Finally, end the route at Sheep Gulch which is 8-miles south of your departure point. Finally, board the same bus which will return you back to the boathouse where the tour concludes.

Jackson: Grand Teton National Park Half-Day Small-Bus Tour

2. Jackson: Grand Teton National Park Half-Day Small-Bus Tour

After being picked up from your place of lodging anywhere in Jackson or Teton Village. The local supplier can make arrangements to meet lodgers staying in outlying areas at a convenient location. Head directly into Grand Teton National Park and begin exploring the breathtaking landscapes and amazing wildlife to be found within the park. Start the morning with a drive up the Gros Ventre river towards Kelly and Mormon row. This is a great area to spot moose, bulls, and cows. Then, enjoy a bit of history as you drive along Mormon Row, then back towards Moose Junction. Head into the heart of Grand Teton National Park from there along the Park loop road north road towards Jackson Lake. Explore points of interests such as Signal Mountain, Jackson Lake, Willow Flats, Oxbow Bend, Elk Ranch Flats, Dead Man’s Bar, Snake River Overlook, and many more. Returning to Jackson by about 11:30 AM. In addition to the many spectacular vistas and natural wonders that Grand Teton National Park has to offer, enjoy the chance to view the multitude of wildlife that makes Grand Teton it’s home. Bears, wolves, elk, moose, deer, eagles, all are common sights on the tour.

From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

3. From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

Explore Yellowstone National Park with a local guide. Take in breathtaking views of incredible landscapes and learn about the local wildlife as you stop at iconic points of interest. The tour covers over 250 miles, promising to be a full, exciting, and memorable day.  Your tour departs from Teton Village and Jackson, Wyoming between 6:15 AM and 6:45 AM. Head north through Grand Teton National Park, all the while taking in impressive views of the Tetons. Enter Yellowstone and begin your tour of the Lower Loop, with stops at popular points of interest, including Old Faithful, the Fountain Paint Pots, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, Upper & Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon, and possibly more. Stop and photograph wildlife and beautiful scenery throughout the day. At the midpoint of the tour, enjoy a delicious, picnic-style lunch. During the tour, your guide will educate you on the many features of Yellowstone, including the history of the park, its geothermal features, geology, wildlife, and more. Your tour concludes between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM back in Jackson or Teton Village.

From Jackson: Jackson Hole Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

4. From Jackson: Jackson Hole Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Meet your experienced pilot then hop aboard your balloon and take off just before sunrise. Fly a mile into the sky. The ride up is quiet and effortless, making for an unforgettable atmosphere. See the sun come up over the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Marvel at other nearby sights including Snake River, the Teton Mountain Range, Jackson Hole Ski, and Yellowstone Plateau. Also, have the chance to watch another balloon float through the sky. From your lofty position, look down and catch a birds-eye-view of the wildlife. Spot herds of elk, mule deer, moose, waterfowl, bald eagles, and other raptors. Gently land and enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne or orange juice, and toast to a perfect morning.

Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

5. Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

This full-day excursion begins in Jackson, Wyoming, and heads north through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone. This is a fully guided, interpretive, road-based tour of the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park. On the tour you’ll see all the major points of interest on the Lower Loop, including the Upper Geyser Basin, which is the Old Faithful area, the Midway Geyser Basin, the Firehole Lake Loop, Fountain Paint Pots, Firehole River Canyon, Gibbon Falls, and the Virginia Cascades. Experience the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, including the Upper and Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Sulphur Cauldron, the Mud Volcano area, Lake Yellowstone, and more! During the day you’ll have a number of opportunities to take short hikes along the many boardwalks within the geyser basins and to the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. A delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch is included. Wildlife is common in the area, as are breathtaking scenery and fantastic thermal features for which Yellowstone is famous. This is a small-group tour, accommodating a maximum of 8 participants. The guides are professionals, and the tour is conducted in a clean and safe, late-model vehicle.

Jackson: Yellowstone Small-Group Tour with Picnic Lunch

6. Jackson: Yellowstone Small-Group Tour with Picnic Lunch

Discover the diverse wildlife that calls Yellowstone National Park home on this guided tour. Begin by passing through Grand Teton National Park, stopping to view wildlife along the way. Walk at a leisurely pace and enjoy a picnic lunch. Follow along as your guide shares exciting commentary about Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, and several geyser basins. Learn about Yellowstone National Park’s history, geology, wildfires, and wildlife throughout the tour. Tuck into a picnic-style lunch served by your guide. Enjoy personalized attention and a leisurely walking pace as you explore numerous pathways and boardwalks throughout the day while observing the park and wildlife.

From Jackson: Private Yellowstone Tour by Raised Roof Van

7. From Jackson: Private Yellowstone Tour by Raised Roof Van

Discover Yellowstone National Park on a private tour by van with oversized windows for better viewing opportunities of the striking nature. Visit the world's first national park in the comfort of your van with your own driver and guide, stopping at your leisure. See the famous Old Faithful geyser erupt, the brilliant colors of the Grand Prismatic Spring, and more. Begin the day with a pickup at your local hotel. As you depart Jackson, see the Elk Refuge and learn about the conservation efforts to keep thousands of elk sustained each winter. As you drive on, be shocked by your first sight of the Grand Tetons as you drive through the park, learning about the native and settler history of this western wilderness. Keep an eye out for wildlife and take a couple of brief stops to take in the morning views of these magical mountains. Pause for a comfort break at Jackson Lake Lodge before continuing to the south entrance of Yellowstone. Arriving in Yellowstone, marvel at the surrounding creeks, rivers, and steep canyons. Stop at West Thumb Geyser Basin, where the hot springs and the largest lake in Wyoming come together in a wonderful display of nature. Then, drive onwards to Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world. Visit Old Faithful Inn see the largest predictable geyser in the world erupt every 44 minutes. Head north to see Grand Prismatic Spring with its many bright colors of turquoise, orange, yellow, and green, as well as other optional stops. Make your way to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and see the dramatic 300-foot drop of the Yellowstone falls. As your round the loop, weave through Hayden Valley with hundreds of bison roaming free. Connect back to the lake and continue south towards Grand Teton Park. Taking the inner loop road, drive next to the mountains that you could almost reach out and touch. After a couple of other stops in the Tetons, make your way back to Jackson.

Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

8. Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

After an early-morning pickup from your Jackson Hole hotel, your naturalist guide will take you to Grand Teton National Park. Even in the chilling winter, wildlife such as moose, bison, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, bald eagles, golden eagles, pronghorn, coyotes, or even wolves can be spotted in the park. You'll witness the beauty of the wide, snowy plains that stretch out to the jagged mountains as you learn about the ancient geology that gave rise to the landscape. At midday, escape the cold and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the famous western-cowboy town of Jackson, Wyoming. Then head back outside for a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge, carrying you through the low valley that hosts thousands of wintering elk. Snap photos of the large herds as your guide explains how the elk migrate from the surrounding area to the refuge, a 24,700-acre (9,996-hectare) winter sanctuary hosting 47 different mammals and nearly 175 species of birds such as trumpeter swans and bald eagles. At the end of a memorable 8-hour tour of this winter wonderland, return to your hotel.

Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

9. Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

Journey from the West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon. Wind your way south towards Alpine, Wyoming. Travel 8 river miles from start to finish while your guides share information on the history of the area and teach you about the local flora and fauna. There are approximately 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I and II to class III. Various river features will be encountered, such as Lunch counter and Big Kahuna rapids, Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights and Bailing Straights. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Snake River Canyon, rich in geological history and unique features. You may even spot river otters, osprey and bald eagles on your trip. The lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk, or even a grizzly or black bear. This is the whitewater experience you've been waiting for, so come and enjoy this beautiful canyon for yourself! This trip has 6-paddling and 2-non-paddling positions available.

Yellowstone: Private Lewis Lake Fishing Trip From Jackson

10. Yellowstone: Private Lewis Lake Fishing Trip From Jackson

Benefit from pick-up at your lodging in Jackson or Teton Village, or make your own way to the boat dock at Lewis Lake in Yellowstone National Park for a day of fishing for trout. Start with a 1.5-hour drive north through the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and stop to pick up your fishing license en route to Lewis Lake (you can also get one in advance from the Visitor Center in Jackson, or at any of the ranger stations in Yellowstone National Park). Upon arrival, discover a chain of lakes, consisting of Lewis and Shoshone lakes, connected by about a mile of river known as the "Lewis/Shoshone Channel." While every trip is different, your guides will generally spend some time on Lewis Lake, as well as row you up the channel for more fishing opportunities. Depending on your group, you also will have the chance to disembark and hike further up the channel to wade fish in the fantastic water! Dry fly fishing, streamer fishing and spin cast fishing are all possible throughout the day, and all equipment is provided for your convenience. Feel free to bring any appropriate equipment that you like in addition, but please note that no bait, no lead, 1 hook per lure and barbless hooks only are permitted in Yellowstone National Park.  Native trout will be released back into the water alive, but you will have the opportunity to keep any lake trout, along with brown trout on occasion. Your guides will try to get you back on the road by 16:00, getting you back to Jackson by 18:00. However, departure and return times can be flexible if needed.

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What people are saying about Jackson, Wyoming

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 133 reviews

Absolutely fantastic! My guide was so knowledgeable and even though we had a lot of low hanging clouds for the most part it was so worth the tour. I learned so much about the wildlife and the area. I can’t say enough good about the trip and my guide. He was friendly and so informative. Best part of my trip! Thank you for a great time to my guide and the interns!

Our guide George picked us up on time and made us feel very comfortable. He had so much knowledge not only about Yellowstone but surrounding area. He was very accommodating and wanted us to have a very memorable time at Yellowstone. I would highly recommend this tour

Great experience! Yellowstone Day Tours communicated well. Kept me updated. Arrived on time! Meals provided we excellent! Plenty of breaks! Delivered everything promised. Could not be more pleased. Great value for services provided!!

Amazing nature! Perfect timing on a sunny day in spring. Still lots of snow which makes the pictures even better. Not so many people in the parc.

If you come in late April, be prepared for every conceivable type of weather but don't let it deter your trip