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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: Snake River Scenic Raft Trip

2. Jackson: Snake River Scenic Raft Trip

Your guide will meet you at the meeting point and then you will depart by minibus for a short drive to Snake River. Lifejackets will be passed out at the boat ramp, before boarding the raft and floating along Snake River. Sit back and relax as your guide takes care of the navigation from a center-mounted oar frame. Enjoy the scenery as your guide interprets the many amazing sights and sounds of the river. After reaching the river bank at the end of the experience, your guide will drive you back to the original meeting point in Jackson.

Grand Teton National Park: Full-Day Tour with Boat Ride

3. Grand Teton National Park: Full-Day Tour with Boat Ride

Head to Antelope Flats and Mormon Row for iconic views of the Tetons, then take a 1-hour boat ride on Jenny Lake: Discover Oxbow Bend, Pacific Creek, Jackson Lake, and Signal Lake all in one day. Begin your tour with pickup from Jackson or Teton Village, departing between 6:15 AM and 6:45 AM. Enjoy a complimentary light breakfast and head to explore the best spots in Grand Teton National Park. Search for wildlife, including elk, bison, bears, moose, eagles, and foxes. There will be plenty of photo stops where you can snap a picture with your own camera or enjoy the views with provided binoculars. Then, get ready for the boat ride to the base of Mount Teewinot and back. There you can enjoy a hike to Hidden Falls waterfall or just relax by the lake. Be prepared to be amazed by the beautiful scenery around you. At the mid-point of your tour, enjoy a delicious picnic-style lunch. Throughout your exciting day, learn about many features of Grand Teton National Park, including its history, geology, and wildlife, from your knowledgeable guide.

From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

4. 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

5. 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: Half-Day Classic Snowmobile Tour

6. Jackson: Half-Day Classic Snowmobile Tour

Ride your snowmobile through the National Forest. Enjoy the beautiful scenic forest and take photos at the stops made during a short ride.  Get picked up by your guide and receive all the necessary equipment like boots, a one-piece suit, and a helmet from the tour operator in town. Then drive towards the starting point for your snowmobile adventure, soaking in the breathtaking views of Teton Range along the way. Glide through the pristine snow with a quiet and sustainable snowmobile. Take routes through the beautiful snow-covered forest. See scenic mountains, endless remote trails and get mesmerized by the beauty of a winter wonderland. 

Jackson: Yellowstone Small-Group Tour with Picnic Lunch

7. 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.

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.

From Jackson: 4-Day Grand Teton and Yellowstone Winter Tour

9. From Jackson: 4-Day Grand Teton and Yellowstone Winter Tour

• Day 1: Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge Meet your friendly guide and group and head off for an afternoon wildlife tour in Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge in a heated Suburban or other 10-passenger vehicle. On the tour, you'll have your best chance of seeing moose in the park, along with wolves, coyotes, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and bison. Settle in for the night at your accommodation in Jackson, Wyoming.  • Day 2: National Elk Refuge sleigh ride and West Yellowstone, Montana Depart in the early morning from your Jackson lodging for a sleigh ride in the National Elk Refuge, filled with over 5,000 elk. After the ride, the tour will continue through Grand Teton National Park to West Yellowstone. Cross over the Continental Divide and enjoy some free time to shop in the historic town of West Yellowstone upon arrival. Spend the night at an accommodation in West Yellowstone, Montana.  • Day 3: Snowcoach tour into Yellowstone National Park Depart in the morning for a wintery visit to Yellowstone. Hop on the specialized winter vehicle that will take you to see the famous Old Faithful. Along the way, keep an eye out for bison and elk, and admire the beautiful scenery as you proceed toward the Madison River. Stops include Fountain Paint Pots and Old Faithful, where you can see geysers erupt and explore the area on foot. After lunch, head back to West Yellowstone, stopping for photos along the way. Spend the night in West Yellowstone, Montana.  • Day 4: West Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole, Wyoming Leave West Yellowstone in the morning and set off on a trip to the geological site where the Hebgen Lake Earthquake of 1959 occurred. Sit back, relax, and marvel at the beautiful winter scenery and deep snow on your way back through Island Park and on to Jackson Hole, where the tour will end.

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

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Tour guides, Jeff & Carrie, were very knowledgeable about Yellowstone Park and all the wildlife within. We were there early April and unexpected snow falll kept some roads closed so we didn’t see entire park but The guides were keyed in on finding as many attractions and animals as possible. They made sure we saw as much as we could and had an unforgettable experience! Highly recommend this tour company!

Great tour!! Tour guide was awesome!! Got to see so much even tho some of the roads were closed due to off-season. The company actually reached out to reschedule to a different day because of weather and it was a much better day! They were so great, highly recommend!

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