5 Days/4 Nights
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Photo Above: Snow King Lodge in Jackson
This 5-day, 4-night adventure provides an immersed experience for couples and close friends who want to enjoy both of North America’s most iconic and wild destinations: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks! Spend 2 nights at UnderCanvas West Yellowstone, recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as “Top 25 Resorts in the US – Midwest & West”, and 2 nights at Snow King, a uniquely situated mountainside resort in Jackson. Visit iconic features such as Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Jenny Lake, Mormon Row Historic District and many others. Experience a scenic bike ride with breathtaking vistas, as well as free time to peruse the famous mountain towns of West Yellowstone, Montana and Jackson, Wyoming. This is an active adventure with a focus on hiking and incredible opportunities to get off the beaten path to see stunning geology and abundant wildlife. Click here to learn more about our relaxed booking and travel options.
MountainBased is an authorized Permittee of the National Park Service
Friends who book together will share a king bed. Those who pay the additional solo fee will get a bed for themselves. If you have an odd number of guests in your party please call our 1-800 for further details.
This morning we will have our initial meet & greet with your guides and fellow travelers before hitting the road towards Yellowstone! Along this day’s journey, we will drive through portions of Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Today we will venture into Yellowstone National Park and enjoy a leisurely walk through geothermal areas filled with hot springs and geysers. We don’t like to push it too hard on the first day allowing for everyone to acclimate to the 8,000 ft. elevation. This evening we will enjoy dinner(included) and accommodations at the unique UnderCanvas Yellowstone Resort, which is perfectly situated just outside the park in West Yellowstone, Montana.
Driving time: 4.5 Hours to Yellowstone (additional driving inside the park)
Hiking: 1-2 miles +/- 200 feet elevation gain
Accommodation: UnderCanvas Yellowstone or similar in West Yellowstone, Montana
Today we have a great opportunity to explore lesser-visited areas of Yellowstone and offer some longer hiking options. After breakfast, we will enter the park and plan to hike roughly 6-8 miles on one of several amazing trails that provide either fantastic views or access to remote geothermal areas, including Old Faithful. Part of what makes Yellowstone so unique is the opportunity for wildlife viewing. As we drive, keep your eyes open for Bison, Elk, Moose, and possibly even spot a bear or two! After a jam-packed day in the park we will return to our eclectic ‘glamping’ accommodations and offer some recommendations for the evening in West Yellowstone to explore at your own leisure.
This morning we will say goodbye to our West Yellowstone home and explore the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone area of the park. This portion of Yellowstone provides some of the most unique geological features and provides amazing views of the park’s most impressive waterfalls. After hiking, we will venture through the Hayden Valley for lunch and have a chance to see some of Yellowstone’s largest herds of Bison. Before departing the park, we will be sure to knock off a couple more iconic features before heading south towards Grand Teton National Park and to our great lodge accommodation in downtown Jackson Hole, WY.
Start the day out with a hot breakfast before we set out on an included scenic biking ride towards the famous Tetons. Starting from Jackson, we will drive to the launch point to set you free on your bicylces!
After lunch, we will enter into Grand Teton National Park to explore the Jenny Lake area for a self-guided hike around the lake for some of the best views of Teewinot Mountain (12,326 ft.) and the famous Grand Teton (13,776 ft.). After our full day of adventure, we will return to Jackson for our last night’s included meal.
Driving time: Local
Hiking: 3-4 miles +/- 300 feet elevation gain
Accommodation: Snow King Resort or similar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
We will check out of our lodge this morning before heading back to the Tetons for one last hike to a very picturesque lake. This hike generally takes a couple of hours and is far less visited than other areas. For lunch, we will visit one of our favorite places in the Greater Teton/Jackson area before beginning our drive back to Salt Lake City. Estimated time of return is generally around 19:00 (7:00pm) local time.
Driving time: 4.5 Hours from Jackson to Salt Lake City
Hiking: 2-4 miles +/- 400 feet elevation gain
My wife and I booked the MountainBased 5 day Lodging Tour of National Parks in southern Utah. We came away with an unforgettable experience and the desire to see... read more more of our national parks. The most important word I can use to describe our tour...More
This is my second time going on a MoutainBased trip. This time I did the Yellowstone/Grand Tetons camping trip. Had an amazing time (again). Hikes for this were moderate to... read more easy so would recommend to anyone. You can do it!! Our guides, James and Jared were fantastic. Can't say enough about how well organized they were and how they were able to pivot with some great alternative activities when the original plan was not going to be the best option for our group that day. The camping trips are great for first timers and solo campers (the lodging trips are also great for solo travelors). You will come away from any MountainBased trips with great memories to last a lifetime!
Everything was perfect - my husband and I completed the Mighty Five for our honeymoon, and we had the best time! Our guide was able to plan around very sudden... read more rain, and we were able to fully enjoy all the parks despite the sudden weather change. Highly recommend!! We will use this business definitely in the near future!
This was an amazing trip! Justin & Megan were knowledgeable, extremely professional, and tons of fun. They made sure everyone had a great time. The hikes were well thought out... read more and the sights were breathtaking. MountainBased provides all the camping gear, great food, beautiful hikes, and tons of fun. I will definitely be booking with MountainBased in the future.
My son and I did the Mighty Five lodging trip in Southern Utah. We had an amazing trip. All the logistics were handled by Mountain Based and the itinerary was... read more great. Our guides, Justin and Eric were knowledgeable experienced and fun. They went above and beyond to be sure everyone in our group had an excellent experience. I highly recommend Mountain Based. They did an outstanding job and I am looking forward to my next trip with them.
I just returned from Yellowstone/Grand Tetons with Eric and Steve. Fantastic trip. I wasn't sure I was the camping type anymore after the Army but the equipment was... read more really warm and comfortable. The camp grounds were well planned out and we always had a shower at the end of the day!! It was a great time at camp at night playing games and telling stories-- our group was more than you could ask for.
Eric and Steve were always accommodating to everyones' needs and were a blast to hang with.
I can not recommend Mountainbase (MB) enough to anyone wanting to travel to Utah and see the national parks. I did the All Mighty 5 Camping tour and it... read more was an amazing experience. I have never camped before and being a city girl I wasn’t sure what to expect but our tour guides Eric and Megan were GREAT!! They were so accommodating and made sure to show us how to set up the tents (super easy) while they would prepare lovely dinners for us (ask Eric for his lentil soup/stew recipe! its DELISH). As there was one spot left I did this trip solo but never felt alone:) The group was diverse and made for a lot of wonderful relationships and memories. Lunches and dinners by the campfire were a unique experience and created a bond among us. The hikes picked for the parks were doable and I definitely reached my 10k steps a day :). My favorite was the narrows hike in Zion as there is nothing like it. I am definitely going to sign up for other MB tours! I would recommend if you want a perfectly planned trip. MB took the stress out of planning for a first time visitor and so happy I did it. One last shout out to Nick who prior to me coming onto the trip answered my calls and emails regarding itinerary, what to pack etc. The entire team at MB are all wonderful!
We did the 5 day camping trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Eric and Steve, our guides were amazing. This was our 3rd trip with MountainBased and... read more we plan to do another as soon as possible.
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