5 Days/4 Nights
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
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
Guests 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.
Departing from our Gateway Hotel near downtown Salt Lake City, we follow along Utah’s Wasatch Front and begin our adventure towards Yellowstone National Park! Today we’ll be working our way through 4 states – Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming! Once we arrive to Yellowstone, you’ll be introduced to one of the world’s most active geothermal areas on the planet. Plan on exploring the unique Grand Prismatic Hot Spring which is known for its extremophile ecosystem that creates its bright colors. 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
Accommodation: UnderCanvas Yellowstone or similar in West Yellowstone, Montana
Today, plan on getting the full Yellowstone experience! We will start the day early and make an attempt to spot some of Yellowstone’s famous residents that include: grizzly bears, moose, elk, bison, and wolves! After some wildlife spotting, we’ll get a bit more active with a beautiful hike in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone area which is known for some breathtaking waterfalls. You’ll also be introduced to an assortment of geothermal features including mud pots, fumerols, hot springs, and perhaps get lucky to see some geysers erupting. This afternoon, we’ll make a stop in the town of West Yellowstone to check out some shops before returning to our accommodations for the evening.
This morning we depart from our accommodations and see more of Yellowstone National Park. Today, we’ll explore the upper geyser basin area which is filled with many of Yellowstone’s famous geysers, including the iconic Old Faithful! This afternoon, we will venture south towards Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole area for some impressive first views of Grand Teton (13,776 ft.) and the rest of the Teton mountain range. This evening we’ll arrive to our lodging accommodation in the quaint mountain town of Jackson, WY. Your guides will provide some great recommendations to explore the town this evening.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel this morning before we head to Grand Teton National Park for a full day of activity. We generally offer a bike & hike option this day. Bike along the Tetons to Jenny Lake where you’ll have several hiking options to see waterfalls and inspiring views! This afternoon we will return back to Jackson for some free time for you to explore some eclectic shops, local breweries, art galleries, and the Town Square with its arches made of shed antlers from the nearby National Elk Refuge. This evening we’ll enjoy an included group dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants.
Driving time: Local
Hiking: 3-5 miles (Optional biking is 18 miles total, mostly flat)
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: 4 miles +/- 400 feet elevation gain
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This trip is rated Moderate (3). Daily hikes typically range between 2–7 miles in length with elevation gains/losses of up to 1,400'. One hike will take us to the summit of a 10,000-ft peak. Cycling and rafting are suitable for beginners; all gear will be provided. All activities are optional and our guides will brief trip members on the vigorousness of each prior to setting out.