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 in two 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
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. 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
Had an incredible trip visiting 5 national parks in 5 days. My guides, Nick and Jared, were great and well prepared for the trip. Would recommend this trip to anyone.
I took my very first solo trip from NJ to Utah with Mountainbased in April and I still think about it everyday, looking at my photos and wish I could... read more go back! Justin & Jared are AMAZING, incredibly knowledgeable and so fun to be around!...More
My wife and I enjoyed every part of this trip - the people, the camping, the hiking, and the spectacular scenery. Our guides - Justin, Nick, Nick, and Steve -... read more were very friendly, informative, organized, efficient, flexible, helpful, tireless, and patient. They set the tone...More
Our trip will forever be in our memories as one of the best experiences as a family. Our guide, Nick, looked after every detail and ensured we had a positive... read more experience despite Covid circumstances. By the end we felt he was part of the family! We absolutely recommend this trip.
I recently returned from the Mighty Five camping trip and it was probably the best vacation I have had from start to finish. From the beginning emails and phone calls... read more to James, to the accommodations at the hotel before and after the trip, the hikes...More
Where to begin? My daughter and I just returned from the Mighty 5 camping trip and it was a fantastic trip from every perspective. The landscape is simply breathtaking. ... read more Nick and Eric are top notch guides! They guided what seemed like a seamless journey through Utah taking in five National Parks and two State Parks. Lots of mileage but it didn’t feel like it because of the multiple hiking and bathroom breaks along the way. They did an excellent job of assessing the abilities within the group and adjusting accordingly. Meals were delicious. Appreciate all the fresh fruit and hearty stew. Campfire every night. I hope to travel with Mountainbased again in the future. I’ll have no hesitation booking another trip.
My wife and I travel frequently and I must say this was one of the best trips we have ever made. The guides Jared and James, whom are brothers... read more were exceptional in all aspects. Both parks were exceptional in regards to their beauty. That said, they are both extremely busy. The last thing that I wanted to do was worry about was the logistics involved. Mountain Based took the worry out of everything. They were able to meet the needs of all, from experienced hikers to the less traveled hikers. I'm also very happy that I chose the camping versus lodging. The camaraderie within the group was truly amazing in short time. We can't wait to do another tour with these guys. Mario More
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