5 Days/4 Nights
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
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This 5-day, 4-nights adventure provides an immersed experience in two of North America’s most iconic and wild destinations: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks! Visit iconic features such as Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Jenny Lake, Mormon Row Historic District, and many others. This is an active adventure that focuses on hiking and provides incredible opportunities to get off the beaten path to see stunning geology and abundant wildlife. Additionally included will be a scenic rafting trip down the Snake River along with free time in the famous mountain towns of West Yellowstone, Montana and Jackson, Wyoming.
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 leisure 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 an included dinner and modern accommodations 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: Yellowstone Park Hotel 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 hotel and offer some recommendations for a free evening in West Yellowstone to explore at your own leisure.
This morning, we will check-out from our West Yellowstone hotel 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 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 venturing south towards Grand Teton National Park and to our great accommodation in downtown Jackson Hole, WY.
Start the day out with a hot breakfast before we set out on an included scenic rafting trip down the famous Snake River! Starting from Jackson, we will drive to the launch point to meet our rafting guides who will provide narration and local expertise of the Jackson Hole area and Teton Mountain Range. Rafting truly provides one of the best ways to explore this area and allows for some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the whole trip.
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: Mountain Modern or similar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
We will check out of our hotel this morning before heading back to the Tetons for one last hike to a very picturesque lake. This hike generally takes a couple hours and is far lesser visited than other areas. For lunch, we will visit one of our favorite places in the Greater Teton / Jackson area before beginning on our return 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
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I’m a recreational hiker (at best) and not a camper but wanted to go with a group to experience these beautiful locations. I didn’t want a “drive by” park experience where you are just on and off a bus. We spent significant time on the best hikes in both parks so you really get a true sense of the diverse beauty they each have. This trip surpassed my expectations and the best part was I didn’t have to plan anything! MountainBased did it all and well enough to please me, a very particular person. Thanks guys for an amazing trip! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great way to see the beauty of America’s national parks. More
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