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Yellowstone & Grand Tetons Walking: Exploring The Wyoming Wilderness

Montana, wyoming, United States

from $2,498* per person 6 Days June-September
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 20 people max
  • Jackson, wyoming
  • Active & Adventure trips
Consider the most compelling characters you know. They all have one thing in common. Something’s going on beneath the surface. That’s Yellowstone. Below ground the temperature rises and reveals itself in spectacular ways. Geysers launch water to incredible heights. Hot springs hiss and display radiant colors. A diversity of animals, such as bison, elk, grizzlies and even gray wolves, are as attracted to this unique place as we are. Yellowstone is the character that draws us all in. And it’s only half of this trip. Imagine what the Tetons are like.

  • Bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers and steaming vents at Yellowstone
  • Hike through forests and meadows below the spectacular Teton peaks
  • Wondrous wildlife, from elk to eagles and bison to otters
  • Gain insight on the landscape from a local geologist
  • Float down the Snake River with expert river runners

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Montana, wyoming, United States

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Bubbling mud pots, spouting geysers and steaming fumaroles in Yellowstone A local geologist sheds light on the fascinating geothermal features of Upper Geyser Basin Just about two square miles in area, this spot is home to nearly one-quarter of the world’s geysers! Walk to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, where waterfalls plunge over pastel-colored cliffs.

Day 3 Hike through forests and meadows below the spectacular Teton peaks Stroll along the shore of Yellowstone Lake to windswept Storm Point before heading to Grand Teton National Park From Two Ocean Lake, our trail leads through groves of aspen and pine to higher ground, revealing spectacular views of saw-tooth mountains, open pastures and sparkling lakes In the mood to rest your hiking boots? How about horseback riding or just relaxing by the pool.

Days 4-5 Wonderful wildlife, from moose to mule deer, eagles to otters Enjoy a boat ride across Jenny Lake before hiking to Inspiration Point for sweeping vistas of Jackson Hole Get the inside scoop on this high-alpine landscape during our walk from the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve to Phelps Lake Interested in covering more ground? Hike along the valley floor to Teton Village.

Day 6 Float down the Snake River with expert river runners - your chance to wrap up the trip with a splash!

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