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Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

1. Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Embark on an 8-mile rafting trip adventure down the Snake River - the perfect summer activity to do on your visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for all ages and experience levels. Discover the Class II and III whitewater rapids with incredible opportunities to swim and get wet. Start the tour by arriving a the boathouse, just 1-mile from Town Square in Jackson. Meet your experienced white water guides and get suited up in wetsuits if needed (available to hire for an additional cost). From there, take a 30-minute bus ride to West Table in the Snake River Canyon. Feel free to leave anything on the bus that you don't want to get wet. When you arrive at the launch site, get kitted out with paddles and board the boat. When booking, you can choose between the classic boat option for 8-10 people or the smaller boat option which requires you to paddle at every rapid. Then, begin navigating downstream along this particularly wide and deep stretch of river which boasts class II and III level rapids. As the paddling picks up the pace, experience rapids including Lunch Counter, 3-ordeal, Cottonwood, Big Kahuna, and many more. Be prepared to get wet during this adrenaline-filled adventure. Listen as your guide teaches you about the history of the area and about some of the rapids. Along the way, admire the spectacular canyon scenery and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including eagles, mountain goats, otters, osprey, and elk. Have the chance to take a quick swim and cool down. Finally, end the route at Sheep Gulch which is 8-miles south of your departure point. Finally, board the same bus which will return you back to the boathouse where the tour concludes.

Teton Village: Grand Tetons Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour

2. Teton Village: Grand Tetons Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour

Get a Bird's-eye-view of the Teton Mountains and the Yellowstone Plateau with this hot air balloon tour from Teton Village. Feel the thrill of taking off and landing in a balloon. Watch the sunrise and finish your experience with a glass of champagne or fresh juice. Meet your experienced pilot then hop aboard your balloon and take off just before sunrise. Fly a mile into the sky. The ride up is quiet and effortless, making for an unforgettable atmosphere. See the sun come up over the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Marvel at other nearby sights including Snake River, the Teton Mountain Range, Jackson Hole Ski, and Yellowstone Plateau. Also, have the chance to watch another balloon float through the sky. From your lofty position, look down and catch a birds-eye-view of the wildlife. Spot herds of elk, mule deer, moose, waterfowl, bald eagles, and other raptors. Gently land and enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne or orange juice, and toast to a perfect morning.

Jackson: Grand Teton National Park Half-Day Small-Bus Tour

3. Jackson: Grand Teton National Park Half-Day Small-Bus Tour

After being picked up from your place of lodging anywhere in Jackson or Teton Village. The local supplier can make arrangements to meet lodgers staying in outlying areas at a convenient location. Head directly into Grand Teton National Park and begin exploring the breathtaking landscapes and amazing wildlife to be found within the park. Start the morning with a drive up the Gros Ventre river towards Kelly and Mormon row. This is a great area to spot moose, bulls, and cows. Then, enjoy a bit of history as you drive along Mormon Row, then back towards Moose Junction. Head into the heart of Grand Teton National Park from there along the Park loop road north road towards Jackson Lake. Explore points of interests such as Signal Mountain, Jackson Lake, Willow Flats, Oxbow Bend, Elk Ranch Flats, Dead Man’s Bar, Snake River Overlook, and many more. Returning to Jackson by about 11:30 AM. In addition to the many spectacular vistas and natural wonders that Grand Teton National Park has to offer, enjoy the chance to view the multitude of wildlife that makes Grand Teton it’s home. Bears, wolves, elk, moose, deer, eagles, all are common sights on the tour.

From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

4. From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

Explore Yellowstone National Park with a local guide. Take in breathtaking views of incredible landscapes and learn about the local wildlife as you stop at iconic points of interest. The tour covers over 250 miles, promising to be a full, exciting, and memorable day.  Your tour departs from Teton Village and Jackson, Wyoming between 6:15 AM and 6:45 AM. Head north through Grand Teton National Park, all the while taking in impressive views of the Tetons. Enter Yellowstone and begin your tour of the Lower Loop, with stops at popular points of interest, including Old Faithful, the Fountain Paint Pots, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, Upper & Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon, and possibly more. Stop and photograph wildlife and beautiful scenery throughout the day. At the midpoint of the tour, enjoy a delicious, picnic-style lunch. During the tour, your guide will educate you on the many features of Yellowstone, including the history of the park, its geothermal features, geology, wildlife, and more. Your tour concludes between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM back in Jackson or Teton Village.

Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

5. Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

Discover Yellowstone's Lower Loop on a guided day tour from Jackson in an air-conditioned van. Be amazed by the beauty of various natural landmarks, including the Old Faithful Area, the Canyon Area, and Hayden Valley. Begin the tour in downtown Jackson. Head north through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone. See all the major points of interest on the Lower Loop, including the Upper Geyser Basin, which is the Old Faithful area, the Midway Geyser Basin, the Firehole Lake Loop, Fountain Paint Pots, Firehole River Canyon, Gibbon Falls, and the Virginia Cascades. Experience the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, including the Upper and Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Sulphur Cauldron, the Mud Volcano area, and Lake Yellowstone. You will also enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch during the day. Take some short hikes along the many boardwalks within the geyser basins and to the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Be on the lookout for local wildlife species.

Moran: Upper Snake River Grand Teton Park Rafting Tour

6. Moran: Upper Snake River Grand Teton Park Rafting Tour

Bask in the beauty of nature as your guide takes you down the Snake River, one of the most pristine and beautiful rivers in the United States on this rafting tour from Moran. Feel the excitement of spotting wildlife in its natural environment from the raft. Meet your guide at one of the oldest dude ranches in America at the Heart Six Ranch where you can see mountain peaks looming in the distance. Hop aboard a comfortable raft and begin your boating adventure on the winding Snake River.  Float through some of the most picturesque wilderness in Grand Teton National Park. Get a different perspective of the park from the water which creates some fantastic photo opportunities.  Look for a variety of local wildlife like majestic moose, elk, bison, bald eagles, ducks, and geese. Relax on a stunning 10-mile journey before returning to your starting point in Moran.

From Jackson Hole: Snake River Teton Views Scenic Float

7. From Jackson Hole: Snake River Teton Views Scenic Float

Join a guided raft floating tour on the Snake River for a relaxing outdoor experience. Gently float down the Snake River while your guide steers your raft with oars. Choose the private experience to enjoy a raft for just you and your friends or family, or select the group rafting experience to join a group tour and make new friends. Make your way to the Lewis and Clarke store in Jackson to meet your guide for the day. Then, climb aboard a bus as you set out to the starting point for your scenic river float in Jackson Hole. Once there, hop into your raft, sit back, and watch the scenery roll by as you spend around 2 hours on the water. Bring your binoculars and keep an eye out for local wildlife as you float along. The bald eagle is king on this 13-mile stretch of the river, with other expert fish-hunting birds like osprey and great blue herons also making regular appearances. Get lucky and spot deer or moose getting a drink of water at the river's edge, or catch a glimpse of some of the otters and beavers known to frequent the area. At the end of your rafting experience, enjoy a convenient transfer back to the starting location in Jackson. 

Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

8. Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

Journey from the West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon. Wind your way south towards Alpine, Wyoming. Travel 8 river miles from start to finish while your guides share information on the history of the area and teach you about the local flora and fauna. There are approximately 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I and II to class III. Various river features will be encountered, such as Lunch counter and Big Kahuna rapids, Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights and Bailing Straights. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Snake River Canyon, rich in geological history and unique features. You may even spot river otters, osprey and bald eagles on your trip. The lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk, or even a grizzly or black bear. This is the whitewater experience you've been waiting for, so come and enjoy this beautiful canyon for yourself! This trip has 6-paddling and 2-non-paddling positions available.

Jackson: Yellowstone National Park Group Tour & Picnic Lunch

9. Jackson: Yellowstone National Park Group Tour & Picnic Lunch

Discover the diverse wildlife that calls Yellowstone National Park home on this guided tour. Begin by passing through Grand Teton National Park, stopping to view wildlife along the way. Walk at a leisurely pace and enjoy a picnic lunch. Follow along as your guide shares exciting commentary about Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, and several geyser basins. Learn about Yellowstone National Park’s history, geology, wildfires, and wildlife throughout the tour. Tuck into a picnic-style lunch served by your guide. Enjoy personalized attention and a leisurely walking pace as you explore numerous pathways and boardwalks throughout the day while observing the park and wildlife.

Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

10. Jackson: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

After an early-morning pickup from your Jackson Hole hotel, your naturalist guide will take you to Grand Teton National Park. Even in the chilling winter, wildlife such as moose, bison, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, bald eagles, golden eagles, pronghorn, coyotes, or even wolves can be spotted in the park. You'll witness the beauty of the wide, snowy plains that stretch out to the jagged mountains as you learn about the ancient geology that gave rise to the landscape. At midday, escape the cold and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the famous western-cowboy town of Jackson, Wyoming. Then head back outside for a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge, carrying you through the low valley that hosts thousands of wintering elk. Snap photos of the large herds as your guide explains how the elk migrate from the surrounding area to the refuge, a 24,700-acre (9,996-hectare) winter sanctuary hosting 47 different mammals and nearly 175 species of birds such as trumpeter swans and bald eagles. At the end of a memorable 8-hour tour of this winter wonderland, return to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Jackson, Wyoming

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 133 reviews

I have had a few tours with Yellowstone day tours. Today didn’t disappoint. I had an awesome guide his name was Jeff. He was knowledgeable, attentive and funny. He made the 12ish hour day great. He listened to our wants and needs and accommodated us his best to suit the group as a whole. We seen a few of the major attractions in southern Yellowstone. We seen a ton of wildlife. I would recommend this trip to anyone. I have done it alone and felt very a part of a family.

Great trip and so worth the money. Hit many of the hot spots in the park and our guide Carter was so knowledgeable and friendly. We got to see tons of wildlife and hit the timing right to see Old Faithful! Long day but didn’t feel it!

My girls and I had a great time! I'd highly suggest this trip. It's fun and easy and not too challenging. The weather was perfect, although the water still a bit cold but we were prepared.

We had a great time as we only had one other person on our tour and the guide was able to just spend a lot of time with the three of us explaining things about yellowstone.

It was amazing! The guide was great and personable