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

1. 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.

Grand Teton National Park: Full-Day Tour with Boat Ride

2. Grand Teton National Park: Full-Day Tour with Boat Ride

Head to Antelope Flats and Mormon Row for iconic views of the Tetons, then take a 1-hour boat ride on Jenny Lake: Discover Oxbow Bend, Pacific Creek, Jackson Lake, and Signal Lake all in one day. Begin your tour with pickup from Jackson or Teton Village, departing between 6:15 AM and 6:45 AM. Enjoy a complimentary light breakfast and head to explore the best spots in Grand Teton National Park. Search for wildlife, including elk, bison, bears, moose, eagles, and foxes. There will be plenty of photo stops where you can snap a picture with your own camera or enjoy the views with provided binoculars. Then, get ready for the boat ride to the base of Mount Teewinot and back. There you can enjoy a hike to Hidden Falls waterfall or just relax by the lake. Be prepared to be amazed by the beautiful scenery around you. At the mid-point of your tour, enjoy a delicious picnic-style lunch. Throughout your exciting day, learn about many features of Grand Teton National Park, including its history, geology, and wildlife, from your knowledgeable guide.

Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

3. Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

Embark on a self-guided tour of Grand Teton National Park using an app that functions as your guide, audio tour, and map. Discover the park's most spectacular lookouts, learn about its history, and get to know the local wildlife. Start your adventure by downloading the app that will serve as your personal guide throughout this trip. Then, head to the Jackson Hole Visitor Center where you'll find everything you need to start your journey. From here, make your way toward Teton Village while you learn about the unusual history of Jackson Hole and the formation of the Tetons themselves. Your drive will take you through the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve, a 1,106-acre refuge within the park. See landmarks like the Chapel of the Transfiguration, a relic of a bygone era, and Mount Moran, rising a staggering 6,000 feet above the lake at its base. Drive through Colter Bay, one of the premier camping spots in the park and a great place to stop if you plan to spend the night. Visit Cattleman’s Bridge and marvel at the views from Oxbow Bend. Discover one of the clearest lakes in the whole country and take an optional ferry across the lake to a lovely lookout point. End your tour of the park at the National Elk Refuge, home to the biggest herd of elk on earth.

Grand Teton and Yellowstone: Self-Driving Tour Bundle

4. Grand Teton and Yellowstone: Self-Driving Tour Bundle

Jump into Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and marvel at the natural beauty and fascinating history of the area. See Cattleman's Bridge, Old Faithful, hot springs, Dunraven Pass, the infamous "Zone of Death", and much more on this tour. The tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Many stops along the tour have animated videos, enhancing the already stunning visual aspect of the tour through snapshots from earlier centuries, interior rooms, and more. Experience the Grand Teton National Park and begin at the Jackson Hole Visitor Center after downloading the app that serves as a personal guide and map. Head toward Teton Village while learning the history of Jackson Hole and the formation of the Tetons. Continue to the splendid Taggart Lake Trail, a hike that loops around a pristine glacial lake. Take in the park's largest and most impressive glacier at the spectacular Teton Glacier turnout. Next on the Grand Teton section, see the shores of Jenny Lake, one of the clearest lakes in the whole country. Pass Mount Moran, which rises a staggering 6,000 ft. above the lake at its base. Cross over the Jackson Lake Dam, which provides a stunning perspective of the true size of the mountain. Find Cattleman’s Bridge, a remnant of the days when ranchers grazed cattle in these mountains, before reaching Oxbow Bend, one of the best overlooks and opportunities for photos in the whole park. Crossing the Pacific Creek, you enter the Teton Wilderness, officially the most remote place in the contiguous US. Find the Snake River Overlook here, where one of the most famous photographs of all time was taken. Arrive at the last stop of the Grand Teton National Park portion of the tour at National Elk Refuge, home to the biggest herd of elk on earth. Adventuring through Yellowstone on this tour can begin at any one of the five entrances that follow the Grand Loop, a massive figure-eight path that goes around the entire park. Journey through the stunning West Thumb, one of the park’s largest geyser basins. Peer deep into the Abyss Pool and the many geysers, and hear accounts of how fishermen used to cook their catch in the Fisherman’s Cone. Next on the Yellowstone section, marvel at the world-famous Old Faithful geyser and the spectacular frequently occurring natural eruption. Admire the Grand Prismatic, the shockingly vibrant and largest hot spring in the USA. Stop by the Fountain Paint Pot, an incredibly colorful mud pot, and contemplate the secrets of Yellowstone’s “Zone of Death.” Continue to the tremendous Gibbon Falls and the Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone’s hottest basin. Cross Yellowstone’s very own Golden Gate Bridge to reach the Mammoth Hot Springs, the easiest place in the park to spot a herd of elk. Marvel at a tree so old that it has completely turned to stone over thousands of years. Crest the summit of Dunraven Pass 9,000 ft. above sea level and be rewarded with staggering views of the park, then admire the wildlife in the Lamar Valley. Finally, visit Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon and finally relax by the shores of the enormous Yellowstone Lake while watching for moose who come to drink from its waters.

From Jackson: Grand Teton Wildlife & Scenery Tour with Lunch

5. From Jackson: Grand Teton Wildlife & Scenery Tour with Lunch

Immerse yourself in the postcard-worthy scenery of Grand Teton National Park on this insightful trip to all of its major spots. Enjoy a transfer from your accommodation in Jackson and travel through striking mountains and lakes, while staying on the lookout for diverse wildlife. Head into the park with your expert guide and learn about the many historical and geological features of Grand Teton. Stop at Jenny Lake Overlook, Jackson Lake, Oxbow Bend, Snake River Overlook, Mormon Row, and many other scenic sites with incredible photo ops. Allow your guide to teach you about the park's local wildlife and point out the most majestic species. Take advantage of high-quality binoculars for the possibility to spot grizzly and black bears, moose, eagles, elk, bison, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and much more. Keep your energy levels up throughout the day with a delicious picnic lunch, or restaurant lunch in the event of cold weather.

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What people are saying about Oxbow Bend

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 246 reviews

Nice job, we really enjoyed the commentary. ONE MAJOR SUGGESTION: you need to also have the tour starting at the NORTH and going South; it would not be all that difficult to do. Yes, one could move the tour backwards but that was a total pain; so we had to drive to the south and then tour heading north.

Great guide, hot all the hot spots and Jeff went out of his way for us to see a bear. Lovely offer of coffee in the morning too. Great guy and great day

Carter was such a great guide. He shared a lot of great information and took us to see some incredible views. We had a great time!

Great experience over all, but a bit pricey in my opinion. Guide was great, so as transportation and provided food.

Jeff was great. Fun , informative, and relentless in finding a bear for party to photograph