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Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

1. Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

This unique scenic float takes you along the southern boundary to Grand Teton National Park. Meet your guide in Jackson, then travel to the historic Snake River Ranch, one of the few working cattle ranches left in Jackson Hole. Glide down the river as you admire the mountain scenery and spot deer, moose, eagles, and more. Let your guide do the work, so you can simply relax and take in the views. This short trip is perfect for those with a busy schedule or young children.

From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

2. 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: Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

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

After an early morning pickup from your hotel, your 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, and even wolves can be spotted in the park.  You will 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. After lunch, you will head back outside for a horse-drawn sleigh ride on 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, you will return to your hotel.

Jackson Hole: Dinner Cookout & Bridger-Teton Horseback Ride

4. Jackson Hole: Dinner Cookout & Bridger-Teton Horseback Ride

Embark on a horseback riding experience in Buffalo Valley with sweeping views of the Grand Teton mountain range. Start your journey at one of the oldest dude ranches in America and set off near the National Park before ending your experience with a delicious cookout with views of Buffalo Valley. Start your adventure with a briefing on how to handle a horse for any beginners with zero horseback riding experience. Follow the wranglers as they lead you on a 2 hour horseback ride through the mountains just outside of the Grand Teton National Park. Ride trails exclusively accessible on horseback with up to 500 feet of grade, allowing for amazing photo opportunities in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Ride through the beautiful Aspen Tree Groves and experience Bridger-Teton in one of the most authentic ways possible. After your ride, enjoy an outdoor cookout experience with wonderful views of the Buffalo Valley and surrounding Grand Teton mountains. This traditional country cookout will consist of bbq hot dogs, burgers, salad, and country baked beans.

Jackson: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Expedition

5. Jackson: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Expedition

Leave the streets of Jackson behind and get out of the city to jump into the rapids of Snake River. Team up with your friends for a whitewater rafting experience and navigate the rapids with the wildlife of Wyoming around you in the wilderness. Make your way to the Lewis and Clarke store to meet your friendly group for the day. Take the short drive through the picturesque landscape to arrive at the starting point of the rapids. Go over a brief safety introduction and climb into your raft as you set out along Snake River and the breathtaking canyon scenery. Feel the adrenaline pumping through you as you take on rapids like Lunch Counter, Big Kahuna, Champagne, and Rope. Take the chance to swim at the mellow mile in the deep calm section of the river and have a laugh with your friends jumping off the raft. Throughout your adventure, your guide will point out local wildlife like bald eagles, osprey, river otters, deer, and moose.

Jackson Hole: National Museum of Wildlife Art Entry Tickets

6. Jackson Hole: National Museum of Wildlife Art Entry Tickets

Complete your trip to Jackson Hole with a visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Discover a museum that seeks to impart knowledge and inspire appreciation of humanity’s relationship with wildlife and nature through art and education. Enjoy 14 Masterwork Galleries, the Children's Gallery, the outdoor Sculpture Trail, and the museum shop and restaurant. The museum is only 2.5 miles (about 4 kilometers) north of Jackson Town Square, and 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the gateway of Grand Teton National Park. Upon arrival, marvel at the museum's award-winning architecture known for its amazing synergy with the Jackson Hole landscape. Inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the 51,000-square-foot (4,738-square-meter) building overlooks the 25,000 acre National Elk Refuge. Once inside, explore a collection featuring more than 550 artists and over 5,000 cataloged items of animal art. Admire works by prominent artists — such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius — and learn about the artworks with an included audio guide available in English and Spanish.  Dating from 2500 B.C. to the present, the collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife art, focusing primarily on European and American painting and sculpture. It has a particularly strong collection of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries that records European exploration of the American West. Many of these works predate photography, making them vital representations of the frontier era in the history of the United States.

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What people are saying about Jackson, Wyoming

A fun and relaxing trip with beautiful views of the Grand Tetons. I felt totally safe with the guide doing the rowing / steering and giving us pointers on things to see and do in Jackson. We’re really pleased we added this activity to our short time I. Jackson.

This float trip was fantastic!! Our guide Roz made it even better. She was so fun and knowledgeable! The weather was stunning in late September. Highly recommend this trip!

Relaxing rafting trip down the Snake River while enjoythe beautiful sky and sighting bald eagle and a llama was a favorite part of our vacation. Highly recommend.

Fun trip. Although we saw no game animals or raptors, we had fun and enjoyed the views. They provided rain slicks when a thunderstorm hit us too.

Brian took the group to see if we could see some wild animals. We saw a moose, prong horn, bison. The tour was very informative.