Start the first half of your day with a wildlife photo tour throughout Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. You will see places like Antelope Flats, which is home to historic homesteads and free ranging herds of bison and pronghorn. We will also show you the Moose-Wilson road, famous for abundant flora and fauna. Wildlife we frequently encounter on this trip includes bison, elk, deer, moose, pronghorn (aka antelope) fox, coyote, bear, bald eagle, trumpeter swans, and if we’re lucky, wolves. Then, get geared up at the Jackson Hole Whitewater boathouse for the river portion of your day. Choose between a scenic float on the Wilson to South Park stretch of the Snake River (13 miles) or run the famous whitewater of the Snake River Canyon (8 miles).
Did You Know
The Snake River originates just outside of Yellowstone, then flows into the National Park where it picks up water from several tributaries, then flows south through Jackson Hole on its way to the confluence with the Columbia River. The total length of the river is over 1,000 miles long!
The Snake River is named for the ‘Snake’ people who were actually the Shoshone Native American tribe. The Shoshone were the tribe of Native Americans that helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition make it over the continental divide. Sacagawea was a famous Shoshone guide on the expedition. Without their help, the Lewis and Clark Expedition would have been stopped by the high mountains of the Bitterroot Range in Idaho.
The Snake River flows through Jackson Hole which is the name for the entire valley east of the Tetons. Mountain men used to refer to large mountain valleys as ‘holes’ and would name them after each other. Jackson Hole was named after Davey Jackson, a trapper and early white explorer of the area. The valley to the west was called Pierre’s Hole but has since been renamed to Teton Valley.
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Small group safari: 8 guests per vehicle, maximum
Use of spotting scopes
Use of binoculars
Scenic or whitewater river trip
National Park entrance fees
Safari/Scenic Float Combo
The minimum age for wildlife safaris is 8 years old.
All guests are picked up and returned to their place of lodging. We pick up at hotels and condos in Jackson and Teton Village. Your exact pick up time will be determined by your hotel location. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris office will notify you of your pickup time prior to your departure.
Please give your guide an additional 5-10 minutes before and after the scheduled time to allow for other pickups or traffic conditions.
Seasonal changes to trip timing may be made to accommodate daylight and/or optimum wildlife viewing.
Approximate pickup times for Jackson Hole include:
- 6:30 AM – downtown Jackson locations
- 6:45 AM – greater Jackson Hole area locations
- 7:00 AM – Teton Village locations
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What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 48-hour cancellation policy for all single day wildlife safaris. Cancellations made before the cancellation policy goes into effect will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of departure, and before the day of departure will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations or no-shows on the day of departure will not be refunded.
What is the weather like during the summer
Summer in Jackson Hole runs from early May to late October. Average high temperatures in the valley during the summer season range from 61F to 81F (16C to 27C), and daily temperatures can fluctuate quite a lot. The high elevation often creates cool mornings and evenings but hot afternoons. It is important to come prepared for a variety of conditions throughout the day as they can change quickly in the summertime.
Average highs and lows by summer months:
May: Average High 64F/17C, Average Low 30F/-1C
June: Average High 76F/24C, Average Low 37F/2C
July: Average High 81F/27C, Average Low 40F/5C
August: Average High 80F/26C, Average Low 39F/3C
September: Average High 73F/22C, Average Low 31F/-1C
October: Average High 61F/16C, Average Low 23F/-5C
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