Best of Jackson Hole Wildlife Safari Tour

  • Destination
    Grand Teton
  • Season
    Nov - Apr
  • Group Size
    Max 8
  • Duration
    8 Hours
From $275
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Overview

If you want to experience the best of Jackson Hole in the winter then this is the wildlife photo tour for you! Your day will begin with a light breakfast before heading off into the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park in search of the area’s abundant wintering wildlife. Thousands of mule deer, elk, moose, big horn sheep and bison migrate into the valley in search of food each year along with coyotes, fox, bald and golden eagles, swans, and even packs of wolves. This gathering of wintering wildlife makes winter one of the best times to view wildlife in Jackson Hole!

After a full morning in the field we will enjoy lunch together at a local eatery before heading to the National Museum of Wildlife Art where we can gain inspiration from one of the best collections of wildlife art in the world (note: Closed on Mondays. Your guide will give you some alternatives). After a walk through the museum we will take a horse drawn sleigh through the National Elk Refuge into the middle of the largest wild elk herd in North America.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • Small group safari: 8 guests per vehicle, maximum
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Use of spotting scopes
  • Use of binoculars
  • Activities (when available)
  • Guide gratuities
  • National Park entrance fees

Open Safari

Price is per person. The minimum age for wildlife safaris is 8 years old. (Private safaris have no age minimum.)
From $275

Private Safari

Price is per vehicle. Includes up to 4 passengers; $165 per additional passenger.
From $1,275

Pick-up Times

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:

  • 7:00 AM – Teton Village locations
  • 7:15 AM – greater Jackson Hole area locations
  • 7:30 AM – downtown Jackson locations
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I would recommend this safari to anyone. Go early in your trip to get acquainted with the park, and you'll be very glad you did!
Mary, Ohio

FAQs

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. We strongly recommend travel insurance in order to protect you from unforeseen travel interruptions that prevent you from joining us.

What is the weather like during the winter?

Winter in Jackson Hole ranges from early November to early April. Average high temperatures in the valley during the winter season range from 27F to 52F, (-3C to 11C), but daily temperatures can fluctuate far below freezing at times. The valley floor will typically see snow from October through April and in the high alpine elevations, it usually snows from September to June. The high elevation of Jackson Hole has been known to create wild temperature fluctuations from night to day, sometimes by 50F degrees or more. It is important to come prepared for winter conditions, as they can vary.

 

Average highs and lows by winter months:

November: Average High 39F/4C, Average Low 16F/-8C

December: Average High 28F/-2C, Average Low 6F/-14C

January: Average High 27F/-3C, Average Low 5F/-15C

February: Average High 32F/0C, Average Low 8F/-13C

March: Average High 41F/5C, Average Low 16F/-9C

April: Average High 52F/11C, Average Low 24F/-4C

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