Snowshoe Tour & Wildlife Safari in Grand Teton National Park

  • Destination
    Grand Teton
  • Season
    Nov - Apr
  • Group Size
    Max 7
  • Duration
    8 Hours
From $345
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Overview

Explore Grand Teton National Park in search of wildlife, and adventure!  Spend the morning with a professional naturalist guide, searching for wintering wildlife on the National Elk Refuge and within Grand Teton National Park.  After lunch, strap on some snowshoes to explore off the beaten path.  During the day, you’ll learn about the local winter ecology, the local wildlife wintering here, and the natural history of Jackson Hole while immersing yourself in the beauty of winter solitude in the valley.

Highlights

  • Snowshoe Adventure in Grand Teton National Park
  • Great Outdoor Fun for All Ages
  • Fully Guided Jackson Hole Experience

 

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup (for private tours only)
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • Small group safari: 8 guests per vehicle, maximum
  • Light breakfast
  • Assorted snack basket
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (full day private tour only)
  • Hot and cold beverages
  • Use of UHD binoculars and spotting scopes
  • Snowshoe equipment
  • Warm winter layers, including waterproof/windproof shell
  • Hat, gloves/mittens, neck gaiter, sunglasses
  • Waterproof winter boots (insulated)
  • Guide gratuities
  • National Park entrance fees

Full Day Guided Private Tour with Snowshoeing

$1615 for 1-2 guests; $370 for each additional guest, (plus taxes and fees). Maximum per vehicle, 7 guests. Minimum age is 6. This is a private safari.
From $1615

Private AM Safari & Private PM Snowshoe Combination

$1175 for 1-2 guests; $225 for each additional guest, (plus taxes and fees). Maximum per vehicle, 7 guests. Minimum age is 6. This is a private safari.
**Lunch is not included.
From $1175

Public AM Safari & Public PM Snowshoe Combination

$345 per guest, (plus taxes and fees). Two person minimum booking requirement. Maximum per vehicle, 7 guests. Minimum age is 8. This is a mixed group safari.
**Lunch is not included.
**Hotel pickup and drop off is not included.
From $345

Pick-up Times

Private Tours

If you are booked on a private combination tour, you will be picked up in the morning from your hotel, then dropped at your hotel following the wildlife portion of your tour.  You will have about an hour or so for lunch, then you’ll be picked up in the afternoon for the snowshoe adventure.

Approximate pickup times for Jackson Hole include:

November – February

  • 7:00 AM wildlife safari & 1:00 PM snowshoe adventure

March – April

  • 6:30 AM wildlife safari & 1:00 PM snowshoe adventure

 

If you are joining us for a full day guided excursion, you will be picked up in the morning by your professional naturalist guide who will accompany you throughout your day.  We will be in the field most of the morning, then we will enjoy a break for lunch at a local restaurant, then we will meet up with our snowshoe guide for the afternoon.  You will be returned to your hotel following our snowshoe adventure.

Approximate pickup times for Jackson Hole include:

November – February

  • 7:00 AM

March – April

  • 6:30 AM

We pick up at hotels and condos in Jackson and Teton Village.  Your exact pick up time will be determined by the season. Please make note of your pickup time, and save it for your reference.

Please give your guide an additional 5-10 minutes before and after the scheduled time to allow for other pickups or traffic conditions.

Changes to trip timing may be made to accommodate daylight and/or optimum wildlife viewing.

Public Tours

For all guests booked on a public tour, you will meet your wildlife safari guide at the home ranch parking lot in the morning at 7:30AM.  Please arrive 5-10 minutes before, so that you are ready to go when your guide arrives.  There are no hotel pickups or drop offs provided.  You will be returned to the home ranch lot at the end of your wildlife tour, just before lunchtime.  You may leave your vehicle parked here while you find a spot for lunch, or you can return to your hotel before your snowshoe tour.  For your afternoon snowshoe tour, you will meet at the home ranch lot again, at 1:00PM.  Please arrive a few minutes early and be ready with all your outdoor gear for the afternoon.

Home Ranch Parking Lot

  • 7:30AM Wildlife Safari (7:00AM March-April)
  • 1:00PM Snowshoe Adventure
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Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Very professional. Equipment was top notch. I highly recommend this trip!
Chase S.

FAQs

Do I need to bring my own equipment for a snowshoe tour in Grand Teton National Park?

No, you don’t need to bring your own snowshoes for a tour in Grand Teton National Park. Our guided snowshoe tours, provided by our partner, include all the necessary equipment. They provide well-maintained, modern snowshoes and poles. Their expert guides will also offer a brief orientation to help first-timers get comfortable with the gear, so there is no previous experience needed.

Are snowshoe tours in Grand Teton suitable for families with children?

Absolutely! Snowshoeing is a family-friendly activity, and the tours in Grand Teton are designed to accommodate children. Our partner is able to offer a variety of trails that are suitable for all ages and abilities, and their knowledgeable guides ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the whole family. Just be sure to dress warmly and come prepared for the elements.

What are the best snowshoe tours in Grand Teton National Park?

Grand Teton National Park offers a range of snowshoe tours that cater to different skill levels and scenic preferences. The most popular tours include the Taggart Lake Trailhead tour, which is perfect for beginners and offers breathtaking views of the Teton Range.  While conditions may require a change of plans on some days, most of our tours will experience this area of the park on snowshoe.

What do I need to bring for my wildlife safari and snowshoe tour?

For the wildlife safari portion of your tour, you will be in an out of the vehicle.  We recommend wearing winter boots with wool socks that can keep your feet warm.  You may need to walk on icy patches or uneven ground, and you boots may get covered with snow, so make sure that your boots are waterproof and have good grip.  You will want to have a winter coat or jacket, that has a wind/waterproof outer shell.  Wear insulating layers like synthetics, fleece, or wool underneath so that you stay warm and dry.  Dressing in layers allows you to add or remove clothing to keep yourself comfortable.

For the snowshoe tour, you’ll want to have similar clothing – dress in layers, and make sure you include a waterproof/windproof outer layer.  You should bring a wool or fleece hat, and have warm mittens/gloves that are waterproof.  You should have warm winter boots that are waterproof, and you will want to be sure to wear wool socks so your feet stay warm and dry.  Our partner will provide snowshoes, poles, gaiters, water, and warm beverages.  You will need to make sure that your clothing is appropriate for the day’s conditions and that you can adjust as needed if you get too warm/too cold.  Optional items that you may want to bring with you in a small daypack that you can wear snowshoeing might be: lipbalm, neck gaiter/buff, sunscreen, and camera.  Be sure to include any medications you might need during your tour – like an inhaler.

Further Reading

Where Can I See Wildlife in Jackson Hole during the Winter?

Feb 26, 2023

Summer may seem like the ideal time to visit Jackson Hole for wildlife peeping, but visiting during the less busy winter months allows you to witness some of the area’s best kept secrets. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem continues to thrive, with snow blanketing the mountains and valleys, making this time of year the perfect period to take a Jackson Hole Winter Tour…

 

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