Begin your winter wildlife safari tour with a gourmet coffee, tea or hot chocolate from one of Jackson’s local coffee houses. Then explore the National Elk Refuge, home to thousands of wintering elk, hundreds of bison, bighorn sheep and an array of bird life. We will then head north along the western boundary of the refuge to Grand Teton National Park. Here we will travel along the southern park roads watching for wildlife and stopping frequently for photo-ops. You will see places like antelope flats, the small town of Kelly and have views of several mountain ranges that form the valley of Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole’s wintering wildlife is abundant with opportunities to see bison, elk, deer, moose, fox, coyote, bald eagle, trumpeter swans, and if we’re lucky, wolves. If time allows we might also choose to stop at the Jackson Hole Visitor Center or the new Moose visitor center in Grand Teton National Park. The route varies seasonally based on group interest, road closures and wildlife migration.
Professional naturalist guide
Small group safari: 8 guests per vehicle, maximum
Use of spotting scopes
Use of binoculars
National Park entrance fees
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:
- 7:30 AM – downtown Jackson locations
- 7:15 AM – greater Jackson Hole area locations
- 7:00 AM – Teton Village locations
- 1:30 PM – downtown Jackson locations
- 1:15 PM – greater Jackson Hole area locations
- 1:00 PM – Teton Village locations
Just wanted to say thanks for the great 'safari' around the Jackson Hole area. All of us had a great time and saw some animal activity that we have never seen in our 20 years of visiting Jackson Hole.
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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. 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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