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Winter Tour of Jackson Hole

Quick Details

Private Tour Vehicles can seat up to 8 people. Pricing is for 4 people, each additional is $105
$795

A Winter Wonderland Awaits You

Named after fur trader David E. Jackson, the winters in Jackson Hole are mythical, mysterious, and magical. If you need a day off from the slopes or only have one day to explore the area, we invite you to join us on one of our family-friendly half-day private tours of Jackson Hole (or “the valley,” as locals like to say), the National Elk Refuge, and Grand Teton National Park.

We design our tours to help you experience the most iconic wildlife, scenic places, and cultural attractions from the comfort and safety of one of our four-wheel-drive Chevy Suburbans or high roofed Ford Transit Vans. Our fun, knowledgeable, and safe guides will reconstruct the valley’s human history dating from prehistoric life 12,000 years ago to the arrival of legendary fur trappers, mountain men, explorers, pioneers, and artists. Our guides will also interpret the wide range of conservation and stewardship initiatives designed to protect the valley’s unique flora, fauna, and cultural resources for future generations.

Tour Itinerary

A typical tour starts with a search for wildlife, specifically, thriving herds of bighorn sheep, elk, and bison on the National Elk Refuge and the generally solitary moose, the largest and heaviest member of the deer family, in the Gros Ventre River and Antelope Flats areas. And if lucky, you may even have a chance to spot a wily coyote, a fox, or a wolf or two (professional quality binoculars and spotting scopes provided).

Next, we will turn our attention toward the rugged and picturesque peaks of the Teton Mountain Range, the so-called mountains of the imagination. Your guide will take you to the most picture-perfect spots to view the range’s major peaks, including The Grand, Mt. St. John, and Mt. Moran, as well as explain how earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, and oceans help build the mountains.

Weather and time permitting, you may even have a chance to walk on a frozen Jackson Lake before returning to town just in time to enjoy Jackson’s nightlife activities.

Seasonal wildlife may include bald eagles, bighorn sheep, bison, coyotes, elk, moose, red tail foxes, trumpeter swans, and wolves. Tour routes may vary based upon wildlife migrations, road closures, inclement weather, and guest requests. Our guides are certified and well-trained in preventing cold-related injuries, navigating in winter, and avoiding avalanche terrain. Tours include light snacks, water, and hot beverages. Let us know if you have special dietary requirements.

Additional Notes

• Tour Length: 4-6 hours
• Start Time: 7:30 AM or 8:00 AM (start times adjusted seasonally)
• Price: $795 (for up to four (4) people). $105 for each additional person.
• Add-On Option: Sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge
• Size: Maximum of 8 people per vehicle. Call to discuss options for larger groups.

What’s included

• Professional guide (standard 10%-15% guide gratuity is NOT included)
• Winter tour of Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge
• PPE (Cloth face mask, hand sanitizer, water bottle, and sunscreen)
• Light snacks, water, and warm non-alcoholic beverages
• Use of spotting scopes & binoculars to see wildlife at a safe distance
• Transportation in a spacious Chevy Suburban or Ford Transit Van (cell & Wi-Fi service limited)

Weather

Most winter mornings in the Tetons can be cold, if not downright frigid. Daytime temperatures can soar to a high of 80F/27C. Nights are usually crisp, and temperatures can quickly drop below freezing at higher elevations. Thunderstorms are common in the afternoons. It can snow during any month of the year, so be prepared to dress in layers.

What to Bring

We encourage you to bring personal protective equipment (PPE), personal snacks and beverages, a good sense of adventure and awe, a camera (with charger or extra batteries), sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, appropriate clothing (long pants, both short- and long-sleeved shirts (no cotton), and a waterproof and windproof outer layer), athletic walking shoes, any prescription medications, and a day pack with enough capacity to carry all the above. We also encourage our guests to bring reusable water bottles to help reduce our environmental impact in the parks.

Exclusions

Optional guide gratuity (10-15% recommended)