Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure

  • 8 Days
  • 12 People Max

    14 people max

  • Activity Level 3
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  • Trip Start: Jackson, Wyoming
  • Trip End: Whitefish, Montana
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Explore the renowned landscapes of Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton National Parks on one grand adventure, filled with bucket list moments.

Over 8-days, you’ll discover why Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton National Parks define America’s most acclaimed landscapes. From the ever wowing Old Faithful to the deep backcountry along Going to the Sun Road, you’ll glimpse Mother Nature’s finest.

Starting in Jackson Hole, you’ll immediately be amazed at Grand Teton’s endless beauty. Hike through rugged mountain terrain and raft along Snake River Canyon. From here, Yellowstone awaits with its awe-inspiring West Thumb Geysir Basin, Upper Geysir Basin and Grand Prismatic. Along the way to Glacier National Park, stretch your legs in Big Sky and relax at pristine resorts with nothing but pure nature surrounding. 

After a full day hiking in Glacier National Park, you’ll say goodbye for now to your new life-long friends and ever caring guides. Discover the best of Montana and Wyoming on our Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure.

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Jackson, Wyoming Trip End: Whitefish, Montana
  • Day 1Arrive into Jackson and Grand Teton National Park

  • Day 2Float on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park

  • Day 3Transfer to Yellowstone, picnic at West Thumb Geyser Basin. Hike above Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

  • Day 4Hike Artemesia Trail through Upper Geyser Basin, watch Old Faithful, hike Grand Prismatic

  • Day 5Horseback riding at 320 Guest Ranch

  • Day 6Kayaking on Flathead Lake, night on your own

  • Day 7Explore Glacier National Park

  • Day 8Explore Whitefish, say your goodbyes

  • Day 1

    Arrive into Jackson and Grand Teton National Park

    Fly into Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park on your own time and transfer into the town of Jackson to the Rustic Inn (on your own), your home for the next two nights. This luxury lodge is located on seven lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and just a few blocks from Jackson’s lively town square. Relax in the outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, or take a walk along the beautifully landscaped trails beside Flat Creek before meeting the rest of the group at dinner.
    Rustic Inn (Lunch, dinner)

  • Day 2

    Float on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park

    Today you’ll discover the incredible scenery and ample wildlife along the banks of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Float along a 10-mile section of the river, learning about the area’s rich history and natural wonders. Behold the jagged Teton peaks and get close-up views of local wildlife, including bald eagles, moose, bison, elk, osprey, and beavers as you float along the water. 
    Rustic Inn (All meals)

    Rafting: 4 hours 

     

  • Day 3

    Transfer to Yellowstone, picnic at West Thumb Geyser Basin. Hike above Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

    This morning, we say goodbye to Grand Teton National Park as we make our way north to Yellowstone. Our 2.5-hour drive will be broken up by stops along the way for beautiful photo opportunities and a chance to stretch our legs on West Thumb Geyser boardwalk.  Loop through an array of dynamic geysers and hot springs with names like Abyss Pool, Fishing Cone, and Lakeshore Geyser.

    We'll enjoy a picnic lunch at West Thumb Geyser after the walk then continue another hour through Hayden Valley on the lookout for bears, bison and wolves. Embark on a backcountry hike full of surprises that include spectacular views high above the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Tonight we’ll stay at Canyon Lodge, situated in the centre of Yellowstone National Park. The rustic accommodations allow for the opportunity to step back from technology and embrace lodging in the country’s oldest national park.
    Canyon Lodge (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

  • Day 4

    Hike Artemesia Trail through Upper Geyser Basin, watch Old Faithful, hike Grand Prismatic

    After a relaxed morning, we’ll hike Artemesia Trail to walk through the Upper Geyser Basin ‘the back way’. After watching an iconic Old Faithful Geyser eruption, we’ll enjoy a guide-prepared picnic lunch. This afternoon, we hike along the Firehole River to an overlook of Grand Prismatic, the third largest hot spring in the world. Tonight, our accommodation is located in the Gallatin Canyon, on a beautiful 320-acre spread of land. Hence the name, The 320 Guest Ranch, is a 110-year-old homestead – reshaped into a Montana guest ranch. Relive the early western atmosphere and down-home hospitality – all in one big beautiful, historic property.
    320 Guest Ranch (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

    Grand Prismatic hiking distance: 1.6 kilometres (1 mile)

  • Day 5

    Horseback riding at 320 Guest Ranch

    One of the most authentic ways to witness the beauty of Montana is on horseback. Seasoned wranglers guide you along well-maintained, yet peaceful trails. Enjoy the leisurely paced ride through the pristine wilderness, beholding postcard-perfect views and looking for the abundant wildlife in the area like elk, deer, eagles, moose, coyotes, bears, and wolves. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the Gallatin River, surrounded by towering cliffs of the canyon before a scenic drive to The Forge Hotel where you'll enjoy a traditional handmade Italian dinner. 

    Tucked along the rolling hills of Anaconda, Montana, The Forge offers contemporary rooms with amenities like a hot tub, indoor pool, fitness center, and more. After a full day of activities, The Forge is a comfortable place to reset and relax.  
    The Forge Hotel (All meals)

    Horseback Riding: 2 hours 

  • Day 6

    Kayaking on Flathead Lake, night on your own

    Your morning begins with a scenic drive through Flathead National Forest enroute to Flathead Lake. At the lake, you’ll hop in a kayak to enjoy the peace of the calm waters. Keep your eyes peeled for mule deer, bighorn sheep, and many species of native birds that inhabit the lake's islands like bald eagles and osprey. Then its a short drive to Whitefish, where you’ll enjoy an evening on your own. 

    Check into Grouse Mountain Lodge, one of Montana’s finest lodge resorts, featuring an indoor pool, outdoor hot tubs, day spa, and a substantial list of services and amenities. Spend the evening relaxing here or exploring the town of Whitefish. Dinner will be on your own tonight.
    Grouse Mountain Lodge (Breakfast, lunch)

    Kayaking: 2 hours

  • Day 7

    Explore Glacier National Park

    Today we explore the Crown of the Continent as we hike the Highline Trail (also known as the Garden Wall) to Haystack Butte and back. To get there, we drive along the famed Going to the Sun Road to Logan Pass where our hike begins. The surrounding alpine environment will wow you with its vibrant wildflowers, precipitous peaks and even the occasional mountain goat or bighorn sheep. This evening, we get together for one last group dinner to toast to a wonderful trip spent exploring three of our nation’s most beautiful national parks.
    Grouse Mountain Lodge (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

    Highline Trail hiking distance: 11.2 kilometres (7 miles)

  • Day 8

    Explore Whitefish, say your goodbyes

    This morning you’ll have time to explore one of the many activities Whitefish has to offer before saying our farewells. After, you’ll be transferred to either your Whitefish hotel or the Kalispell airport for your departure home. 
    (Breakfast)

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What's the maximum group size on this trip?

This trip has a maximum of 12 guests plus two experienced guides.

Where does the trip start?

On the first day of the trip please transfer yourself to the Rustic Inn, with check-in after 4:30 pm. Your first group get-together begins with dinner on Night 1. You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Jackson for your pre-night, though you must make your own way to Rustic Inn at the pre-designated time.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Kalispell Airport at 12pm in time for flights below or at a hotel of your choice in Whitefish around 11:30am.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Jackson at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the city prior to your trip start.
Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Kalispell after 1:30pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

Will I have contact with my guides before the trip starts?

Your guides will call your cell phone the night before your trip begins to touch base on the first day’s plan. If they don’t get through to you, they will leave a voicemail on your cell phone with all the details you need to plan for your first morning.

What should I bring with me on the first day?

When you speak with your guides the night before your trip, they will give you a detailed description of what to bring with you on Day 1. Typically, this includes a day pack with your rain jacket, sunglasses, hat, camera, etc. Anything you want easy access to during the day should go in your day pack as the rest of your luggage will go in the locked cargo trailer pulled behind the van. Your guides will provide you with a water bottle on the first morning of your trip and will always have water available for refills. There will be snacks available at all times in the van. Your guides will also have bug spray and sunscreen accessible for you to use.

What are your recommended guide gratuity guidelines?

You will have 2-3 guides on your Austin Adventure (depending on group size). We recommend $15-25 per day, per guest, per guide. Typically, gratuities are offered by check or cash in local currency on the final morning of the trip and can either be given to each guide individually or to one guide to be equally distributed. Most of our guides these days also accept gratuities via Venmo (please note this app does not work in Canada). All dining, housekeeping and activity tips are included in your trip price.

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