and Grand Teton National Park
From a land built on fire, earthquakes and other extreme geological forces, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are comprised of two unique ecosystems. Peaks that soar to 14,000 feet, broad valleys teeming with wildlife, glaciers, thermal features and barren landscapes still recovering from ravages of volcanic eruptions and forest fires are awaiting you. Explore and learn about the unique geological and ecological history that continues to shape this region.
DAY 1 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Fly into Salt Lake City today and meet your Local Guide before heading to your downtown hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with the group.
Experience Salt Lake City, the ‘gateway to the west.’ This modern city is set at the foot of spectacular mountains and is a place where ‘elevation meets aspiration.’
DAY 2 – JACKSON, WY
Enjoy the heavenly sounds of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square (schedule permitting). Depart later this morning arriving this afternoon to the fun western town of Jackson, Wyoming.
DAY 3 – JACKSON
Start your day with Grand Teton National Park and a wonderful Float Trip down the Snake River. This afternoon is filled with unsurpassed scenic beauty as your tour the park including Jenny Lake, Jackson Lake, Coulter Bay and more. Enjoy wildlife sightings and plenty of photo opportunities. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own!
DAY 4 – COOKE CITY, MT
Explore Yellowstone National Park including the West Thumb Geyser Basin, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. This evening take in wildlife viewing in the Lamar Valley.
EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS
Yellowstone National Park features forests, hot springs, canyons and geysers including its most famous, Old Faithful. It is home to an abundance of wildlife with over 100 species including elk, bears, wolves and many more.
Not far from Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park features acres of mountain meadows, alpine lakes, lush valley floors and diverse wildlife. Take in the amazing views and explore this park both during the evening and daytime for unique experiences.
DAY 5 – WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT
Visit Mammoth Hot Springs for exploring and sightseeing plus a visit to Norris Geyser Basin before heading to West Yellowstone.
DID YOU KNOW?
Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first national park and is located mostly in Wyoming but does spread into parts of both Montana and Idaho too.
DAY 6 – WEST YELLOWSTONE
Today focus on the Geyser Basins of Yellowstone and explore Fountain Paint Pots, Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Firehole Geyser Basin and more!
DAY 7 – SALT LAKE CITY
Depart back through the potato fields of Idaho to the shores of the Great Salt Lake and visit Antelope Island State Park featuring great views. Enjoy a tour of Salt Lake City before your farewell dinner tonight.
DAY 8 – RETURN HOME