One of the reasons Jackson Hole is so popular as a vacation destination is that there is so much on offer for people who love the outdoors. With both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park nearby, as well as a huge variety of stunning natural scenery outside of the parks, there is so much to see and discover.
One of the most popular activities is to go on a nature or wildlife tour, and visitors will find many private tours operating in the area. Here are some of the best, along with what to expect when you head out into the wilds.
EcoTour Adventures provides wildlife tours of Grand Teton National Park as well as the National Elk Refuge. It specializes in small groups, and both half-day and full-day tours are available where you will get to spot eagles, elk, moose, bison, and other wildlife.
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris provides a variety of tours that allow you to connect to the natural beauty of the area. Local guides with lots of experience take out small groups and provide explanations about the history of the region and the geology. Tours go to Grand Teton, the National Elk Refuge, and Yellowstone, and hotel pickup is available, making it a convenient option if you are staying in one of the Jackson Hole luxury hotels.
Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools
This experienced tour provider provides snowcoach tours of Yellowstone in the winter where you can visit Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone as well as other highlights. The trained and experienced guides will take you to areas where you are likely to see the wild animals, and tours also run in Grand Teton. Keep an eye out for moose, bison, mule deer, grizzly and black bears, eagles, hawks, and more on half-day, full-day, and multi-day tours.
Yellowstone Day Tours
Yellowstone Day Tours provides full-day guided coach tours to Yellowstone where you will go around the Lower Loop. You will see highlights including Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and you will learn about the history, wildlife, and geology of the area at the same time. Tours are also provided in Grand Teton, and in winter snowmobile tours are available.
Brushbuck Tours provides guided tours of Grand Teton where you will be able to spot wildlife and learn about the history of the area. It provides a variety of tours including the African-style tour, dawn and dusk tours, and river tours. Winter tours are also available, during which you can enjoy a sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge.
Grizzly Country Wildlife Adventures
Grizzly Country Wildlife Adventures offers a variety of tours in Grand Teton, including sunrise and sunset tours. Depending on your tour, you may cross Jenny Lake on the ferryboat, visit the Teton Raptor Center, or even go on a whole-day tour on Snake River. Yellowstone tours of the Lower Loop are also available.
Discover the Natural Wonders of Jackson Hole and the Surroundings
Jackson Hole attracts visitors throughout the year, many of whom choose to go on summer and winter tours to see the wildlife and enjoy the stunning scenery of the surrounding area. Whether you want to spot wildlife or discover the beauty of the national parks accompanied by an expert guide, and whether you travel here in the summer or the winter, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for adventure in Jackson Hole.
Peter O’Reilly works as a travel agency associate. He likes to share his travel insights on the Internet. You can read his posts on various travel sites.