7 Day 6 Night Itinerary


Alpine Wonders of Yellowstone: Bozeman to Jackson

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Discover the legendary wildlife and scenery of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton region. From the thriving wildlife of Lamar and Hayden Valley, to vibrant thermal features in the caldera of the Super Volcano, to breathtaking alpine lakes and mountain ranges – the country’s prime national parks offer riveting opportunities and subjects for all travelers who come from near and far to experience the Alpine Wonders.

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Day 1: Arrival to Gallatin National Forest

Premier Lodging: 320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin Gateway, MT

Our trip begins with farm to table dining at Montana Ale Works. We’ll board the Limo Liner and drive through the Gallatin National Forest to check in at the rustic 320 Guest Ranch. Enjoy general relaxation amidst the iconic Gallatin River landscape. In the evening, we’ll gather at the 320 Saloon for an authentic gourmet cowboy dinner.

Day 2: Yellowstone Lower Grand Loop & Hayden Valley
Premium Lodging: 320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin Gateway, MT

The early morning hours offer the best natural light for photos and the greatest opportunity for viewing animals. We’ll begin our day in Yellowstone National Park with a specially prepared breakfast aboard the Limo Liner as we explore the geological wonders inside the caldera of the Super Volcano. Driving along the Fire Hole river, we’ll visit key areas such as the Fountain Flats, and Midway and Lower Geyser Basins where you’ll find outstanding colors of steamy blue, bright green and rusty orange. We’ll break for lunch at the historical Old Faithful Lodge and await the eruption of the famous geyser before continuing around West Thumb Geyser Basin. Reaching the alpine waters of Lake Yellowstone for panoramic views of the Gros Ventre Mountains, we’ll continue along the Yellowstone River where the golden hours of the day bring us to Hayden Valley. Capture the sunset as elk, moose, bears and wolves emerge into the valley. We’ll board the Limo Liner to begin the drive to West Yellowstone where we’ll dine before returning to the warmth of our riverside cabins at 320 Guest Ranch.
 
 
 

Day 3: Yellowstone Upper Grand Loop & Lamar Valley
Premier Lodging: 320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin Gateway, MT

This morning, we’ll continue our exploration through park with a trip to Norris Geyser Basin. The guided boardwalk showcases Yellowstone’s most notable thermal features, including Steamboat geyser – the tallest active geyser in the world! Continuing north, we’ll visit the ever-changing travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. Home to the Historic Fort Yellowstone, this location boasts expansive views of the surrounding Lamar Valley, mountain ranges, and Swan Lake. Continuing east through Roosevelt Junction, the landscape uncovers the cascading waters of Tower Fall where guests may take the short hike to the bottom, or simply view it from the top. As the evening approaches, we’ll inspect the wonders of Lamar Valley behind the lens. Bison, Grizzly bears, wolves, pronghorn, Mountain goats, and Roosevelt elk highlight this trek through the heart of Yellowstone’s display of wildlife as our day in the park comes to a close.

Day 4: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park
Premium Lodging: Jackson Lake Lodge: Moran, WY

We’ll rise early, as today is a day for discovering the majestic scenery and vibrant wildlife of this treasured American region. Boarding the Limo Liner, our morning brings us to Artist’s Point where a perfectly timed rainbow appears across the majestic Upper Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. With multiple hiking opportunities, the canyon offers a variety of perspectives of the Upper and Lower falls. We’ll continue to Canyon Village to learn of the history and geography of the park at the Visitor Education Center. Continuing back along Yellowstone Lake, we make our way into Grand Teton National Park where our evening will conclude at the decorative Jackson Lake Lodge. The vast wetlands just outside of the lodge accompanied by the beautiful mountain range provide prime wildlife viewing opportunities and set the scene for a memorable sunset dining experience.

Day 5: Jenny Lake, Signal Mountain and Mormon Row
Premium Lodging: Jackson Lake Lodge: Moran, WY

Our day begins with a trip to the shores of Jenny Lake, situated at the base of the Grand Teton mountain range. There are a variety of ways to enjoy the lake, including walking through the Visitor’s Center, hiking to Hidden Falls, joining the group on an excursion aboard a scenic boat tour, or simply relaxing with a cool refreshment in the crisp mountain air. A charming drive along the Grand Teton Loop will provide multiple photo opportunities for moose, elk, bears, pronghorn, bison, and, of course, the Grand Tetons. Venturing to Signal Mountain Lodge, we’ll stop for lunch along the banks of Jackson Lake before heading into the valley for photos of the historic settlements along Mormon Row. As the evening approaches, the night is yours to enjoy at your Jackson Lake Lodge accommodations.

 

Day 6: Jackson Lake Lodge Leisure and Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Premium Lodging: Spring Creek Ranch: Jackson, WY

Take the morning to enjoy a premium breakfast in the lodge’s dining room, offering sweeping views of the Grand Tetons. For those who want to get on the water, the lodge offers multiple scenic or whitewater rafting options on the Snake River’s Class II and Class III rapids. Other activities include a guided hike, horseback riding, or fly fishing. Boarding the Limo Liner, we’ll experience a full immersion into the Western heritage of Wyoming’s favorite resort town, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Nestled between the Grand Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, the valley of Jackson Hole is home to an authentic cowboy town that offers opportunities for all ages. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, known for its leather saddle barstools and the Silver Dollar Saloon, where we’ll be stopping for lunch, are both unique and historic spots to grab a beer or cocktail. Take the time to explore the art galleries and robust shopping district of Jackson Square before we check in at Spring Creek Ranch. You’ll have time to unwind in your mountain-view accommodations before we gather for a sunset dinner at The Granary – a restaurant offering upscale dining and gorgeous panoramic views of the Grand Teton mountain range. If you’re wishing to explore the mountain town nightlife, board the Limo Liner for a ride into Jackson Hole.

Day 7: The Journey Home

The town of Jackson offers a variety of unique flavorful restaurants and guided activities that we highly recommend trying out if you have time to hang around. Breakfast is included at your hotel as well as a shuttle service to the airport. We hope you enjoy your time traveling with us and thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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