7 Day 6 Night Itinerary


Landscape & Wildlife Photography Tours – Winter Alpine Wonders
Begins in Jackson, WY and Ends in Bozeman, MT

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Experience the alpine wilderness on this 7 day, 6-night all-inclusive winter adventure with Experience Park Tours. We’ll explore the region alongside our wildlife photography experts and capture the wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks against a frozen alpine landscape. Take in the contrasting colors inside the caldera of the Super Volcano and photograph an abundance of wildlife such as North American bison, Roosevelt elk, grizzly bears, and wolves in a valley of snow. We’ll cover the territory aboard snowmobiles, safari vehicles, snowcoaches, and of course the Limo Liner. Come with your camera in hand as we embark on this winter adventure into the alpine wonders of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.

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Day 1: Jackson Hole, Snow King Mountain
Premier Lodging: Spring Creek Ranch: Jackson, WY

We will begin our tour with a full immersion into the Western heritage of Wyoming’s favorite resort town. Nestled between the Grand Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, the valley of Jackson Hole is home to an authentic cowboy town with options for all ages – featuring art galleries, unique dining, a robust shopping district and iconic cowboy bars. 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 memorable beer or cocktail.

Day 2: Grand Teton Winter Eco Tour & Snowmobiling in The Gros Ventre Wilderness
Premium Lodging: Spring Creek Ranch: Jackson, WY

Our day begins before sunrise. We’ll board the Limo Liner to drive into Jackson Hole where half of the group will depart on a 4-hour sunrise eco photography tour with EcoTour Adventures. You will board their 4×4 style safari vehicle, along with a knowledgeable and experienced guide and make your way into the wildlife hotspots of the Grand Teton National Park. Your guide will be equipped with high quality binoculars and spotting scopes for each guest and are available for your use throughout the morning, allowing ample time to view wildlife and the contrasting landscape through the lens. The other half of the group will embark on an 8-hour guided snowmobile tour through the Gros Ventre wilderness – this is suitable for all activity levels. Your guide will share their knowledge of the ecosystem as you weave through groomed trails, stopping frequently to view and photograph wildlife up close and in action. The Limo Liner will pick you up from your adventures and return to Spring Creek Ranch.

Day 3: Grand Teton Winter Eco Tour & Snowmobiling in the Gros Ventre Wilderness
Premier Lodging: Spring Creek Ranch: Jackson, WY

Today begins just as the last, but you will stay with your group as you embark on the next adventure, whether that’s the Eco Photography Tour or the Gros Ventre Snowmobile Adventure. After an active morning of photographing frozen landscapes, guests will have the afternoon to spend in Jackson Hole for lunch on their own time with their Flex Pass. Tonight we will return for our final evening at Spring Creek Ranch.

Day 4: Photograph Grand Tetons, Scenic Drive, 320 Guest Ranch
Premium Lodging: 320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin Gateway, MT

While the main scenic road traveling along the Grand Tetons is closed to motorized vehicles in the winter season, you will have the opportunity for a morning of exploration in the heart of the Grand Teton National Forest on an EcoTours XC Ski Adventure. If XC skiing isn’t your cup of tea, take part in a guided Sunrise Photography Adventure with a Backcountry Safari wildlife guide and professional photographer. Capture golden panoramic views of the Grand Teton Mountains and the surrounding frozen white landscapes where roosevelt elk, moose, pronghorn, and other wildlife thrive. Later we’ll board the Limo Liner and drive into the Gallatin National Forest to check in at the rustic 320 Guest Ranch, with private cabins set directly on the Gallatin River. Enjoy photographing the setting landscape, or bundle up for a winter sunset sleigh ride on the ranch where appetizers and dessert will be served. Later, head to the 320 Saloon for an authentic gourmet cowboy dinner.

 

Day 5: Private Guided Photography Snowcoach Tour: Lower Grand Loop

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 begin our day in West Yellowstone to board a luxurious heated snowcoach, where you’ll have protected space for your camera gear and other belongings. A Yellowstone wildlife and backcountry photography expert will join us on our day as we explore the Lower Yellowstone Loop, stopping to photograph 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, Norris Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, and Midway and Lower Geyser Basins, where outstanding colors of steamy blue, bright green and rusty orange contrast against a crisp, white winter canvas. We’ll break for lunch at the historical Old Faithful Lodge before continuing around Biscuit Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin, reaching the frozen alpine waters of Lake Yellowstone for panoramic views of the Gros Ventre Mountains. Continuing along the Yellowstone River, the golden hours of the day bring us to Hayden Valley, where herds of North American bison huddle together away from cold. Capture the sunset as elk, moose, bears and wolves emerge into the valley. We’ll board the snowcoach to begin the drive to West Yellowstone where the Limo Liner will meet us. We’ll dine in West Yellowstone before returning to the warmth of our riverside cabins at 320 Guest Ranch.
 

Day 6: Private Guided Photography Snowcoach Tour: Upper Grand Loop
Premier Lodging:  320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin Gateway, MT

Today is a day for discovering the majestic scenery and vibrant wildlife of this treasured American region. Our exploration of the Upper Grand Loop of Yellowstone uncovers frozen waterfalls, Mount Washburn, Roosevelt Junction, the Lamar Valley, the amazing travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, and the north end of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Boarding the snowcoach, our morning brings us to Artist’s Point where a perfectly timed rainbow appears across the cascading Upper Falls. Next, we’ll venture to Dunraven Pass where the landscape showcases key viewpoints of Observation Peak, Mount Washburn, and Calcite Springs. Savor an in-field lunch prepared by our chef during this scenic journey. Continuing east, the landscape uncovers the frozen cascading waters of Tower Fall. We will carefully dissect the winter wonders of Lamar Valley behind the lens. Bison, grizzly bears, wolves, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and Roosevelt elk highlight this trek through the heart of Yellowstone’s showcase of wildlife. As the sun falls we emerge into Mammoth Hot Springs to view the vibrant terraces against the white snow. The Limo Liner will meet us in West Yellowstone where our chef will serve a variety of appetizers and beverages as we leave the park and head back for dinner at the 320 Guest Ranch and our final evening.

Day 7: The Journey Home

We’ll rise early to make our way to the airport in Bozeman, Montana. If you aren’t quite ready to say goodbye, we are more than happy to make further trip arrangements. The town of Bozeman offers a variety of unique flavorful restaurants that we highly recommend trying out if you have the time to spare. We hope you enjoy your time traveling with us. Thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours.

Responsibility Statement

Experience Park Tours; 9120 Double Diamond Parkway; Reno, Nevada 89521, acts only as the agent for the passenger, accepts no responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, cancellations, inconveniences, loss, damage or injury to person or property, resulting from mechanical defect or failure, of any nature, howsoever caused, or for any substitution of hotels or other event or attraction, as deemed necessary, for any reason such as acts of God, war, terrorism, strike, weather, traffic, or beyond the control of Experience Park Tours. Experience Park Tours reserves the right to make changes to itineraries with or without notice. Although every effort is made to handle guests’ luggage carefully, Experience Park Tours cannot be responsible, nor assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage due to breakage, theft, or wear and tear through hotel, airline, or group carrier handling. Experience Park Tours is not responsible for any personal items left behind.