7 Day 6 Night Itinerary


Yellowstone Half Marathon

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Experience Park Tours, in partnership with Vacation Races, is pleased to present the Yellowstone Half Marathon & 5K featuring our all-inclusive 7 day, 6 night Alpine Wonders adventure. Discover the legendary wildlife and incredible scenery of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We’ll explore the historical region at the foot the Grand Teton Mountain Range and visit the wildlife hotspots of the Lamar and Hayden Valleys. Come with us as we view the vibrant thermal features in the caldera of the Super Volcano and dive into the history Yellowstone. You won’t want to leave your racing shoes behind on this one-of-a kind adventure in the Alpine Wonders!

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

We will begin our day with a full immersion into the western heritage from 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 are both unique historic spots to grab a memorable beer or cocktail.

Day 2: River Rafting, Jackson Lake Lodge, Jenny Lake, Grand Teton Loop
Premium Lodging: Spring Creek Ranch: Jackson, WY

Take the morning to enjoy breakfast on the ranch. For those who want to get on the water, take a scenic float or whitewater raft on the Snake River’s Class II and Class III rapids with views of majestic wildlife and scenery. Wet and wild or dry and relaxing, either is a fun way to experience this beautiful area. We’ll continue to the shores of Jenny Lake for an in-field lunch prepared by our chef on by the lakeshore. There are a variety of ways to enjoy the lake, including a walk through the Visitor’s Center, a round-trip trail run to Hidden Falls, strolling along the banks of the lake, or simply relaxing with a cooling refreshment in the crisp mountain air. We’ll continue around the Grand Teton Loop with multiple stops for viewing the wildlife as the evening provides the best photo opportunities for elk, pronghorn and bison – and of course the Grand Teton Mountain Range. Venturing to Jackson Lake Lodge, we’ll find breathtaking panoramic views of the alpine mountain range. The wetlands just outside of the lodge provide the perfect setting to spot a moose and is a beautiful destination for a sunset diner. We’ll end back at Spring Creek Ranch for an evening beneath a blanket of alpine stars.

Day 3: Sunrise Wildlife Safari
Premier Lodging: Spring Creek Ranch: Jackson, WY

Our day begins before sunrise with a specially prepared breakfast delivered to your room. We’ll depart on a 4-hour Sunset Wildlife Safari with EcoTour Adventures, boarding their 4×4 style safari vehicles, along with a knowledgeable experienced guide and make our 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 active wildlife and the lush landscape through the lens. Our chef will have an in-field lunch waiting for us on our adventure as we admire the alpine wilderness. We’ll return to the ranch where the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Take advantage of the amenities at the ranch, including a sunset trail ride on horseback or enjoy live jazz entertainment at The Granary. If you want to get out to explore the alpine nightlife, board the Limo Liner for a ride into Jackson Hole.

Day 4: Yellowstone Upper 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 final day in the park aboard the Limo Liner, with a specially prepared breakfast from our chef. 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 you’ll find outstanding colors of steamy blue, bright green and rusty orange. We’ll break for lunch at the historical Old Faithful Lodge before continuing around Biscuit Basin and West Thumb Geyser Basin, reaching the alpine waters of Lake Yellowstone for panoramic views of the Gros Ventre Mountains. On the Limo Liner, our chef will serve a variety of appetizers and beverages as we leave the park and head back for a cowboy dinner at the 320 Guest Ranch in the Gallatin National Forest.

 

Day 5: Yellowstone Half Marathon Race Day
Premium Lodging: 320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin Gateway, MT

Yellowstone Half Marathon & 5K Runners
The chef will serve a hearty breakfast on the Limo Liner as you are escorted to the start line. There will be an assortment of pre-race energy gels, bars, and beverages for your convenience. Head to the Vacation Races and Experience Park Tours VIP tent to check-in, warm up and do what you need to prepare. During the race, your guide, chef and driver will be there to cheer you on every step of the way. They’ll meet you at the finish line and escort you to the Limo Liner to rest and begin your recovery. Shaded away from the elements beneath the Limo Liner’s awning, you will find cots to rest on while your guide provides hot and cold towels infused with essential oils. There will be ice tubs, compression sleeves and muscle rollers for your legs, as well as any other personal requests made prior to the race. You’ll find an assortment of healthy fats, high protein and carbohydrate-filled treats, hydrating beverages and recovery smoothies as well. When you’re ready to feast, the chef will have prepared your favorite post-race meal, paired with your most-craved beverage to enjoy in the comfort of the Limo Liner or outside overlooking the scenery. The Limo Liner will drive you to the ranch…

Day 6: Lower Yellowstone Grand Loop
Premier Lodging: 
Hilton Garden Inn: Bozeman, MT

We’ll rise early, as today is a day for discovering the majestic scenery and vibrant wildlife of this treasured American region. Our exploration of the northern end of the Grand Loop of Yellowstone uncovers cascading 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 Limo Liner, our morning brings us to Artist’s Point where a perfectly timed rainbow appears across the majestic Upper Falls. Continuing along the Yellowstone River, the golden…

Day 7: The Journey Home

Enjoy a complimentary therapeutic deep tissue massage at the Loft Spa in Bozeman. If you are unable to make an appointment, your Flex Pass will be loaded with a dollar amount that can be put towards a deep tissue massage or any spa service of your choosing to further your post-race recovery.The town of Bozeman offers a variety of unique flavorful restaurants that we highly recommend trying out if you have time to hang around, however breakfast is included at your hotel as well as a shuttle service to the airport. We hope you enjoy your time traveling with us. Thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours.

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