North America Vacations
Wyoming | Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks | Family
Twice the discovery, twice the wonder in one action-packed week in the Wild West
6 days / 5 nights
Activity LevelActivity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.
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Discover Wyoming’s wild side with your curious buckaroos in the dynamic-duo National Parks of Grand Teton and Yellowstone on our Grand Teton Family Vacation.From the craggy peaks of the Tetons to the whimsical mosaic of geothermal activity in Yellowstone, this all-inclusive, action-packed family vacation is the perfect blend of adventure and education. Kayak beneath towering mountains, bike through spectacular valleys animated with wildlife and wildflowers and create unforgettable memories rafting the Snake River. Days are bookended with the best in western hospitality at iconic park properties and picturesque cabins as our expert guides fill the moments with Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service and endless daily delights that make this a family vacation you and your Junior Rangers will never forget with this Grand Teton Family Vacation Package.
On our Grand Teton Family Vacation, shooting geysers, soaring mountains and alpine lakes are the perfect backdrop to this six-day family adventure exploring the best of the wild, wild west. Our expert guides introduce you to one of the most fascinating destinations in the world on this intimate, custom journey into the picture-perfect scenes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Explore Upper Geyser Basin and watch as Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s most famous thermal phenomenon erupts
Keep an eye out for a giant bull moose, whose antlers can reach up to six-feet across
Pedal winding bike paths under the shadows of Grand Teton, Middle Teton, Teewinot, Nez Perce and Mt. Owen, the five peaks of the Cathedral Group in Grand Teton National Park
Raft Wyoming’s finest whitewater through the scenic Snake River Canyon
Stare down into the depths of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River as you stand on the edge soaking up the colorful, postcard-perfect scene in front of you
Kayak the gentle waters of Jackson Lake to a backdrop of the jagged Teton range
*Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.
A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
The rare wildlife sightings: Keep your eyes peeled for nesting bald eagles and great blue herons on our raft trip through the Snake River Canyon.
The bike paths: Jackson and Grand Teton National Park are full of smooth, beautiful bike paths and they just keep building more!
Two completely different national parks in one trip: See up close the differences between volcanic Yellowstone and the glacier-carved valley of the Tetons.
Jackson, Wyoming JAC
Jackson, Wyoming JAC
Grand Teton / Yellowstone
We’ll meet in Jackson and get right to it. Take a pleasant bike ride through Grand Teton National Park getting your first views of the iconic mountain range close up. We’ll break for a picnic lunch before driving up to Yellowstone National Park through its south entrance. This afternoon we venture off onto a picturesque hike above Lake Yellowstone. Dinner tonight is in the restaurant at Grant Village.
Upper Geyser Basin / Old Faithful
This morning we’ll begin with a stroll alongside bubbling hot springs leading to the boardwalks around Upper Geyser Basin, where we’ll of course watch an eruption of the famous Old Faithful geyser. After a picnic lunch, we’ll continue exploration of this area including walks around Geyser Hill, Old Faithful Inn and the Visitor Center. Shuttle to Canyon Lodge for dinner and overnight.
About Canyon Lodge & Cabins
Featuring five lodge buildings built in 2016, Canyon Lodge is situated in the center of the park a short distance away from the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The rustic accommodations allow for the opportunity to step back from technology and embrace lodging in the country’s oldest national park. Located on site, you’ll find several restaurant options, a general store and a visitor center for those looking to explore this sprawling accommodation.
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone / Grand Teton
Fortify yourself with a breakfast at Canyon Lodge before embarking on a backcountry hike full of surprises that include spectacular views high above the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. After lunch, drive south towards Grand Teton National Park and take in the spectacular views on the way to your accommodation for the night, Jackson Lake Lodge. This lodge overlooks the skyline of the Tetons and has a fantastic view of Mount Moran. Dinner tonight will be at The Mural Room at the Lodge.
About Jackson Lake Lodge
Imagine looking out your window to a wide expanse of fields surrounding a blue mountain lake, with moose, elk, and bison wandering close by. Then rising above this scene is one of the most photographed mountain ranges in the world—the Grand Teton Range. All of it so close, you feel like you can touch it. This is the thrill you can expect from the historical Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. When it comes to Grand Teton National Park lodging, Jackson Lake Lodge is the largest of all the eco- friendly resorts. The lobby is where it all begins, with 60-foot panoramic windows that frame the Teton Range and Jackson Lake. The rest of the property is well worth exploring and the beauty of the area will leave you wanting to come back for more.
Jackson Lake / Moose / Jackson
Meet up for a hearty breakfast before heading out on a beautiful kayaking adventure via Colter Bay. Enjoy a picnic lunch with sensational mountain views in the background. Discover just how heavy a bull elk’s antler weighs at the Moose Visitor Center before whisking off on a bike ride overlooking the National Elk Refuge. The evening is yours to explore and enjoy on your own; you may want to check out the Jackson Hole Rodeo which takes place every Wednesday night throughout the summer!
About Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole
This luxury lodge is everything but ‘rustic.’ Located on seven lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and just a few blocks from Jackson’s lively town square, the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality. Outdoor enthusiasts and hedonists alike indulge in the lavishly appointed historic lodging accommodations and luxury log cabins, state of the art resort amenities, revitalizing spa, innovative cuisine, year-round Wyoming activities and an idyllic setting. Relax in the outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, or take a walk along the beautifully landscaped trails beside Flat Creek.
Grand Teton / Jackson
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a ride up the Jackson Hole Tram to take in views of Grand Teton National Park from high up before drop-off at the airport or your post-trip hotel.
** Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.
|Start Date||End Date||Status|
|August 16, 2020||August 21, 2020||Private / Exclusive|
|June 20, 2021||June 25, 2021||Space Available|
|June 27, 2021||July 2, 2021||Space Available|
|July 11, 2021||July 16, 2021||Private / Exclusive|
|July 18, 2021||July 23, 2021||Space Available|
|July 25, 2021||July 30, 2021||Space Available|
|August 1, 2021||August 6, 2021||Space Available|
|August 8, 2021||August 13, 2021||Space Available|
|August 15, 2021||August 20, 2021||Space Available|
Arrival & Departure
Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your trip departure. Day one of your itinerary starts at 8:00 or 8:15 am, depending on your hotel. Your trip ends with a drop off at either the Jackson airport (12:00 pm) or your Jackson hotel (12:30 pm).
Hiking: 1 – 3 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain, multiple hikes may be done in a day
Biking: 12 to 15 miles per ride, easy to moderate terrain
Whitewater rafting: Class II – III rapids, no experience necessary
Kayaking/Canoeing: No experience necessary, guides will provide instruction
Austin Adventures guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions, and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.
Learn the geological differences between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Hear both sides of the debate concerning the migration patterns of bison from Yellowstone Park. Have you ever spotted a moose in Moose, WY? Have you heard the splash of a geyser’s eruption as its water crashes to the ground? Did you know that “hole” was the term for “valley” used by fur trappers during the late 1800’s, and Davey Jackson helped settle the Tetons area, hence the name “Jackson Hole.” Investigate for yourself the difference between Yellowstone’s four geothermal features: spouting geysers, steaming hot springs, hissing fumaroles, and bubbling mud pots. Stare 1,000 feet down into the V-shaped gorge of the red, pink, yellow, and orange splashed walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Search for grizzly bears, bison, elk, pronghorn, and coyotes in the rolling, sagebrush-dotted hills of Hayden Valley. Soak up the beauty of the Cathedral Group: Nez Perce, Middle Teton, Grand Teton, Mount Owen, and Teewinot as you pedal along one of Jackson’s many bike paths. Come discover the fun to be had in the Cowboy State with the leaders in adventure travel!
The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions, except one dinner on your own, are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.
Included in Trip Price
- Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
- All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions – except one dinner on own your own.
- Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
- Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
- Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
- Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
- Pre-departure and packing information.
- Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.
Not Included in Trip Price
- Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
- Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
- One dinner during your trip.
- Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
- Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
- All types of personal insurance.
- Personal expenses.
After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.
- Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.1 Easy (1)
- Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.2 Moderately Easy (2)
National Parks Expert
As Vice President of Operations at Austin Adventures, Kasey Austin can tell you the logistical ins and outs of every single trip. More than that, though, Kasey has lived and breathed most of the company’s featured destinations and will eagerly share her contagious passion for the transformational power of active travel. Kasey grew up in the adventure travel business; she knows the positive, lifelong impact of family travel, a quality that earned her the distinction of being named top family travel guide by Outside Magazine in 2014.