Dates: July 1-6, August 12-17
Activities: 3 days hiking, 1 day of canoeing, 1/2 day horseback riding, 1/2 day rafting.
Route: Easy/moderate hikes of 4-6 miles with 300 to 500 feet of gain. 6-8 miles per day of easy paddling. Optional challenging hikes available
Day 2 - Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Eagles and peregrine falcons drift just above us as we hike to the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and descend to the brink of the magnificent falls. The massive golden timbers and the enormous stone fireplace of our lodging at the Old Faithful Inn are sure to captivate and charm you.
Day 3 - Old Faithful Geyser Basin: Hiking right from the inn, we explore the largest geyser basin in the world. Colorful names such as Sapphire, Silver Plume, and Blue Star hint of their beauty. Bison and elk graze nearby as we hike to the thundering cascade of Mystic Falls.
Day 4 - Jackson Lake: Soaring Teton peaks reflect in the waters of Jackson Lake as we canoe to islands and backwater bays, home to swans, pelicans and herons. An afternoon hike on the Swan Lake Trail brings us to the Jackson Lake Lodge, the park's finest accommodation, and a gourmet dining experience in the Mural Room.
Day 5 - Teton Wilderness: A serene hike in the Bridger Teton Wilderness delights us with a sweeping views of the Tetons at every bend. Saddle up as "Teton Ted" plays the harmonica and leads us on a ride through flowering meadows and enchanting scenery to a riverside campfire cookout on the banks of the Buffalo Fork River.
Day 6 - Snake River Canyon: A morning hike boat ride takes us across Jenny Lake to the thundering Hidden Falls and then to Inspiration Point for awe-inspiring views across Jenny Lake. Rafting on the Class IV whitewater through the Snake River Canyon provides an adventurous end to a memorable week.
Single Supplement: $450