6-Day Tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton Winter Adventure

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Experience Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park as a winter wonderland with wildlife viewing opportunities, geysers and other thermal features shrouded in mist and fog, and majestic snowcapped mountains, lakes, rivers, and streams laid out before you. Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Elk Refuge where thousands of elk winter. Choose between an snowmobile or Snow Coach tour through Yellowstone National Park including stops at Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Also enjoy the a visit to the 2002 Olympic Village and a morning performance by the World Famous Tabernacle Choir.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Southwest Adventure Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 (Sat) – Arrive Salt Lake City

Stop At: Salt Lake City

Upon arrival, meet your local guide and transfer to your downtown hotel. This afternoon take a tour of Salt Lake City with all the highlights including Temple Square. Tonight join the group for a welcome dinner.

Duration: 3 hour

Day 2 (Sun) – Tabernacle Choir – Olympic Museum – Jackson, WY

Stop At: The Tabernacle

Start the day with a wonderful experience as you transfer to Temple Square for a chance to hear the world-famous Tabernacle Choir's weekly performance (choir’s schedule permitting).

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: West Yellowstone

Then depart Salt Lake City and travel north entering Idaho with a stop for lunch on own along the way. In the afternoon, enjoy wonderful winter scenery as you travel through the Island Park area on your way to the fun town of West Yellowstone for a two-night stay. Dinner is included at a local restaurant, then the evening is free to explore on your own.

Day 3 (Mon) – Yellowstone by Snowcoach

Stop At: Yellowstone National Park

This is your day to discover Yellowstone National Park, America’s oldest and most famous national park, via snowcoach. The heated snowcoaches provide a clear view, moving easily across the snow while listening to the insights of an experienced Yellowstone guide. Visit some of the landmarks for which Yellowstone is famous including the Madison River, Fountain Paint Pots and the world’s most famous geyser, Old Faithful. There will be plenty of time to witness Old Faithful’s dramatic display, enjoy an included lunch and explore the area. In the afternoon, enjoy a return trip to West Yellowstone with additional picture stops along the way. Arrive in West Yellowstone with the evening free on own.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 4 (Tue) – Elk Refuge – Grand Teton – Jackson

Stop At: Grand Teton National Park

Enjoy a beautiful winter day with incredible views of the rugged Teton Mountains. After breakfast, start the day with a fantastic winter experience. Just a couple miles north of Jackson is the National Elk Refuge, winter home for thousands of these majestic animals. Get a close-up view as you take a horse drawn sleigh ride right into the massive heard on the Elk Refuge. Your sleigh driver and guide will explain how settling in the Jackson Hole affected the elk herd winter migration and why the refuge now plays an important role in their survival. Then enter Grand Teton National Park and visit some of the most famous stops for wonderful views and photo ops.

Duration: 5 hour

Stop At: Jackson Hole

Return to Jackson with the rest of the day free to explore the many restaurants, shops and art galleries on your own. As for spending the rest of the afternoon, Jackson offers a wide variety of optional tours and activities including snowmobile tours, cross country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and more. Talk to your tour booking representative about which activities are available.

Duration: 5 hour

Day 5 (Wed) – Utah Olympic Park – Salt Lake City

Stop At:

Depart Jackson this morning and travel through western Wyoming is surrounded by silver streams, soaring peaks, and lush meadows. Drive through the rugged Snake River Canyon, stopping in Star Valley. Arrive in Evanston for lunch on your own.

Duration: 5 hour

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Next, arrive at Utah Olympic Park. Enjoy a guided tour of this amazing facility that hosted events for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and continues to host World Cup events. Many of the guides are winter Olympians in training. You will see the Utah Ski and Olympic Museum, three Nordic Jumps along with the Bobsled and Luge Track, which has some of the fastest ice on earth. In the late afternoon, return to Salt Lake City for one final night. This evening, join the group for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 6 (Thu) – Journey Home

Stop At: Salt Lake City

Transfer to the Salt Lake Airport on own for your departure. As you travel home, take the wonderful new memories and friendships from your fabulous winter vacation with you!

Duration: 4 hour
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