Famous for the mind-boggling beauty of its geothermal features and abundant wildlife, Yellowstone National Park provides a real taste of magical adventures to hiking enthusiasts year after year. With Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful and the breathtaking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone being the park’s most stunning features, there’s ample opportunity to be struck by the splendor anywhere you look. However, Wyoming is home to another jewel just 10 miles south of Yellowstone—Grand Teton National Park. The park is a veritable geological miracle with 2.7-billion-year-old metamorphic gneiss adorning the wonderful landscapes and, on top of that, boasts rich flora and fauna that have existed there since prehistoric times. Find out more about 11 of the best (and most photo-worthy) day hikes in Yellowstone Park from Ebony Roberts, Squamish resident and hiking enthusiast.

  • Yellowstone is known for being the first national park in the US

  • A scenic float trip down the Snake River rounds out the experience

  • Deciding which park is more awe-inspiring is next to impossible, but you’ll visit both

Itinerary

Soak up the ineffable beauty of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on this unique 6-day hiking and camping tour with an expert guide. Kick off the journey by discovering the abundant wildlife found in Grand Teton, enjoy a scenic float down the Snake River, and hike the Seven Mile Hole to witness Yellowstone’s best features—the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, abundant wildlife, and active geothermal features.

  • Your thrilling adventure begins today! You’ll meet your group and guides in Jackson and get to know each other over lunch at a local brewery. After lunch, you’ll set off for a hike to get ready for the upcoming week. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a filling dinner at an amazing local restaurant.
    Meals included: Lunch, dinner

    A welcome to Jackson Wyoming sign
  • Kick off the day with an early start in Grand Teton National Park and spot the wildlife when it’s most active. Spend a few hours with your guide discovering the park and marvel at bears, elk, bison, pronghorns, and more! In the afternoon, you’ll spend 3 hours floating down the glorious Snake River. Keep your eyes peeled for moose and bald eagles that can often be spotted along the shores. After the float, you’ll make your way to a campsite in Yellowstone National Park.
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    A moose in Grand Teton National Park
  • Head to the Lamar Valley first thing in the morning where wolves, bears, bison, and other animals are most active at dusk. Admire the wildlife before setting off on a moderate hike. In the evening, you’ll relax at the camp and tell ghost stories by the fire.
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Bison grazing in Lamar Valley
  • Today marks the most challenging day for hiking, but the rewards you’ll reap will definitely be worth it. You’ll hike the Seven Mile Hole, a trail that combines Yellowstone’s best features—the breathtaking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, dense forests, robust wildlife, and active geothermal features along the trail. You’ll eat a delicious lunch at the base of the canyon before making the challenging ascent back to the campsite. For those who don’t feel like hiking as much, shorter hikes are available, too! In the evening, you’ll retire to your glamping accommodations in West Yellowstone.
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Hikers walking on steps on a trail in Yellowstone
  • Today you’ll get to witness the most famous features in Yellowstone—Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful. After enjoying the show, there could be some time left for one last hike in the park. In the afternoon, you’ll return to Jackson for one final evening together.
    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Old Faithful and onlookers in Yellowstone
  • Enjoy your breakfast in a lovely cafe in Jackson Hole, known for its delicious European-style pastries. If there’s enough time, you’ll be able to squeeze in one final hike along the Snake River before departing for the airport. Say goodby to your new group of friends and your adventure in these stunning national parks.
    Meals included: Breakfast

    A hiker in Jackson Hole

Meet your guide

Good Trip Adventures
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Good Trip Adventures
Good Trip Adventures provide world-class experiences for all trippers – from first-timers to experienced travelers. They’re not just a local operator but a national company that ensures consistent experiences of the highest quality. Good Trip guides are professionally licensed. They are vetted thoroughly, trained often, and prepared for the unexpected. Most importantly, they love what they do!
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Grand Teton and Yellowstone
Denise about Good Trip Adventures on TripAdvisor

It was a great tour. Beautiful place. Guides, Kyle and Beau, were super nice, knowledgeable, and did the best to give us a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this tour and guides.

Beautiful scenery and amazing wildlife
Maarten V. about Good Trip Adventures on TripAdvisor

We loved our experience and our guides Megan and Alex were great! The hikes were beautiful and we managed to see a lot of wildlife. Our guides were very knowledgeable, sociable and flexible – we would definitely travel with them again. Thanks for a great adventure! 🙂

6-day camping trip in Yellowstone / Grand Teton – Highly recommended!
SarahLFromDC about Good Trip Adventures on TripAdvisor

Amazing camping trip in Yellowstone and the Tetons! Alex and Megan were great tour guides. Lots of hikes, wildlife and thermal features.

The Wild West
Phelanla about Good Trip Adventures on TripAdvisor

We had a fantastic tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton with our guide and wildlife enthusiast, Kyle Moon. Kyle knew all the secret spots to see the wildlife! He took us off the beaten path, and showed us animals we would have never seen, sharing valuable information about them and the national parks along the way. He was always willing to hike with us, and tailor our trip to the needs of our kids and grandparents. Not only was Kyle attentive to detail, but he also tended to our every need, providing us with fantastic lunches and ice cold beverages every day. And he was great with our kids, providing many laughs throughout the trip. If Kyle is any indication of Good Trip Adventures, it is over the top! They go above and beyond! We were beyond thrilled with our experience, and are looking forward to booking another trip with them in the near future!

Great Trip Adventures
Michael V. about Good Trip Adventures on TripAdvisor

The management and guides of GoodTripAdventures are much, much too humble. Their name should be GREATtripadventures. Whether you want to experience a national or state park for the first time or revisit somewhere you have been before—and want a fuller and better trip, Goodtripadventures is for you. The knowledge and experience of the staff, along with the cheerful and welcoming personalities enhance every day. They know exactly where to go to see not just the main tourist sites, but the off-the-beaten-track areas that create unique memories to cherish for a lifetime. I wish that I could do this every year (or even twice a year!). Remember that, even during these days of COVID, “it is safer to be outside than inside”, so why not make the best of your time in the outdoors? Thanks, Goodtrippers!

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Wyoming, please refer to the NPS Public Health Update, Yellowstone National Park NPS Website and Wyoming Department of Health COVID-19 Information and Guidance.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, medically-trained naturalist hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 6 days of hiking, camping, and glamping
      • Round-trip transportation
      • Accommodations
      • Tent, sleeping pad, and group camping equipment
      • Scenic float trip
      • All meals
      • Park entry fees

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation before and after the trip
      • Sleeping bag (available to rent)
      • Personal camping gear
  • In order to participate in this moderately strenuous guided hiking and camping tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, you need to be fit and have a bit of hiking experience. You can expect to spend up to 6 hours per day hiking (up to 10 miles / 16 km and 2,500 ft elevation change) while carrying daypacks with water and snacks. Shorter hikes will sometimes be available instead of more challenging hikes in case you would like them. July in Yellowstone and Grand Teton NPs can be warm and dry in the day, but cold in the evenings.

  • A tent, sleeping pad, and group camping equipment will be provided by your guiding service.

    Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Backpack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 15-30L bag)
      • Sleeping bag rated to 15 degrees (available to rent)
      • Pack cover
      • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner — optional (but recommended if renting)
      • Travel pillow
      • Earplugs
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Reusable water bottles
      • Down, puffy fleece warm jacket
      • Waterproof rain jacket or shell
      • Breathable wicking base layers
      • Lightweight hiking pants
      • Rain pants
      • Warm clothes to sleep in
      • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
      • Comfortable clothes for camp
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Hiking boots
      • Sandals or camp shoes
      • Buff or neck scarf
      • Warm hat 
      • Sun hat with a brim
      • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
      • Small, quick dry towel
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, insect repellent, toilet paper, etc. — please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
      • Headlamp
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Luggage consisting of 1 small suitcase per person can be left in the vehicle. Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group adventure, the max. client to guide ratio is 8:1. 
      • It takes a minimum of 4 people for this tour to operate. 
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

    Hiking and camping in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • The deposit of $1,035 per person is due at booking. It takes a minimum of 4 people for this tour to operate. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.

    Cancellations made more than 30 days before the trip start date will receive a refund, less a 20% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 30 days of a trip start date will receive no refund.

    Participants exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, who receive a positive test result, or who have had direct exposure to a positive case within 14 days of a trip’s departure will be asked to postpone their booking to a later date (additional fees may apply).
    Good Trip Adventures monitors the communities they visit. Should any situations arise which they consider detrimental to group safety, a trip departure may be canceled or postponed. In the event of such a cancellation, full or partial refunds or trip credits will be offered.
    Good Trip Adventures is not responsible for the cost of any flight changes or additional travel expenses if a participant is requested to change trip dates for safety reasons. Depending on current travel restrictions, participants may be asked to provide a negative COVID test upon arrival for a trip.

  • To get to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, you’ll fly into Jackson Hole Airport, about 15 minutes away from Jackson, Wyoming, where you’ll meet your group and guide on the first day. From there, you can rent a car, take a shuttle service, or get a taxi.

    You’ll want to pick a flight that arrives before 12 pm MST on the first day. Alternatively, your guiding service can collect you from your accommodation in Jackson at around 11:15 am if you’ve arrived early.The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

    At the end of your trip, your guide will drop you off back at Jackson Hole Airport at 12 pm for your flight home (or back at your accommodation in Jackson if you’re staying on).

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