Sunrise or Sunset Hike

Take in the stunning Yosemite National Park at its quietest times

 

Trip Length

1 Day

Intensity

Moderate

Group Size

10 Persons

Trip Dates

July 17 – 22, 2021

August 17 – 22, 2021

September 18 – 23, 2021

Not Included

Gratuity for your guide
Park Entry Fees

Included

Round trip transportation
Private, medically-trained, naturalist guide
Gourmet picnic lunch and refreshments

Activities

Camping
Hiking
Whitewater Rafting
Fly Fishing

From $500

Trip Info

Sunrise Hike

Wake up early to take in the stunning Yosemite National Park just as it begins to awaken. Beat the crowds and see wildlife at its most active.

This hike is tailored to you. An early wake-up call will be well worth it as you drive through the park on your way to the trailhead, the animals around you beginning to stir as the dawn approaches. Your guide will lead you to a viewpoint as the sun starts to rise and you’ll have a chance to experience the wildlife of the park at one of its most active and interesting times.

Sunset Hike

Close your day with a walk through the trails of Yosemite. Take in the stunning evening sky from a scenic viewpoint and listen to nature’s goodnight calls.

After meeting your guide, you’ll drive through the park on your way to the trailhead, stopping to spot animals and see the massive rock cliffs shaped by the power of nature along the way. Spend the evening wandering through the forest as your guide leads you to a viewpoint to watch the sunset. You’ll don a headlamp for the end of your hike as your guide safely escorts you back to the trailhead, accompanied by the sounds of nighttime beginning to call.

Weather

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons have very extreme weather – in fact, the highest recorded difference in temperature in a 24-hour period was recorded in Montana at over 100 degrees!September can be very comfortable and dry in the day, but get quite cold in the evenings with highs in the 70s and lows in the 30s. It can snow any month of the year and often does!

Intensity – Moderate

Expect to spend up to 6 hours per day walking or hiking (up to 10 miles and 2500ft elevation change) while carrying day packs with water and snacks! Suitable for most fit people with a bit of hiking experience.

 

 

Accommodations

  • Two nights camping in Grand Teton National Park
  • Three nights camping in Yellowstone National Park

Flights

You will be flying into Jackson Hole Airport. You’ll want to pick a flight arrives before 12pm MST on the first day. Alternatively, we can collect you from your accommodation in Jackson at around 11:15am if you’ve arrived early. At the end of your trip, your guide will drop you back at Jackson Hole Airport at 12pm for your travel home (or back at your accommodation in Jackson if you’re staying on.)

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Jackson, WY. Start off by getting to know your guide and group over lunch at a local brewery. Then set off for a warm-up hike on Josie’s Ridge. By early evening you’ll head to camp, set up the tents and enjoy dinner by the campfire.

Meals:
Lunch + Dinner

Day 2

Make an early start in Grand Teton National Park to spot the wildlife when it’s most active. You’ll spend several hours with your naturalist guide exploring the park and looking for bears, elk, bison, pronghorn, elk, and more! In the afternoon, you’ll spend 3 hours rafting down the rapids of the scenic Snake River: the perfect summer activity in Jackson Hole. The whitewater rafting section of the Snake River is Class III, perfect for people of all ages and experience. Rapids such as Big Kahuna, Lunch Counter, and Ropes are sure to give you a bumpy and wet ride but have you smiling the whole way. After rafting, we’ll make our way to our campsite in Yellowstone National Park.

Meals:
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 3

You’ll spend a full day exploring the Yellowstone National Park, touring geothermal features, spotting wildlife, and hitting the trails with your Good Trip guide. In the evening, you’ll set up camp and tell ghost stories by the fire.

Meals:
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 4

This will be the most challenging day for hiking, but it’s most definitely worth it as you hike the Seven Mile Hole. This trail combines Yellowstone’s best features – the rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, coniferous forests, robust wildlife, and active geothermal features along the trail. You’ll enjoy lunch at the base of the canyon before making the challenging ascent back to the campsite.

Meals:
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 5

Start with a relaxing morning at camp before heading off to Lone Star Geyser. This backcountry geyser can erupt 45 feet in the air and sits along the Firehole River. It erupts every few hours, so enjoy the show! After the hike, we’ll continue on to visit the iconic sites of Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring, before making your way back down to Jackson for the final evening together.

Meals:
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 6

Enjoy breakfast in a lovely cafe in Jackson Hole, known for its delicious European-style pastries. Squeeze in one final hike if there is time along the Snake River before departing for the airport and bidding farewell to a new group of friends, and your adventure in The West.

Meals:
Breakfast

Pack List

  • Daypack (20+ liters)
  • Luggage (Can be left in the van. Limit of one small suitcase per person.)
  • Warm jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants (optional)
  • Wool socks
  • Breathable wicking layers
  • Warm hat & sunhat
  • Buff or neckscarf
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Comfortable clothes for camp
  • Warm clothes to sleep in
  • Sandals or camp shoes
  • Pack cover
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking boots
  • Sleeping bag (also available to rent)
  • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Travel pillow (optional)
    Earplugs
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal first-aid kit (inc. blister treatment)
  • Personal items (biodegradable toiletries, hand gel, sanitary wear, etc)
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Headlamp
  • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L capacity)

Sunrise or Sunset Hike

From $500

1-2 ppl: $500
3-5 ppl: $750
Each additional person: $125

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