Yellowstone & Grand Teton with Nelson @fatblackandgettinit
Spend 6 days exploring Yellowstone & Grand Teton with Nelson (@fatblackandgettinit)! Think stunning national parks, epic wildlife watching, and the ultimate camping experience. We’re talking s’mores by the campfire, stargazing, and jaw-dropping vistas at every turn. Don’t settle for a boring vacation – join us for the trip of a lifetime and create memories that will last a lifetime!
Mild to Moderate
June 22 – 27, 2024
Hiking & Interpretive Tours
Medically-trained, naturalist guide
Round-trip transportation & all transfers
Tent, sleeping pad, and group camping equipment
Scenic float trip
Park entry & campground fees
Gratuity for your guide
Sleeping bag (available to rent for $50)
Let’s start with Yellowstone, shall we? Did you know that this world-famous National Park sits on top of a super-volcano and boasts the largest collection of geothermal features on the planet? It’s true! Prepare to be mesmerized by the otherworldly landscapes, from the iconic Old Faithful geyser to the vibrant hot springs and bubbling mud pots.
And then there’s the Tetons, with some of the oldest rocks in North America dating back a whopping 2.7 billion years! These majestic mountains are a hiker’s paradise, with endless trails winding through pristine forests, crystal-clear lakes, and breathtaking vistas.
So what are you waiting for? Join us on the adventure of a lifetime with Good Trip!
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! June can be warm and dry in the day, but cold in the evenings with highs in the 60s-70s and lows in the 30s. It can snow any month of the year and often does!
Intensity – Mild to Moderate
Most days will include hikes that are approximately 3-4 miles with mild to moderate elevation change. Expect to be active for about 4-6 hours a day. Hikes will be tailored to the group’s interests and abilities.
- One night camping in Grand Teton National Park
- Four nights camping in Yellowstone National Park
- Pricing is based on double occupancy accommodations
Accomodations for Grand Teton and Yellowstone Tour
Transport (included in cost)
You’ll meet your guides in Denver by 8AM at a group meeting spot.
After breakfast, we’ll depart for Jackson in our van (all transfers included in trip cost), with plenty of stops along the way!
At the end of the trip, we will all depart together from Yellowstone in the van, with stops along the way. We will drop travelers off at the same meeting spot.
Yellowstone & Grand Teton Itinerary
Get ready to channel your inner adventurer with the ultimate Grand Teton and Yellowstone tour! We’ll take you on an unforgettable journey through the hidden gems and geothermal wonders of the world’s first National Park, as well as the enchanting beauty of the Tetons. And the best part? You’ll have an experienced hiking guide by your side every step of the way!
Your guided Grand Teton and Yellowstone tour begins today! You’ll meet your guides in Denver for breakfast, and depart for Jackson Hole! We’ll stop for a delicious local lunch along the way. We’ll arrive at our stunning campsite in Grand Teton National Park, where we’ll set up our tents and enjoy a hearty meal cooked by your guide!
Meals: B, L, D
Catch 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 hiking guide exploring this unique national park and looking for bears, elk, bison, pronghorn, elk, and more!
In the afternoon, you’ll spend three hours floating ten miles of the Snake River. As you float the river, your guide will share interesting stories about the park’s history. Look our for moose and bald eagles, which are often spotted along the shores!
After the float, we’ll make our way to our homey campsite in Yellowstone National Park.
Meals: B, L, D
Yellowstone is the world’s oldest national park and home to some of the largest collections of thermal features and large mammals in the world. Today, you’ll embark on an exhilirating tour of the park with plenty of opportunities for hiking throughout. We’ll visit Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and more!
In the evening, we’ll share ghost stories and delicious s’mores around the campfire.
Meals: B, L, D
Early this morning, we’ll visit the Lamar Valley – often referred to as the Serengeti of North America – to look for bison, elk, pronghorn, and even wolves!
In the afternoon, we’ll set off on a leisurely scenic hike, with only a small elevation change. Admire the vibrant wildflowers, snow-capped peaks, and lush rolling meadows.
Meals: B, L, D
Today is yet another day of riveting outdoor adventure! This morning, we’ll hit the trails to explore the hidden gems of the park – we may visit backcountry geysers, descend deep into rainbow-colored canyons, or summit a small mountain! The hike will be tailored to the mood of the day, but it will never disappoint!
After the hike, we may visit a local hot spring to soothe our muscles after a long week! Relax in these natural springs and soak in the healing waters. Then, back to camp for our final night together!
Meals: B, L, D
After a final breakfast, we’ll pack up camp. Fortunately, the adventure isn’t over yet — we’ll set off for our return roadtrip to Denver together! Once we depart, bid farewell to a new group of friends, and your adventure out West.
Grand Teton/Yellowstone Tour Packing List
- Required Gear
- Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
- Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
- Sleeping bag (available to rent), rated to 15 degrees
- Pack cover
- Reusable water bottles
- Recommended Gear and Personal Items
- Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
- Travel pillow
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
- Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
- Small, quick dry towel
- Required Clothing
- Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
- Rain jacket or shell
- Breathable wicking base layers
- Lightweight hiking pants
- Warm clothes to sleep in
- Warm hat
- Sun hat with a brim
- Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
- Hiking boots
- Recommended Clothing
- Rain pants
- Buff or neck scarf
- Comfortable clothes for camp
- Sandals or camp shoes