Half Day Cross Country Ski Tour in Grand Teton

A Nordic Ski Tour for Beginners in Jackson Hole

Half Day Cross Country Ski Tour in Grand Teton

New to Cross-Country Skiing and want to learn how while taking a tour with an expert Naturalist? Join one of our PSIA Certified Naturalist Guides on a snowy adventure through Grand Teton National Park!  During our half day (4hr) guided beginner cross-country ski tour we’ll provide winter ecology interpretation and professional nordic skiing instruction.

The Day

With towering mountains and over 14 miles of groomed nordic trails, cross country skiing in Grand Teton National Park is one of the best kept secrets in North America.  Please make arrangements to rent your cross country skis in advance so we can get an early start to make the most of our time exploring the winter landscape and learning to ski. We like to say “If you can walk, you can cross-country ski” and your guide will happily share tips and tricks to make the activity more efficient.  These programs are offered as small groups with a maximum of 7 participants. Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures is the only GTNP authorized concessionaire with all PSIA certified nordic instructors so you know you are touring with the best. 

Activity Level: Leisure

This type of tour will focus on taking advantage of teaching moments to learn about cross-country skiing technique and winter ecology. We’ll have plenty of time to stop and take photos and we’ll be moving at a pace where you can easily hold a conversation with friends.

We offer private programs that can cater to any activity level.

What's Included

  •  PSIA Certified Nordic Naturalists, the best in the valley!
  •  All guides are Wilderness First Responders, an intensive 80-hour first aid certification.
  •  Pickup/Dropoff at a convenient Jackson location.   Pickup at your hotel can be arranged as well.
  •  Hot tea and cocoa in the field.
  •  A comfortable safari style vehicle (with winter studded snow tires) equipped with roof hatches and sliding windows.
  •  Window seats guaranteed for every guest.

What’s not included

National Park Entry Passes - we can pick these up on the way in.

Cross country ski rentals - please rent skis in advance from the following locations:

Town of Jackson Locations

Skinny Skis 65 W Deloney Ave, Jackson, WY 83001 (307) 733-6094

Teton Mountaineering 170 N Cache Dr, Box 1533, Jackson, WY 83001 (307) 733-3595

Teton Village Locations

Jackson Hole Sports 7720 Granite Loop Rd, Teton Village, WY 83025 (307) 739-2687

What to Bring

  • Layers
  • Winter Hat
  • Gloves
  • Warm ski socks
  • Snow pants
  • Goggles or sunglasses

Jackson Hole cross country ski tour in Grand Teton National Park

EcoTour Adventures is a Gold Level Sponsor of JHNordic and supporter of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

Half Day (appx. 4 hrs), sunrise or sunset. Pickup times vary with the season. Season: November 15th - May 1st

Maximum of 7 guests per tour.  Every guest is guaranteed a window seat.  We can accommodate private groups up to 10.

Adults $130, Children (10 and under) $95.
Private Tours:
$650 for up to 5 people
$910 for up to 7 people

Cross Country Ski Rental and National Park Pass not included in trip pricing

Customize Your Tour
We can accommodate a variety of tours - call us to find out what we can do for you: 307-690-9533

We are focused on creating the best experience possible for all of our guests. From hiring the best guides, providing the best foods, and making sure every detail is covered, we are here for you! You may be here only once, so lets do it right the first time.

  • We provide vehicles with Roof Hatches for safe and unobstructed viewing.
  • All of our vehicles have 4 Wheel drive and studded tires, essential for winter travel in Yellowstone.
  • In all of vehicles everyone is granted a window seat!  There is always plenty of room for jackets, camera gear, backpacks etc… 
  • In our larger van there are no uncomfortable benches that are hard to get in and out of.  We have installed comfortable captain chairs.
  • We use PA systems when needed, have installed cup holders, have stools for easier access, and our guides are always willing to help you in and out of the vehicle.

We are proud to partner with Lander, Wyoming-based Maven Optics - a local, direct to consumer company that specializes in producing award-winning, world class optics. Each guest has access to Maven B Series or C Series (8x42) binoculars for personal use throughout the tour. S Series spotting scopes (25-50x magnification) are also available for viewing wildlife from afar. And, to help preserve the memory of your adventure, we capture all the action with PhoneSkope spotting scope adaptors, sending you home with fun photos and video from your trip!

Our naturalist kits help provide the opportunity to touch and see different items up-close including antlers, pelts, claws, horns, and more.  All items were collected or purchased outside of the National Parks, it is prohibited to take anything out of the parks.

  • We provide a Wildlife Sightings List for the participants in your tour fill out if you like. You take home a copy and we keep a copy for our records.
  • Your Children will love our “Children’s Activity book”. They can work on this during the tour or take it home for later. This book is filled with crosswords, coloring pages, matching games, wildlife bingo, and other engaging activities. You provide the child and we provide the book and crayons.
  • All of our guides carry Radios to aid in sharing wildlife sightings. When the location and timing is right we will head to that active wildlife hotspot for uninterrupted viewing.
  • We provide iPads on all tours that are filled with maps, wildlife photos, diagrams, animal sounds and other visual aids to enhance your learning experience.
  • We at EcoTour Adventures take our Coffee seriously. This is why we brew Snake River Roasting CO. organic beans for you every morning. We will serve your coffee from our vacuum insulated French Press Craft while in the park watching the sun to rise. We also stock a selection of organic teas and hot chocolate.

Book Your Trip Today!

Call (307) 690 - 9533
for more details or customized private trips.

Winter Wolves and Wildlife of Yellowstone Multi Day

Winter Wolves and Wildlife of Yellowstone Multi Day

Join Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures on an unforgettable Multi Day Winter Wolf and Wildlife Safari in the heart of the American Serengeti!  We’ll spend 4 full days exploring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, focusing on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park, some of the best wolf habitat in the lower 48 States!  With concentrated elk and bison herds in the Lamar Valley, winter is the best time of year to observe wolves in their natural habitat.

Our years of experience in guiding in Yellowstone and close relationships with Park Biologists ensures the best possible opportunity to view wolves and other Yellowstone Wildlife!  Your Naturalist Guides come prepared with intimate scientific knowledge of the Park, Track and Sign Certification from CyberTracker International, and are trained Wilderness First Responders.  We'll also enjoy an evening dinner with a Yellowstone Wolf Biologist, getting the latest updates on wolf research in the Park.

January and February departure dates coincide with peak wildlife activity and one of the quietest times of year for tourism, meaning Yellowstone is ours to explore free of crowds!  In January, wildlife have settled into winter ranges, concentrating in the valleys, ideal for wildlife spotting.  February is the wolf mating season, and provides ample opportunities to view wolves as they move across the landscape searching and courting potential mates.  

We’ll also explore Yellowstone’s Northern Range on snowshoe, visiting frozen waterfalls, studying track and sign, and exploring Mammoth Hot Springs.  Immerse yourself in the winter splendor of Yellowstone’s stunning landscape and wildlife, an intimate experience you won’t forget.

Detailed Itinerary

Tours Arrive and Depart from Bozeman, MT

2019 Trip Departure Dates
February 23-28
Check Availability: 307-690-9533 or info@jhecotouradventures.com

 

Day 1 Arrival Bozeman - At your leisure, Introductions and Dinner with your guide

Arrive in Bozeman to start your Winter Yellowstone Adventure!  Your Naturalist Guide will meet you for a welcome dinner, where you will get to know other guests and prepare to explore winter in the American Serengeti.  It’s one of the quietest times of year to visit Yellowstone, meaning we will be among a dedicated few experiencing the park during this incredible time of year. 

 

Day 2 Bozeman, Paradise Valley, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone’s Northern Range, Gardiner

Departing Bozeman this morning we’ll experience the winter vistas of the Paradise Valley.  As we follow the Yellowstone River up towards Yellowstone National Park, numerous opportunities to view wintering wildlife abound, including pronghorn, deer, rough legged hawks, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, elk, and bison.  After an early lunch just outside the park in Gardiner our next stop is the Travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. As the evening’s safari travels eastward through the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park we will pass through the territories of four known wolf packs.  We’ll end the safari with an evening in the Lamar Valley, before returning to Gardiner for dinner and to prepare for the next day.

PC: Kira Cassidy NPS

PC: Kira Cassidy/NPS

 

Day 3 Yellowstone - Lamar Valley, - Cooke City - Gardiner

We rise early for a full day of wolf and wildlife watching in Yellowstone’s Northern Range!  Winter is a busy time for wolf watching, and we will be in contact with Yellowstone Wolf Project Crews who are out in the field observing wolf behavior.  We'll also enjoy views of Yellowstone's diverse wildlife, including the largest remaining wild herd of American Bison, our National Mammal.  After lunch in Cooke City, we return to the Park, stopping to glass for moose along Soda Butte Creek and bighorn sheep and mountain goats high atop peaks in the Absaroka Mountains. Wolf Activity peaks at dawn and dusk so we will head back out to the park for an evening safari before heading back to Gardiner for the night.  

 

Day 4 Yellowstone - Lamar Valley, Snowshoeing, Gardiner

Our 4th day starts early as we continue our search for Yellowstone’s winter wildlife.  As an Apex predator, wolves provide a bounty for scavengers like golden and bald eagles, ravens, magpies coyotes, foxes, and even small mustelids such as ermine and martin.  As wildlife activity drops off midday we’ll depart the safari vehicle, opting for snowshoes to explore the winter landscape, studying the track and sign left behind by the regions diverse wildlife.  We’ll return to the vehicle for hot drinks and an evening safari in the Lamar Valley. Our tour today also includes a midday or evening presentation by a Yellowstone Wolf Biologist.

 

Day 5 Yellowstone to Bozeman

We have one final opportunity to search for Yellowstone’s wolves and wildlife this morning, rising with the sun to head out into the Northern Range.  The cascades of Undine and Wraith Falls await us after our morning safari. In the afternoon we’ll return to Bozeman via the Paradise Valley, stopping to observe eagles, herds of pronghorn, bighorn sheep, elk and other wildlife.  Enjoy a farewell dinner with your guide, including a presentation by our conservation partners the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.  

 

Day 6 Depart Bozeman

For guests departing in the morning your guide will arrange airport transfer.  Others may wish to extend their visit by exploring this western town, including a visit to the Museum of the Rockies, or skiing at nearby Bridger Bowl. 

 

Why join a Winter Wolf and Wildlife Tour with EcoTour Adventures?

EcoTour Naturalist Guides Make the Difference - Our years of experience in guiding in Yellowstone and close relationships with Park Biologists ensures the best possible opportunity to view wolves and other Yellowstone Wildlife during your trip!  Your Naturalist Guides come prepared with intimate scientific knowledge of the Park, Track and Sign Certification from CyberTracker International and nearly a decade of experience guiding tours.

Best Opportunities to Observe Wolves in the Wild - Our departure dates are designed around the best times of year to observe wolves and Yellowstone’s wildlife.  

Small Group Sizes - We keep group sizes to a maximum of 7 guests per naturalist guide, maximizing your experience.  All EcoTour Adventures are equipped with custom safari windows and roof hatches for each guest, ensuring everyone gets the best view possible.  

High Quality Optics - We provide Lander, WY based Maven binoculars and spotting scopes for all guests.  We also use PhoneSkope Adaptors to capture the action through the scope with our phones, sending you home with fun video from your trip!

Commitment to Conservation - ETA donates 5% of wolf watching tours to Wolf and Wildlife Conservation with our friends at the Greater Yellowstone Coalition

What's Included

  • Lodging Accommodations
  • Use of Maven Binoculars and Spotting Scopes during tour
  • EcoTour Adventures Naturalist Guide(s) (Wilderness First Responder and CyberTracker International Certified) and support staff (if needed)
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6
  • Some Guide Gratuity
  • All activity and entrance fees, taxes, permits, and service fees
  • STIO Down Parka and Midlayer to keep you warm! + a 25% off discount code for other STIO Apparel!

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the Trip start and end point
  • Baggage fees, airport taxes
  • Alcohol
  • Guide Gratuity
  • Personal Items
  • Passport and Visa fees (if any)
  • Optional activities
  • Travel protection and medical evacuation insurance

 

Physical Requirements

Winter in Yellowstone is often a challenging and cold environment.  Daytime Temperatures are often below 30 degrees F and can reach below zero in this high elevation (more than 5000’) environment.  Tours typically encounter snowy, icy, wet, and cold conditions. The snowshoe portion of the trip will cover 1-3 miles of flat to slight inclines depending on weather conditions and guest ability.  Please view the packing list below and come prepared to spend time outside in the cold experiencing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!

 

Packing List

  • Thick wool socks
  • Insulated winter boots (sorel etc)
  • Warm Hat and Gloves
  • Neck Gaiter
  • Thermal Base Layers
  • Warm Layers
  • Insulated snow pants
  • Winter Coat
  • Clothes for Hotel
  • Personal Items
  • Camera and extra batteries

Four Full Days of Wildlife Tours (appx. 8-12 hrs each day) plus arrival and departure from Bozeman, MT

Trip Dates:
February 23-28

Maximum of 7 guests per guide/vehicle everyone is guaranteed a window seat.  A maximum of two vehicles and 14 participants per trip.  Age minimum 12 years

$3900 - Per Person Double Occupancy
$700 - Single Supplement

We are happy to customize your private trip: Call 307-690-9533

We are focused on creating the best experience possible for all of our guests. From hiring the best guides, providing the best foods, and making sure every detail is covered, we are here for you! You may be here only once, so lets do it right the first time.

  • We provide vehicles with Roof Hatches for safe and unobstructed viewing.
  • All of our vehicles have 4 Wheel drive and studded tires, essential for winter travel in Yellowstone.
  • In all of vehicles everyone is granted a window seat!  There is always plenty of room for jackets, camera gear, backpacks etc… 
  • In our larger van there are no uncomfortable benches that are hard to get in and out of.  We have installed comfortable captain chairs.
  • We use PA systems when needed, have installed cup holders, have stools for easier access, and our guides are always willing to help you in and out of the vehicle.

We are a proud partner of Lander, Wyoming based Maven Optics.  Each guest has access to Maven B.1 or C.1 8x45 binoculars for personal use during the tour.  For viewing wildlife from afar we use S.1 spotting scopes with a 25-50x magnification.  We also use PhoneSkope adaptors to capture the action through the spotting scope on our phones, sending you home with fun photos and video from your trip!

Our naturalist kits help provide the opportunity to touch and see different items up-close including antlers, pelts, claws, horns, and more.  All items were collected outside of the National Parks or purchased, it is prohibited to take anything out of the parks.

  • We provide a Wildlife Sightings List for the participants in your tour fill out if you like.
  • Your Children will love our “Children’s Activity book”. They can work on this during the tour or take it home for later. This book is filled with crosswords, coloring pages, matching games, wildlife bingo, and other engaging activities.
  • All of our guides carry Radios. As the day unfolds, we don’t want you to miss any great wildlife sightings. All day long our guides are in contact sharing sightings with each other. When the location and timing is right we will head to that active wildlife hotspot for uninterrupted viewing.
  • We provide iPads on all tours that are filled with maps, wildlife photos, diagrams, animal sounds and other visual aids to enhance your learning experience.
  • We at EcoTour Adventures take our Coffee seriously. This is why we brew Snake River Roasting Co. organic beans for you every morning. We will serve your coffee from our vacuum insulated French Press Craft while in the park watching the sunrise. For non coffee drinkers we also stock a selection of organic teas and hot chocolate.

Book Your Trip Today!

Call (307) 690 - 9533
for more details or customized private trips.

Fall: Bugling Elk, Wolves And Grizzlies of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park 5 Day Tour

5 Day Fall Wildlife Program

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Jackson:  Dinner Orientation/Meet and Greet: Meet your guide and other guests for an arrival dinner where we will learn about our journey across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. 

Day 2 Grand Teton National Park:  We begin our Journey through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with sunrise at one of the spectacular mountain vistas of Grand Teton National Park. Moose may be spotted in the Snake River Bottom, foraging on their preferred diet of willow and cottonwood leaves.  

Both Aspen and Cottonwood trees are beginning to “senesce” or lose their leaves, which will first turn a brilliant gold before covering the ground in a bright blanket of color.  This is the arena of competing bull elk, who are now in full rut, challenging each other for mating rights.

As we explore the southern end of the park we will also look for black bears, who along with their larger cousins the grizzly are entering a stage of “hyperphagia” or over eating.  At midday we will enjoy a picnic lunch (weather permitting) and search for a few more species before returning to town for a free afternoon and evening.

yellowstone grizzlyDay 3 Grand Teton To Yellowstone: After loading our bags in a Safari Style EcoTour Adventures Vehicle we will depart for a different sunrise stop in Grand Teton National Park.  As we head north towards Yellowstone we will search the parks hotspots for Grizzly Bears and other wildlife.  

At Oxbow Bend of the Snake River we will scan for waterfowl, eagles, otter and beaver while enjoying views of Mount Moran.  Heading north past Jackson Lake we will enter the Berry Creek Burn area, a 2016 wildfire which enhanced wildlife habitat between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  

Entering Yellowstone, we will climb up along the stunning Lewis River Canyon crossing the continental divide at nearly 8000 feet in elevation!  We’ll head to the world Famous Old Faithful Geyser basin, enjoying an eruption and lunch at the Old Faithful Inn.  Following lunch we’ll continue north including a potential hike to the Grand Prismatic Spring overlook and some additional geyser basins before heading to our lodging in West Yellowstone for the evening.  Dinner at your leisure.

Day 4 West Yellowstone to Mammoth Hotsprings:  This morning we have a more leisurely start, meeting for breakfast at 8am before heading back into Yellowstone National Park.  We’ll choose our route depending on the latest wildlife activity, including possible visits to the Hayden or Lamar Valleys. Both locations are world renowned wildlife hotspots, including apex carnivores like wolves and grizzly bears.  

In the afternoon we will head towards the North Entrance of Yellowstone, stopping to stretch our legs with a walk around the Travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, taking in the diverse micro-fauna and flora of these spectacular features which can grow close to a meter per year!

We will glass for Bighorn Sheep on Everts Peak and Pronghorn at the park entrance, arriving in the town of Gardiner for the evening. 

yellowstone wolfDay 5 Wolves and other wildlife of the Northern Range: Enjoy French Press Coffee and breakfast on the go as we head towards wolf watching hotspots in the park. We will coordinate with scientists from the Yellowstone Wolf Project to aid in locating packs while looking for other large mammals like bison, elk, and even grizzly bears.  In the afternoon we’ll head into the Lamar Valley, learning about the successful reintroduction of wolves in 1995.  Our day concludes beneath the stunning Beartooth Mountains in nearby Cooke City.  

Day 6 Sunrise in the Lamar Valley and Return To Jackson: It’s our final day in Yellowstone, and we’ll start with sunrise in the Lamar Valley.  After some morning wildlife watching we climb over Dunraven Pass, heading towards the stunning Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River for views of the impressive Lower Falls (306’).  We’ll pass bison herds and other wildlife in the Hayden Valley before driving south along Yellowstone Lake, one of the 7 largest high elevation lakes in the world!  

We’ll begin retracing our steps back to Jackson, enjoying numerous opportunities to stop for geyser basins and wildlife sightings along the way.  Descending out of the Yellowstone Plateau the Teton Range will come into view as we complete our journey across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Enjoy a farewell dinner with your guide in town.

grand teton mooseDay 7 Departure: For those departing Jackson, shuttle service can be arranged by your hotel. 

Want to extend your trip?  

We offer the following addons:

National Museum of Wildlife Art

Scenic Float Trip on the Snake River

Flyfishing on the Snake River

Aerial Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (ends October 7th)

 

 

Trip Highlights

What makes a multi day program with EcoTour Adventures so special

Safari Style Vehicles

Professional Naturalist Guides

Small Groups

Commitment to Conservation

 

Traveler Testimonials

The fall trip was amazing for both scenery and wildlife movements. The best part is you get to really enjoy the Parks without having the anxiety or distraction with driving yourself and the guides cater the trip to your interests and get you to your destinations safely. Highly recommended!

Grand Teton & Yellowstone Tour Reviews
Trip Advisor Review

 

Our advice for anyone coming to the area would be to book a tour with Eco Tour Adventures. We travel quite a bit and this company is first class all the way. Without a doubt, our experience and the memories we took with us were better than we imagined thanks to our time with Eco Tours.

Grand Teton & Yellowstone Tour Reviews
Trip Advisor Review

 

What to Bring

Please pack light to accommodate other travelers on this intimate journey through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  We recommend the following packing list:

Clothing - fall in the GYE can range from beautiful sunny warm days to subfreezing temperatures in the snow, be prepared for anything!

Hat and Gloves, Rain Jacket/Pants, Insulated jacket, Long underwear, Long sleeve shirt, Pants, Wool socks, Waterproof boots

Equipment

Phone and charging accessories

Camera - charger, extra batteries, tripod, manual (if you are unfamiliar with it!)

toiletries

5 Day Tour.
Day 1 Arrival Jackson - Dinner Orientation/Meet and Greet
Day 2 Grand Teton National Park
Day 3 Grand Teton To Yellowstone
Day 4 West Yellowstone to Mammoth Hotsprings
Day 5 Wolves and other wildlife of the Northern Range
Day 6 Sunrise in the Lamar Valley and Return To Jackson for farewell dinner

Maximum of 7 guests per guide/vehicle everyone is guaranteed a window seat.  A maximum of two vehicles and 14 participants per trip.  Age minimum 12 years

Trip Cost: $3595 Per Person.  Cost PP Double Occupancy.  Single Supplement cost $1250

Tour includes: All lodging , All meals (with the exception of dinner on day 3), park passes and all of the information that your guide has to offer.

We are happy to customize your private trip: Call 307-690-9533

We are focused on creating the best experience possible for all of our guests. From hiring the best guides, providing the best foods, and making sure every detail is covered, we are here for you! You may be here only once, so lets do it right the first time. We are a small company with three vehicles. We like to keep our operation on the smaller side to keep quality high!

  • We provide vehicles with Roof Hatches for safe and unobstructed viewing.
  • All of our vehicles are 4 Wheel drive.  This comes in handy for both winter and summer seasons. There are roads in Grand Teton National Park that in the summer require 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles.  We don’t want you to miss anything!
  • In all of vehicles everyone is granted a window seat! Everyone gets a great view.  There is always plenty of room for jackets, camera gear, backpacks etc… 
  • In our larger van there are no uncomfortable benches that are hard to get in and out of.  We have installed comfortable captain chairs.
  • We use PA systems when needed, have installed cup holders, have stools for easier access, and our guides are always willing to help you in and out of the vehicle.

We use very high quality Brunton Optics. Brunton is based out of Boulder, Co. We chose to use this company because of the quality optics that they provide and because they are a regional company. We use their Eterna 8x45 for wildlife and their 11x45 for birding. These binoculars retail for $530, so they are not take home souvenirs. We feel, when it comes to optics, you get what you pay for. Everyone will get their own pair to use for the tour and we have children binoculars as well. When that wolf pack is at a distance we will set up one of our Brunton Full Size Eterna Spotting Scopes. This scope has a magnification from 20-60 power!

Some folks like a hands on learning approach! We provide teaching opportunity as well. On tours we like to use all our senses. Our naturalists kits help provide the opportunity to touch and see different items up-close without compromising safety. Our kits contain antlers, pelts, claws, horns, unique stones, reproduced Native American tools and artifacts for your exploratory side! All items were collected outside of the National Parks or purchased. It is prohibited to take anything out of the parks.

  • We provide a Wildlife Sightings List for the participants in your tour fill out if you like. You take home a copy and we keep a copy for our records.
  • Your Children will love our “Children’s Activity book”. They can work on this during the tour or take it home for latter. This book is filled with crosswords, coloring pages, matching games, wildlife bingo, and other engaging activities. You provide the child and we provide the book and crayons.
  • All of our guides carry CB Radios. As the day unfolds, we don’t want you to miss any great wildlife sightings. All day long our guides are in contact sharing sightings with each other. When the location and timing is right we will head to that active wildlife hotspot for uninterrupted viewing.
  • We provide iPads on all tours that are filled with maps, wildlife photos, diagrams, animal sounds and other visual aids to enhance your learning experience.
  • We at EcoTour Adventures take our Coffee seriously. This is why we grind Jackson Hole Great Northern’s organic beans for you every morning. We will serve your coffee from our vacuum insulated French Press Craft while in the park watching the sun to rise. Don’t worry we also stock a selection of organic teas and hot chocolate.

Book Your Trip Today!

Call (307) 690 - 9533
for more details or customized private trips.

Birding Tours In Grand Teton National Park

Birding Tours in Grand Teton Park

Known to many as a hotspot for Large Wildlife, Grand Teton Park is a surprisingly underrated and unexplored birding location.  The multiple ecosystems throughout the park provide incredible habitat for migrants, common and specialized breeding species.  Our experienced avian biologists will bring you to the very best viewing spots, from the sage flats to thick forest, you'll be amazed by the diversity.  Over 300 species of birds have been documented in the park, including many rare and elusive species.  We may encounter a camouflaged Great-gray Owl, the vibrant Wester Tanager or hear a rare Trumpeter Swan flying over, every trip will be filled with surprises.  This tour is designed to explore and view as many habitats and species as possible, but can be catered to your specific birding goals for the best experience.  Come join us for a tour and find out how amazing the birding can be!

We’ll depart the town of Jackson for our half day adventure either close to sunrise or a few hours before sunset, you chose the time of day you want to go.  Half day tours last roughly 4 hours and we offer them only during the mornings or evenings to focus on the best hours for birding.  Let one of our guides become your birding expert as you focus in with your camera or with our high quality Maven 8x42 binoculars and Maven S1 spotting scopes.  Be prepared for non-strenuous hikes to get away from the road too view birds flitting about, and for listening to the chorus of song.  Our guides are happy to engage with you about anything that peaks your interest, but our passion and expertise cater towards local bird ecology, behavior, and adaptations.

Full day birding

The full day birding tour will begin close to sunrise to maximize the hours of the day when birds are most active.  Your Avian Biologist Guide will seek out the best birding hotspots, and with the use of our high quality Maven spotting scopes and 8 x 42 binoculars, you'll be able to observe the diverse bird life. Be prepared for non-strenuous hikes to get away from the road too view birds flitting about, and for listening to the chorus of song.  After a morning session of uninterrupted birding, we’ll enjoy lunch together at one of the park’s amazing lodges, or if the weather permits and there is interest, we may enjoy a picnic style lunch on the shore of Jackson Lake or another scenic location.  After a relaxing lunch, we’ll continue to explore the birding spots of the park, seeking out any species that may have eluded us in the morning.  Knowledgeable in so many areas of expertise other than birds, make sure to pick your guide’s brain on topics like animal behavior, animal adaptations, geology of the area, local botany, and the cultural history of this special place.

Half Day SunRise Start for 4hrs.    Half Day SunSet 4hrs finish up just after SunSet

All Day (appx. 8 hrs). Pickup times vary with the season.  Season: Year-round.

We can accommodate groups up to 10

Half Day $650 for a group of 1-5,  $910 for a group of 6-10

Full Day $1125 for a group of 1-5,  $1575 for a group of 6-10

Starting June 1st 2019

Half Day $700 for a group of 1-5,  $980 for a group of 6-10

Full Day $1200 for a group of 1-5,  $1680 for a group of 6-10

Customize Your Tour
We can accommodate a variety of requests - call us to find out what we can do for you: 307-690-9533

We are focused on creating the best experience possible for all of our guests. From hiring the best guides, providing the best foods, and making sure every detail is covered, we are here for you! You may be here only once, so lets do it right the first time. We are a small company with three vehicles. We like to keep our operation on the smaller side to keep quality high!

We provide vehicles with Roof Hatches for safe and unobstructed viewing.

All of our vehicles are 4 Wheel drive.  This comes in handy for both winter and summer seasons. There are roads in Grand Teton National Park that in the summer require 4 Wheel Drive Vehicles.  We don’t want you to miss anything!

In all of vehicles everyone is granted a window seat! Everyone gets a great view.  There is always plenty of room for jackets, camera gear, backpacks etc… 

In our larger van there are no uncomfortable benches that are hard to get in and out of.  We have installed comfortable captain chairs.

We use PA systems when needed, have installed cup holders, have stools for easier access, and our guides are always willing to help you in and out of the vehicle.

We use very high quality Brunton Optics. Brunton is based out of Boulder, Co. We chose to use this company because of the quality optics that they provide and because they are a regional company. We use their Eterna 8x45 for wildlife and their 11x45 for birding. These binoculars retail for $530, so they are not take home souvenirs. We feel, when it comes to optics, you get what you pay for. Everyone will get their own pair to use for the tour and we have children binoculars as well. When that wolf pack is at a distance we will set up one of our Brunton Full Size Eterna Spotting Scopes. This scope has a magnification from 20-60 power!

Some folks like a hands on learning approach! We provide teaching opportunity as well. On tours we like to use all our senses. Our naturalists kits help provide the opportunity to touch and see different items up-close without compromising safety. Our kits contain antlers, pelts, claws, horns, unique stones, reproduced Native American tools and artifacts for your exploratory side! All items were collected outside of the National Parks or purchased. It is prohibited to take anything out of the parks.

  • We provide a Wildlife Sightings List for the participants in your tour fill out if you like. You take home a copy and we keep a copy for our records.
  • Your Children will love our “Children’s Activity book”. They can work on this during the tour or take it home for latter. This book is filled with crosswords, coloring pages, matching games, wildlife bingo, and other engaging activities. You provide the child and we provide the book and crayons.
  • All of our guides carry CB Radios. As the day unfolds, we don’t want you to miss any great wildlife sightings. All day long our guides are in contact sharing sightings with each other. When the location and timing is right we will head to that active wildlife hotspot for uninterrupted viewing.
  • We provide iPads on all tours that are filled with maps, wildlife photos, diagrams, animal sounds and other visual aids to enhance your learning experience.
  • We at EcoTour Adventures take our Coffee seriously. This is why we grind Jackson Hole Great Northern’s organic beans for you every morning. We will serve your coffee from our vacuum insulated French Press Craft while in the park watching the sun to rise. Don’t worry we also stock a selection of organic teas and hot chocolate.

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