Naturalist Notes

Living With Large Carnivores Part One: Bear Identification

Grizzlies are now active in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, with black bears soon to emerge. Learn how to correctly identify the differences between these two charismatic mammals who call Jackson Hole home! Read more

Wyoming’s Mammal Migrations Break Long Distance Records

All across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, rivers of tens of thousands of animals are now flowing out of the regions valleys, following a wave of greening vegetation into the mountains. By migrating, animals can access the best quality forage as it emerges across the landscape, an ancient strategy which has enabled them to thrive across the GYE. But many of these migrations may be at risk, and without help could be lost forever. Read more

Ecotour Adventures is hiring for Summer 2018!

Attention Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Enthusiasts! Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures is looking for part time (3-4 evenings a week) guides with science backgrounds to join our staff this summer! Compensation starts at $25/hr during tours before gratuities. Part Time guides are also eligible for a matching IRA contribution. Full Time opportunities may be available for the right candidates. Please read the full description for more information. Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Tour Log Early March 2018

March 2018 has come in like a lion, two mountain lions to be exact! We've been enjoying a rare look at these elusive cats on the National Elk Refuge just outside of Jackson, Wyoming over the past week, thrilling guides and guests alike. Though winter's grasp remains firm in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, signs of spring are also emerging. Mountain bluebirds and other migratory songbirds have returned to the valley, and elk have already started spring migrations. We began the month with deep snowfall and wolf sightings, learn more about what the wildlife of Jackson Hole are up to in the latest wildlife log from Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures! Read more

Finding the Wild of Winter in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures

It’s the heart of winter in Jackson Hole. Deep snows have filled the high country of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Insulated by the snowy blanket, grizzly and black bears, sleeping away the winter. Large ungulates, such as elk, and bighorn sheep have migrated into the valleys to escape the worst of winter. Camouflaged in white, ermine bound across the landscape, adapting to the winter world. Our recent multi day tour of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks provided an intimate portrait of the strategies wildlife use to survive winter in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It’s one of the wildest landscapes left in the Lower 48 States, read on to learn more! Read more

Help Wildlife Cross the Road in Wyoming, Support HB0039

Last year over 360 deer, elk, and moose were struck and killed by cars in Teton County, WY alone! We can do better than this and protect people and wildlife by developing safe wildlife crossings. Wyoming HB 0039 is a step in the right direction creating funding for these crossings through a Wildlife Connectivity License Plate program. Ecotour Adventures has pledged support for the bill and committed to outfit our vehicles with the plates should it pass. Read more about this important issue and how you can help in the latest Ecotour Adventures Blog Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Ecotour Log January 2018

January has provided a bounty of wildlife sightings on Ecotours with the guides at Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures. We’ve explored track and sign of elk, moose, and great gray owls on our cross country ski and snowshoe tours in Jackson Hole and listened to the howls of the Lower Gros Ventre wolf pack in Grand Teton National Park. Our most recent Yellowstone Multi Day tour revealed a winter wonderland of steaming geyser basins, frost covered bison, wolves, and diverse winter wildlife emblematic of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Read on to learn more about the highlights of our wildlife, snowshoe, and cross country ski safaris in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks for the first month of 2018 Read more

Best Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trips in Grand Teton National Park

As snow covers the valley of Grand Teton National Park, a winter wonderland has emerged, providing ample opportunities for exploration on cross country ski or snowshoes. The guides at Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures have been out exploring the park on ski and snowshoe tours, here are some of our favorite spots! Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Tour Log Late December 2017

Winter has arrived in Jackson Hole, and a battle for life has begun. Wildlife are becoming concentrated in the valley floor, sheltering from deep snows in the Teton Range and Yellowstone National Park. The winter season is a great time to observe wildlife in the Jackson Hole Valley, learn more about what we have been seeing this month! Read more

Ski and Snowshoe Tours with Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures

We are excited to announce our new naturalist guided cross country and snowshoeing programs that will be offered in Grand Teton National Park starting December 15th. Read on to learn more about how to maximize your winter experience in Jackson Hole! Read more