Grand Teton

Grand Teton

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12

Explore the most amazing wilderness area in the lower 48 states. Backpack a magnificent wilderness area, sea kayak through the geologic wonder that is Yellowstone, whitewater raft the wild Snake River and summit the 13,771-foot Grand Teton.

21 Days

$5,095

  • June 22nd - July 12th
  • July 15th - August 4th
  • Jackson Hole, WY

Day 1-3

Flying into Jackson Hole airport, it’s difficult not to get the feeling that an adventure is already underway. Landing at the foot of the Teton Range, you will be promptly greeted by your trip leaders and the rest of your group who are sure to be mirroring your overwhelming excitement. Once everyone has gathered, you will travel the short distance to your first campsite in Grand Teton National Park. There, you’ll learn to set up camp for the first time, how to use the group gear, and you’ll get to know each other for the evening by playing games and telling stories around the night’s campfire. The next day, an introductory day hike within Grand Teton National Park will take you amidst high mountain lakes and the majestic range that will be the backdrop of your next three weeks. The next day, you and your group will make all of the necessary preparations for your first backcountry adventure – backpacking in the Teton Wilderness.

Day 4-9

With inspiring, snowcapped summits dotting the skyline above turquoise alpine lakes, the pristine Teton Wilderness area is the perfect environment to experience the magic of backcountry travel for the first time. You’ll learn everything about backpacking from how to pack efficiently, to how to minimize your impact as you travel with Leave No Trace principles in mind. Hiking through beautiful alpine meadows, you will camp each night in secluded backcountry campsites, prepare delicious backcountry meals and enjoy each other’s company before crawling into bed under the star-strewn sky.

Day 10-12

You and your group will head back to the civilization of Jackson Hole to do laundry, go grocery shopping, and take showers following our backpacking excursion. Your next group activity will take you to new heights – experiencing the exhilaration of the local zip-lining and aerial course. You’ll learn basic rope work, how to properly use a harness and more in this awesome day activity. You’ll take the next day to prepare for your next backcountry excursion, sea kayaking in Yellowstone.

You will set your sites north and head into the wondrous Yellowstone National Park.  You will take a day to experience the “must-see’s” of this geological phenomena such as the legendary Old Faithful geyser and the vast Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Then, you’ll prepare yourselves to hit the water that very next day.

Day 13-15

You will head to one of Yellowstone’s high elevation lakes for your three-day sea kayaking adventure. Exploring remote areas of the park, privileged only to non-motorized boats, you’ll learn the basics of sea kayaking as you paddle along.  At night, you’ll set up exclusive campsites on the secluded sandy shores, learn about the natural phenomena that make this region so incredibly unique, and enjoy each other’s company around the fire. After paddling out of the wilderness, you will once again return to Jackson for some needed showers, laundry and preparations for your next adventure.

Day 16-19

And now for your ascent of the Grand Teton! Your first two days will be spent learning climbing skills from the best instructors around, the Exum Mountain Guides.  The first day of your ascent will be spent making your way to camp at the lower saddle – an incredibly beautiful place where you’ll enjoy a sunset vantage point across the Teton Range. After spending the night on the saddle you’ll rise early to begin your climb of the 13,771 foot spire! As you start your climb, you’ll feel encouraged to press on as the rising sun warms your back, and by mid-morning you’ll be on top of the world. As you bask in your incredible achievement, any obstacle you had overcome will seem insignificant in comparison as you stand on the summit. After you’ve all enjoyed your time on the peak, you’ll make your way back down to the valley and then into Jackson for showers, laundry, and a well-deserved post-climb feast!

Day 20-21

After your incredible summit of the Grand Teton, you’ll take to the rapids for a final day of fun. A premier spot for rafting, the Snake River delivers exhilarating class III rapids and a perfect way to tie up the end of your trip. That night, you’ll gather for a magnificent feast at the traditional Wilderness Adventures final banquet. One last time to laugh and relive all of your fantastic adventures, for the following morning it will be time to say goodbye. And although it’s always hard to say goodbye, at least you’ll never have to let go of your wonderful memories and all of the new friends you’ve made.

Day 1-3

Flying into Jackson Hole airport, it’s difficult not to get the feeling that an adventure is already underway. Landing at the foot of the Teton Range, you will be promptly greeted by your trip leaders and the rest of your group who are sure to be mirroring your overwhelming excitement. Once everyone has gathered, you will travel the short distance to your first campsite in Grand Teton National Park. There, you’ll learn to set up camp for the first time, how to use the group gear, and you’ll get to know each other for the evening by playing games and telling stories around the night’s campfire. The next day, an introductory day hike within Grand Teton National Park will take you amidst high mountain lakes and the majestic range that will be the backdrop of your next three weeks. The next day, you and your group will make all of the necessary preparations for your first backcountry adventure – backpacking in the Teton Wilderness.

Day 4-9

With inspiring, snowcapped summits dotting the skyline above turquoise alpine lakes, the pristine Teton Wilderness area is the perfect environment to experience the magic of backcountry travel for the first time. You’ll learn everything about backpacking from how to pack efficiently, to how to minimize your impact as you travel with Leave No Trace principles in mind. Hiking through beautiful alpine meadows, you will camp each night in secluded backcountry campsites, prepare delicious backcountry meals and enjoy each other’s company before crawling into bed under the star-strewn sky.

Day 10-12

You and your group will head back to the civilization of Jackson Hole to do laundry, go grocery shopping, and take showers following our backpacking excursion. Your next group activity will take you to new heights – experiencing the exhilaration of the local zip-lining and aerial course. You’ll learn basic rope work, how to properly use a harness and more in this awesome day activity. You’ll take the next day to prepare for your next backcountry excursion, sea kayaking in Yellowstone.

You will set your sites north and head into the wondrous Yellowstone National Park.  You will take a day to experience the “must-see’s” of this geological phenomena such as the legendary Old Faithful geyser and the vast Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Then, you’ll prepare yourselves to hit the water that very next day.

Day 13-15

You will head to one of Yellowstone’s high elevation lakes for your three-day sea kayaking adventure. Exploring remote areas of the park, privileged only to non-motorized boats, you’ll learn the basics of sea kayaking as you paddle along.  At night, you’ll set up exclusive campsites on the secluded sandy shores, learn about the natural phenomena that make this region so incredibly unique, and enjoy each other’s company around the fire. After paddling out of the wilderness, you will once again return to Jackson for some needed showers, laundry and preparations for your next adventure.

Day 16-19

And now for your ascent of the Grand Teton! Your first two days will be spent learning climbing skills from the best instructors around, the Exum Mountain Guides.  The first day of your ascent will be spent making your way to camp at the lower saddle – an incredibly beautiful place where you’ll enjoy a sunset vantage point across the Teton Range. After spending the night on the saddle you’ll rise early to begin your climb of the 13,771 foot spire! As you start your climb, you’ll feel encouraged to press on as the rising sun warms your back, and by mid-morning you’ll be on top of the world. As you bask in your incredible achievement, any obstacle you had overcome will seem insignificant in comparison as you stand on the summit. After you’ve all enjoyed your time on the peak, you’ll make your way back down to the valley and then into Jackson for showers, laundry, and a well-deserved post-climb feast!

Day 20-21

After your incredible summit of the Grand Teton, you’ll take to the rapids for a final day of fun. A premier spot for rafting, the Snake River delivers exhilarating class III rapids and a perfect way to tie up the end of your trip. That night, you’ll gather for a magnificent feast at the traditional Wilderness Adventures final banquet. One last time to laugh and relive all of your fantastic adventures, for the following morning it will be time to say goodbye. And although it’s always hard to say goodbye, at least you’ll never have to let go of your wonderful memories and all of the new friends you’ve made.