Grand Teton Trip

Grand Teton

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12+

Explore the most amazing wilderness 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 climb the 13,771-foot Grand Teton.

21 Days

$4,895

  • June 23rd - July 13th
  • July 16th - August 5th
  • July 26th - August 15th
  • 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, we will travel a short distance to reach our first campsite in Grand Teton National Park. There, we’ll learn to set up camp for the first time, enjoy our first self-prepared meal, and get to know each other for the evening. The next day, an introductory day hike in Grand Teton National Park will take us amidst high mountain lakes and the majestic mountains that will be our backdrop for the next three weeks. Afterwards, we will make all of the necessary preparations for our backpacking trip. As a group we will plan for meals and work together to prepare our equipment for the backcountry!

Day 4-11

With inspiring, snowcapped summits dotting the skyline above turquoise alpine lakes, this pristine wilderness area is the perfect environment to experience the magic of backcountry travel for the first time. We’ll learn everything about backpacking from how to pack efficiently, to how to minimize our impact as we travel. Hiking through beautiful alpine meadows, we will camp each night in secluded backcountry campsites, preparing delicious backcountry meals and enjoying each other’s company before crawling into bed under the star-strewn sky.

Day 12-15

Our next activity takes us north into Yellowstone National Park, where we’ll begin to explore the many diverse and amazing sights. First, we will take a day to experience the “must-see’s” such as the legendary Old Faithful, and the vast Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Then, we will head to one of Yellowstone’s high elevation lakes for our three-day sea kayaking adventure. Exploring remote areas, privileged only to those with the access to non-motorized boats, we’ll learn the basics of sea kayaking as we paddle across these placid pools. At night, we’ll set up an exclusive campsite 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, we will once again return to Jackson for some needed showers, laundry and preparations for our next quest!

Day 16-19

And now for our Grand ascent! Our first two days of this section will be spent learning climbing skills from the best instructors around, the Exum Mountain Guides. While class is in session, we’ll learn the techniques and teamwork required to successfully summit such a peak. The first day of our ascent will be spent making our way to camp at the lower saddle; an incredibly beautiful place where we’ll enjoy a sunset vantage point across the range that few people have the privilege of seeing. After spending the night on the saddle we’ll rise early to begin our climb of the 13,771 foot spire! As we start our 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 we’ve all enjoyed our time on the peak, we’ll make our way back down to the valley and then into Jackson for showers, laundry, and a well-deserved post-climb feast!

Day 20-21

After our incredible summit of the Grand Teton, we’ll take to the rapids for our 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 our trip. That night, we’ll gather for a magnificent feast at our final group banquet. One last time to laugh and relive all of our fantastic adventures, for the following morning it will be time to bid farewell. 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, we will travel a short distance to reach our first campsite in Grand Teton National Park. There, we’ll learn to set up camp for the first time, enjoy our first self-prepared meal, and get to know each other for the evening. The next day, an introductory day hike in Grand Teton National Park will take us amidst high mountain lakes and the majestic mountains that will be our backdrop for the next three weeks. Afterwards, we will make all of the necessary preparations for our backpacking trip. As a group we will plan for meals and work together to prepare our equipment for the backcountry!

Day 4-11

With inspiring, snowcapped summits dotting the skyline above turquoise alpine lakes, this pristine wilderness area is the perfect environment to experience the magic of backcountry travel for the first time. We’ll learn everything about backpacking from how to pack efficiently, to how to minimize our impact as we travel. Hiking through beautiful alpine meadows, we will camp each night in secluded backcountry campsites, preparing delicious backcountry meals and enjoying each other’s company before crawling into bed under the star-strewn sky.

Day 12-15

Our next activity takes us north into Yellowstone National Park, where we’ll begin to explore the many diverse and amazing sights. First, we will take a day to experience the “must-see’s” such as the legendary Old Faithful, and the vast Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Then, we will head to one of Yellowstone’s high elevation lakes for our three-day sea kayaking adventure. Exploring remote areas, privileged only to those with the access to non-motorized boats, we’ll learn the basics of sea kayaking as we paddle across these placid pools. At night, we’ll set up an exclusive campsite 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, we will once again return to Jackson for some needed showers, laundry and preparations for our next quest!

Day 16-19

And now for our Grand ascent! Our first two days of this section will be spent learning climbing skills from the best instructors around, the Exum Mountain Guides. While class is in session, we’ll learn the techniques and teamwork required to successfully summit such a peak. The first day of our ascent will be spent making our way to camp at the lower saddle; an incredibly beautiful place where we’ll enjoy a sunset vantage point across the range that few people have the privilege of seeing. After spending the night on the saddle we’ll rise early to begin our climb of the 13,771 foot spire! As we start our 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 we’ve all enjoyed our time on the peak, we’ll make our way back down to the valley and then into Jackson for showers, laundry, and a well-deserved post-climb feast!

Day 20-21

After our incredible summit of the Grand Teton, we’ll take to the rapids for our 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 our trip. That night, we’ll gather for a magnificent feast at our final group banquet. One last time to laugh and relive all of our fantastic adventures, for the following morning it will be time to bid farewell. 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.