Yellowstone Teton Discovery Trip

Yellowstone Teton Discovery

Discovery Adventure - Grades 5-6

Discover the wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on this perfect introduction to the outdoors, specifically designed for 5th and 6th graders. Our carefully crafted Yellowstone Teton Discovery trip offers a wide variety of introductory adventures and in the finest settings of the old west.

13 Days

$3,395

  • June 24th - July 6th
  • July 8th - July 20th
  • July 22nd - August 3rd
  • Jackson Hole, WY

Day 1-2

When 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’ll deboard and be promptly greeted by your trip leaders. You will then meet your fellow adventurers who are sure to be mirroring your overwhelming excitement. Once everybody has gathered, we’ll travel to a campground inside of Grand Teton National Park. There, we’ll learn to set up camp for the first time, enjoy our first meal together, and play games as we get to know each other. The next day, we’ll enjoy a short introductory hike followed by a visit to the Park’s visitor center in the rustic mountain town of Moose where we’ll continue to get to know our stunning surroundings and one another better.

Day 3

Next, we’ll head toward the water of Yellowstone Lake, the largest high altitude lake in North America. There we’ll begin our sea kayaking voyage. This is an ideal location to take out some kayaks to truly absorb the natural beauty of the park. First, we’ll meet our sea kayaking specialist who will introduce us to our boats and instruct us on the proper techniques of sea kayaking. Once we’re in our sea kayaks, we’ll put our arms to use and legs to rest as we glide across this vast mountain lake, far away from civilization. From our boats we’ll be able to see steaming geysers and bubbles coming from the bottom of the lake, along with wildlife wandering along the shore. We’re likely to spot elk, mule deer, bison, moose, and possibly a wolf! This is truly a unique experience.

Day 4

Visiting Yellowstone National Park is sure to be an eye-opening experience as you watch steaming geysers firing into action, waterfalls roaring above your head, and herds of bison meandering around the area. Here we’ll wander the forests and visit the famous geysers that have made Yellowstone one of the world’s most famous natural wonders. The most renowned geyser, appropriately named Old Faithful, will amaze us with its hourly burst of steam and water, sometimes reaching 120 feet high! We’ll then escape the crowds at Old Faithful and hike to Lone Star Geyser Basin, which few people visiting Yellowstone ever venture to see. The Lone Star geyser erupts for 30 minutes every three hours. Witnessing this geothermal spectacle in a more isolated and untouched environment will be well worth the hike!

Day 5-6

We’ll begin making our way farther north into park, stopping in the cowboy town of West Yellowstone. On route, we’ll be sure to pass fields filled with bison, along with more steaming geyser basins. We’ll camp in Mammoth Hot Springs for one night, taking time during the day to visit the town’s main attraction, the hot springs. We’ll check out the different colored terraces, which have been slowly formed by thermal waters and limestone. We’ll also take a dip in the Boiling River located just on the outskirts of Yellowstone. We’ll take an afternoon to soak and relax in this stream’s warm waters. Our final day in the northern section of the park will be spent visiting the park’s headquarters, whitewater rafting the Yellowstone River, and ziplining over the Yellowstone River Canyon. We’ll meet up with our guides in the town of Gardiner, where they’ll outfit us with life jackets and helmets. After going over safety precautions, we’ll hit the rapids. This exhilarating adventure through class III rapids is sure to be a blast, as well as bring us all closer together. Afterwards, we will head high above the water to zipline over the river!

Day 7-8

We’ll then travel east to the Lamar Valley, one of the best locations in the Park to see an abundance of wildlife. A naturalist will spend the day teaching us about this unique environment and the natural habitat it provides. With any luck, we’ll spot bison, osprey, moose, bald eagles, elk, antelope and possibly a bear.  If we’re really lucky, we’ll see a wolf, a rare sight that people travel from all over in hopes of seeing. In the evening, we’ll take a ride on an old fashion, western chuckwagon and then feast on delicious cowboy cookery – BBQ and biscuits! The following day we’ll climb to the top of Mount Washburn (10, 234 feet). If it’s a clear day, we might be able to lookout and see the Teton Range. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. We’ll be amazed by the massiveness of the majestic Lower Falls and finally see why Yellowstone was given its name.

Day 9-11

After an exciting week in Yellowstone we’ll travel back to the Jackson Hole area. Our first day back in the Jackson we’ll explore new heights, as we work together as a team on a high ropes course located among the breathtaking vistas of the valley.

Before we conclude our adventure, we will visit the Teton Raptor Center. Here, a professional ornithologist will teach us all about the local raptor population: bald eagles, osprey, red tail hawks, golden eagles, great-horned owls, and even peregrine falcons.

Day 12-13

After our incredible last days of the trip, 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. We will also take some time to explore the historic town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 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 is 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 1-2

When 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’ll deboard and be promptly greeted by your trip leaders. You will then meet your fellow adventurers who are sure to be mirroring your overwhelming excitement. Once everybody has gathered, we’ll travel to a campground inside of Grand Teton National Park. There, we’ll learn to set up camp for the first time, enjoy our first meal together, and play games as we get to know each other. The next day, we’ll enjoy a short introductory hike followed by a visit to the Park’s visitor center in the rustic mountain town of Moose where we’ll continue to get to know our stunning surroundings and one another better.

Day 3

Next, we’ll head toward the water of Yellowstone Lake, the largest high altitude lake in North America. There we’ll begin our sea kayaking voyage. This is an ideal location to take out some kayaks to truly absorb the natural beauty of the park. First, we’ll meet our sea kayaking specialist who will introduce us to our boats and instruct us on the proper techniques of sea kayaking. Once we’re in our sea kayaks, we’ll put our arms to use and legs to rest as we glide across this vast mountain lake, far away from civilization. From our boats we’ll be able to see steaming geysers and bubbles coming from the bottom of the lake, along with wildlife wandering along the shore. We’re likely to spot elk, mule deer, bison, moose, and possibly a wolf! This is truly a unique experience.

Day 4

Visiting Yellowstone National Park is sure to be an eye-opening experience as you watch steaming geysers firing into action, waterfalls roaring above your head, and herds of bison meandering around the area. Here we’ll wander the forests and visit the famous geysers that have made Yellowstone one of the world’s most famous natural wonders. The most renowned geyser, appropriately named Old Faithful, will amaze us with its hourly burst of steam and water, sometimes reaching 120 feet high! We’ll then escape the crowds at Old Faithful and hike to Lone Star Geyser Basin, which few people visiting Yellowstone ever venture to see. The Lone Star geyser erupts for 30 minutes every three hours. Witnessing this geothermal spectacle in a more isolated and untouched environment will be well worth the hike!

Day 5-6

We’ll begin making our way farther north into park, stopping in the cowboy town of West Yellowstone. On route, we’ll be sure to pass fields filled with bison, along with more steaming geyser basins. We’ll camp in Mammoth Hot Springs for one night, taking time during the day to visit the town’s main attraction, the hot springs. We’ll check out the different colored terraces, which have been slowly formed by thermal waters and limestone. We’ll also take a dip in the Boiling River located just on the outskirts of Yellowstone. We’ll take an afternoon to soak and relax in this stream’s warm waters. Our final day in the northern section of the park will be spent visiting the park’s headquarters, whitewater rafting the Yellowstone River, and ziplining over the Yellowstone River Canyon. We’ll meet up with our guides in the town of Gardiner, where they’ll outfit us with life jackets and helmets. After going over safety precautions, we’ll hit the rapids. This exhilarating adventure through class III rapids is sure to be a blast, as well as bring us all closer together. Afterwards, we will head high above the water to zipline over the river!

Day 7-8

We’ll then travel east to the Lamar Valley, one of the best locations in the Park to see an abundance of wildlife. A naturalist will spend the day teaching us about this unique environment and the natural habitat it provides. With any luck, we’ll spot bison, osprey, moose, bald eagles, elk, antelope and possibly a bear.  If we’re really lucky, we’ll see a wolf, a rare sight that people travel from all over in hopes of seeing. In the evening, we’ll take a ride on an old fashion, western chuckwagon and then feast on delicious cowboy cookery – BBQ and biscuits! The following day we’ll climb to the top of Mount Washburn (10, 234 feet). If it’s a clear day, we might be able to lookout and see the Teton Range. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. We’ll be amazed by the massiveness of the majestic Lower Falls and finally see why Yellowstone was given its name.

Day 9-11

After an exciting week in Yellowstone we’ll travel back to the Jackson Hole area. Our first day back in the Jackson we’ll explore new heights, as we work together as a team on a high ropes course located among the breathtaking vistas of the valley.

Before we conclude our adventure, we will visit the Teton Raptor Center. Here, a professional ornithologist will teach us all about the local raptor population: bald eagles, osprey, red tail hawks, golden eagles, great-horned owls, and even peregrine falcons.

Day 12-13

After our incredible last days of the trip, 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. We will also take some time to explore the historic town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 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 is 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.