Yellowstone Teton Discovery

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.

A special note on travel: WA is offering a shuttle from the Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) to Jackson Hole for this trip. Please call the Wilderness Adventures Office for information on shuttle rates and scheduling prior to booking a flight into SLC.

14 Days

$3,495

  • June 22nd - July 5th
  • July 8th - July 21st
  • July 24th - August 6th
  • 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, you’ll travel to a campground inside of Grand Teton National Park. There, you’ll learn to set up camp for the first time, enjoy your first meal together, and play games with your group. The next day, you’ll enjoy a short introductory hike among the Tetons, followed by a visit to the Park’s visitor center in the rustic mountain town of Moose.

Day 3

Next, you’ll take a break from the trails and get your feet wet while stand up paddle boarding on Slide Lake! Slide Lake is in Bridger Teton National Forest and was created by the famous Gros Ventre landslide back in the 1920s. The scenery is absolutely stunning. While on this flat water section, you’ll learn about the gear used for stand up paddle boarding, the proper paddle techniques, and have a blast along the way. You’ll keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the shore, too! The next day, you and your group are on the move towards Yellowstone National Park.

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 you’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 you with its hourly burst of steam and water, sometimes reaching 120 feet high! You’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

You’ll begin making your way farther north into park, stopping in the cowboy town of West Yellowstone, Montana. On route, you’ll be sure to pass fields filled with bison, along with more steaming geyser basins.  You’ll even take a dip in the Firehole River, one of two swimming areas in the park, with your group. Once in West Yellowstone, you’ll check out the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. At this wildlife park and educational facility, you’ll have the chance to learn about bears, wolves, birds of prey and more. The next day will be action packed with whitewater rafting the Yellowstone River and zip-lining over the Yellowstone River Canyon. You’ll meet up with your guides in the town of Gardiner, where they’ll outfit you and your group with life jackets and helmets. After going over safety precautions, you’ll hit the rapids! This exhilarating adventure through class III rapids is sure to be a blast.

Day 7-8

You’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 you and your trip mates about this unique environment and the natural habitat it provides. With any luck, you’ll spot bison, osprey, moose, bald eagles, elk, antelope and possibly a bear.  If you’re really lucky, you may even see a wolf ! In the evening, you’ll take a ride on an old fashion, western chuckwagon and then feast on delicious cowboy cookery – BBQ and biscuits! The following day you’ll climb to the top of Mount Washburn (10,234 feet). If it’s a clear day, you might be able to lookout and see the Teton Range. That same afternoon, you’ll visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. You will be amazed by the majestic Lower Falls and finally see why Yellowstone was given its name.

Day 9-11

Next, you’ll head toward the waters of Yellowstone Lake, the largest high altitude lake in North America. Once there, you and your group will begin your sea kayaking voyage. First, you’ll meet your sea kayaking specialist who will introduce you to your boat and instruct you on the proper techniques of sea kayaking. Once you, your partner, and the rest of our group are all in our sea kayaks, you’ll put your arms to use. You will glide across this vast mountain lake, far away from civilization. From your boat you’ll be able to see steaming geysers and bubbles coming from the bottom of the lake, along with wildlife wandering along the shore. You are likely to spot elk, mule deer, bison, moose, and possibly a wolf!

Day 12-14

After an exciting week in Yellowstone, you’ll travel back to the Jackson Hole area. On your first day back in the Jackson, you’ll go to new heights with your group as you work together through a high ropes course. Then, you’ll visit the Teton Raptor Center where a professional ornithologist will teach you all about the local raptor population: bald eagles, osprey, red tail hawks, golden eagles, great-horned owls, and even peregrine falcons.

Your last few days of the trip will be unforgettable. You and your group will take on the exhilarating class III rapids of the Snake River Canyon. Once off the water, you will take some time to explore the historic town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. That night, you’ll gather for a magnificent feast at your final group banquet. The final banquet provides one last time to laugh and relive all of of your fantastic adventures. The following morning, it is time to bid farewell. 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, you’ll travel to a campground inside of Grand Teton National Park. There, you’ll learn to set up camp for the first time, enjoy your first meal together, and play games with your group. The next day, you’ll enjoy a short introductory hike among the Tetons, followed by a visit to the Park’s visitor center in the rustic mountain town of Moose.

Day 3

Next, you’ll take a break from the trails and get your feet wet while stand up paddle boarding on Slide Lake! Slide Lake is in Bridger Teton National Forest and was created by the famous Gros Ventre landslide back in the 1920s. The scenery is absolutely stunning. While on this flat water section, you’ll learn about the gear used for stand up paddle boarding, the proper paddle techniques, and have a blast along the way. You’ll keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the shore, too! The next day, you and your group are on the move towards Yellowstone National Park.

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 you’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 you with its hourly burst of steam and water, sometimes reaching 120 feet high! You’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

You’ll begin making your way farther north into park, stopping in the cowboy town of West Yellowstone, Montana. On route, you’ll be sure to pass fields filled with bison, along with more steaming geyser basins.  You’ll even take a dip in the Firehole River, one of two swimming areas in the park, with your group. Once in West Yellowstone, you’ll check out the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. At this wildlife park and educational facility, you’ll have the chance to learn about bears, wolves, birds of prey and more. The next day will be action packed with whitewater rafting the Yellowstone River and zip-lining over the Yellowstone River Canyon. You’ll meet up with your guides in the town of Gardiner, where they’ll outfit you and your group with life jackets and helmets. After going over safety precautions, you’ll hit the rapids! This exhilarating adventure through class III rapids is sure to be a blast.

Day 7-8

You’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 you and your trip mates about this unique environment and the natural habitat it provides. With any luck, you’ll spot bison, osprey, moose, bald eagles, elk, antelope and possibly a bear.  If you’re really lucky, you may even see a wolf ! In the evening, you’ll take a ride on an old fashion, western chuckwagon and then feast on delicious cowboy cookery – BBQ and biscuits! The following day you’ll climb to the top of Mount Washburn (10,234 feet). If it’s a clear day, you might be able to lookout and see the Teton Range. That same afternoon, you’ll visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. You will be amazed by the majestic Lower Falls and finally see why Yellowstone was given its name.

Day 9-11

Next, you’ll head toward the waters of Yellowstone Lake, the largest high altitude lake in North America. Once there, you and your group will begin your sea kayaking voyage. First, you’ll meet your sea kayaking specialist who will introduce you to your boat and instruct you on the proper techniques of sea kayaking. Once you, your partner, and the rest of our group are all in our sea kayaks, you’ll put your arms to use. You will glide across this vast mountain lake, far away from civilization. From your boat you’ll be able to see steaming geysers and bubbles coming from the bottom of the lake, along with wildlife wandering along the shore. You are likely to spot elk, mule deer, bison, moose, and possibly a wolf!

Day 12-14

After an exciting week in Yellowstone, you’ll travel back to the Jackson Hole area. On your first day back in the Jackson, you’ll go to new heights with your group as you work together through a high ropes course. Then, you’ll visit the Teton Raptor Center where a professional ornithologist will teach you all about the local raptor population: bald eagles, osprey, red tail hawks, golden eagles, great-horned owls, and even peregrine falcons.

Your last few days of the trip will be unforgettable. You and your group will take on the exhilarating class III rapids of the Snake River Canyon. Once off the water, you will take some time to explore the historic town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. That night, you’ll gather for a magnificent feast at your final group banquet. The final banquet provides one last time to laugh and relive all of of your fantastic adventures. The following morning, it is time to bid farewell. 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.