Yellowstone Teton Trip

Yellowstone Teton

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12+

With the towering Tetons and the wonders of Yellowstone as our setting, this 14-day adventure without a backpack is action packed and a perfect introduction to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Learn rock climbing, sea kayaking and whitewater paddling in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

14 Days

$3,795

  • June 24th - July 7th
  • July 9th - July 22nd
  • July 24th - August 6th
  • Jackson Hole, WY

Day 1

Welcome to beautiful Jackson Hole! Flying over the Teton Range is truly a unique experience, as well as a chance to get a glimpse into the territory in which you are about to venture. Upon entering the airport you will be quickly greeted by your new group leaders as well as meet your new teammates at the baggage claim. Once everyone has arrived and telephoned home we’ll then drive a short ten minutes to our first campsite in Grand Teton National Park. Once we get there we’ll spend the rest of the evening getting to know our new surroundings, learning about our gear, and most importantly, getting to know our new friends. In hindsight, after two weeks, you’ll be amazed that your new best friends that you’ve come to know so well are the same strangers you met on your first day in the Jackson Hole airport.

Day 2-3

On our second day in the glorious Jackson Hole area, we’ll take a day to explore some of the wonders of Grand Teton National Park. We will go on a fun and introductory day hike in the foothills of these majestic peaks where we’ll be doing our climbing school later on our adventure. Then, we will head north into Yellowstone National Park, otherwise known as America’s “Wonderland.” We will spend a day experiencing all of the Yellowstone “must-see’s” such as Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone. We will also be sure to see hundreds of natural geysers and thermal features, bubbling up from inside the Earth containing a rainbow’s worth of dramatic colors.

Day 4-6

Yellowstone is home to the second largest high alpine lake in the world, and from sea kayaks we’ll really be able to enjoy its beauty. Touring through Yellowstone, one quickly comes to understand how this astonishing area struck its first observers so impressively as to deem it America’s first national park. And what better way to absorb the staggering splendor of this landscape than from the seat of a sea kayak! From our kayaks we’ll see plumes of steam rising out of the ground bordered by rocks of unusual red and yellow colors. The native wildlife of Yellowstone is also something that will be new to most of us. While touring we’re likely to be sharing this land with bison, grazing elk, mule deer, river otters, moose, and maybe even a wolf! Along the way, we’ll also take time to learn the fundamentals of wilderness travel such as map and compass use, cooking, as well as camp set up. This will truly be a wonderful activity for our once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Day 7-9

We’ll be spending the next days climbing. Accompanied by expert climbing guides, we’ll start as students in basic climbing school. Learning skills such as knot tying and belay techniques, we’ll then feel confident to make a multi-pitch ascent of a peak the next day. Climbing is without a doubt one of life’s most fulfilling activities; although challenging at times, there is nothing quite as rewarding as conquering a summit. Afterwards, we will take showers, do laundry, and prepare for whitewater kayaking school!

Day 10-14

Always a group favorite, one of our most exciting activities finds us in the town of Jackson where we’ll get acquainted with our new whitewater kayaking gear! Feeling like pros, we’ll all be sporting spray skirts, helmets and colorful hard shell kayaks. For starters, we’ll meet up with river guides who will teach us the basics in a pool so that we’ll become more confident in our boats. The next day, we’ll head outdoors to peaceful Slide Lake. There we’ll practice paddling maneuvers, our hip-snap, and wet exits from our boats; some of us even mastering the art of rolling our kayaks! After each day on the water, we’ll head back to our campsite in Grand Teton National Park reviewing the skills we’ve learned that day, and playing games together around the campfire. Finally, our last two days are spent showing off our new whitewater kayaking skills on the wild Hoback and Snake Rivers!

After our incredible voyage through America’s first National Park, we’ll all gather together one last time for our end-of-trip banquet. Letting someone else cook for us for a change, it’ll be a night of reminiscing, laughs, awards, and bittersweet goodbyes. Then sadly, the next morning we’ll head back to the Jackson Hole airport where it all began to go our separate ways. But of course, not without hearts filled with memories and new friends to last a lifetime.

Day 1

Welcome to beautiful Jackson Hole! Flying over the Teton Range is truly a unique experience, as well as a chance to get a glimpse into the territory in which you are about to venture. Upon entering the airport you will be quickly greeted by your new group leaders as well as meet your new teammates at the baggage claim. Once everyone has arrived and telephoned home we’ll then drive a short ten minutes to our first campsite in Grand Teton National Park. Once we get there we’ll spend the rest of the evening getting to know our new surroundings, learning about our gear, and most importantly, getting to know our new friends. In hindsight, after two weeks, you’ll be amazed that your new best friends that you’ve come to know so well are the same strangers you met on your first day in the Jackson Hole airport.

Day 2-3

On our second day in the glorious Jackson Hole area, we’ll take a day to explore some of the wonders of Grand Teton National Park. We will go on a fun and introductory day hike in the foothills of these majestic peaks where we’ll be doing our climbing school later on our adventure. Then, we will head north into Yellowstone National Park, otherwise known as America’s “Wonderland.” We will spend a day experiencing all of the Yellowstone “must-see’s” such as Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone. We will also be sure to see hundreds of natural geysers and thermal features, bubbling up from inside the Earth containing a rainbow’s worth of dramatic colors.

Day 4-6

Yellowstone is home to the second largest high alpine lake in the world, and from sea kayaks we’ll really be able to enjoy its beauty. Touring through Yellowstone, one quickly comes to understand how this astonishing area struck its first observers so impressively as to deem it America’s first national park. And what better way to absorb the staggering splendor of this landscape than from the seat of a sea kayak! From our kayaks we’ll see plumes of steam rising out of the ground bordered by rocks of unusual red and yellow colors. The native wildlife of Yellowstone is also something that will be new to most of us. While touring we’re likely to be sharing this land with bison, grazing elk, mule deer, river otters, moose, and maybe even a wolf! Along the way, we’ll also take time to learn the fundamentals of wilderness travel such as map and compass use, cooking, as well as camp set up. This will truly be a wonderful activity for our once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Day 7-9

We’ll be spending the next days climbing. Accompanied by expert climbing guides, we’ll start as students in basic climbing school. Learning skills such as knot tying and belay techniques, we’ll then feel confident to make a multi-pitch ascent of a peak the next day. Climbing is without a doubt one of life’s most fulfilling activities; although challenging at times, there is nothing quite as rewarding as conquering a summit. Afterwards, we will take showers, do laundry, and prepare for whitewater kayaking school!

Day 10-14

Always a group favorite, one of our most exciting activities finds us in the town of Jackson where we’ll get acquainted with our new whitewater kayaking gear! Feeling like pros, we’ll all be sporting spray skirts, helmets and colorful hard shell kayaks. For starters, we’ll meet up with river guides who will teach us the basics in a pool so that we’ll become more confident in our boats. The next day, we’ll head outdoors to peaceful Slide Lake. There we’ll practice paddling maneuvers, our hip-snap, and wet exits from our boats; some of us even mastering the art of rolling our kayaks! After each day on the water, we’ll head back to our campsite in Grand Teton National Park reviewing the skills we’ve learned that day, and playing games together around the campfire. Finally, our last two days are spent showing off our new whitewater kayaking skills on the wild Hoback and Snake Rivers!

After our incredible voyage through America’s first National Park, we’ll all gather together one last time for our end-of-trip banquet. Letting someone else cook for us for a change, it’ll be a night of reminiscing, laughs, awards, and bittersweet goodbyes. Then sadly, the next morning we’ll head back to the Jackson Hole airport where it all began to go our separate ways. But of course, not without hearts filled with memories and new friends to last a lifetime.

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