Yellowstone Teton

Yellowstone Teton

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12

With the towering Tetons and the wonders of Yellowstone as your setting, this 14-day adventure is action-packed and the perfect introduction to a wide variety of outdoor activities. While there is no backpacking involved, you’ll learn to rock climb in Grand Teton National Park, you’ll head into the pristine backcountry waters of Yellowstone by sea kayak, and you’ll learn to whitewater kayak in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

14 Days

$3,945

  • June 22nd - July 5th
  • July 8th - July 21st
  • July 24th - August 6th
  • Jackson Hole, WY

Day 1

Welcome to beautiful Jackson Hole! Flying over the Teton Range is truly a unique experience and gives you the chance to get a bird’s eye glimpse of the territory you are about to explore for the next two weeks. Upon entering the airport, you will be greeted by your new group leaders as well as meet your new trip mates at the baggage claim. Once everyone has arrived and telephoned home, you’ll then drive the short ten minutes to your first campsite in Grand Teton National Park. Once there, you’ll spend the rest of the evening getting to know your new surroundings, learning about your gear, and most importantly, getting to know your new friends by playing games and telling stories around the campfire.

Day 2-4

On your second day in the glorious Jackson Hole area, you’ll explore some of the wonders of Grand Teton National Park. You will go on a fun and introductory day hike in the foothills of the majestic Tetons. Before heading north to Yellowstone, you will experience the thrill and excitement of Jackson’s local aerial course at Snow King. It will take you to all new heights. Then, you will head north into Yellowstone National Park, otherwise known as America’s “Wonderland.” You will spend a day experiencing all of the Yellowstone “must-see’s” such as Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone. You 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 5-7

Yellowstone is home to the second largest high alpine lake in the world, and from sea kayaks you’ll really be able to enjoy its beauty. Touring through Yellowstone, one quickly comes to understand how this astonishing area must have struck its first observers as so impressive, and was eventually deemed America’s first national park. There’s no better way to absorb the staggering splendor of this landscape than from the seat of a sea kayak! From your kayaks you’ll see plumes of steam rising out of the ground, bordered by rocks of unusual red and yellow colors. While touring you’ll keep your eyes peeled for bison, grazing elk, mule deer, river otters, moose, and maybe even a wolf! Along the way, you’ll also take the time to learn the fundamentals of wilderness travel such as map and compass navigation, backcountry cooking, Leave No Trace principles, and minimal impact campsite selection. This will truly be a wonderful activity for your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Day 8-9

You’ll be spending the next days climbing. Accompanied by expert climbing guides, you’ll start as students in basic climbing school. Learning skills such as knot tying and belay techniques, you’ll then feel confident enough to attempt multi-pitch climbing and rappelling. 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, you will take showers, do laundry, and prepare for whitewater kayaking school!

Day 10-14

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

You’ll all gather together one last time for the traditional end-of-trip banquet. Letting someone else cook for your group for a change, it’ll be a night of reminiscing, laughs, awards, and bittersweet goodbyes. Then sadly, the next morning you’ll head back to the Jackson Hole airport where it all began to go your 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 and gives you the chance to get a bird’s eye glimpse of the territory you are about to explore for the next two weeks. Upon entering the airport, you will be greeted by your new group leaders as well as meet your new trip mates at the baggage claim. Once everyone has arrived and telephoned home, you’ll then drive the short ten minutes to your first campsite in Grand Teton National Park. Once there, you’ll spend the rest of the evening getting to know your new surroundings, learning about your gear, and most importantly, getting to know your new friends by playing games and telling stories around the campfire.

Day 2-4

On your second day in the glorious Jackson Hole area, you’ll explore some of the wonders of Grand Teton National Park. You will go on a fun and introductory day hike in the foothills of the majestic Tetons. Before heading north to Yellowstone, you will experience the thrill and excitement of Jackson’s local aerial course at Snow King. It will take you to all new heights. Then, you will head north into Yellowstone National Park, otherwise known as America’s “Wonderland.” You will spend a day experiencing all of the Yellowstone “must-see’s” such as Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone. You 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 5-7

Yellowstone is home to the second largest high alpine lake in the world, and from sea kayaks you’ll really be able to enjoy its beauty. Touring through Yellowstone, one quickly comes to understand how this astonishing area must have struck its first observers as so impressive, and was eventually deemed America’s first national park. There’s no better way to absorb the staggering splendor of this landscape than from the seat of a sea kayak! From your kayaks you’ll see plumes of steam rising out of the ground, bordered by rocks of unusual red and yellow colors. While touring you’ll keep your eyes peeled for bison, grazing elk, mule deer, river otters, moose, and maybe even a wolf! Along the way, you’ll also take the time to learn the fundamentals of wilderness travel such as map and compass navigation, backcountry cooking, Leave No Trace principles, and minimal impact campsite selection. This will truly be a wonderful activity for your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Day 8-9

You’ll be spending the next days climbing. Accompanied by expert climbing guides, you’ll start as students in basic climbing school. Learning skills such as knot tying and belay techniques, you’ll then feel confident enough to attempt multi-pitch climbing and rappelling. 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, you will take showers, do laundry, and prepare for whitewater kayaking school!

Day 10-14

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

You’ll all gather together one last time for the traditional end-of-trip banquet. Letting someone else cook for your group for a change, it’ll be a night of reminiscing, laughs, awards, and bittersweet goodbyes. Then sadly, the next morning you’ll head back to the Jackson Hole airport where it all began to go your separate ways. But of course, not without hearts filled with memories and new friends to last a lifetime.