Discovering Jackson Hole by foot is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the mountains and experience the natural beauty that makes this area so special. We have great options for hikers of all abilities and ages, let this guide help you explore the hiking tours that Jackson Hole Tourbase has to offer. Always feel free to call us with questions and have our team of locals help you to book the best tour for you and your group. Happy exploring!
The Explorer (Half Day)
Book Now Trip Length: 4 Hours Rating: easy to moderate, all levels Three departures each day: 8 AM, 1 PM, and evening at 5:30 PM The Explorer hiking tour in Jackson Hole is an excellent way to get introduced to the magnificent Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. The tour lasts for four hours, and there are three departures available at 8 AM, 1 PM, and in the evening at 5:30 PM. The hike is easy to moderate, covering a distance of 2-2.5 miles, making it ideal for hikers of all levels. Your naturalist guide will take you through a stunning landscape, where you'll learn about the local flora and fauna, including the many species of wildlife that call Jackson Hole home. You'll also learn about the unique ecology of the area, including the geological history that has shaped it. You'll be provided with binoculars to help spot wildlife, guidebooks to learn more about the area, and even butterfly nets to catch and observe some of the many butterflies that call the region home. The tour also includes backpacks, waistpacks, rain ponchos, water filters, drinking water, and snacks or lunch, so you can focus on the hike and the scenery without worrying about anything else. So, put on your hiking boots, pack your curiosity and sense of adventure, and join us on this fantastic half-day hike through the beautiful Jackson Hole wilderness.
The Trekker (3/4 Day)
Book Now Trip Length: 6 Hours Rating: easy to moderate, all levels 8 AM to 2 PM The Trekker is a perfect option for those who want to spend more time exploring the beautiful Jackson Hole wilderness. During the 3/4 day tour, you'll be able to hike distances ranging from 5-8 miles with varying elevations suitable for all levels of hikers. The tour is suitable for everyone, and the pace can be adjusted based on your comfort level. Your experienced naturalist guide will point out fascinating facts about the local flora and fauna, and you'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos of the breathtaking scenery. The tour includes a delicious picnic lunch and trail snacks, as well as transportation and the use of packs and binoculars. The guide will work with you to customize the hike to your interests and physical abilities, ensuring that you have a memorable and rewarding experience in Jackson Hole.
The Mountaineer (Full Day)
Book Now Trip Length: 8 hours Rating: moderate to strenuous 8 AM to 4 PM The Mountaineer is a full-day hiking tour in Jackson Hole that offers a more challenging experience for experienced hikers. The tour is 8 hours long and rated moderate to strenuous, with a distance varying from 9 to 14 miles, depending on the trail conditions and elevation gain. The hike offers the opportunity to summit a peak or reach a remote alpine lake, giving hikers an unparalleled view of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. The tour includes the services of a naturalist guide, transportation, drinking water, backpacks, snacks, and a picnic lunch. As with all tours, The Mountaineer can be customized based on the activity level and interests of the group.
Hike + Granite Hot Springs
Book Now Trip Length: 7 hours Rating: easy, all levels 8 AM departure The Hike + Granite Hot Springs tour is a 7-hour excursion departing at 8 AM, perfect for those looking for a more laid-back day. You'll enjoy a short and easy hike near Granite Creek, taking in the sights and sounds of beaver ponds, cascading water, and stunning mountain views. After the hike, you'll have the opportunity to relax and unwind in a natural hot spring. The temperature of the hot spring varies throughout the year, listed at 98 degrees Fahrenheit but can be cooler with snow melt, offering a refreshing experience on hot summer days. The tour includes a naturalist guide to share insights about the local flora and fauna, a picnic lunch, and transportation to and from the hot spring. The Hike + Granite Hot Springs tour is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to combine a scenic hike with a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring.
Autumn Walk + Elk Bugle
Book Now Trip Length: 4 hours Rating: easy, all levels 4 PM to 8 PM The Autumn Walk + Elk Bugle tour is a perfect way to experience the beautiful fall foliage in Jackson Hole. This 4-hour tour is suitable for all levels of hikers and takes place from 4 PM to 8 PM, allowing you to witness the sunset over the mountains. You'll start with a wildlife tour through Grand Teton National Park, driving through scenic roads, and observing fall wildlife behavior patterns. Then, you'll hike the Gros Ventre Slide and marvel at the spectacular views of Jackson Hole, including the Teton Range, Snake River, and the Gros Ventre Mountains. The grand finale of the tour is listening to and watching the Bull Elk's fall rut, a spectacular sight and sound that should not be missed. The tour includes a naturalist guide, spotting scope, binoculars, trail snacks, and bottled water. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Sunrise or Sunset Wildlife Discovery
Book Now Available May through November Trip Length: 4 hours Rating: easy, all levels Tours depart at 6 AM or 5:30 PM (times vary due to daylight changes) If you want to spot wildlife during the peak viewing times, consider the Sunrise or Sunset Wildlife Discovery tour, available from May through November. The tour departs at either 6 AM or 5:30 PM and includes exploring Grand Teton National Park by vehicle and visiting mixed habitats to look for a wide range of animals, raptors, and birds, including elk, moose, deer, coyotes, bison, bears, wolves, eagles, and osprey. You'll be amazed by the picturesque landscapes and the wildlife's natural habitat, making it an ideal opportunity to capture memories on camera. The tour includes a naturalist guide, transportation, binoculars, spotting scope, water bottles, light breakfast, interpretive materials, and activity books for all children.
Sunrise Wildlife Driving Tour + Walk
Book Now Trip Length: 6 hours Rating: easy, all levels - customized to interests and physical ability 6 AM - noon (times do vary based on time of year) For a longer tour that offers a hike in addition to wildlife spotting, consider the Sunrise Wildlife Driving Tour + Walk, which is a 6-hour tour that offers a morning wildlife tour followed by an easy walk up Shadow Mountain with unparalleled Teton views and photo opportunities. The tour includes a naturalist hiking guide, transportation, binoculars, spotting scope, drinking water, light breakfast, trail snacks, interpretive materials, and activity books for all children.
Sunrise Wildlife Driving Tour + Hike
Book Now Trip Length: 8 hours Rating: easy, all levels 6 AM - 2 PM (times do vary based on time of year) The Sunrise Wildlife Driving Tour + Hike is an unforgettable hiking and wildlife spotting experience in Jackson Hole. This eight-hour excursion starts early at 6 AM to take advantage of the best wildlife viewing times in Grand Teton National Park. You'll ride in a comfortable vehicle as we explore mixed habitats and search for animals like elk, bison, bears, eagles, and more. The tour will then embark on a guided hike through the mountains surrounding Jackson Hole, where you'll learn about natural habitats, animal behavior, birds, and wildflowers. Along the way, you'll have access to a naturalist guide, binoculars, spotting scope, and water bottles. A light breakfast, picnic lunch, and trail snacks will be provided to keep you energized throughout the day. Transportation is included from a convenient meeting place, and this tour is suitable for all levels of hikers. Please note that tour times vary based on the time of year.
These hiking tours are all wonderful options for discovering the mountains surrounding Jacksom Hole with one of the oldest tour companies in Jackson Hole. Most of these tours include round trip transportation and a great picnic lunch. Call us with any questions and let us help plan your trip to Wyoming and make it one for the books!