Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone, of all the national parks, is the wildest and most universal in its appeal... 
-- Susan Rugh

Yellowstone is the world’s first national park, a unique treasure that inspires awe in travelers worldwide. The premier park for scenery and wildlife, Yellowstone also offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn about geological forces, as its numerous geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots provide living proof of the earth’s incredible volcanic processes. On this trip, your group will visit Old Faithful, hike the Continental Divide, and boat down the Snake River with Grand Classroom guides who will teach you about these remarkable places and the abundant wildlife you encounter.

Sample Itineraries

DAY ONE 

  • Arrive in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Meet the Grand Classroom representative at the baggage claim
  • Depart for Lava Hot Spring, ID
  • Tube down the Pontneuf River
  • Soak in Lava Hot Springs
  • Dinner
  • Hotel in Idaho Falls, ID


DAY TWO 

  • Hotel breakfast
  • West Yellowstone Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center - Experience America's largest predators up close and personal!
  • Enter Yellowstone National Park- America's first National Park
  • Norris Geyser Basin - the hottest geyser basin in the world!
  • Lunch
  • Grand Canyon of Yellowstone - Where you can view the Park's most famous waterfalls
  • Dinner in West Yellowstone
  • Check into the hotel in or near West Yellowstone, MT

 

DAY THREE

  • Breakfast
  • Return to Yellowstone
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Lunch
  • Old Faithful and Old Faithful Lodge
  • Continental Divide photo stop
  • Stop for views at Jackson Lake Lodge
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Ferry across Jenny Lake to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point
  • Depart for Jackson, WY
  • Dinner
  • Hotel
 

DAY FOUR

  • Breakfast
  • Return to Yellowstone
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Lunch
  • Old Faithful and Old Faithful Lodge
  • Continental Divide photo stop
  • Stop for views at Jackson Lake Lodge
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Ferry across Jenny Lake to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point
  • Depart for Jackson, WY
  • Dinner
  • Hotel

DAY ONE

  • Depart for Kalispell, MT
  • Meet Grand Classroom's representative at baggage claim
  • Depart for Glacier National Park (depending on arrival time)
  • Hike the Trail of Cedars
  • Dinner allotment in Whitefish, MT
  • Check into hotel in Kalispell, MT

 

DAY TWO

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Glacier National Park
  • Travel along Going-to-the-Sun Road with stops at Avalanche Creek, Bird Woman Falls and Weeping Wall
  • Hike the Hidden Lake Nature Trail from Logan Pass Visitor Center
  • Lunch
  • Journey on to Jackson Glacier Overlook- Hike on the Jackson Overlook Trail
  • Hike to St. Mary’s Falls
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

 

DAY THREE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Seely Lake
  • Canoe down the Clearwater Canoe Trail
  • Lunch
  • Depart for Bozeman, MT
  • Free time for shopping in Bozeman
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel in Bozeman, MT

 

DAY FOUR

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Depart for Yellowstone National Park
  • Stop at Roosevelt Arch upon entrance to the park
  • Explore Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Lunch
  • Albright Visitors Center
  • Drive through Hayden Valley
  • Depart for West Yellowstone, MT
  • Free time and dinner in West Yellowstone, MT
  • Check into hotel in West Yellowstone, MT

 

DAY FIVE

  • Hotel breakfast
  • West Yellowstone Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
  • Enter Yellowstone National Park
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • Lunch
  • Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Yellowstone Falls
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

 

DAY SIX

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Group enters Yellowstone to experience these rare geothermal features!
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Old Faithful and Old Faithful Lodge
  • Lunch
  • Continental Divide photo stop
  • Depart for Jackson, WY
  • Arrive in Grand Teton National Park
  • Ferry across Jenny Lake
  • Hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point
  • Dinner
  • Check into hotel in Jackson, WY

 

DAY SEVEN

  • Breakfast
  • Smoiothwater float trip on the Snake River
  • Lunch
  • Whitewater rafting on the Snake River
  • Free time in Jackson, WY
  • Dinner
  • Return to hotel

 

DAY EIGHT

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Return to Grand Teton National Park
  • Lunch
  • Hike to Taggart Lake or other spots as time allows
  • Depart for Salt Lake City, UT
  • Arrive at airport
  • Dinner
  • Flight home
Kalispell, MT 12 June 2024 64 °F
Thu 42 °F 69 °F
Fri 52 °F 69 °F
Sat 43 °F 68 °F
Yellowstone, WY 12 June 2024 67 °F
Thu 42 °F 73 °F
Fri 50 °F 75 °F
Sat 46 °F 74 °F