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Yellowstone and Grand Teton's Wildlife

By Viator, October 2013

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Jackson Hole is a popular destination for photographers, nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers, as it’s abundant with wildlife. The most popular place to do wildlife spotting is in Grand Teton National Park, a 310,000-acre (130,000 hectare) park home to the impressive Grand Teton Range, world-class trout fishing, outdoor recreation, dozens of mammals, over 300 bird species and some amphibians and reptiles.

During different seasons different animals become more abundant. While winter provides the best chances of spotting bighorn sheep, wolves and otters, late spring and early summer are great opportunities for seeing black and grizzly bears, especially early in the morning just as the sun is rising.

Elk can be seen pretty much all year except in late summer when it’s extremely hot -- although keep in mind you can guarantee seeing them in the National Elk Refuge --  and bison are around throughout the spring, summer, fall and most of winter, especially at Antelope Flats (you can see Antelope here mainly in the spring and fall). Other animals Grand Tenton National Park plays home to include marmots, moose, mountain goats, bald eagles, coyote, owls and much more.

Another tip for spotting wildlife in Jackson Hole is to wake up early and head to the local lakes like Gros Ventre River and Jackson, where moose head early in the morning for a drink. Keep in mind that Yellowstone National Park is less than two hours away from Jackson Hole, and can provide further opportunities for wildlife spotting in a new setting.

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4-Day Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Wildlife Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

See Wyoming and Montana’s wolves, bison, bears and other wildlife on this thrilling 4-day tour of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park that ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $1,450.00

Yellowstone National Park Tour from Jackson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Enjoy endless views of mountains, geysers, canyons, lakes, rivers and more on this coach tour of Yellowstone National Park from Jackson. Travel through Grand ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00

Yellowstone National Park Small-Group Wildlife Safari by Jeep

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore Yellowstone National Park in search of wildlife on this exciting enclosed vehicle tour with a naturalist guide. In the early morning, you’ll get the ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $230.00

Grand Teton Small-Group Wildlife Safari by Jeep

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Explore Grand Teton National Park in search of wildlife on this exhilarating tour by open-air safari-style vehicle in the summer (June 15 - August 31). At ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00

Grand Teton National Park Tour from Jackson Hole

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience the tranquil landscapes of Grand Teton National Park on this easy day trip from Jackson. A must-see Wyoming treasure, this park offers one ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00

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