• Tour code: 6029WINTER
  • Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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There’s a special beauty to Grand Teton National Park in the snowy silence of winter, free of the summertime crowds. On this Grand Teton day trip from Jackson Hole, an informative guide will help you search for bison and bighorn sheep, and you could also see moose, coyotes, eagles, or even wolves. In addition to searching for animals in the wild, you’ll visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art as well as the National Elk Refuge, where you’ll ride past herds of powerful elk on a comfortable, horse-drawn sleigh.


  • Full-day guided wildlife tour through the Teton Range, from Jackson Hole
  • Drive deep into Grand Teton National Park to view wildlife
  • Enjoy lunch and incredible views at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
  • Bundle up for a fun ride on a horse-drawn sleigh in the National Elk Refuge
  • Learn about the Wyoming wilderness from your guide
  • Snap great photos of wildlife and mountain scenery

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What You Can Expect

Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

The bald eagle is one of the many animals commonly seen on this tour

This Grand Teton wildlife tour begins at your Jackson Hole hotel, where your local guide will transport you to Grand Teton National Park.

Upon entering the snowy and scenic park, join your guide in scanning the landscape for movement and signs of wildlife, and since your knowledgeable guide knows right where to look, there’s a good chance of spotting a wealth of wildlife from bison to eagles to elk. Bighorn sheep are also common in Grand Teton National Park, as are moose, mule deer, coyotes, pronghorn antelope, and wolves.

After 43 miles of touring the park, you’ll warm up with lunch near Jackson Hole at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Peruse the museum’s 14 galleries of nature-inspired art, and children can even create their own art at the Children’s Discovery Center.

After exploring the exceptional wildlife museum, you’ll return outdoors for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the heart of the National Elk Refuge. Your guide will discuss how the herds of elk migrate all the way here from Yellowstone. This refuge stretches across 24,700 acres (9,996 hectares). In addition to being the elk’s winter home, it also plays host to 47 mammal species and 175 species of birds.

Finally, after eight hours of searching for wildlife and celebrating the beauty of nature, your Grand Teton day trip concludes with a warm, comfortable ride to back to your Jackson Hole hotel.     

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