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Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

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, a guide helps you search for bison and bighorn sheep, and you could also see moose, coyotes, eagles, or even wolves. In addition, visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art as well as the National Elk Refuge, where you 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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

If you are an animal lover or nature photographer, this tour is definitely for you. A naturalist guide knows the spots to go to see critters roaming their natural habitat. And you'll do it all in the comfort and safety of provided transportation.
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Naturalist guide
National Elk Refuge admittance
Snacks
Beverages
Use of binoculars
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Restaurant lunch
Guide Gratuities (recommended at 10-15% of the tour cost)
National Park Entrance fees ($15 USD per person)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please let us know where you are staying in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area including Teton Village, Jackson, and Wilson, Wyoming. We will offer front door pickup for MOST locations in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
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 a day 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.     
Itinerary
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BrushBuck Wildlife Tours
After early morning pickup from your Jackson Hole hotel, your naturalist guide takes you into Grand Teton National Park. Even in the quiet of a snowy winter, wildlife can be spotted in the park and your guide knows where to look for animals. On any given day, you could see moose, bison, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, bald eagles, golden eagles, pronghorn, coyotes, or even wolves as you explore the park. At midday, come in from the cold to enjoy lunch in the famous western cowboy town of Jackson, Wyoming. After lunch, head back outside for a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge. Snap social media–worthy pics of the large herds as your guide explains how the elk migrate from the surrounding area to the refuge, a 24,700-acre (9,996-hectare) winter sanctuary to 47 different mammals and nearly 175 species of birds such as trumpeter swans and bald eagles. At the end of a memorable 8-hour tour of this winter wonderland, your guide returns you to your hotel where your tour ends.
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
National Elk Refuge
National Elk Refuge, Jackson, WY 83001
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to wear: Snow boots/sturdy hiking boots, a winter coat, long/warm pants, gloves, scarf, and gloves
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Brushbuck Guide Services, Inc.

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip.

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If you love the mountains and wildlife this is for you
MOHAMMAD_S
, Jan 2021
I havent been on that many tours in my life but I can confidently say that was my all time favorite tour. The scenery was unbelievable and Steve was undoubtedly an excellent, immensely knowledgeable and interesting tour guide. I highly recommend it!
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Wonderful tour!
Deborah_E
, Jan 2021
We had a wonderful tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took photos thru the scope of all the animals and eagles we saw. He had a kneen eye to spot the wildlife including a bald eagle sitting on post at the side of the road. Lunch at the Silver Dollar was great too! Definitely a tour we recommend!
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Great experience
Scott_K
, Jan 2021
Our guide, Neal, was passionate about what he does and extremely knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the day.
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Breathtaking wilderness
James_L
, Jan 2021
The scenery is breathtaking if you get a clear day like we did. We saw elk, bison, longhorn sheep, eagles, moose and local deer. Neil our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about nature.
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Winter Safari.
John_S
, Jan 2021
Excellent tour and excellent tour guide. Mark was knowledgeable and very thoughtful. We were fortunate to see Grizzly and her four Cubs, tons of Moose, Elk, Coyote, Bald Eagle, and Rocky Mountain Goat.
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Thank you, John! What a special experience to see #399 and her cubs right before they go into hibernation for the winter.
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Outstanding day!
Elizabeth_M
, Dec 2020
Outstanding day with Neil! His knowledge of the area and the animals was incredible. We saw elk, bison, moose, Rocky Mountain long horn sheep, trumpet swans - amazing. Neil’s energy and excitement was contagious. Highly recommend
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
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Great time
Jaime_B
, Dec 2020
Mark was a fantastic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Loved seeing all the animals and getting info on each one. Was a great time!
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Thank you for your review, Jaime!
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Amazing experience!
Ryan_W
, Dec 2020
My husband and I had a great time exploring the amazing natural beauty of the Teton mountains as well as the historical landmarks that Sarah showed us along the way. As well as seeing all of the wildlife that inhabited the area. Sarah was kind, insightful, prepared, and extremely knowledgeable. She was a great guide and my husband and I highly recommend her!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Sarah's knowledge and experience are top notch. She is a wonderful part of the team. Thank you for your review!
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Grand Teton/wildlife tour
Debra_T
, Dec 2020
This tour is awesome. Our guide, Mark, was absolutely amazing!! We saw an abundance of wildlife & learned so much about the history of the area. The spotting scope brought the bald eagles up close & personal.
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Thank you for taking the time to review your tour!
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Great trip
Natalia_D
, Dec 2020
Awesome everything good great service very detailed. Great guide. Beautiful scenery. Everything good. thank you
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
The Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Tip is a great way to see Grand Teton and the Elk Refuge in the winter. A horse drawn sleigh ride is a magical way to see the refuge. Thank you!
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Product code: 6029WINTER

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