Yellowstone Teton Adventure

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Yellowstone Teton Adventure

Destination

Wyoming, Montana

Current Grades

8th-9th

length

14 Days

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Meeting Place

Arrive and depart Jackson Hole, WY (JAC)

Embrace the stunning beauty of Wyoming’s Rocky Mountains for two weeks this summer! Backpack through Yellowstone National Park—famous for its concentration of wildlife—keeping an eye out for bison, black bears, lynx, elk, mountain goats, and more. Whitewater raft the Gallatin River, whose world-famous, thrilling class IV “Mad Mile” will leave you breathless and exhilarated. Explore geysers and hot springs as you canoe Shoshone and Lewis lakes. Summit one of the rugged and dramatic peaks of Grand Teton National Park, and then finish with another raft down some of the west’s most exciting and bouncy rapids on the Snake River!

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Yellowstone Adventure Itinerary

Backpack in Yellowstone National Park

Set your sights upon Yellowstone’s spectacular Rocky Mountains during a four-day backpacking trip. Avoiding the crowds and heading into more secluded territory, we’ll wander past some of the more than 500 geysers scattered throughout America’s first national park—the largest concentration of active geysers anywhere in the world! This area also boasts tremendous biodiversity, and it’s likely you’ll spot some of its famous wildlife on your hike. Ancient violent volcanic activity shaped these mountains into the gorgeous and unique landscape they are today.

Canoe on Yellowstone, Shoshone, and Lewis lakes

Spend three days exploring the uncrowded waters of Yellowstone, Shoshone, and Lewis lakes. If you look hard enough, you may be able to spot some river otters. At night, the lack of light pollution allows the stars to shine brighter than you’ve ever seen them!

 

Whitewater Raft the Snake and Gallatin rivers

Ride the rapids of the most action-packed river around! Snowmelt in late spring helps form the “Mad Mile,” an insanely fun section of class 4 rapids. (Fun fact: Part of the movie A River Runs Through It was filmed on this scenic river!) Afterward, get a unique aerial view of the Gallatin as you zoom across the water on a zipline. Finish off your trip with a jaunt down an eight-mile section of Snake River, which is famous for some of the best rapids in the entire United States and offers unbeatable views as it meanders through Grand Teton National Park.

Summit Hike in Grand Teton National Park

Set your sights upon a stunning subalpine lake in Grand Teton National Park. Amphitheater Lake lies at 9,698 feet, and you’ll pass through a conifer forest with countless views of surrounding peaks during your ascent, like the famous Grand Teton, Disappointment Peak, Mount Owen, and Teewinot Mountain. Bonus: You’ll get uninhibited views of Bradley and Taggart lakes—where you did your day hike—and miles of green, rolling prairie lands. Keep your eyes peeled for black bear in the distance, mule deer, or grouse!

Dates and Prices

Departure 1
  • Departure Day
    22/06/18
  • Return Day
    05/07/18
  • Price
    $3,295
  • Availability
    Closed
Departure 2
  • Departure Day
    11/07/18
  • Return Day
    24/07/18
  • Price
    $3,295
  • Availability
    Closed
Departure 3
  • Departure Day
    30/07/18
  • Return Day
    12/08/18
  • Price
    $3,295
  • Availability
    Limited
Departure Day Return Day Price Availability
06/22/18
07/05/18
$3,295
closed
07/11/18
07/24/18
$3,295
closed
07/30/18
08/12/18
$3,295
limited
Included in Tuition:
  • All meals
  • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, and all group gear
  • Guided activities
Not Included in Tuition:
  • Airfare to and from
  • Trip insurance
  • Personal clothing and items (see our packing list here)

Activities

Backpacking

Canoeing

Whitewater rafting

Mountain summit

Ziplining

Reviews

Leticia di Lena, Miami Beach, FL

AT has the most exceptional organization and leadership qualities I’ve ever been a part of for my child. Lee said it was totally awesome and wishes it was longer. We have shared our experiences with many friends, and you now have six new families sharing my same beliefs. Thank you all!

Belkis Freedman, Miami, FL

Adventure Treks offers an amazing outdoor experience with incredible instructors and a terrific peer group. Jake’s community was great and inclusive. AT does such an amazing job.

Keith Covington, Franklin, TN

Our daughter had an amazing time on her Yellowstone Teton Adventure. It was her first time flying alone, and Adventure Treks watched over her like a parent. The activities were both challenging and exciting. The first thing she said after two weeks is, “I don’t want to leave. This was the best trip ever.” Her community was awesome, friendly, and supportive.

Nancy McAneney, Pepperell, MA

Adventure Treks is our second family and one we love for sure. The girls talk about it all year and would rather go to camp than anywhere else. It’s the best investment you can make for your child. The camp philosophy along with the absolute best memories your child comes home with makes you feel like the best parent ever! My daughter liked everyone in her community and still keeps in touch with several. She’s made life-long friends.

Jennifer Douglas, Malibu, CA

Adventure Treks is life-changing! Being disconnected from technology while experiencing a challenging adventure in the outdoors really boosted our daughter’s self-confidence and made her feel so good about herself. The instructors were amazing, and she made wonderful new friends. She said, “The best decision that I ever made! I wish I could have stayed longer. I wish it was next summer already!” She told us that being on AT helped her realize she can be herself and connect with people, and that she doesn’t have to be “stuck in a certain group,” and deserves to have friends that “get me.” It has lit a fire in her for sure and opened her up to exploring new possibilities. We live at the beach, but now she wants to go to college in the mountains and work at AT someday. Plus, it was super easy to reach the office, and you were very proactive about reaching out to me for needed information. I have nothing but good things to say!

Stacey Zedeck, Parkland, FL

Adventure Treks is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was my son’s first time camping in the wilderness—Jordan even chose to sleep outside his tent the last night. He said he saw a billion stars. He loved it and learned a lot about himself. The office staff’s availability and communication helped put me at ease, too.

Abby Pensky, Knoxville, TN

Ali’s fourth trip was a continuation of the growth and learning that she has experienced in the past. I can’t wait for her to experience Alaska next year. Her leadership skills and self-confidence grew with each new challenge. Ali connected with each of her instructors, and I’m sure she will keep in touch with them. AT walks the talk in consciously building communities… It’s not just good marketing.

Jennifer Templeton, Downingtown, PA

Adventure Treks impressed me because a kid like Faith who has had little or no exposure to these activities was able to feel comfortable while being truly challenged. Faith reports that she is a different person because of AT. I know she had fun, but it was never about fun for Faith. She wanted to push herself, and AT enabled her to do that but in a way that was loving and supportive. It’s the most accepted and connected she’s ever felt with a group.

Andrea Fiorillo, Chester Springs, PA

We were expecting Keenan to tell us that the ziplining and whitewater rafting were the best parts of the trip—he loves excitement. But what he said he enjoyed the most was sitting on the peninsula at the lake and cooking dinner and the beautiful views, especially from climbing the summit in the Tetons. His appreciation for the peacefulness and beauty was very unexpected. What an awesome time he had!