Half-Day Winter Wildlife Tours

Winter Wildlife Abounds

Winter in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is truly spectacular. As winter descends, predators like wolves become more visible, bison grow thick coats, and snow transforms the Tetons into world-class ski slopes.

When asked by our guests when wildlife watching is best, we often say winter: wildlife are easily spotted against the white of the valley floor and guests have the unique opportuity of observing how local species survive the incredibly harsh winters in Jackson Hole.

Our half-day Grand Teton winter tour is the perfect choice for those seeking an introduction to this ecosystem. Join us for a private, personalized tour into winter wonderland.

The Grand Teton Range behind scenic views near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Half-Day Grand Teton Winter Tour

The Perfect Introduction to Grand Teton

Grand Teton Inner Loop / The Gros Ventre Mountains

  • Offered: November through April
  • Private Party Half-Day Tour
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Starting Time: Morning and afternoon options
  • Cost: Groups of 1-4 people – $500.00
  • Additional People: $100.00 each
  • Additional Seniors/18 and Under: $75.00 each
  • Larger Groups (6+): Call for thoughtful pricing
  • Cancellations and refunds require 72-hour notice

Oh, the Places You’ll See…

Winter Wildlife Tours - National Elk Refuge

National Elk Refuge

In the winter months, thousands of elk migrate down to Jackson Hole’s National Elk Refuge. 

Winter wildlife tours - Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

The breath-taking Teton range is made even more spectacular covered in snow. 

Winter wildlife tours - Kelly Warm Springs

Kelly Warm Springs

Kelly Warm Springs are located just outside of Kelly, WY and offer excellent views and warmer temperatures to wildlife.

Winter wildlife tours - Snake River Overlook

Snake River Overlook

See the vista made famous by 20th-century photographer Ansel Adams as the Snake underscores the Tetons.

Half-Day Grand Teton –
Winter Tour Itinerary

Half-Day Grand Teton Winter Tours

Mid-Morning/Afternoon: 4 Hrs

Take a break from skiing and experience Jackson Hole as few have during the winter. *Winter itinerary is flexible due to weather and road conditions.

  • Meet at your lodging
  • View/photograph Elk Refuge
  • Grand Teton National Park entrance photos
  • Wildlife viewing along the Gros Ventre River
  • Historic Kelly Wyoming
  • Kelly Warm Springs thermal pool
  • Blacktail Ponds Wildlife viewing
  • Snake River overlook
  • Elk Ranch wildlife viewing
  • View wildlife as we return you to your lodging

What’s Included

  • Pickup & dropoff locations:
    • Town of Jackson
    • Teton Village
    • Please call for other locations
  • Interpretive guide service
  • Late-model vans provide individual seating with large windows, air conditioning, and stand-up comfort
  • Leupold, Bushnell, & Nikon Binoculars and spotting scopes
  • Field guides and interpretive manuals
  • Coolers for water and drinks
  • Regular comfort stops along the way
  • Park service concessions, grocery store, and restaurant stops by request
  • Not Included: National Park passes, children’s car seats, rain jackets, ponchos, food, or snacks

About the Wildlife

With abundant water and natural resources, wildlife thrives in Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. And we frequent the same locations at the same time of day as the critters you came to see, so keep your eyes peeled…

Commonly Seen

We can usually find some of the animals on this list every outing:

  • Elk
  • Mule Deer
  • Bison
  • Moose
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Trumpeter Swans
  • Bald Eagles

Frequently Seen

We’ll be visiting prime habitat for the following animals during their most active hours. They make quite a few appearances for our guests:

  • Coyotes
  • Foxes
  • American Pronghorn (Antelope)
  • Hawks
  • Falcons

Occasionally Seen

We know where these guys live, hunt, and play, but they can be elusive:

  • Mountain Lions
  • Wolves
  • Otters
  • Bobcats