Grand Teton and Yellowstone National ParkSchool Trip 6 days, 5 nights
Grand Teton & Yellowstone
Trip Length: 6 days, 5 nights
National Parks offer tremendous opportunities to highlight curriculum content while at the same time giving students an appreciation for the outdoors.
- Yellowstone National Park
- Wildlife Adventures
- Mammoth Hot Springs
- Old Faithful
- Grand Teton
- Snake River Float Trip
Below is a sample itinerary that may be customized to meet the needs of your group.
Day One: Salt Lake City
- Arrive in Salt Lake City, Utah
- US Olympic Training Center
With a Bobsled Experience, Drop Zone, Challenge Course, and Extreme Tubing, your students will have an unforgettable first day of their trip.
Day Two: Yellowstone National Park
- Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
Discover the world of grizzlies and wolves at this Yellowstone Wildlife sanctuary. Student groups can see wild animals up close and personal with a naturalist-led tour
- Yellowstone IMAX
Experience Yellowstone on the BIG SCREEN before beginning your tour.
- Dinner and Souvenir Shopping in West Yellowstone
Day Three: Hotsprings & Geysers
- Mammoth Hot Springs
At Mammoth, teachers can choose from programs ranging from 30 minutes to all day. Programs cover a variety of natural and physical science topics, career exploration, citizen scientists, and many more.
- Fountain Paint Pots
Follow the Fountain Paint Pot trail to see various hydrothermal features that are expressions of Yellowstone’s still active volcano.
- Old Faithful
At the most punctual geyser in America, students will participate in a National Park Service-led program that focuses on the geologic processes that happen within Old Faithful. The geyser erupts roughly every 90 minutes, so make sure to be there on time!
Day Four: Geology & Ecology
- Photo Stop
Brink of the Upper Falls, Inspiration Point, & Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
- Yellowstone Visitor Center
Spend some time in the Yellowstone Visitors Center to learn more about Yellowstone’s supervolcano and geology.
- Mud Volcano, Sulpher Cauldron & Hayden Valley
Drive out to visit the bison herds that live in Hayden Valley. On your way, make sure to stop and visit Mud Volcano and Sulpher Cauldron, two incredible geological features in Yellowstone.
- Enjoy a number of sites in Grand Teton National Park
Including the Craig Thomas Discovery Center, Jackson Lake, and Jenny Lake. Enjoy time exploring historic Menor’s Ferry and the Chapel of Transfiguration before heading into Jackson.
- Snow King Mountain Resort
To wrap up your evening, eat dinner and have fun at the Snow King Mountain Resort where students can ride the Cowboy Coaster, experience the Alpine Slide, and play Miniature Golf.
Day Five: Grand Teton
- STEM Programs at Grand Teton
Completely customized based on the teacher’s topic of choice, Grand Teton offers wildlife tours of Jackson Hole. Students will see bison, moose, elk, mule deer, coyotes, trumpeter swans, and bald eagles.
- Float Trip on the Snake River
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon floating down the Snake River.
- Souvenir Shopping Jackson Town Square.
- Take in dinner and a show at one of the western-themed restaurants in town.
Students can eat authentic western food while watching a live performance.
Day Six: The Oregon Trail
- National Oregon California Trail Center
Before leaving for home, step back in time to the days of the Oregon Trail. Groups can experience a simulated wagon ride and learn more about the stories and hardships of the brave pioneers who ventured west.
- Depart for home