Hike, Canoe & Campfire: Teton Adventures With Your Grandchild

Explore a glacial lake by canoe, float down the Snake River, experience the night sky and hike the base of the Tetons with your grandchild on this epic National Park adventure!
Rating (4)
Program No. 17688RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,249 / ADULT
899 / CHILD

At a Glance

Calling all explorers! Bring your grandkid to Jackson Hole for a week of science adventures as you investigate the shimmering lakes and streams of Grand Teton National Park. Learn how to paddle a canoe, and float down the slithering Snake River. Zoom up to the top of a mountain peak on an aerial tram to find out about the alpine ecosystem. Hike to one of the gorgeous piedmont lakes at the base of the Tetons, see birds of prey up close and gaze at the night sky in a planetarium.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking 2-3 miles over uneven terrain with an elevation gain of 500 feet. Must be able to get in/out of a canoe. Elevations of 6,000 - 7,000 feet. Elevation of 10,450 feet at the top of the tram.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey by canoe on a pristine glacial lake in Grand Teton National Park in front of the majestic Teton Mountains.
  • Enjoy a scenic float trip down the infamous Snake River where you will witness amazing scenery and scout for wildlife, such as bald eagles and moose.
  • Search for wildlife and their tracks as you hike in Grand Teton National Park.

General Notes

Group may be divided into smaller groups by age for activities. In keeping with the school's communal nature, participants perform light chores during their stay. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out "Hike, Canoe & Campfire: Teton Adventures With Your Family" (#23823).
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Your Group Leader will be a Teton Science Schools Instructor who has diverse experience working with the flora and fauna of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The group leader is yet to be assigned; the assignment will be announced during Orientation on Day 1 of your program.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Creation of the Teton Landscape: The Geologic Story of Grand Teton National Park
by Love, Reed and Pierce
This book outlines the earliest history of the area and delves deep into the extensive geology of the region. *Available for purchase on Amazon.com, USED COPIES ONLY*
Wapiti Wilderness
by Olaus and Margaret Murie
Margaret and Olaus Murie made their home in the Tetons for over thirty-seven years. During this time, Olaus Murie conducted studies of the American elk, the wapiti, and both he and Mardy worked tirelessly for conservation efforts and the preservation of wilderness. Wapiti Wilderness tells the story of their adventurous life raising children while conducting research in the Tetons. This book is available at the Teton Science Schools gift shop.
Along the Ramparts of the Tetons: The Saga of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
by Robert E. Betts
The magnificent valley of Jackson Hole at the base of the soaring Teton Range has long been a stage on which a remarkable series of events has been acted out by an equally remarkable cast of characters. This is that story, told with a verve and excitement which brings the past alive.
Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains
by James Halfpenny
Wonder no more about those tracks in the mud or that poop on the path. With this packable guide, identification in the field is easy. Featured are the tracks, scats, and signs of 70 different species including wolf, ferret, grizzly bear, as well as birds, frogs and salamanders. Scales for scat diameter and footprint size are included along the edge of each descriptive page. Plus, for accurate measurements, there's a ruler on the back cover.

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