Wyoming

5 of the Best Grand Teton Wildlife Tours

by Paul Stafford  |  Published December 22, 2020

Visitors to Wyoming often head straight for the busy roads of Yellowstone National Park, but there’s another haven for wildlife just to the south that shouldn’t be missed. Wildlife tours to Grand Teton National Park virtually guarantee that you’ll see some extraordinary fauna. With 61 mammal species, such as moose, grizzly and black bears, wolves and mountain lions, plus over 300 species of bird, the only question is how long you’d like to spend there. And let’s not forget the iconic American bison, which can be found grazing the sagebrush flats of the park, particularly in the fall.

Named after the tallest mountain in the national park, Grand Teton is dominated by the beautiful peaks of the Teton Range, an alpine terrain that are parsed by the Snake River and the occasional placid lake. Teton’s wildlife tours often depart from the towns of Jackson or Teton Village, which is one of the main ski resorts in the area during the winter months. There are plenty of different options available, so we have condensed the selection down to the best five below, providing an overview of the different types of tours available while accounting for factors like the value for money, duration, safety measures provided and much more.