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Teton Village, United States
Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

On this small-group Grand Teton wildlife safari, join a local naturalist and guide for a ride in an open-air safari vehicle on dirt roads and on paved highways within Grand Teton National Park, where you scour the landscape at dawn or dusk for wolves, moose, and elk. Look for eagles soaring overhead or deer walking through the woods, and there’s even the chance you could spot a bear roaming near the road. In addition to helping find wildlife, your guide discusses the area’s ecology, history, geology, and culture, and also stops so you can take photos of the landscape, wildlife, or terrain.
  • Wildlife tour of Grand Teton National Park from Jackson Hole
  • Enjoy a fun safari ride over rugged terrain and feel closer to the wildlife in an open-air vehicle
  • Look for moose, bison, elk, mule deer, coyotes, and eagles
  • Journey morning or evening when the animals are most active
  • Learn about the area’s geology and ecology from a naturalist guide
  • Snacks, drinks and use of binoculars included
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This safari uses an open-air vehicle to maximize wildlife viewing and photo ops.
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Naturalist guide
Transport by open-air safari vehicle *June-September, weather dependent*
Transport by enclosed, heated vehicle *September-May*
Snacks
Beverages
Use of binoculars/scope
Gratuities, recommended at 10-15% of tour price (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop-off (summer tours)
National park entrance fees

Departure Point

Teton Village, WY 83025, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
From Teton Village near Jackson Hole, hop in a customized open-air vehicle (weather dependent), for a journey out on the rugged terrain of Grand Teton National Park. From the comfortable seat of your open-air vehicle, gaze up at the craggy summit of Grand Teton—the tallest mountain in the park—all the while feeling the wind in your hair as you journey out towards the woods. In the fall and winter, when the temperature drops, tours take place in a safari-style vehicle that’s enclosed for comfort and warmth, and these small group tours have only nine passengers in summer, and 10 passengers in winter.

During this Grand Teton wildlife tour, scour a part of the 310,000 acres that comprise the national park. Scan the landscape for the 60 species of mammals that live in the park, and keep an eye out overhead for over 300 species of birds. With binoculars provided by your local guide, try to spot elk, bears, bison, mule deer, moose, or wolves, and keep a lookout for ospreys, owls, hawks, and soaring bald eagles. You might even have a chance at seeing black and grizzly bears. 

Aside from the wealth of wildlife, you also experience the Snake River scenery as backed by the jagged mountains, and your guide will explain the geology and ecology before returning to Teton Village.

Note: Summer tours run from June 15 to August 31, and fall/winter tours are September 1 to June 14. Hotel pickup in the Jackson Hole area is available upon request.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Grand Teton
Elk, moose, mule deer, pronghorn, bison, bighorn sheep, grizzly and black bear, and wolves can all be seen within the park boundaries. Animal species that can be viewed will change throughout the year due to different seasonal changes in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton National Park is also a spring and summer birders paradise. You will have opportunity to see bald and golden eagles, sandhill cranes, osprey, hawks, and owls. This tour also covers the human and natural history of Grand Teton National Park as well as the diverse geology within the park. Frequent stops will be made to observe and photograph the various wildlife and landmark points of interest.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 5 years and younger are not allowed
  • Please wear sturdy walking shoes, a jacket and long pants
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Brushbuck Guide Services, Inc.

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle.

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Traveler Tips


  • "As stated in the tour details, this is a open air truck, so expect to be dirty at the end of the night." See review
  • "Well worth the early morning, the time and the cost." See review
  • "Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive at the meeting place because we were held up in traffic due to a moose crossing." See review

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Great activity !!!
Michael_B
, Jul 2021
Great activity especially for the price, a lot of fun and very professional. Good transportation, drinks included, great guide!!!
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PA-WY
kholli5
, Jul 2021
Spotted lots of animals: moose, pronghorns, beavers, elk... Informative both of animals and the Tetons in general. Grant was great with our family members ranging from 8-47. Thanks for a great sunset tour!
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Memorable Experience
AEllis_H
, Jul 2021
Brushbuck Tours was most helpful in details and reminders. Our guide, Grant, was personable, helpful and very knowledgeable- he made our tour fun. All in all, it was a very fun and pleasant experience.
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We are happy you enjoyed your tour! Thank you for your review!
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Great Teton Tour!
Jill_V
, Jul 2021
Another great experience with Brush Buck Tours. Great communication related to time change for tour, followed up to ensure we received messages. Thank you Austin for telling us about the watermelon ice.
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Thank you for your review, we are happy you enjoyed your tour!
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Safari
Terry_G
, Jul 2021
We had a great time looking for wildlife. We did not see a bear but we did see some elk. Our guide Stacy was fun and informative.
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Thank you for your review!
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Fun, informative small group experience!!
Annie-J
, Jul 2021
Very good tour!! The guide was very informative and spunky!!! Lots of fun! I recommend this tour if you don’t mind rolling out early!!!
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We are happy you enjoyed your tour, thank you for your review!
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Wildlife Safari Tour
Norma_K
, Jul 2021
Saw Moose and mama moose with a baby and herds of Buffalo. Very happy with Jeff as our guide. He was so knowledgeable and told us so much information about the history of the Tetons, wildlife, plants & mountains.
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Totally worth the trip!
Meg_W
, Jul 2021
This trip was amazing! Our tour guide taught us all about the formation of the grand Tetons and pointed out all the interesting landscapes and mountain ranges surrounding. He was also awesome at finding the animals and then moving our vehicle so that we were able to see them and take pictures of them - all while being safe. We traveled with a group of 10 people ages 11 to 50. Everyone enjoyed the trip!
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Just do it!
Gerald_S
, Jul 2021
Such an adventure! Saw mule deer, antelope, elk, moose, a golden eagle, and great scenery. Our guide, Neil, was terrific and knew just where to find the elusive wildlife. I strongly suggest you take this tour on the first day of your trip so you will know where to look for wildlife later on based on the guide’s recommendations.
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Amazing!
Manish_S
, Jun 2021
Jeff was a fabulous tour guide. Super friendly, fun and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend him and this tour!
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