Combine the eclipse with the extraordinary, twin national parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton

From Salt Lake City we travel into Wyoming and explore Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The total eclipse will be viewed from a private ranch near Jackson.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Salt Lake City, United States
Finish
Salt Lake City, United States
Country
United States
Style
Original
Theme
Astronomy
Code
EXUU
Physical rating
Ages
Min 14
Group size
Min 10, Max 0

Why we love this trip

  • Total Solar Eclipse

  • Salt Lake City

  • The Majestic Grand Teton Mountains

  • The Geysers of Yellowstone

Is this trip right for you?

  • Road tripping is the ultimate way to see the USA and on this trip there will be some long drive days. So on this trip you'll be spending a fair amount of time in a van with other travellers, so conditions may feel a little cramped. This is all part of the adventure, however, and you might even make some lifetime friends.

  • Traffic in and out of the larger cities can be hectic, especially during holiday periods. There may be delays, so be prepared to take part in car games to keep you entertained. Many of the cities on this trip are best explored on foot. To get the most out of these, plus also the hikes within the national parks, it is best if you have a reasonable level of physical fitness and are able to walk moderate-to-long distances.

  • This trip only allows for limited time at some destinations, so you may have to move quickly, and may not be able to see everything on your to-do list

Itinerary

Welcome to Salt Lake City, USA! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. Your guide will welcome you and brief you on the next few days ahead. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We’ll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you’re going to be late, please inform hotel reception.
For those of you on the group flight, you will be met by our local representative at arrivals. They will be holding a sign with Intrepid on it. If for any reason you have any difficulty locating the driver/group please contact our local office on the number in the notes section below.
Accommodation
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salt Lake City West Valley (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Drive to Yellowstone, the world's first National Park and designated World Heritage Site. Its a massive size (3,472 square miles or 8,987 square km), has diverse wildlife and unique geologic highlights, providing no shortage of options to explore.
In the late afternoon we will have an introduction to the park's geysers and hot springs with stops at Grand Prismatic Springs and the iconic Old Faithful, time permitting.
Accommodation
  • Yellowstone Park Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Full day to explore Yellowstone's highlights. We'll keep our eyes open for wildlife such as bison, grizzly bears, and moose en-route to Artist's Point and Yellowstone Falls. Short walks & moderate hikes are available from Artist's Point and your leader will provided details. For those on shorter walks, there are shops, cafes and a visitor center to help enjoy the experience.
Your private coach bus will shuttle us to key points in the park and your group leader will provide some interpretive talks along the way.
Accommodation
  • Yellowstone Park Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Leaving Yellowstone we drive to Grand Teton National Park. A highlight of the park is leisurely walking along Jenny Lake, with accompanying views of rugged Grand Teton Peaks towering more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above. Return across Jenny Lake by ferry (optional at own expense).
Please note: Your local guide cannot hike with the group in Grand Tetons NP due to park restrictions there.
We continue to our Jackson hotel to prepare for next day's eclipse!
Evening lecture with Dr. John Mason at the National Museum of Wildlife Art (4:30-7:30pm). There will be time to browse the museum's collection before or after the lecture.
Accommodation
  • Lexington Inn Jackson (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
ECLIPSE VIEWING DAY! We will depart early (approximately 8am) for our exclusive viewing site at a Jackson area ranch. We will be able to spend the morning and early afternoon at the ranch, including a catered BBQ lunch.
Please note that all guests will be provided with eclipse viewing glasses.
Totality begins approximately 11:35am local time.
Return to Jackson midafternoon for time spent at leisure.
Accommodation
  • Lexington Inn Jackson (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Today we return to Salt Lake City, where you can enjoy an afternoon of leisure – maybe check out the shopping or the town's fine restaurants.
Accommodation
  • Holiday Inn Express Downtown Salt Lake City (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Departure day today, so no activities are planned. Check out after breakfast and those on the group flight are transferred to the airport at the appropriate time.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private Coach

Accommodation

Hotels

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Important notes

Total eclipses are rare events that occur along a narrow track at a precisely calculated time. People who follow eclipses want to be at the location with the best chance of clear skies so we operate a range of tours that converge of the selected eclipse site for the days around the eclipse.

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