Best Expert Level Hike Near Jackson Hole: Sleeping Indian

Category: Jackson Hole

Sheep Mountain is better known as Sleeping Indian because the mountain forms the façade of a headdress and nose. It’s one of the less popular hikes for tourists with most visitors choosing to hike the Grand Tetons. We don’t blame them, of course, but if you’re afforded the opportunity to visit Jackson Hole with some hiking cred already under your belt, go where the locals go and head up Sleeping Indian.

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Which Jackson Hole ATV Tour Should I Take?

Category: Wildlife Tours

There are so many ways to experience the natural beauty of Jackson Hole, but our favorite is from the seat of an ATV. Cruising through backroads with the Grand Tetons in your rearview is about as close to perfect as you can get. At Scenic Safaris, we’re here to give you the adventure of a lifetime. Many adventure seekers like to take advantage of our knowledge of the area with a guided ATV Tour. Are you considering an ATV tour, but aren’t sure which one to choose? Take this quiz to help you decide which Jackson Hole ATV tour you should take.

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Summer Weather Activities in Jackson Hole

Category: Jackson Hole

Those who travel to Jackson Hole regularly know of its endless supply of outdoor adventure. Those who don’t, welcome to the real life postcard we call home. With the Grand Teton National Park in our backyard, summer in Jackson Hole is a special time when visitors cash in on their play hard mentality.

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Best Fly Fishing Sweet Spots Along the Snake River

Category: Fishing in Yellowstone

The Snake River, which begins in the southern area of Yellowstone National Park and runs up through Grand Teton National Park, is a popular destination for adventurous fly fishing trips. It’s an area known as “dry fly heaven” if you know the best fly fishing sweet spots along the Snake River. Plan your next fishing trip with these tips in mind.

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How to Plan the Ultimate Yellowstone Vacation

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Did you know Yellowstone National Park was founded almost 150 years ago? To be precise, the wilderness area turned 146 on March 1, 2018. Since its inception, Yellowstone has proven a refuge for wildlife and people alike. If you haven’t yet been, it’s time to check it out! Here are four tips for planning the ultimate Yellowstone vacation.

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Best Time to See Old Faithful in the Spring

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Yellowstone has been a historic destination since 1872, when it was first signed into national park status by President Ulysses S. Grant. Today, thousands upon thousands of tourists flock to the park every year to view its rolling prairies, impressive rock formations and bison … some of the last free-roaming herds in the U.S.

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Why You Should Visit Yellowstone in the Spring

Category: Wildlife Tours

Wondering whether or not Yellowstone National Park is worth a visit this spring? The answer is a pretty straightforward yes. With rolling meadows, soaring mountain peaks and meandering waterways, this jewel of a park is beloved any time of year – but spring brings some unique perks. Here are five of our favorite.

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Where to Spot Ansel Adams Photos IRL

Category: Yellowstone Tips

Ansel Adams was one of the best known – and most loved – photographers of the 20th century. His black-and-white images of the west’s rugged landscapes have been featured on everything from calendars and postcards to coffee table books. The National Park Service even hired Adams to take pics of Yosemite, Yellowstone and other major landmarks. If you’re looking for the best selfie backgrounds, here are 5 places inside Yellowstone where you can spot Ansel Adams photos in real life.

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​Yellowstone's Grand Canyon: Things to Know

Category: Yellowstone Activities

Yellowstone is known for many things; the paragon of all geysers “Old Faithful”, bison that still roam in herds, and unspoiled wildlife in pristine backcountry. If that’s all you associate with Yellowstone National Park, however, you’re missing something amazing. Among its lesser-known features is a Grand Canyon of stunning size and beauty.

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​Best Winter Trails for Snowmobiling and More

Category: Snowmobiling

The trails that wind through Jackson and across Yellowstone National Park are unique in the sense that they are just as breathtaking during the snow-covered winter months as they are during the lush, green season of summer. Adventurers who are interested in snowshoeing along winter trails, embarking on a guided snowmobile excursion or cross-country skiing across the snowy terrain will find many suitable options in the area.

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​Romantic Excursions at Yellowstone: For Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Category: Snowmobiling

There’s no denying the breathtaking beauty of Yellowstone National Park. With nearly 3,500 square miles of scenic Wyoming backcountry and scenery from volcanic hot springs to deep canyons, it’s an awe-inspiring place. The landscape here is truly romantic—as evidenced by the millions of gorgeous photos taken here and famous paintings depicting the park’s most attractive features. Here are just a few of the romantic excursions you can take here, for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

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​5 Best Places to Eat in Jackson Hole

Category: Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is a major hub for tourism. Though the town only has about 10,000 year-round inhabitants, another 50,000 come here for the summer – not to mention the millions of tourists who pass through on their way to tour Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton. Here are five of the best place to eat in Jackson Hole before or after your Scenic Safaris park tour.

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3 Tips for Visiting Yellowstone in Winter

Category: Jackson Hole

Anyone can visit Yellowstone National Park in the summertime. Millions of tourists flock to the park to take advantage of hiking, rafting and swimming in the seasonal sunshine. Unfortunately, that also means heavier crowds. That’s why many avid adventurers and nature lovers prefer touring the park in winter, when sparkling snowfall blankets the landscape and you can view wildlife in a quiet and pristine habitat. If you’re up for the challenge, here are 3 tips for visiting Yellowstone in winter.

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​No Bull: The Bison of Yellowstone (in Photos)

Category: Wildlife Tours

Once, there were only 25 bison left inside Yellowstone National Park. Today, there are thousands of bison on park grounds. Tourists flock to Yellowstone in summer and fall to witness herds of bison foraging for grasses and rolling in the dirt. Group adventures like Scenic Safaris’ Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour cross the territory of these majestic animals, making it likely that guests will come home with a photo or two of Yellowstone’s herds. If you’re interested in learning more about the bison of Yellowstone, here are a few facts to get you started.

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Best All-Inclusive Tours Near Jackson Hole

Category: Jackson Hole

Jackson, WY, is a skier’s paradise. The valley is home to three major ski areas, with Yellowstone National Park and the Gros Ventre Mountains to the north. More than 2.6 million people visit Jackson Hole each year, with millions more traveling to the nearby national parks. While some tourists meticulously plan every minute of their trip, others leave it to the professionals and sign up for a guided tour. If you’re looking for the best all-inclusive tours near Jackson Hole, here are a few to consider.

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​Stay and Play in Bridger-Teton National Forest

Category: Jackson Hole

You’ve probably heard of Yellowstone. But what do you know about Bridger-Teton National Forest? Located in western Wyoming, Bridger-Teton encompasses 3.4 million acres. That’s massive enough to make it the third largest forest in the continental U.S.! 

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5 Secretly Great Places to Visit in Yellowstone

Category: Yellowstone Tips

With 3,472 square miles of land, 290 waterfalls and more than 10,000 active hydrothermal features, Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place to explore. It’s larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined – so big that most travelers are only able to see a fraction of the park, even if they hike all day and every day for a week!

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Where to Get the Best Winter Pics in Yellowstone

Category: Yellowstone Activities

The winter scenery inside Yellowstone National Park is unmatched. The landscape is blanketed in sparkling snow. Streams freeze over and delicate icicles form on the branches of leafless trees. Bison travel in packs and moose solo or in small groups, heading for areas of the park where food is more abundant. You’ll want your camera handy to capture these amazing sights. 

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​Spend the Holidays at Wyoming’s National Parks

Category: Jackson Hole

Winter is a magical time inside Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. Sparkling layers of snow are on the ground. Streams freeze over, forming natural bridges for the wildlife that isn’t moving south for the season. It’s quiet and serene, the frozen landscape looking like a scene from a holiday postcard.

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​QUIZ: What’s NOT Hibernating at Grand Teton?

Category: Wildlife Tours

The majestic landscape isn’t the only reason that nearly five million people visit Grand Teton National Park every year. Along with hiking, wildlife spotting is one of the most popular pastimes on park grounds.

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Yellowstone Winter Wildlife in Photos

Category: Yellowstone Tips

With sparse crowds and breathtaking snow-coated scenery, winter is a great time for photographers and adventurous travelers to visit Yellowstone and its signature feature, Old Faithful. Scenic Safaris offers several options for vacationers looking to trek Yellowstone during the snowy season. Hop on a snowmobile for a 12-hour guided tour focused on the geyser or take a leisurely (and heated!) ride by snow coach. Scenic Safaris also offers multi-day trips for those who want to take their time at Yellowstone and really see the sights. No matter which option you choose, here are some of the majestic creatures you’re likely to encounter on the journey. 

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​A Guide to Snow Travel in National Parks

Category: Snowmobiling

America’s National Parks saw record attendance in 2016, with around 330 million tourists checking out the sights. Most of them visited in spring, summer or fall, when the majority of parks see their best weather. Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park – both located near Jackson Hole, Wyoming – were among the most visited parks in the western states. 

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