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National Elk Refuge Day Trip Itinerary

a deer standing in the snow

Nothing equals serenity and happiness like observing nature in all its pristine glory. Add calmly grazing animals to the mix and a heated van for comfort, and you have a perfect tranquility cocktail.

Enter Scenic Safari’s Half Day Grand Teton Wildlife Luxury Van Tour, a gorgeous trek through some of Wyoming’s most unspoiled backcountry. So why take such a tour, what will you see and who is it right for? Let’s tackle that today.

Why Take a Wildlife Tour?

Wildlife tours are an excellent way to get in touch with your home country or to see America on a visit. Little ones love pointing out animals to their parents, and grownups almost universally appreciate a photo op – which wildlife provide masterfully.

The tour also provides the opportunity to see a lot of Grand Teton and surrounding areas, which look lovely under blankets of fresh snow, with bare-branched trees, deer and other wildlife abounding.

What’s on the Itinerary?

So just what will you do during the tour? The exact order of events varies depending on interest, weather and migration patterns, but throughout the course of the day you will:

  • Skirt the National Elk Refuge and view this majestic species in its native habitat

  • Travel toward Kelly along the Gros Ventre Road to the Warm Springs

  • Stop at Shane Cabin, of Hollywood fame in the 1953 movie Shane, which offers a beautiful chance for snowy photos

Who Is This Tour Right For?

The short answer is anyone. Along the way you will have plenty of opportunity to step out and stretch your legs. The van itself is roomy, with bucket seats and a center aisle. Families and couples are especially perfect for this trip, and at only 4 hours, you don’t need to worry about the tour outlasting its welcome (or naptime!).

If you’d like to learn more about the tour or book today, please give us a call here at Scenic Safaris! Our friendly team is happy to answer any questions you might have and get you signed up, or you can always book online. Reserve your spot today!