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Join us as L3 returns to travel with a trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.


Whether you hike, fish, safari, or daydream, you will marvel at the matchless majesty of nature as you leave the rest of the world behind. 


Scroll down to see what we've got planned.


Register early because this trip is limited to 20 attendees. 



Hikes

Each day there are two options for hikes, one an easier degree of difficulty and one a bit more challenging. Trailheads are a ride from the lodge but the gorgeous scenery unfolding outside your window will make the time fly by. Snacks will also be provided for increased comfort and enjoyment on the ride. 

Fairy Falls and Imperial Geyser

This long, straight, wide and flat path is perfect for those looking for a comfortable hike and several spectacular sights. Fairy Falls, towering at just under 200 feet, shoots wispy falls into a peaceful pool below. A little farther on, you can get an up-close look at an active geyser, the Imperial Geyser. The lack of crowds and close proximity make this geyser, while not as large as Old Faithful, feel like a true hidden gem. This route also offers an aerial view of the brilliant rainbow colors of Grand Prismatic Springs. This enormous hot spring is the second largest spring in the world. Certain bacteria that thrive in hot water create that dazzling array of yellow, orange, red, green, and blue you'll see in the springs (5.2 miles round trip, no elevation change)

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, South Rim

This hike is often listed as a "must-do" in Yellowstone. The trail follows the indomitable Yellowstone River downstream while providing iconic views of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon and the Upper Falls. Here, the dramatic colors

and shapes of the rock reveal the park's illustrious geologic history. Through the vibrant yellows, oranges, reds, purples, and whites you'll be able to feel the massive erosive power of the river. We'll stop at Artist Point, one of the most famous vantage points in the park. There is an optional detour (with stairs) along Uncle Tom's Trail if you would like to obtain views of the Lower Falls as well (4 miles roundtrip, 500 feet of elevation loss and gain)

Mount Washburn Hike

If you'd like a bit more of a challenge, Mount Washburn yields a true mountain hike. A wide variety of wildflowers in every color surround this trail and wildlife is abundant. You'll probably see rams and maybe even some bears. At 10,243 feet, the summit is the highest mountain peak in the Washburn mountain range and provides scenic views that stretch up to 50 miles. At the top, you'll find one of the three fire lookout stations within Yellowstone and there's a good chance there will be snow. The grand summit, with its sweeping landscape from the Tetons all the way through Yellowstone, is a sight you will never forget (6 miles roundtrip, 1,400-feet elevation gain)

Old Faithful to Observation Point

Consider this the quintessential Yellowstone hike. Spouting geysers, expansive views, and historic buildings mark this short, sunny trek. Beginning at the famed Old Faithful boardwalk, the trail continues up to Observation Point, providing an elevated vantage point for the geyser. In the Upper Geyser Basin, you'll find the largest concentration of geysers in the world. Snowmelt combined with the superheat from hotspots creates a network of geysers, mud pots, fumaroles, hot springs and other geothermal features. Stop at the historic Old Faithful Inn, built in 1903 using materials from within the park. It is one of the few remaining log hotels in the country (2.5 miles roundtrip, less than 250-feet elevation change) 

Mystic Falls

To get a little more off the beaten path and into some backcountry, consider the slightly longer hike to Mystic Falls. This trail follows a winding creek through a conifer forest, into a boulder-filled canyon, and ends at a spectacular, 70-foot waterfall. Pictures do not do justice to this powerful, whitewater cascade. The overlook at Little Firehole River is a great spot to view the basin below as well as much of the valley stretching out toward the Upper Geyser Basin (4 miles roundtrip, 1,000-feet elevation gain)

Grand Teton and Jenny Lake

Nestled at the foot of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park, Jenny Lake comprises nearly two square miles of glassy mountain water, perfect for a leisurely boat ride. From a chartered boat, you will be surrounded by lush landscapes and a wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitat. Be on the lookout for bears, elk, bison, moose, eagles and foxes hiding in the shadow of Mount Moran as it rises straight out of Jackson Lake. Complete with a picnic lunch on the boat, this will be an extraordinary, idyllic way to experience the spectacular Grand Teton National Park. There is an optional 3-mile hike that leads around Phelps Lake. This easy trail showcases the crystal blue waters of the lake and all its verdant shores. 

Dining

Jackson Lake Lodge

The Jackson Lake Lodge will fill your belly and your senses. The room is a visual feast, with stunning views of the Grand Teton Mountain Range through sixty-foot windows on one side, and on the other, the magnificent Rendezvous Murals. The indulgent cuisine is thoughtfully prepared with fresh ingredients like local buffalo, sustainable seafood and natural organic beef. The ambiance here is fine dining in comfort, and combined with the stunning views it is sure to be a highlight of the trip. 

Jenny Lake Lodge Dining Room

The Four-Diamond dining destination is in a quaint, 1930s log cabin in the park. The restaurant's five-course dinner offerings are locally sourced with high-quality sustainable ingredients. Between the mouth-watering cuisine and the spectacular views, a meal at Jenny Lake Lodge is a truly unforgettable experience. 

Old Faithful Inn

Dinner will be in the Dining Hall of the Old Faithful Inn, one of the most famous lodges in the country. The magnificent building, more than 100 years old, was built entirely from local pine trees. You will enjoy the warm, inviting ambiance as you dine on local favorites. Between the stunning setting right in Yellowstone Park, the rustic and historic atmosphere of the lodge, and the top-notch food and service, this will be a meal to remember.

Optional Activities

If you would like an alternative to one of the hikes or if you want to squeeze in a little something extra one day, we would be happy to make arrangements for you. Some options include: 

Horseback rides with unforgettable views

You're in cowboy country, embrace the West. Sway through the countryside with an experienced wrangler on a 1, 2 or 3-hour horseback ride. Suitable for beginners and seasoned riders alike, you'll see a variety of meadows, woods, canyons, and wildlife. Trail rides tend to book up quickly, so please let us know as soon as possible if you'd like us to make arrangements for you. 

The best fly-fishing in the country 

Nowhere in the world are there so many public rivers, lakes and streams found in such a small area. Seven varieties of game fish live in the park: brook, brown, cutthroat, lake and rainbow trout, along with grayling and whitefish. If you want a fun and relaxing day on the river, we'll find you the right expert guide or instructor to provide a memorable experience. 

Rafting the Snake River

For the thrill-seekers, a whitewater rafting adventure would be perfect. Experienced guides ensure a safe yet exciting exploit. Never fear, the upper section of Snake River offers a calm, scenic float if that's more your speed. There's something for everyone on the Snake River! 

Exploring Jackson Lake

Get away from the crowds and enjoy the solitude of nature as you explore at your own pace on a canoe, kayak, paddleboard or paddle boat. You'll experience the breathtaking vistas that made the lake famous. Plan to do this activity in the morning while waters are a bit calmer and the sun is less intense. 

Preliminary Agenda*

Tuesday, June 22 – ARRIVAL

   Evening      Welcome Dinner

   Overnight   Jackson Lake Lodge


Travel Time: Jackson Hole Airport to Jackson Lake Lodge 25 minutes


Wednesday, June 23– GRAND TETON JENNY LAKE

   Morning    Breakfast at the lodge

              Morning Programing

              Hike

   Afternoon  Lunch on own

              Jenny Lake Cruise

   Evening     Dinner at the lodge

Overnight    Jackson Lake Lodge


Thursday, June 24 – YELLOWSTONE HIKES

   Morning   Breakfast at the lodge

              Hike

   Afternoon  Lunch on the trail

   Evening     Dinner at the lodge

   Overnight   Canyon Lodge                  


Friday, June 25 - YELLOWSTONE HIKES

   Morning    Breakfast at the lodge

              Hike

   Afternoon  Lunch on the trail

   Evening     Dinner at the lodge

   Overnight   Canyon Lodge                  


Saturday, June 26 - YELLOWSTONE HIKES

   Morning    Breakfast at the lodge

              Travel to Grand Teton National Park with stops along Yellowstone Lake

   Afternoon  Lunch on the trail

   Evening     Dinner at the lodge

   Overnight   Jackson Lake Lodge


Sunday, June 27 – DEPARTURE

           Travel time to Jackson Hole Airport: 25 minutes


Schedule subject to change

Accommodations

Jackson Lake Lodge

The majestic Teton Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for this full-service resort hotel overlooking Jackson Lake. It's a short 25-minute drive to Jackson Hole Airport from Grand Teton National Park.


Canyon Lodge

Canyon Lodge is a sprawling facility in Yellowstone with more than 500 rooms and cabins. Located on the east side of the park near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Its location is perfect for visiting the northern section of Yellowstone.

Flights

Arrival - Make your travel arrangements to arrive at the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) on Tuesday, June 22. Our trip will begin with dinner at 6 p.m.


Departure - Make your travel arrangements to depart from the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) on Sunday, June 27.

Registration

Early registration ends May 8 

$4,275 per person, double occupancy

$5,171.50 per person, single occupancy 

 

Deposit of $750 holds your spot and secures early registration discount.   

Deposits are refundable until May 8, 2021. Registration balance is due May 8, 2021

 

Registration after May 8, 2021

$4,775 per person, double occupancy

$5,672.50 per person, single occupancy 


No risk registration. Full refund for cancellations prior to May 22



Registration includes

  • All meals, except one lunch, beginning with dinner on Tuesday, June 22 through dinner on breakfast on Sunday, June 27
  • Hotel accommodations
  • All scheduled activities
  • Ground Transportation, unless you drive your own car or choose to rent a car for your stay


Airfare is not included in the registration fee.