sunset over the grand teton mountains and snake river

What to Expect on a Scenic Float Trip

If you are looking to explore Jackson Hole, a scenic float trip is a fun way to take in all the valley has to offer. An alternative to white water rafting, float trips involve traveling down the Snake River in a boat rowed only by your guide. A prime way to relax and learn more about the great outdoors, float trips are perfect for an enjoyable day out with family and friends. Here are a few of the things you can expect during your time out on the river.

Take in the View

A scenic float trip is the best way to witness the natural splendor of the Teton Mountain Range. Traveling from the famous Snake River Ranch, you will enjoy views of the Teton Range, Gros Ventre Range, and Snake River Range. Aside from the stunning scenery, you will also spot the vibrant wildlife of Jackson Hole, including elk, birds, and prairie dogs.

Learn About The Environment

One of the great advantages of a scenic float trip is your access to a knowledgeable guide. Every guide is an expert in the wildlife and culture of Jackson Hole, and you are free to ask as many questions as you wish! Learn everything from the geography of the nearby mountain ranges to the history of settlements in the area, as well as the many legends and folk tales of the state.

Rest and Relax

Jackson Hole is home to many physically taxing activities like hiking, skiing, and white water rafting. A scenic float trip is an opportunity to kick your feet back and take the scenery without strain. Many trip packages include a stop at a special campground to enjoy a special meal. And do not worry about getting wet, as your guide will navigate your party down the Snake River without as much as a splash. In case of an emergency, all guides have trained and certified in First Aid, CPR, and water rescue.

What to Bring

While you will not need much gear on your scenic float trip, it is a good idea to come prepared with a few items. The weather in Jackson Hole can change rapidly, so bring along a rain-proof jacket to stay warm when the temperature drops or if it rains. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat will help protect you when it is dry and sunny out. Many float trips will provide food and drink to enjoy along the journey, but feel free to bring some extra water and snacks. Do not forget a pair of binoculars to take in the scenery and a camera for taking photos of the beautiful landscape.

Ready For Your Next Scenic Float Trip?

If you would like to know more about Jackson Hole or want to book a trip of your own, Teton Expeditions is your best resource. We offer several custom scenic float trips sure to make your time at Snake River an experience you will not forget. Contact us today at 307-733-1418 to book a package. We cannot wait to begin your next adventure in Wyoming!