Dates

May 19 to 25, 2019

Starting Price

$3,999

Deposit per Person

$1,500

6 Days
Land
Experience Park Tours
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1

Jackson Hole, Snow King Mountain

We will begin our tour with a full immersion into the Western heritage of Wyoming’s favorite resort town. Nestled between the Grand Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, the valley of Jackson Hole is home to an authentic cowboy town with options for all ages – featuring art galleries, unique dining, a robust shopping district and iconic cowboy bars. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, known for its leather saddle barstools and the Silver Dollar Saloon, where we’ll be stopping for lunch, are both unique and historic spots to grab a memorable beer or cocktail. Take the time to explore the shops in Jackson Square before we board a chair lift for a scenic ride up Snow King Mountain. Later, we will check in at Spring Creek Ranch where you can indulge in any of the ranches amenities. Enjoy a sunset dinner at the ranches restaurant, The Granary, offering upscale dining and gorgeous panoramic views of the Grand Teton mountain range.

Day 2

Sunrise Safari, Jenny Lake, Grand Teton Loop, Jackson Lake Lodge

Our day begins before sunrise with a specially prepared breakfast on the Limo Liner. We’ll depart on a 4-hour Sunset Wildlife Safari with EcoTour Adventures, boarding their 4×4 style safari vehicles, along with a knowledgeable experienced guide and make our way into the wildlife hotspots of the Grand Teton National Park. Your guide will be equipped with high quality binoculars and spotting scopes for each guest and are available for your use throughout the morning. Next, we’ll continue to the shores of Jenny Lake for an in-field lunch prepared by our chef by the lakeshore. A scenic drive along the Grand Teton Loop will provide multiple photo opportunities for elk, pronghorn and bison – and of course the Grand Tetons. Venturing to Jackson Lake Lodge, we’ll find breathtaking panoramic views of the alpine mountain range. The wetlands just outside of the lodge provide the perfect setting to spot a moose and are a beautiful destination for a sunset diner. We’ll end the night back at Spring Creek Ranch for an evening beneath a blanket of alpinestars.

Full Itinerary
Meet Your Trip Host

Susan Rosegrant

Susan Rosegrant is a writer and a lecturer at U-M’s Residential College, teaching narrative journalism, memoir writing, and creative non-fiction. A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., she attended the Residential College, earning a BA in Chinese and winning a Hopwood Award for fiction. Rosegrant spent her junior year studying in Taiwan, where she also starred in a soap opera. She received an MA in journalism from Stanford, and then lived in the Boston area for 30 years, writing for Business Week and at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Rosegrant has been an avid traveler since living in the Philippines at age 11. Favorite destinations have included Scotland, China, Europe, and the Galapagos Islands. Closer to home, she enjoys birding, hiking, reading great books, and helping others to write effective and meaningful prose.

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Dates

May 19 to 25, 2019

Starting Price

$3,999

Deposit per Person

$1,500

6 Days
Land
Experience Park Tours
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064