Once you see Grand Teton National Park from the serene waters of the Snake River, you’ll wonder why you ever considered seeing it by car.
On a 10-mile scenic float trip with Barker-Ewing Float Trips, you’ll experience a side of Grand Teton National Park that many visitors miss out on. As you float under the towering peaks of the Tetons, your chances of seeing the animals that rely on the Snake River are high. Moose munch on the willows, beaver swim in the deep-water pools and deer wander through aspen groves. You might spot an osprey or eagle fishing, or one of the more than 300 species of birds that call the park home. If you’re really lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a bear, wolf or mountain lion.
This 10-mile excursion takes two-and-a-half to three hours, making it a perfect way to spend a morning before enjoying a hike in the park or some of nearby Jackson’s activities. This calm float is a great choice for families, although children must be over six years old and weigh at least 50 pounds. Not interested in sharing your boat with strangers? Book a private float trip to have the boat and guide all to yourself.
Your meeting place is the Float Trip Parking Lot conveniently located across the Teton Park Road from the park’s Craig Thomas Visitor Center and just across the river from Dornan’s Pizza Pasta Co. in Moose, Wyo. Looking for a fun, western experience? If you visit the Barker-Ewing reservations desk in the Dornan’s Gift Shop, you’ll get a 10% discount per person at Dornan’s Chuckwagon for dinner.
There’s no shortage of river guides in the Jackson Hole area, but when you book with Barker-Ewing Float Trips, you’re booking with the company that pioneered the famous “Wild and Scenic” 10-mile float from Deadman’s Bar to Moose Village, the most scenic stretch of the Snake River, which is entirely within Grand Teton National Park. In 1963, Dick Barker started bringing clients on this section of the Snake River, and his family continues to guide clients down those same waters today.
Barker-Ewing Float Trips’ guides are professionals with years of experience on rivers and a deep understanding of the natural history of Jackson Hole. They’re the perfect ambassadors to help you get to know this fascinating park a little better.
Reservations are required, so learn more and book your scenic float at barkerewing.com.