On August 21, 2017, Jackson Hole skywatchers will be treated with a rare and spectacular celestial show. A total solar eclipse will grace American soil for the first time since 1979. The Teton Valley is located in the path of totality, directly in line as the Moon’s orbit passes directly between Earth and the Sun. What better destination to experience this rare marvel than the Teton range, as the moon completely obscures the sun at 11:35am, casting the breathtaking valley in shadow.
On the day of the Eclipse, we will be offering unique private expeditions targeted at viewing the eclipse from a special location while also experiencing the views, botany, geology, history and most importantly, wildlife, in and around Grand Teton National Park.
The day will begin with an early morning drive through spectacular Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest to view local fauna in the quiet, wildlife filled, dawn hours. We will then continue on to set ourselves up for an ideal view of the Eclipse. You will have the experience of watching the eclipse alongside your friends and family, while having your knowledgeable guide answer any questions you may have.
After the viewing of the Eclipse, we will continue our search for wildlife, have the option for a short hike, eat a picnic lunch, and return late in the afternoon, completing an exciting day of observing and learning about this magnificent ecosystem.
- An extremely passionate and knowledgeable naturalist with a trained eye for spotting wildlife and interpreting the natural landscape
- Our comfortable, customized, safari-style vehicles with roof hatches that allow for easy wildlife observation no matter your seat
- Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your lodging
- A pair of binoculars for each participant and high quality spotting scopes to view wildlife without disturbing their natural behavior
- Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, soft drinks, and light snacks.
- Muffins first thing in the morning, and a picnic lunch in the afternoon
Please note: gratuity and park pass entrance fees are not included.