AlpenGlow Tours

Full Day Grand Teton Tours

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Full Day Grand Teton Tours

Spend a day photographing the geological wonder of the Teton Range and its diverse wildlife.

These mountains are some of the youngest in the world, yet comprised of 2.7 billion year old rocks which are among the oldest in North America. The peaks rise approximately 7,000 vertical feet from the valley floor with no foothills obstructing the view. The park’s 310,000 acres offer many diverse locations to take in the Teton splendor.

Glaciers and erosion carved and shaped the park, creating lakes, rivers and forests which provide habitat for wildlife. Beyond scenery, we frequently see moose, pronghorn, and bison as well as a number of bird species including waterfowl and raptors like the bald eagle.

Trip Details

Duration: 8 or 10 hours
Rates: $1295 for the split full day, $895 for the eight-hour tour. Private tour rates are for 1-4 people.
Departure: Varies by month, plan on leaving the hotel before daybreak
Season: Year-round
Park entrance fees are not included

What’s Included:

  • Binoculars and Spotting Scope
  • Gitzo Tripod and Monopod
  • Box Lunches 
  • Organic snacks and beverages
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Hotel Pick-up


AlpenGlow Tours offers two different trips for a day in Grand Teton National Park.

SPLIT FULL-DAY: You’ll photograph during both the sunrise and sunset hours, taking a deserved break mid-day.  Each session lasts about five hours. Best tour for wildlife viewing and lighting.

EIGHT-HOUR TOUR: The full-day trip begins before dawn and is approximately 8 hours long. While this trip is a bit shorter, it still allows plenty of time to explore the Tetons. Best if you have other commitments in the afternoon and evening.

Either full-day tour of Grand Teton National Park departs early in order to get on location and prepared to capture the sunrise as it first brushes the Tetons.

Every day brings unique opportunities. Thus we never maintain a strict schedule, remaining flexible to take advantage of the current conditions. The scenery is always magnificent, and these are some favorite potential stops:

  • Mormon Row to photograph the world-famous Moulton barns.
  • Snake River Overlook, made famous by landscape photographer Ansel Adams.
  • Signal Mountain and Jackson Lake.
  • Wildlife stops — at sunset and sunrise, you’re more likely to see bears, elk, bison and more.
  • Jenny Lake with it’s incredible view of Cascade Canyon.

  • String Lake with its crystalline waters and towering mountains across the lake.
  • Moose-Wilson Road (famous for moose and black bear sightings).

After breaking for lunch, the split-day tour continues to the park to photograph its features in a different light. It also offers another great opportunity for wildlife as the animals are most active during the morning and evening hours.

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Great Photography Experience

Brad did a great job of taking us to some amazing vistas and locating a broad variety of wildlife. We got some great photos, and were able to experience a lot. We had an amazing time.

– Charlie C.

A Rewarding Wildlife Opportunity

I chose the wildlife tour. Great choice.

Brad provided bean bags for shooting out of the vehicles windows and positioned the vehicle so I could get good shots.
Brad’s knowledge of the animal habits and whereabouts was invaluable. I was able to capture decent shots of a moose, abundant pronghorn and a badger.

– Bill R.

Fantastic Photo Tour

Brad knows the best locations to observe and photograph wildlife and landscapes! I came back with wonderful images of bison, pronghorn and elk. My favorite images were breathtaking sunset photos thanks to Brad’s choice location and his guidance with camera settings!

– Verified TripAdvisor Review

Great Winter Pics

Brad knew the right alternate spot to shoot the sunrise when the Tetons were shrouded in clouds. He was extremely helpful in shooting the best landscapes and finding wildlife.

Saw coyotes, moose, bighorn sheep and eagles all close enough to shoot with a 300 mm lens. I also learned a lot about landscape composition, shooting wildlife, etc. Highly recommend to any enthusiast.

– Steve D.

He Knew My Camera Better Than I Did

I’ve been an amateur photographer for 30 years but even if you are a beginner you should still hire Brad – he will absolutely teach you and you’ll get wonderful photos plus learn how to better use your camera. If you are a photographer visiting the Tetons the first time don’t try to do it alone. You will get so much more out of it if you have a guide like Brad! PS: When Brad says to meet him at 5 am – just do it &…

– Dawn C.

The Highlight of My Trip

At 5:30am we were in route to beautiful places to watch the Tetons covered in that golden morning glow, followed by other incredible landscapes and spectacular wildlife viewing, all while learning a ton of tips and tricks of the trade from an expert. He was accommodating, knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to spend time with. I learned a lot and loved every second of it!

– Mila J.

Thoroughly Enjoyable

Gave the right amount of help for us to improve at each photo opportunity. Also reviewed our shots periodically, to provide us a bit of feedback in the moment, which was a very effective part of the instruction process. We felt like he was ready with as much help as we wanted throughout the day, without being intrusive.

– Happy Photographer

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