Grand Targhee Resort offers Naturalist guided and self-guided discovered naturalist interpretive hikes for the young at heart and curious of mind. Participants will learn about the history of Grand Targhee Resort, forest and wildlife ecology, and the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Tours are led by a Resort Naturalists. Guests of all ages and abilities are welcome. This summer marks the 13th year we have offered Naturalist services to our guests in partnership with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Free Naturalist Hikes Programs
Nature At Noon
Registration is required at the Activity Center for daily Nature At Noon hikes. Join us at the Summit Nature Center at the top of the Dreamcatcher scenic chairlift for our Nature at Noon free naturalist led discussion and short hike on the Teton View Nature trail. Learn how oceans, volcanoes and glaciers sculpted the surrounding landscape, and how the creatures and flora adapt to living in the alpine environment. These guided hikes are approximately one hour in length and offer an easy to moderate journey of discovery exploring the wildflowers, wildlife, and geology of the Tetons.
Self Discovery Nature Trails
Teton View Nature Trail
This Teton View Nature Trail begins on the observation deck just a short walk north from the summit of the Dreamcatcher scenic chairlift. After reading the educational panels on the observation deck, follow a rocky path south along Fred’s Mountain summit ridge as it meanders through alpine plants and world class views of the Grand Tetons. The trail ends at the Summit Nature Center.
Teewinot Nature Trail
The Teewinot Nature Trail is a short self-guided interpretive trail that meanders through aspen groves, old growth Douglas Fir trees, and wildflower meadows. This self-guided interpretive trail begins near the Teewinot lodge and guides you to discover local ecology with fifteen points of interest. You will discover where red squirrels eat their meals as you walk among rocks that were transported by glaciers to that very trail.
Groups, Schools and Special Tours Available
Are you a teacher that wants to bring your class on a snowshoe field trip? Perhaps you're a Scout leader, Youth Group coordinator or a leader of a group of active people who want to experience a guided naturalist tour during the week?
- Call Brigid Sinram 307-353-2300 ext 1347 to schedule your group.
- Special days and times are available upon request.