Fall Wildlife & Natural History Safaris
Take in the beautiful autumn colors of the Jackson Hole valley, made even more amazing by sightings of Wyoming’s unique and special wildlife.
Dawn and Dusk Safaris
Cost: $140 per person, $90 per child (12 & under)
Dates: Offered weekly. Departure time varies seasonally.
Discover the wildness of Grand Teton National Park during the most ideal wildlife viewing times! Your naturalist will guide you to wildlife hotspots, explaining the amazing stories behind this beautiful landscape and giving you a rich and unforgettable experience. Fall is a fantastic time to witness bears feeding on berries, animals migrating to new winter homes, and dramatic courtship behaviors.
A large focus of our fall dusk safaris is both hearing and seeing elk mating behavior, which is one of the most spectacular seasonal displays our ecosystem has to offer. During this season, you can sometimes see male elk going head-to-head with the competition, locking antlers, breaking ribs, and puncturing lungs all in the name of passing on their genes. Elk bugling echoes through the forest during the evenings, as males let out shrill, high-pitched wails to attract their potential mates.
The Best Of Yellowstone
Cost: $305 per person, $220 per child (12 & under)
Dates: Offered weekly. Departure time 7:00 AM except June and July when trips depart at 6:00 AM.
This extraordinary trip will focus on the dramatic qualities that influenced the decision to make Yellowstone the world's first national park. These qualities include the park's spectacular wildlife, the most famous geysers in the world, and never-ending scenery. A Yellowstone trip will always vary to account for wildlife sightings and group interests, but stops typically include Old Faithful, the colorful waterfalls of Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and the wildlife of Hayden Valley. Lunch is included and is often taken near Old Faithful. Trips to Yellowstone generally return between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. Private Yellowstone trips are available. Yellowstone remains open through the first week of November.
The Best of Grand Teton National Park
Cost: $215 per person, $175 per child (12 & under)
Dates: Offered Weekly.
Dig deep into the wonders of Grand Teton National Park! From the comfort of our safari vehicle, you will journey to dramatic locations within the park that often go undiscovered by visitors. With the insight of our professional naturalists, learn about the dynamic geology, wildlife, and cultural history that make this park spectacular.
Cost: $50 per person
Dates: Offered weekly. Departure time varies seasonally.
Accompany a Spring Creek Ranch's naturalist on a morning or afternoon nature walk from May through October. This two-mile hike will be easy walking and take about two hours. We will bring binoculars and field guides and learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the wildlife preserve on which Spring Creek Ranch is located. This is a perfect family activity!
Wolf and Bear Safari
Cost: $1556.00/person for double occupancy or $1933/person for single occupancy
Dates: Fall dates 9/14/17 - 10/16/17
Join an experienced naturalist in learning about and searching for the most charismatic predators in North America in the most famous National Park in the world, Yellowstone. This is the best place and the best time of year to see wolves and bears and we have an extremely high success rate in finding them. Fall is an ideal time to see wolves and bears since the park receives few visitors and predators are actively hunting for elk and other animals before Winter envelopes the region. We explore most regions of Yellowstone during this safari and spend two full days searching and viewing wild black bears, grizzly bears, and gray wolves along with many other aspects of Yellowstone's natural splendor.
Bighorn Sheep Safari
Cost: $999 per person Double Occupancy / $1,199 Single Occupancy
Dates: Fall 2017: Offered November 10th through November 30th, Thursday arrival only.
The wildlife of Jackson Hole provides the greatest viewing opportunities in the lower 48 states. Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge is critical winter range for some of North-Americas largest herds and their predators. Together we delve into the delicate balance of life in this beautiful but fragile environment. In the nearby Whiskey Basin Wildlife Management Area just outside of Dubois, WY, we observe the largest wintering herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep in the world. Following the footsteps of the Sheepeater Indians, we discover 4,000 year old petroglyphs detailing the pathway of their seasonal migration.
Cost: $30/ Adult and $10 for children under 12
Dates: Available weekly. Start time varies seasonally.
The Spring Creek Ranch Naturalist Department is teaming up with Wyoming Stargazings Dr. Samuel Singer and his collection of large telescopes for an extraordinary night of exploring the heavens!
The dark skies at Spring Creek Ranch provide an ideal location to view galaxies, star clusters, planets, and even the arms of our own Milky Way Galaxy. If youre lucky youll also see shooting stars, sun spires, and the northern lights. Dr. Singer will answer all of your questions concerning constellations, star formation, galaxy collisions, the origin of our universe, and more. He will also introduce you to the latest astronomy software available on your smartphone so you can continue exploring the night sky on your own. Were looking forward to seeing you out there. Clear Skies!
To make reservations please contact the Concierge Desk, 307-732-8103
Spring Creek Ranch is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service