Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips in Grand Teton National Park
Book Your Scenic Float Trip in Grand Teton National Park
Looking for things to do in Jackson Hole? Your first stop should be rafting with Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips. Book a float trip with us, and you’ll be rafting with Jackson Hole’s best!
Rafting entirely within Grand Teton National Park, you’ll enjoy spectacular views as you float beneath the Grand Tetons. Our original 10-mile Snake River Scenic Float Trips are surrounded by the splendor of wild nature and wildlife. This area of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has been untouched by human development.
As you float down the river, Barker-Ewing’s experienced river guides will share fascinating information on:
The unique history of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole
The geology and ecology of the pristine Snake River environment
The abundant wildlife in our valley and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Ensuring your overall experience is unforgettable is extremely important to us. So we’re very proud of our customer satisfaction and safety record. Additionally, Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips is thrilled to have been awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year since 2012.
The Snake River headwaters are a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system. And Barker-Ewing is honored to be rafting the only stretch of the Snake River in Jackson Hole to be officially designated as “scenic”. This year we’re celebrating 50 years of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act: “Preserving rivers or sections of rivers in their free-flowing condition to protect the water quality of such rivers and to fulfill other vital national conservation purposes.”
Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park host annual animal and bird surveys – and the Christmas Bird Count was one of my father’s favorite events of the year. It seems as though birds and other residents of our ecosystem would be easier to spot in winter, when the seasonal background is mostly white and grey. You’d think that the mighty Bull Moose would be the easiest to spot. And they’re definitely here. Wildlife-spotters can find them around Blacktail Butte, along the Gros Ventre River corridor, and along the highway from the Wilson Bridge to Teton Village (an especially hazardous area for moose due to heavy vehicle traffic). But the Bull Moose, like many antlered animals in our neighborhood, wears a winter disguise.
Flashback to 1992, when my wife was working in a jewelry store on the Jackson Hole town square. A visitor from some coastal city stopped in to shop, and commented on Jackson’s famous antler arches. “How horrible,” she lamented, “that so many beautiful creatures had to be killed to make those disgusting arches!” Eager to set her mind at ease, my wife happily informed this out-of-towner that members of the deer family – like elk, moose, and mule deer – shed their antlers after the fall rut and regrow them the following spring. This visitor’s eyes widened in disbelief. “That’s completely ridiculous. What kind of fool do you take me for?” Needless to say, she left the store empty handed. Continue reading…