Experience Jackson Hole with Teton Wagon Train Adventure

What could be more Wild, Wild West than rolling across the sage flats that flank the Tetons in a covered wagon, sitting around a campfire at night singing along with honest-to-goodness cowboys before retiring to your tent under the most star-filled skies you may ever see?



The answer is, probably not much.


Teton Wagon Train offers just such a unique and unforgettable experience for your visit to Jackson Hole, and it’s best to book this alternative lodging adventure now!


Relive the experiences of the American West on the Teton Covered Wagon Train and Horse Adventure. The cowboys and cowgirls of the Double H Bar Ranches look forward to leading you on a four-day, three-night adventure of a lifetime. Double H Bar, owned for more than 40 years by the Warburton family, focuses on old-fashioned, Western hospitality.


“It’s definitely a Western adventure and that’s how we bill it,” says owner Jeff Warburton. “It’s unique—there aren’t too many places you can go and spend four days traveling in covered wagons. A lot of people say to us, ‘I loved watching Wagon Train and Little House On the Prairie and this is just like it.’ For history’s sake and memory’s sake, it’s worth it to choose us.”


Fun Fact: Many of the Warburton’s ancestors crossed the plains with wagon trains and helped settle the West.


The adventures includes—in addition to plenty of horseback riding—canoeing, nature hikes in the beautiful country near Yellowstone National Park, throwing tomahawks and knives, campfire entertainment and more. Authentic Dutch Oven food is cooked over an open fire, and the Conestoga Chuckwagon is always stocked and ready to roll. The Teton Wagon Train aims to satisfy even the hardiest outdoor appetite with roast beef and ham, barbecued chicken, cowboy potatoes, vegetables, salads, fruit, and more.






Couples, families and individuals of all ages can enjoy this memorable vacation experience full of adventure and outdoor educational opportunities on a covered wagon trek of a lifetime. It’s not necessary to know how to ride a horse or have previous camping experience as Double Bar H ranch hands will be glad to give instructions. Your covered wagon is a modern version of the old Conestoga wagons, equipped with rubber tires and padded seats for your comfort.


Guests sleep in two-man tents or can enjoy sleeping outside under the stars. Warm sleeping bags with 3-inch foam mattresses, sheet liners, pillows, and pillowcases are provided for each person.


“You’ll get to know other people from all over the world,” says Jeff.  “This will be our 46th season and we’ve had guests from almost every country in the world.”


Photographs @boocreative


Departure dates for 2019 are coming up fast: June 10, 17 and 24; July 8, 15, 22, and 29; August 5 and 12. The minimum age to participate is 4 years old. Cost is $1,095 for adults, $1,015 for age 9 through 14, and $965 for children 4 to 8 years old.


There is also a seven-day vacation package offered that in addition to the Teton Wagon Train and Horse Adventure includes a full day bus tour of Yellowstone National Park, whitewater and/or scenic rafting on the Snake River, an opportunity to shop and explore Jackson Town Square, among other fun activities, and four nights accommodations in a Jackson Hole motel. The other three nights are spent camping with the wagon train.


For more information and reservations visit tetonwagontrain.com, or call 888-734-6101.

Julie Butler

Julie Butler is the editor of Jackson Hole Traveler. She has been making a living for many moons as a journalist, newspaper and magazine editor, and national magazine copywriter. The mother of four adult children, she relocated from Connecticut to Jackson Hole in 2014, ago after being a loyal visitor for 20 years.

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