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How Do You Get To Your Car After a Float Trip?

You’re all ready for your scenic float trip in Jackson Hole, but then you realize: you still have some questions! How early should you get there? What happens if it rains? And how do you get to your car after a float trip if the trip ends miles away from where you started? We answer some of the most common last minute questions our guests have below.

How do I get back to my car?

Most people imagine that they park right by the boat launch, which is why there’s so much confusion about how you get back to your car. You’ve probably been on boat tours where you start and finish at the same place, but float trips are different since we’re floating downriver and the trip ends far from where we start.

We have two designated parking areas specific to the trip time you have chosen; you’ll park in one of these lots and then we’ll pick you up. If you’re meeting us in Moose, you’ll be greeted by your guide who will then drive you 10 miles north to our launch point and you’ll float back to the area where your car was parked. If you park at the Snow King Sports and Event Center in the town of Jackson, we’ll meet you at the take out location for a short shuttle back to town.

Where exactly are the meeting locations?

We’ll let you know which of our two meeting locations you’ll be meeting us at when you make your reservation, but if you’re meeting us in Moose, you’ll park in the lot across from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center. If you’re meeting us in the town of Jackson, you’ll park at the Snow King Sports and Event Center. Don’t use your GPS to find directions to Solitude Float Trips—that’s our office, not our meeting location for our float trips!

How early do I need to arrive?

We ask that you’re at your float trip meeting place, out of your car and ready to go about 5 to 10 minutes before your scheduled trip time. If you’re running late, call our office to let us know.

Will the trip go on as scheduled if it’s raining?

Rain or shine, we ask that you meet your guide at your designated trip time. We only cancel float trips when conditions are dangerous—rain showers may delay the launch, but they rarely last more than 15 minutes or so. We provide ponchos on rainy days and rest assured, if conditions are dangerous and you’re not able to reschedule, your payment will be refunded.

When should I book my float trip?

As soon as you know you want to go on one! Our schedule books up fast and last minute reservations are difficult to accommodate, especially during peak travel times.

Learn More About Grand Teton Scenic Floats

We hope that we’ve answered any questions you might have about your Snake River float trip, but if not, we’re happy to help. Contact us at 307-733-2871 to learn more or book your float trip on our website today.