Covered Wagon Trek in the Tetons

  • July 23rd through 26th, 2008
  • Capacity: 40
  • Cost: $750.00 (plus airfare)


The trip begins in Jackson, Wyoming with transportation provided to Bridger-Teton National Forest. After meeting the wagon master and crew, you will be assigned to a wagon or fitted to a horse and saddle before the train leaves for the day. There will be frequent rest stops with time to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The wagon covers will be rolled up to give you a full view of the passing scenery. You may ride a horse in rotation (or full time if you decide to purchase the option). There will be special guided trail rides into the surrounding wilderness.

In addition to the activities planned by our outfitter, Buchwald will be our resident geologist and our natural history expert and will present special programs for the children on the trip. Edwards will speak on local flora and fauna, their management in the Teton Area, and the role of humans in the development of the area.

We will conclude our western adventure by attending the Jackson Hole Rodeo on Saturday evening in Jackson.


Participants will sleep in two-person spring bar tents with a foam mattress or in the wagons where the padded seats fold down into bunks. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag (or rent one from the outfitter) and pillow.


Ed Buchwald, the McBride Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies, emeritus, has expertise in environmental geology, paleobiology, and hydrology. He taught at Carleton for 35 years and has led several successful alumni adventures.

Bill Edwards ’56 received an MS in zoology at the University of Wyoming and a PhD in botany at the University of Nebraska. He is involved in wilderness management in the Yellowstone Basin.


Contact Merilyn Calcutt: 800-729-2586 or 507-222-5602 or

Trip facilitated by Wagons West