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DURATION: 6 days / 5 nights
LEVEL: Easy / Moderate
TERRAIN: Flat / Rolling
Each day we will head out explore Yellowstone National Park in search wildlife while enjoying the unique geological formations that make this park one of a kind. Our first day is full of thermal features including the Lower, Midway, & Upper Geyser basins as well as time at Old Faithful and the 20 geysers that surround it. Wildlife viewing is the name of the game the next two days before we spend two nights at Mammoth Hot Springs and it's iconic limestone terraces. Throughout the journey there will be plenty of opportunities to lace up your boots and explore some of the trails.
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Day 1 — Bozeman, MT
Arrive in time for a welcome orientation this evening before a group dinner together to get you ready for the adventure ahead. Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 — Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful & Lake Yellowstone
A scenic one-hour drive through Gallatin Canyon passes by the cliffs of Castle Mountain and winds along Gallatin River before reaching the West entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We spend the day exploring many of the thermal features of the park including the Lower, Midway & Upper Geyser Basins including painted pots and Grand Prismatic Spring. In the afternoon, we walk the boardwalks surrounding Old Faithful and over 20 other geysers to get a sense of the power under the surface of the park. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 — Hayden Valley & Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
We will have breakfast in the field this morning to enjoy the best chance for wildlife viewing in Hayden Valley at first light which may include bison, moose, pronghorn antelope, and possibly even grizzly and black bears. Enjoy a picnic lunch while taking breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone including a short walk to the Upper and Lower Falls viewpoints. After dinner we will head back out for wildlife viewing as the sun is setting in Hayden Valley.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 —Norris Geyser Basin & Mammoth Hot Springs
Our morning drive north will provide another opportunity to spot wildlife along the Yellowstone River in Hayden Valley before heading west to Norris Geyser Basin. We will make stops at Roaring Mountain, Obsidian Cliff, and Sheepeater Cliff before arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs. A network of boardwalks allows us to explore the travertine terraces formed over thousands of years of geothermal activity this afternoon. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 — Lamar Valley & Cooke City
First thing this morning we will head to Lamar Valley for our best chance to see wildlife. The valley has been called “America’s Serengeti” with a high diversity of animals including some of the largest herds of bison and home to several of Yellowstone’s wolf packs. We will enjoy lunch in Cooke City just beyond the eastern border of the park to get a taste of local life. A number of easy hikes will be offered this afternoon as we make our way back to Mammoth Hot Springs.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 — Yellowstone Hike & Chico Hot Springs
One last opportunity to go for a wildlife drive this morning before visiting Tower Fall and driving through the famous Roosevelt Arch at the North entrance of Yellowstone. We will continue north along Old Yellowstone Trail providing ideal conditions to see pronghorn antelope. Our mid-afternoon arrival to Chico Hot Springs allows time for a pre-dinner hike and a soak in the hot springs steps away from your room. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 — Departures from Bozeman
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel we will make our way back to Bozeman for afternoon flights.
Meals included: Breakfast
Springhill Suites Bozeman - 1 night
Not an ordinary Springhill Suites, this hotel was custom built for Bozeman that features studios with a semi-divided living and sleep area, workspace, pantry with microwave and mini-fridge, sofa sleeper, plush bedding, and a flat-screen TV. Enjoy a dip in the heated indoor pool, get a workout at the fitness center, grab a drink at the bar, or stay connected with free WiFi.
Lake Yellowstone Hotel - 2 nights
On the shores of Yellowstone Lake this national historic landmark provides for a perfect base to explore many of the park’s features. Renovated in 2014 this hotel was originally built in 1890, blending the history of the park with modern conveniences.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel - 2 nights
Located steps away from the limestone terraces it is named after this hotel was built in 1936. The hotel was recently renovated but still has a very historic feel including the map room with a map of the United States constructed from 15 different woods from nine countries. Located in the northern part of Yellowstone it provides a perfect location for exploring the park.
Chico Hot Springs Resort - 1 night
In the heart of Paradise Valley just north of Yellowstone this hotel sits right below the Absaroka Mountain Range. With natural hot springs feeding two pools a few steps from your room this hotel makes for a great ending to a Yellowstone tour.
Public Dates and Availability
May 13 - 19
September 22 - 28
May 12 - 18
September 23 - 28
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