Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Wildlife Adventure

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PRICE: ‍‍‍$2,995*

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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Itinerary

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

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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.

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‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍May 13 - 19

2019

‍‍‍Septembe‍‍‍r 22 - 28

‍‍‍May‍‍‍‍‍‍ 12 - 18

2018

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‍‍‍September‍‍‍ 2‍‍‍3 - 28

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Yellowstone in Winter

Length: 6 days

Price: from $3,695

  • Journey to Old Faithful in the Winter on heated snow-coaches
  • Wildlife viewing in the snowy landscape including bison, pronghorn antelope, and wolves
  • Try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing
  • Picturesque ghost trees formed as ice settles on the tree branches

Alaska

Length: 7 days

Price: from $4,895

  • Kayaking, Canoeing, and Hiking in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Overflight or whitewater rafting with views of the Alaska Range including Denali
  • Full day bus tour into the interior of Denali National Park
  • Ranger led hike in Denali wilderness

Glacier and Waterton Lakes

Length: 7 days

Price: from $3,795

  • Driving Going-to-the-Sun Road
  • Iconic hikes in wildflower meadows, below waterfalls, and to larger-than-life glaciers
  • Exploring Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada‍‍‍
  • Stretching our legs in Fernie, BC

Pricing & Inclusions

Price Includes:‍‍

  • Lodging as outlined in lodging section above based on double occupancy
  • Meals as noted in itinerary above
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Park admission and museum admissions for all included activities  
  • Services of professional trip leader(s)
  • Ground transportation for all included events during the trip & porterage service
  • Black Sheep Adventures T-shirt, wool (baaaah) socks, water bottles & luggage tags

‍‍‍Trip Price Excludes:

  • Pre & post tour travel
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities for your BSA guides

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