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New! Yellowstone & Grand Teton Adventure

Trip Length 7 days

From $3,395

  • Explore two incredible national parks in the course of a week, from the prismatic wonderland of Yellowstone to the spires of Grand Teton
  • See amazing wildlife freely roaming in the landscape of Lamar Valley, including elk, moose, and bison—and maybe even a brown bear or a pack of wolves!
  • Witness the spectacle of nature erupting at Yellowstone's most famous geyser, Old Faithful, and go off the beaten path on remote canyon trails
  • Experience the Western mountain-town feel of Bozeman and Jackson Hole, and relax in comfort at expertly picked hotels

See Wyoming in all its natural glory during this one-week adventure that takes you through the celebrated national parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton! Here you’ll experience rugged wilderness and incredible geothermal features as you journey deep into their protected environments. Wildlife spotting is top-rate too, and you're likely to glimpse elk, moose, and herds of bison. If you're lucky, you might even spot a brown bear or the wolves of Mollie's Pack (from a safe distance, of course). Yellowstone was created to protect nearly 500 geysers, and you'll see the best, like Old Faithful, blow off some steam. From historic Western towns of Bozeman and Jackson Hole to the popular and backcountry attractions of the parks, we'll show you the very best of Wyoming!

Day 1: Arrive in Bozeman

Welcome to Bozeman, Montana, a historic gateway town on the edge of forest and mountain wilderness. An MTS representative will arrange a transfer from the airport to the Lark Hotel. Orientation is at 6pm at the Lark and those who arrive early can explore the downtown area. After the orientation we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at Ted’s Montana Grill on Main Street.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lark Hotel

Day 2: Explore Madison Buffalo Jump State Park & Gallatin Mountains

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll depart Bozeman by van and head to Madison Buffalo Jump State Park (a 40-minute drive). Situated on the edge of a broad valley carved by the Madison River, this high limestone cliff was used by Native Americans for 2,000 years! Here we’ll tour the Native American hunting site, exploring their culture and survival techniques in the Stone Age. Next, we will head toward the world-famous Chico Hot Springs via the old stage coach trail, stopping for a hike in the Gallatin Mountains along the way. Upon arriving at Chico there will be time to explore the resort and surrounding countryside before dining in Chico’s Main Dining Room. Bring your swimsuit; the mineral waters are famed to restore aches and pains.

(Hiking distance: 5 miles; Hiking time: 3 hours; Elevation: 5,525')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Chico Hot Springs

Day 3: Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley

Wake bright and early for a 45-minute drive to Yellowstone National Park. We’ll begin our morning exploration of Yellowstone with a hiking safari in the Lamar Valley, known as the Serengeti of North America for its wildlife herds and striking views. In fact, there is more wildlife in the Lamar Valley than any other valley on the continent! In the afternoon, we’ll head to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to view the Lower Falls from Artist’s Point and take an exploratory canyon trail toward Sublime Point. In the evening, we’ll travel via the West Entrance and up to Big Sky Resort, where we’ll stay and dine at Buck’s T-4 Lodge.

(Hiking safari distance: 3 to 6 miles; Hiking time: Up to 3 hours; Elevation: 6,600'/Canyon trail disance: 2 miles; Hiking time: 1½ hours; Elevation: 4,440')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Buck’s T-4 Lodge

Day 4: Trek in Wild Yellowstone

Today begins with a short half-hour drive to the quietest section of Yellowstone for an off-the-beaten-path canyon trek. Our hike will take us up Specimen Creek to Specimen Creek Meadows and beyond. Be immersed in wild Yellowstone, home to the rarest animals in the park like moose and grizzly bears! In the mid-afternoon, we’ll return to Buck’s T-4 Lodge for a couple of hours to relax or hike more near Big Sky before dinner.

(Hiking distance: 8-mile round trip; Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours; Elevation: 6,700')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Buck’s T-4 Lodge

Day 5: Grand Prismatic Spring & Grand Teton National Park

After breakfast we’ll begin our three-hour journey south to Grand Teton National Park via the southern part of Yellowstone. Our first stop will be to hike the geyser basins, where half of the world’s geysers exist. Along the way we’ll see Grand Prismatic Springs, Old Faithful, and hundreds of other geysers and hot springs. It’s a true Technicolor wonderland! In the afternoon, we’ll venture off the beaten path again on the trail into Shoshone Lake. If time allows, we’ll reach the lake or else turn around in a beautiful meadow system halfway: the journey is truly the destination. Next, we’ll continue on to Grand Teton National Park, where we will stay at Jackson Lake Lodge and dine in the Mural Dining Room overlooking the famous and craggy Teton Range.

(Hiking distance: 2 to 3 miles; Hiking time: 2 hours; Elevation 7,224')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Jackson Lake Lodge

Day 6: Explore the Tetons & Jackson Hole

Start the morning with a ranger-led hike to beautiful Taggart Lake with views of the Tetons. Next we’ll take a one-hour drive to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to tour the National Wildlife Museum overlooking the National Elk Refuge. Feast on lunch at The Local, a contemporary chophouse, on the town square. Afterwards there will be time to hit the shops and experience Jackson’s Western mountain-town vibe. The drive back to Jackson Lake will focus on famous photo ops such as the Ansel Adams overlook of the Snake River and Mount Moran behind Oxbow Bend. Finally, we’ll conclude the day with a 2½-hour, 13-mile float trip on the Snake River through Grand Teton National Park. Experience a steak cook out on the river before returning to Jackson Lake Lodge.

(Hiking distance: 3 miles, with 1½ hours guided; Hiking time: 2 hours; Elevation: 6,625')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Jackson Lake Lodge

Day 7: Depart from Jackson Hole

Enjoy a farewell breakfast in the Mural Dining Room overlooking the Tetons before transferring to Jackson Hole Airport for homeward-bound or onward flights.

  • Breakfast

Jun 17 - 23, 2018

Jul 29, 2018 - Aug 04, 2018

Aug 19 - 25, 2018

pricing

2017 & 2018 Prices
$3,395 (4-12 members)
$550 Single Supplement

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Buck’s T-4 Lodge — Big Sky

With its roadhouse roots and welcoming atmosphere, Buck’s T-4 Lodge has been a Big Sky tradition for over 50 years. Located in the stunning Gallatin Canyon, the lodge has an incredible view of the mountains and its comfortable rooms exude Western elegance. The restaurant at Buck’s T-4 Lodge has been recognized as one of the finest in Montana, with a menu that mixes traditional local ingredients and classic culinary techniques.

Chico Hot Springs — Paradise Valley

The historic Chico Hot Springs Resort is located in the heart of Paradise Valley, just north of Yellowstone National Park. Its interesting variety of accommodations includes the Victorian Main Lodge, with 48 quaint, antique-filled rooms. The resort’s Dining Room stands out as one of the region’s best restaurants, with much of the produce coming from Chico’s own garden and all of the baking done onsite.

Jackson Lake Lodge — Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Lake Lodge sits beside the Tetons (of Grant Teton fame) and Jackson Lake in a part of Wyoming that's known for its dramatic scenery and tremendous natural beauty. The Lodge fit’s seamlessly into the panorama, with a wonderful architectural design and large windows allowing guests to absorb the park's boundless beauty. Delicious hearty cuisine is available in the Mural Room, with views of Jackson Lake and the jagged mountains, piercing into the sky on the horizon. The Jackson Lake Lodge is an excellent spot to enjoy the comfort, delicious food, and spectacular vistas during your trip to Grand Teton National Park.

Lark Hotel — Bozeman

As their slogan says “The Lark is where Bozeman begins” and we believe that there is no better place to start your Montana adventure. In addition to the welcoming staff—all recreation-loving locals—the hotel features oversized sitting areas, an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, an open-air patio overlooking Main Street, and local artwork thoughtfully created for each of the hotel’s comfortable guestrooms. Altogether The Lark is an excellent hotel within easy walking distance of the historic downtown, helping you experience the best of Bozeman.

  • Explore two incredible national parks in the course of a week, from the prismatic wonderland of Yellowstone to the spires of Grand Teton
  • See amazing wildlife freely roaming in the landscape of Lamar Valley, including elk, moose, and bison—and maybe even a brown bear or a pack of wolves!
  • Witness the spectacle of nature erupting at Yellowstone's most famous geyser, Old Faithful, and go off the beaten path on remote canyon trails
  • Experience the Western mountain-town feel of Bozeman and Jackson Hole, and relax in comfort at expertly picked hotels

See Wyoming in all its natural glory during this one-week adventure that takes you through the celebrated national parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton! Here you’ll experience rugged wilderness and incredible geothermal features as you journey deep into their protected environments. Wildlife spotting is top-rate too, and you're likely to glimpse elk, moose, and herds of bison. If you're lucky, you might even spot a brown bear or the wolves of Mollie's Pack (from a safe distance, of course). Yellowstone was created to protect nearly 500 geysers, and you'll see the best, like Old Faithful, blow off some steam. From historic Western towns of Bozeman and Jackson Hole to the popular and backcountry attractions of the parks, we'll show you the very best of Wyoming!

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bozeman

Welcome to Bozeman, Montana, a historic gateway town on the edge of forest and mountain wilderness. An MTS representative will arrange a transfer from the airport to the Lark Hotel. Orientation is at 6pm at the Lark and those who arrive early can explore the downtown area. After the orientation we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at Ted’s Montana Grill on Main Street.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lark Hotel

Day 2: Explore Madison Buffalo Jump State Park & Gallatin Mountains

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll depart Bozeman by van and head to Madison Buffalo Jump State Park (a 40-minute drive). Situated on the edge of a broad valley carved by the Madison River, this high limestone cliff was used by Native Americans for 2,000 years! Here we’ll tour the Native American hunting site, exploring their culture and survival techniques in the Stone Age. Next, we will head toward the world-famous Chico Hot Springs via the old stage coach trail, stopping for a hike in the Gallatin Mountains along the way. Upon arriving at Chico there will be time to explore the resort and surrounding countryside before dining in Chico’s Main Dining Room. Bring your swimsuit; the mineral waters are famed to restore aches and pains.

(Hiking distance: 5 miles; Hiking time: 3 hours; Elevation: 5,525')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Chico Hot Springs

Day 3: Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley

Wake bright and early for a 45-minute drive to Yellowstone National Park. We’ll begin our morning exploration of Yellowstone with a hiking safari in the Lamar Valley, known as the Serengeti of North America for its wildlife herds and striking views. In fact, there is more wildlife in the Lamar Valley than any other valley on the continent! In the afternoon, we’ll head to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to view the Lower Falls from Artist’s Point and take an exploratory canyon trail toward Sublime Point. In the evening, we’ll travel via the West Entrance and up to Big Sky Resort, where we’ll stay and dine at Buck’s T-4 Lodge.

(Hiking safari distance: 3 to 6 miles; Hiking time: Up to 3 hours; Elevation: 6,600'/Canyon trail disance: 2 miles; Hiking time: 1½ hours; Elevation: 4,440')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Buck’s T-4 Lodge

Day 4: Trek in Wild Yellowstone

Today begins with a short half-hour drive to the quietest section of Yellowstone for an off-the-beaten-path canyon trek. Our hike will take us up Specimen Creek to Specimen Creek Meadows and beyond. Be immersed in wild Yellowstone, home to the rarest animals in the park like moose and grizzly bears! In the mid-afternoon, we’ll return to Buck’s T-4 Lodge for a couple of hours to relax or hike more near Big Sky before dinner.

(Hiking distance: 8-mile round trip; Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours; Elevation: 6,700')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Buck’s T-4 Lodge

Day 5: Grand Prismatic Spring & Grand Teton National Park

After breakfast we’ll begin our three-hour journey south to Grand Teton National Park via the southern part of Yellowstone. Our first stop will be to hike the geyser basins, where half of the world’s geysers exist. Along the way we’ll see Grand Prismatic Springs, Old Faithful, and hundreds of other geysers and hot springs. It’s a true Technicolor wonderland! In the afternoon, we’ll venture off the beaten path again on the trail into Shoshone Lake. If time allows, we’ll reach the lake or else turn around in a beautiful meadow system halfway: the journey is truly the destination. Next, we’ll continue on to Grand Teton National Park, where we will stay at Jackson Lake Lodge and dine in the Mural Dining Room overlooking the famous and craggy Teton Range.

(Hiking distance: 2 to 3 miles; Hiking time: 2 hours; Elevation 7,224')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Jackson Lake Lodge

Day 6: Explore the Tetons & Jackson Hole

Start the morning with a ranger-led hike to beautiful Taggart Lake with views of the Tetons. Next we’ll take a one-hour drive to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to tour the National Wildlife Museum overlooking the National Elk Refuge. Feast on lunch at The Local, a contemporary chophouse, on the town square. Afterwards there will be time to hit the shops and experience Jackson’s Western mountain-town vibe. The drive back to Jackson Lake will focus on famous photo ops such as the Ansel Adams overlook of the Snake River and Mount Moran behind Oxbow Bend. Finally, we’ll conclude the day with a 2½-hour, 13-mile float trip on the Snake River through Grand Teton National Park. Experience a steak cook out on the river before returning to Jackson Lake Lodge.

(Hiking distance: 3 miles, with 1½ hours guided; Hiking time: 2 hours; Elevation: 6,625')

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Jackson Lake Lodge

Day 7: Depart from Jackson Hole

Enjoy a farewell breakfast in the Mural Dining Room overlooking the Tetons before transferring to Jackson Hole Airport for homeward-bound or onward flights.

  • Breakfast
lodgings

Buck’s T-4 Lodge — Big Sky

With its roadhouse roots and welcoming atmosphere, Buck’s T-4 Lodge has been a Big Sky tradition for over 50 years. Located in the stunning Gallatin Canyon, the lodge has an incredible view of the mountains and its comfortable rooms exude Western elegance. The restaurant at Buck’s T-4 Lodge has been recognized as one of the finest in Montana, with a menu that mixes traditional local ingredients and classic culinary techniques.

Chico Hot Springs — Paradise Valley

The historic Chico Hot Springs Resort is located in the heart of Paradise Valley, just north of Yellowstone National Park. Its interesting variety of accommodations includes the Victorian Main Lodge, with 48 quaint, antique-filled rooms. The resort’s Dining Room stands out as one of the region’s best restaurants, with much of the produce coming from Chico’s own garden and all of the baking done onsite.

Jackson Lake Lodge — Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Lake Lodge sits beside the Tetons (of Grant Teton fame) and Jackson Lake in a part of Wyoming that's known for its dramatic scenery and tremendous natural beauty. The Lodge fit’s seamlessly into the panorama, with a wonderful architectural design and large windows allowing guests to absorb the park's boundless beauty. Delicious hearty cuisine is available in the Mural Room, with views of Jackson Lake and the jagged mountains, piercing into the sky on the horizon. The Jackson Lake Lodge is an excellent spot to enjoy the comfort, delicious food, and spectacular vistas during your trip to Grand Teton National Park.

Lark Hotel — Bozeman

As their slogan says “The Lark is where Bozeman begins” and we believe that there is no better place to start your Montana adventure. In addition to the welcoming staff—all recreation-loving locals—the hotel features oversized sitting areas, an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, an open-air patio overlooking Main Street, and local artwork thoughtfully created for each of the hotel’s comfortable guestrooms. Altogether The Lark is an excellent hotel within easy walking distance of the historic downtown, helping you experience the best of Bozeman.

Dates and Pricing

Jun 17 - 23, 2018

Jul 29, 2018 - Aug 04, 2018

Aug 19 - 25, 2018

pricing

2017 & 2018 Prices
$3,395 (4-12 members)
$550 Single Supplement

Activity Level Easy to Moderate
Trip Length 7 days

From $3,395

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