Celebrating 50 years of Adventure Travel

Overview

Take off for a thrilling winter adventure in Yellowstone, home to mesmerizing wildlife, spectacular geysers, and boundless snowscapes. Hop into a snow coach to witness Old Faithful and magnificent bison, then make your way to the 200-foot Fairy Falls. While snowshoeing in Lamar Valley, look out for wolves, golden eagles, coyote, moose, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn antelope. Meet up with local photographer Dan Hartman, see his work, and learn all about regional wildlife. En route to Bozeman, strap on snowshoes one last time to trek across the Northern Range. MT Sobek's Yellowstone adventures are conducted under the authorized concessionaire permit of Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools.

  • Tour the National Elk Refuge, home to one of the world's largest elk herds

  • Enjoy snowshoeing and snow coach drives through spectacularly white, boundless landscapes

  • Witness steaming geyser basins and spot Yellowstone's bison and elusive gray wolves

  • Arrive: Jackson, Wyoming
  • Depart: Bozeman, Montana
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Group Size: 5-10 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 12 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Arrive in Jackson

    Fly into Jackson, Wyoming and head to the hotel, located in the middle of town. In the early evening, meet at the famous Wort Hotel for dinner with the knowledgeable biologist. This is an opportunity to ask questions, go over the map to trace the traveling route, and learn what to expect on the trip.

  • Day02

    Explore Grand Teton National Park

    The expedition kicks off this morning, with the guides picking you up at the hotel to head first to the National Elk Refuge, where you take a private sleigh ride amongst the wild elk. Enjoy lunch and a quick exploration of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, before heading to the Murie Center in Grand Teton National Park. Spend the afternoon snowshoeing around this former home and property of famous naturalists and conservationists Mardy and Olaus Murie.

    • Accommodation: The Lexington
    • Activity: 1-2 hours/2 miles snowshoeing & 1 hour sleigh ride
    • Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    See Old Faithful & Herds of Bison

    This morning, continue the wildlife viewing en route north through Grand Teton Park and into Yellowstone, America's first national park. Change vehicles during lunch at Flagg Ranch and head into snow coaches to marvel at the majestic sight of the Old Faithful geyser blowing off some steam as you walk around the geyser basin. In addition to taking in the park's spectacular geothermal features, witness its impressive wildlife, like the famous herds of bison.

  • Day04

    Fairy Falls Snowshoe Hike

    After breakfast, take a walk around the Old Faithful geyser basin once again, keeping an eye out for wildlife. From here, board the private snow coach to the Fairy Falls trailhead, then enjoy a 5-mile round-trip snowshoe along a flat surface to the falls, almost 200 feet in height. Then travel via snow coach to West Yellowstone for the night.

  • Day05

    Marvel at Mammoth Hot Springs & the Lamar Valley

    Depart West Yellowstone this morning and travel on to Mammoth Hot Springs, stopping for wildlife along the way. Upon reaching Mammoth, a legendary geothermal site on a hill of travertine, transfer to vehicles for the drive to the Northern Range of Yellowstone. On the way to Cooke City in Montana, enjoy a snowshoe trek in the Lamar Valley area, known as the Serengeti of North America for its wildlife herds and striking views.

    • Accommodation: The Alpine Motel
    • Activity: 1-2 hours/1 miles snowshoeing
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Explore the Northern Range of Yellowstone

    Spend today searching northern Yellowstone for elusive gray wolves by snowshoe. While wolves are the star species in the Lamar Valley, make sure to also look out for golden eagles, coyote, bighorn sheep, moose, pronghorn antelope, and bison. In the afternoon, visit with local photographer Dan Hartman for a presentation on the wildlife of the region and a tour of his gallery, followed by an afternoon of wildlife spotting.

    • Accommodation: The Alpine Motel
    • Activity: 2-3 hours/2 miles snowshoeing & wildlife viewing
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day07

    Look for Lamar Valley Wolves & Return to Bozeman

    This morning, take another drive through the Lamar Valley looking for wolves. In the afternoon, enjoy one final opportunity to snowshoe in the Northern Range before departing Mammoth Hot Springs by vehicle and north out of Yellowstone National Park. Head back into Montana through Paradise Valley to Bozeman, for the final dinner together.

    • Accommodation: GranTree Inn
    • Activity: 1-2 hours/2 miles snowshoeing
    • Transportation: 1.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day08

    Say Goodbye to Bozeman

    Enjoy breakfast before taking the hotel shuttle to Bozeman airport for your homebound flight.

    • Meals: Breakfast
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    Why take this trip with us?

    Reason #01

    MT Sobek has been exploring America's National Parks for 50 years!

    Reason #02

    Expert guides will lead you through a winter wonderland on this custom crafted adventure - designed to skip the crowds.

    Reason #03

    Our adventure gives you the incredibly unique opportunity to explore wolf habitats by snowshoe and enjoy a private sleigh ride amongst wild elk.

    Meet Our Guides

    Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.

    What To Expect

    • Activities

      Snowshoeing and snow coach drives, wildlife watching, witnessing geysers in action, and meeting a local wildlife photographer.

    • Lodging

      Accommodations were chosen for proximity to wildlife and prime scenic areas, with emphasis on comfort. They vary from simple to luxurious, offering classic western hospitality.

    • Climate

      Temperatures in the winter will vary due to elevation. However, most visitor areas tend to stay in the 0-25 degree range.

    FAQ

    • What is snowshoeing?

      Snowshoeing is the simplest way to access snowy terrain during the winter. Snowshoes simply help you to walk more easily on the snow. They give you the opportunity to explore rolling mountain terrain away from the busy resort areas.

    • What kinds of wildlife might we see on this adventure?

      Wolves, golden eagles, coyote, moose, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn antelope, to name a few.

    • Will it be cold?

      Yes! Plan for a true winter experience and review our packing list carefully. You will want to bring waterproofed snow pants and a jacket (we recommend Gore-Tex), as well as thermal underwear, gloves, and a hat that covers your ears.

    • Is it possible to see the Northern Lights in Yellowstone National Park?

      Northern lights are not commonly seen at Yellowstone. Sightings are extremely rare, and more commonly seen further north in Alaska.

    • Can we soak in the Mammoth Hot Springs?

      No, the travertine features are too fragile. You are permitted to soak in bodies of water fed by runoff from hydrothermal features, such as the Boiling River north of Mammoth.

    • Is snowshoeing difficult or technical?

      No. Modern snowshoes are light and made of plastic and metal. They strap to walking boots giving more surface area making it easier to walk on snow. Spikes on the underside help with grip and walking poles help with balance.

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      $6,495.00 Price per person

      Additional Cost

      • $600.00 Single Supplement

      Price Includes

      • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
      • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
      • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
      • Potable water and snacks throughout
      • 1 glass of wine or beer at welcome and farewell dinners
      • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
      • All necessary snowshoeing gear
      • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation

      Price Does Not Include

      • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
      • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
      • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
      • Arrival and departure day airport transfers
      • Optional travel protection

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