See Wyoming and Montana in all their natural glory during this one-week adventure through the celebrated national parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Experience rugged wilderness and incredible geothermal features as you journey deep into their protected environments. Spot elk, moose, herds of bison, and maybe even a brown bear or the wolves of Mollie's Pack. Witness the geysers in Yellowstone, like Old Faithful, blow off some steam. From historic Western towns of Bozeman and Jackson Hole to the popular backcountry attractions of the parks, take in the very best of this wild region! MT Sobek's Yellowstone adventures are conducted under the authorized concessionaire permit of Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools.
Spot freely roaming wildlife like elk, moose, bison, and maybe even a grizzly bear
Marvel at the spectacle of Yellowstone's legendary geyser Old Faithful, and explore remote canyon trails
Soak up the Western mountain-town feel and historic vibe of Bozeman and Jackson Hole
Welcome to Bozeman, Montana, a historic gateway town on the edge of forest and mountain wilderness. An MT Sobek representative will arrange a transfer from the airport to the Lark Hotel. Join the orientation at 6pm, then enjoy a welcome dinner at Ted's Montana Grill on Main Street.
After breakfast, depart Bozeman by van and head to Madison Buffalo Jump State Park (a 40-minute drive) that was used by Native Americans for 2,000 years. Tour the Native American hunting site, exploring their survival techniques in the Stone Age. Head toward the world-famous Chico Hot Springs via the old stage coach trail, stopping for a hike in the Gallatin Mountains. Upon arriving at Chico, enjoy time to explore the resort and surrounding countryside. Bring your swimsuit for a dip in the curative mineral waters, and enjoy dinner at the resort.
Wake early for a 45-minute drive to Yellowstone National Park. Begin the 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 the afternoon, 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, travel via the West Entrance and up to Big Sky Resort, for a stay and dinner at Buck's T-4 Lodge.
Begin the day with a short half-hour drive to the quietest section of Yellowstone for an off-the-beaten-path canyon trek. Hike 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, return to Buck's T-4 Lodge for a couple of hours, to unwind or hike more near Big Sky before dinner.
After breakfast, begin the 3-hour journey south to Grand Teton National Park. The first stop is to hike the geyser basins, with half of the world's geysers. En route see Grand Prismatic Springs, Old Faithful, and hundreds of other geysers and hot springs - a true Technicolor wonderland! In the afternoon, venture off the beaten trail into Shoshone Lake. If time allows, reach the lake or else turn around in a beautiful meadow system halfway. Continue on to Grand Teton National Park, for a stay and dinner at Jackson Lake Lodge.
This morning, enjoy a ranger-led hike to beautiful Taggart Lake with views of the Tetons, then take a 1-hour drive to Jackson Hole, to tour the National Wildlife Museum. Feast on lunch at The Local, a contemporary chophouse on the town square, and soak up Jackson's western mountain-town vibe. On the drive back, take in photo ops such as the Ansel Adams overlook of the Snake River and Mount Moran. Finish with a float on the Snake River through Grand Teton National Park, and a steak cook-out on the river.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast in the Mural Room overlooking the Tetons before transferring to Jackson Hole Airport for homeward-bound or onward flights.
Explore two national parks in the course of one week: the marvelous and prismatic Yellowstone and the geyser-rich Grand Teton.
On this adventure trip, MT Sobek's expert guides take visitors on off-the-radar treks through the remote wilderness of the Old West.
MT Sobek's legacy of preservation and protection enables us to operate over 30 Global National Park adventures.
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.
Spellbinding scenic drives, hiking on remote trails, witnessing geyser eruptions, wildlife watching, and exploring historic towns.
Comfortable, landscape-inspired lodges in historic towns, near hot springs and amidst dramatic wilderness scenery - with panoramic vistas to remember.
Daytime temperatures range from the mid-70s°F to upper 80s°F, but cool and cloudy days in the 60s°F are possible. Nighttime temperatures drop into the upper 40s°F.
Yes, scientists do not have any indication of an imminent eruption, or any eruption, at this time.
You should stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards away from other large mammals.
We travel in a Ford Transit Passenger Van. It has 14 passenger seats plus the driver/guide.
Regular exercise before any outdoors trip will add to your enjoyment, but this trip is geared towards anyone in good health and an active lifestyle.
Yes. A solo traveler is welcome to join any set departure date.
We often see bison, moose, elk, mule deer, coyotes, trumpeter swans, and bald eagles throughout the year. Each new season brings a wide variety of mammal and birds species and on any given day.
Make any of our trips a custom adventure or start from scratch. Take two itineraries and match them up to create a unique third. Add extras and extensions and more...if you can imagine it, we can make it happen!
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