Yellowstone National Park Itinerary
(Host City: Bozeman, Montana (BZN))
Day 1: Ousel Falls / Lower Geyser Basin / Old Faithful
Day 2: Upper Geyser Basin / Yellowstone Lake
Day 3: Storm Point / Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Day 4: Lamar Valley / Mammoth Hot Springs / Yellowstone River
Day 5: Bunson Peak / Absaroka Mountains
Day 6: Chico Hot Springs / Bozeman (departure)
Quotes from the Field:
“My favorite part of the entire Yellowstone trip is hiking off the beaten path and catching that first glimpse of Grand Prismatic Spring. The color, shape, and size of the Spring are truly spectacular.”
Tricia Jansen, Guide
Yellowstone National Park Vacations
Arriving in Yellowstone is like stepping into a scene on the Discovery Channel
Mountain peaks soar, reaching for the sky. Canyons, a palette of earth tones, are peppered with geysers, fumaroles, steam vents, and mud pots. Rushing rivers feed crystalline lakes and mighty forests make a comfortable home for the richest and most diverse wildlife this side of the Serengeti.
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- Wave goodbye to the throngs of Yellowstone day visitors as you explore well off the tourist track
- Hike secluded backcountry trails, Geyser Basin boardwalks and mountaintop lookouts, watching for grizzlies, moose, bison, wolves, and eagles
- Saddle up for a gentle horseback ride up Pine Creek into the Absaroka Mountains
- Learn both sides of the bison migration and wolf re-introduction controversies shaping today’s Yellowstone ecosystem
- Explore Chico Hot Springs, a favorite haunt of Hollywood celebrities and locals alike
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6 days/5 nightsNight 1: Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Completed in 1999, the Snow Lodge is the newest of the park’s full service hotels, and features heavy timber construction, exterior log columns, and a cedar shingle roof, making it a significant example of classic “parkitecture”Night 2: Yellowstone Lake Lodge
Lake Yellowstone Hotel was completed in 1891 and restored to its 1920s grandeur in 1990. The majestic hotel sits on the shore of Yellowstone Lake and is listed on the Register of Historic Places. Lake Lodge is an inviting location where cozy cabins provide a family-friendly atmosphere. The main lodge houses a delightful lobby where two fireplaces, a lounge and gift store warmly beckon guests to linger and chat.Nights 3 & 4: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
This hotel was named after the steaming limestone terraces just above the hotel area. Elk routinely graze outside the hotel, around the parade grounds of what was once Fort Yellowstone. Night 5: Chico Hot Springs Resort
This rustic-chic inn boasts mineral hot spring-fed pools, extensive gardens, spa services and exceptional dining. In June of 1999 Chico Hot Springs was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A few more reasons why you've gotta go...
1. The wildlife: without a doubt, Yellowstone has the best wildlife viewing in all of North America.
2. The geothermal activity: Yellowstone is home to more geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pots, fumaroles, and steam vents than the rest of the world has combined.
3. The bragging rights: you'll be able to say you've been to the world's very first National Park.
4. Our insider's access: known only to locals (and of course our guides), we'll take a dip in a hidden hot springs that tumbles into the Gardiner River.