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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Maureen Aug 06, 2015 at 03:28 PM

For those participating in the September 2015 program, I am renting a car for travel from Bozeman to the ranch near Big Sky.If you prefer not to take the shuttle for $68 each way there is room in my car for two people. Please let me know! Thank you!

Premium Email Subscriber Jul 09, 2015 at 06:24 PM

Is anyone going on the 9/13/15 trip that would like to share a room the night before and/or transportation to and from?
Maureen Jul 21, 2015 at 11:43 PM

Hi there, I would consider sharing the night before, as well the possibility of transportation. May I ask where you are flying in from? I travel from Los Angeles. Maureen
Premium Email Subscriber Jul 27, 2015 at 07:30 AM

I'm coming from Rochester, New York. I haven't booked the trip yet, but hope to do that in the next couple of days.
Maureen Jul 28, 2015 at 01:22 PM

My itinerary includes arriving in Bozeman on Sept. 12 at 6:30PM. Please let me know if you still want to share a room that night, as well as transportation the next day to Buck's Lodge.
Premium Email Subscriber Jul 29, 2015 at 03:23 PM

It would be great to do that! I'm booking the trip right now, but I think you and I will have details to discuss. My phone number is 585-730-0835. Please feel free to call. I'll be in the mountains of New York State on Friday and Saturday--out of cell range, but you can call anytime before or after that. Thanks!

Ida Sansoucy Aug 31, 2014 at 06:20 PM

For the 9/14/14 trip, I am coming from Denver late on 9/13 and have booked a room at the Comfort Inn. Anyone in a similar situation? I am understanding the Comfort Inn has a shuttle airport to hotel. thanks, Ida

Raymond Perr Aug 04, 2013 at 02:06 PM

My wife and I are signed up for the program that starts on Sunday September 15. We are planning to arrive a few days early and rent a car with the idea of possibly keeping it for the week. Would anyone be interested in sharing cost and using it to get up and back to the airport.


Elizabeth Fullinwider Mar 27, 2013 at 01:40 AM

I’m signed up for this program starting 9/22/13 and wasn’t able to get an arrival flight into Bozeman in time to catch the shuttle. I was wondering if anyone else is in the same predicament and is interested in sharing a cab or, perhaps, car rental? I arrive in Bozeman at 3:50pm on Sunday, 9/22.

Welcome to one of the several UM Western Road Scholar programs. Now in our 35th year, UM Western is proud to offer a wide variety of Road Scholar programs that inspire lifelong learning. This program along with several of our other programs will offer experiential learning and exploration of the magnificent Yellowstone ecosystem. Experience the adventure of a life time while biking, hiking, rafting amid the stunning backdrop of Big Sky, MT and Yellowstone National Park. Encounter remote Western trails as seasoned naturalist directs your discovery of the complex ecological relationships and adaptations of this large ecosystem. If you have any questions, please contact us by calling 406-683-7302 or email roadscholar@umwestern.edu.

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