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Yellowstone: From Colter's Hell to America's Hot Spot

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Program #18556RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Jun 23, 2013
4-5 p.m. registration at hotel.
You will be staying at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Cabins that night.
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Nearest city or town: Gardiner, MT
Nearest highway: HWY 89
Nearest airport: Gallatin Field in Bozeman, MT

End of Program
Jun 29, 2013
Program ends after breakfast buffet (available 6:30-10:30 a.m.) Airport shuttle departs at 8 a.m..
You will be staying at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Cabins the night before.
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Cabin

Description: Mammoth Hot Springs cabins share the lawn with historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. When Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, it immediately came under threat of exploitation by poachers, souvenir hunters and developers. Civilian superintendents suffered from inexperience, lack of funds and manpower. After fourteen years, the US Army was called on for help and the Cavalry was sent in to protect Yellowstone's resources and visitors and headquartered in the Mammoth area. The year was 1886. After troops suffered through five harsh winters in a temporary camp and the realization dawned that no end was in sight, a guard house was built in 1891 to support the Cavalry's mission of protection and management. Clapboard buildings were built in 1891 with more added in 1897. 1909 saw stone buildings built as the fort's capacity grew to 400 men/four troops. The National Park Service was established in 1916 and the Cavalry gave control of Yellowstone back to the civilians; their duty concluded completely in 1918. Fort Yellowstone became the administrative center for the Park. Mammoth's beautiful travertine terraces are a magnificent backdrop to the Fort Yellowstone area. The landscape, turned "inside out," is a series of travertine terraces, sculpted by hot, mineral-laden water percolating up from beneath the earth's crust. About two tons of travertine are deposited daily, adding to terraces that began building thousands of years ago.

Contact info:
One Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 USA
phone: 307-344-5357
web: www.TravelYellowstone.com

Room amenities: Comfortable cabins contain a private bath and are among park accommodations that reflect the Park's natural surroundings; TV, telephone, radio, air-conditioning not available.

Facility amenities: Centrally located in the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park, the cabins are within walking distance of several trailheads, Albright Visitor Center/Museum/bookstore, Fort Yellowstone, Mammoth Terraces, ATM, lounge, general store, dining room, quick-service restaurant, clinic, espresso service, gift shop, a service station and corrals with guided trail rides. Ample parking. Internet service is available for purchase in the lounge and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: varies
Seasonal rates; call (866) 439-7375 for information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Cabin

Description: Mammoth Hot Springs cabins share the lawn with historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. When Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, it immediately came under threat of exploitation by poachers, souvenir hunters and developers. Civilian superintendents suffered from inexperience, lack of funds and manpower. After fourteen years, the US Army was called on for help and the Cavalry was sent in to protect Yellowstone's resources and visitors and headquartered in the Mammoth area. The year was 1886. After troops suffered through five harsh winters in a temporary camp and the realization dawned that no end was in sight, a guard house was built in 1891 to support the Cavalry's mission of protection and management. Clapboard buildings were built in 1891 with more added in 1897. 1909 saw stone buildings built as the fort's capacity grew to 400 men/four troops. The National Park Service was established in 1916 and the Cavalry gave control of Yellowstone back to the civilians; their duty concluded completely in 1918. Fort Yellowstone became the administrative center for the Park. Mammoth's beautiful travertine terraces are a magnificent backdrop to the Fort Yellowstone area. The landscape, turned "inside out," is a series of travertine terraces, sculpted by hot, mineral-laden water percolating up from beneath the earth's crust. About two tons of travertine are deposited daily, adding to terraces that began building thousands of years ago.

Contact info:
One Grand Loop Road
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 USA
phone: 307-344-5357
web: www.TravelYellowstone.com

Room amenities: Comfortable cabins contain a private bath and are among park accommodations that reflect the Park's natural surroundings; TV, telephone, radio, air-conditioning not available.

Facility amenities: Centrally located in the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park, the cabins are within walking distance of several trailheads, Albright Visitor Center/Museum/bookstore, Fort Yellowstone, Mammoth Terraces, ATM, lounge, general store, dining room, quick-service restaurant, clinic, espresso service, gift shop, a service station and corrals with guided trail rides. Ample parking. Internet service is available for purchase in the lounge and restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: varies
Seasonal rates; call (866) 439-7375 for information.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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Included
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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.9
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