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Yellowstone National Park: A Journey of Native History and Ecological Treasures

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10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
The beauty of its land and diversity of its wildlife make Yellowstone National Park a true jewel of America’s national park system. Discover the beauty of Yellowstone’s ecosystem as you join a naturalist for explorations of habitats and steaming geyser basins and learn how Yellowstone has played a key role in the culture and history of our Native people through the stories and songs of Blackfeet troubadour Jack Gladstone. Enjoy walking illustrations as an honored Native voice brings Yellowstone to life through American Indian mythology and history.


• Thrill in the beauty of Yellowstone’s pristine rivers, waterfalls and beautiful vistas, learn the basics of wildlife viewing, and enjoy a float along the Yellowstone River.
• At the Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center, gain insight into exploration and survey parties, the park’s military years, current issues and evolving management philosophy.
• Join award-winning Blackfeet story-smith Jack Gladstone as he blends enlightening visual presentation and well-crafted song in a live performance.

Program Notes

This 10-day program is a combination of two Yellowstone adventures: A Native Interpretation of Yellowstone from a Blackfeet Troubadour (20801) and Yellowstone the Great Caldera (13845), which may also be taken individually.

Activity Notes

Floating eight miles on Yellowstone’s River Class 2 and 3 whitewater. Walking and hiking 2-5 miles a day over varied terrain. Elevations up to 7,700 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Modest motel overlooking the mighty Yellowstone River.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Sep 4 — Sep 13, 2013 waitlist only  

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9 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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