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Celebrate the New Year At Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs

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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.
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.
Climb aboard a snowcoach for three days’ journey into a dazzling, white world of shaggy bison, croaking ravens, steaming rivers and sulfurous mud pots. Welcome the New Year at Old Faithful as part of your winter voyage into Yellowstone’s glistening, snow-cloaked ambiance. Consider the slumbering volcano breathing beneath Yellowstone’s landscape, a presence that has caused eruptions, earthquakes, geothermal activity, mountain building and landslides through the ages. Discuss these geologic processes as you venture across the Great Caldera, exploring thermal features, grand canyons, open valleys, towering waterfalls and sweeping overlooks. Learn of early survey parties, winter keepers of the old hotels, Fort Yellowstone’s early military presence and more.


• Hear from a naturalist about Yellowstone's volcano, the winter adaptations of regional biota, predator/prey dynamics and more.
• Explore Mammoth's travertine terraces, Upper Geyser Basin's spouting, steaming, boiling glory and lovely Fountain Paint Pot.
• Take a field trip to Yellowstone's northern range to observe vital habitat and wildlife including bison, elk, eagles and bighorn sheep.

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Elevation 6,239 to 8,000 feet. Getting in an out of snowcoach several times per day; walking up to one mile on snow-packed paths, stairs, boardwalks.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, 2 nights; snowcoach to Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, 2 nights; snowcoach to Mammoth Hot Springs, 2 nights; departure.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips


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