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BEGINS IN: YELLOWSTONE, WYOMING

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

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7 Days | 6 Nights
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.
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. 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.
Yellowstone National Park’s past and present volcanic and tectonic activity is the foundation of its unique ecosystem and the ecological connections that make it so alluring. Join a park naturalist for a field study showcasing this UNESCO Heritage Site where landforms, together with climate, elevation and time, have resulted in a grand diversity of flora and fauna. Interpretive walks and field trips reveal wildlife, geology, forest, wildflowers and thermal features, as well as the park’s human history and current issues.


Highlights

• Discover the geological reasons why Quake Lake was formed in less than a minute and why Yellowstone Lake is tilting southward.
• Investigate effects of the volcanic and chemical phenomena which created the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
• Explore hot springs, geysers, mudpots, fumaroles and their surrounding hydrothermal life zone within the geyser basins of Yellowstone.

Activity Notes

Walking up to three miles per day over uneven terrain, boardwalks, some stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Mammoth Hot Springs, 2 nights; coach to Old Faithful, 1 night; coach to Lake Station, 1 night; coach to Mammoth Hot Springs, 2 nights; departure.

Date Notes
8/30/2015
This date offers all accommodations at Yellowstone's historic hotels at various locations throughout the park.9/20/2015
This date offers all accommodations at Yellowstone's historic hotels at various locations throughout the park.5/22/2016
This date will spend all 6 nights just outside Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, and drive into the park daily for all scheduled programming.6/19/2016
This date offers all accommodations inside Yellowstone National Park.7/10/2016
This date offers all accommodations inside Yellowstone National Park.7/31/2016
This date offers all accommodations inside Yellowstone National Park.8/21/2016
This date offers all accommodations inside Yellowstone National Park.8/28/2016
This date offers all accommodations inside Yellowstone National Park.9/25/2016
This date will spend all 6 nights just outside Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Montana, and drive into the park daily for all scheduled programming.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
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

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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