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Hiking in Yellowstone: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

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Program #4874RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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.
Yellowstone National Park offers 1,200 miles of hiking, walking and backpacking trails that wind through the park’s 2.2 million acres of spectacular and mostly untouched terrain. Led by a naturalist, explore pathways that thread through Yellowstone’s matchless landscape of diverse flora, thermal features, landforms, canyons, cascades and waterways.


• Discover a spectacular and mostly untouched landscape while hiking a fragment of Yellowstone's 1,200 miles of backpacking, hiking and walking trails.
• Four days in the field offer a tantalizing glimpse of the Great Caldera’s infinite wonders.
• An instructor’s interpretation and observations enhance your hiking field trips and provide an intimate portrait of the park’s wildlife, habitats and geology.

Activity Notes

Hikes of 3-6 miles on established hiking trails at elevations from 5,200-9,000 feet. Be prepared for sudden changes in weather.

Date Notes
This date offers hiking in a small group and runs in conjunction with program #20563 "Capturing Yellowstone: Plein Air Workshop in the Wild" for travel partners interested in painting in Yellowstone rather than hiking.8/17/2014
This date will have 2 instructors and the group will be divided into 2 small hiking groups.8/24/2014
This date will have 2 instructors and the groups will be divided into 2 small hiking groups. This date is a "Challenging" activity level and offer challenging hikes of 6 to 8 miles on each of four field days and does not include Old Faithful. This date follows a "Moderately Challenging" hiking program Aug 17-22, 2014. Enrolling in both dates offers adventurous hikers the opportunity to hike for 8 field days in Yellowstone.9/21/2014
This program date has both an activity level of "Challenging" & “Moderately Challenging.” Participants will be split into two small groups to hike, discover and learn will afoot. Challenging hikes will take experienced hikers 6-8 miles on each of four field days. Moderately challenging hikes will take hikers 3-6 miles and include a visit to Old Faithful. 9/28/2014
This date offers hiking in a small group and runs in conjunction with program #17947 "Inspired Images: Photographing the Wonders of Yellowstone" for travel partners interested in photographing Yellowstone rather than hiking.6/8/2014
Program 13845 Yellowstone: The Great Caldera will be running concurrently with this date. That program would be a great option for a travel partner who prefers a less active program.7/13/2014
Discover Yellowstone abloom via ecology presentations and four days exploration among some of the region`s 1,150 native species of flowering plants. Several less active, botanist-led wildflower walks each field day offer subtle blooms to blazing glory; Hike 3-6 miles per day among life zones from the northern desert community to areas above timberline. Consider monkshood, pollinators, bears, elephanthead and fringed gentian when Yellowstone showcases its magnificent wildflowers. This program coincides with program #21597 "Adventurous Women on the Waters of Yellowstone" with the same lodgings. This could be an alternative program for a traveling companion who is female or would like the option of seeing portions of Yellowstone on the water.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences


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