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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Three predawn departures into Yellowstone guarantee arrival at the park’s legendary northern range by dawn for optimum wildlife viewing. Watch for elk, wolves, bison, waterfowl, eagles, coyotes, bighorn sheep, mountain fox and other inhabitants of the region, and consider bison issues, winter adaptations, predator/prey dynamics, declining elk and coyote numbers, rebounding willow and aspen stands and more. Trace the evolution of the park’s wolf management philosophy from predator extermination to wolf reintroduction and natural regulation.


• Hear up-to-date information from a naturalist about Yellowstone's wildlife populations, habitat requirements, winter coping strategies and management philosophy.
• Set out for Yellowstone's northern range before dawn to take advantage of primetime wildlife viewing opportunities.
• An afternoon at the Mammoth Hot Springs area begins with lunch at the historic hotel, a snowshoe exploration of the Upper Terraces and a visit to the Albright Museum.

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Elevation 5,260 to 7,500 feet.

Activity Notes

Walk up to six blocks to some meals; transportation available. Daytime temperatures range from below zero to the mid 30s. Weather changes quickly.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jan 26 — Jan 31, 2014 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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


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