Wildlife and Geysers in Yellowstone with Your Younger Grandchild
Get to know Yellowstone with your grandchild as you learn how to cast a paw print, kayak a high elevation lake, discover spouting geysers and see bears, wolves and bison!
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Program No. 14910RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Explore the wild wonders of Yellowstone National Park with your grandchild. Investigate bubbling mud pots, hissing steam vents, spouting geysers, thundering waterfalls, animal diets and more during hands-on activities. Get a close-up look at the park’s carnivores at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, cast a paw print and discover how to recognize rarely seen animals using silhouettes and tracks.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Hiking up to two miles daily on varied terrain; some inclines and stairs. One-hour horseback ride and kayaking four hours. Elevations of 6,666-7,800 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Identify Yellowstone’s elk, bison, marmots, pronghorns and birds of prey using spotting scopes with the help of a naturalist.
  • A kayaking excursion offers insights into Yellowstone Lake’s natural history and fisheries.
  • Release your inner cowboy on a horseback ride and earn a Junior Ranger badge after completing naturalist-led activities.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-11.
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Denise Wade
The love of the outdoors and wild places brought Denise Wade to Montana in 1984. For the past 11 years, Denise has worked as a naturalist and Nordic leader for Lone Mountain Ranch. She has an avid interest in ecosystem management and has taken many trips to Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe, and within the continental U.S. following species habitat management patterns. Denise can be found regularly hiking or cross-country skiing around Southwest Montana and Yellowstone National Park.
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