West Yellowstone
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
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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Meredith Madden
Meredith grew up in a Chicago suburb and first fell in love with nature on family trips to Michigan. She moved to Big Sky Montana at age 21 and hasn’t looked back since. Meredith enjoys swimming, hiking, cross country and alpine skiing, rafting, kayaking, bike riding, Bikram yoga and Pilates. She loves children, animals and dancing. Meredith is a certified Pilates instructor and works as an assistant to families in Bozeman teaching Pilates, caring for children, pets and all-around needs.
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