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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Chris Leipheimer
Christine was born and raised in Butte, Montana. She teaches middle school science in Anaconda, where she and her husband, E.G., live. She and E.G. have raised three daughters, and have twin grandsons. Christine spends her free time gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, traveling and enjoying the beauty of southwest Montana.
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