Yellowstone’s Great Outdoors With Your Grandchild
Explore the wonders of Yellowstone National Park with your grandchild, horseback riding, hiking, rafting the Yellowstone River and learning about geysers, hot springs and fumaroles!
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Program No. 17306RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

From streamside habitat to forested mountains, share adventure and hands-on exploration of Yellowstone National Park with a younger generation. Hiking, horseback riding, a river float, campout and interpretation take place within the largest nearly intact, temperate ecosystem on earth, where plants, animal, bugs, fish, water, geology, habitat and weather patterns work together to make the whole.
Activity Level
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Three hikes up to three miles each on moderately challenging terrain. Horseback riding two hours. Whitewater rafting seven miles on Class II/III waters. Elevations of 5,200-7,700 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Float the mighty Yellowstone River outside the park to experience riparian habitat and geology, then enjoy a riverside lunch and continue with a whitewater raft as the days finale.
  • Yellowstone’s volcano is revealed through thermal basin, canyon, forest and foothill hikes. Examine mud pots, fumaroles, geysers and hot springs.
  • The creak of saddle leather and hoofbeats on the trail punctuate trailside discoveries in the high country, followed by a cowboy cookout.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out program #20977!
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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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