Yellowstone’s Great Outdoor Adventures for Families
Yellowstone contains nearly half of the world’s hydrothermal features. Come explore these and many other natural wonders on an outdoor learning adventure with your family.
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Program No. 20977RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

From streamside habitats to forested mountains, come together as a family for a week of exploring the wild wonders of Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy adventures and hands-on explorations 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.
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Let's Go!
Walking up to four miles over varied terrain. Riding horseback two hours on moderate terrain. Rafting seven miles on Class 2-3 whitewater. Elevations of 5,200-7,200.
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 ...

  • Experience riparian habitat and geology while rafting the mighty Yellowstone River outside the park and then make camp for a night under star-filled skies.
  • Examine mud pots, fumaroles, geysers and hot springs and discover Yellowstone’s volcano through thermal basin, canyon, forest and foothill hikes.
  • The creak of saddle leather and hoof beats on the trail punctuate trailside discoveries in the high country, followed by an authentic cowboy cookout and campfire.

General Notes

This is a Family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 9 and up. For a comparable intergenerational adventure for just grandparents and grandchildren, check out program #17306!
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Charlie Pyle
Charlie Pyle grew up on a family farm in Oklahoma, and he became enthralled with the Rocky Mountains and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem on family trips to Montana in the 1950’s. In Charlie’s long and distinguished career, he’s led trips to Alaska and Yellowstone National Park as a Girl Scout leader and served as a program assistant at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch and in Gardiner for the Yellowstone Association Institute, a volunteer park host at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and a Wilderness First Responder.
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