Celebrate Christmas in Yellowstone's Winter Wonderland
Celebrate Christmas in the enchanting winter landscapes of Yellowstone National Park, where you’ll enjoy local traditions, explore geological wonders and spot bison, elk and eagles.
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Program No. 21783RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

'Tis the season to be jolly in Yellowstone National Park! Ride snow coaches across a spectacular winter landscape and celebrate Christmas in lodgings inside the park boundaries, beginning and ending at the historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. The mix of icy air and geothermal steam makes for a surreal winter wonderland during a two-night stay at Old Faithful complete with seasonal festivities. Spot bison, elk and eagles from the big windows of your warm, comfortable snow coach as it treks across the Great Caldera, bringing you up close to yawning canyons, open valleys, towering waterfalls and sweeping overlooks cloaked in sparkling winter whiteness.
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On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile in temperatures below freezing on snow-packed paths, stairs, boardwalks. Must be able to enter/exit snow coach several times a day. One day optional X-C skiing. Elevations up to 8,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On naturalist-led field trips, discover Yellowstone’s volcano, winter adaptions of local fauna, the travertine terraces of Mammoth and the Upper Geyser Basin’s spouting, steaming glory.
  • Make holiday memories you’ll treasure forever, reveling in the joy of the season amid the quiet majesty and natural ambiance of a Yellowstone winter.
  • Journey to Yellowstone’s Northern Range by snow coach to observe a vital habitat and the bison, elk, eagles, bighorn sheep and other wildlife that live in it.
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Nora Dalimata
As a native of northwest Montana, Nora Dalimata has been exploring the natural world around her for her entire life. She attended The University of Montana, focusing on forestry and recreation management. Currently, Nora lives in southwest Montana where she can be found playing on the rivers or hiking and skiing in the many amazing mountain ranges! She has joined the Road Scholar staff this year and is looking forward to the adventures that await her.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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