From Bozeman to Yellowstone: Geology & Wildlife Under the Big Sky

Discover the unmatched landscapes of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as experts teach you about the land’s geological phenomenon, local wildlife, and jaw-dropping natural beauty.
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Program No. 22127RSBLOG
8 days
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At a Glance

Journey from Bozeman to Yellowstone to experience pristine mountain landscapes and discover the unique geology of Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Marvel at panoramic views as you join local experts and naturalists in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, which comprises 34,375 square miles of natural splendor. Discover the geothermal wonders of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful eruptions and the parks’ 2.1 million-year-old supervolcano. Finally, learn about the world of grizzly bears and gray wolves and the rugged lands they call home.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking 1-2 miles daily over varied terrain & stairs at Mammoth Hot Springs. Elevations of 4,820-8,000 feet. Some hotels don't have elevators and will need to carry luggage up stairs. Will need to carry luggage up stairs at hotels with no elevators.
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 ...

  • Explore Yellowstone’s incredibly diverse habitats as naturalists reveal the land’s unique ecology and geothermal activity.
  • Take a journey through Montana’s geology and paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian Affiliate.
  • Experience the spirit of the West on a horse-drawn wagon ride and learn about local wildlife at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.
Featured Expert
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Cathy Raven
A resident of the Greater Yellowstone region for 18 years, Dr. Catherine Raven began her career as a backcountry ranger at Glacier and Mt. Rainier National Parks. She later received her PhD in biology from Montana State University while working as a biological technician in North Cascades and Voyageurs National Parks. Her high school forestry textbook was published in 2006 and she has since published natural history essays in American Scientist, American Mensa and Montana magazines.

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

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Cathy Raven
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