loading spinner
23111
Wyoming/Montana

Wildlife Watching in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Learn about the diverse animals in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as expert biologists take you to little-known spots for the best wildlife searching.
Rating (5)
Program No. 23111RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,699
Wyoming/Montana

Wildlife Watching in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Learn about the diverse animals in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as expert biologists take you to little-known spots for the best wildlife searching.
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,699
Program No. 23111 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
climate
Plan ahead.
What kind of weather can you expect? Take a look!
itinerary
Please Note:
The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
Select your type of room
Price will update based on selection
Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Sep 11 - Sep 17, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

Fall programs take place during the mating season for many species of wildlife. Look forward to seeing wildlife in their prime with full racks of antlers, observing animals display mating behaviors and listening to elk “bugle” to potential mates as the leaves of the aspens turn yellow.

Sep 18 - Sep 24, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

Fall programs take place during the mating season for many species of wildlife. Look forward to seeing wildlife in their prime with full racks of antlers, observing animals display mating behaviors and listening to elk “bugle” to potential mates as the leaves of the aspens turn yellow.

Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

Fall programs take place during the mating season for many species of wildlife. Look forward to seeing wildlife in their prime with full racks of antlers, observing animals display mating behaviors and listening to elk “bugle” to potential mates as the leaves of the aspens turn yellow.

Oct 2 - Oct 8, 2021
Starting at
3,099
Itinerary Note

Fall programs take place during the mating season for many species of wildlife. Look forward to seeing wildlife in their prime with full racks of antlers, observing animals display mating behaviors and listening to elk “bugle” to potential mates as the leaves of the aspens turn yellow.

May 1 - May 7, 2022
Starting at
2,699
May 8 - May 14, 2022
Starting at
2,699
May 15 - May 21, 2022
Starting at
2,699
May 22 - May 28, 2022
Starting at
2,699
Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2022
Starting at
3,099
Sep 11 - Sep 17, 2022
Starting at
3,099
Sep 18 - Sep 24, 2022
Starting at
3,099
Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2022
Starting at
3,099
Oct 2 - Oct 8, 2022
Starting at
3,099
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2021
Starting at
3,949
Sep 11 - Sep 17, 2021
Starting at
3,949
Itinerary Note

Fall programs take place during the mating season for many species of wildlife. Look forward to seeing wildlife in their prime with full racks of antlers, observing animals display mating behaviors and listening to elk “bugle” to potential mates as the leaves of the aspens turn yellow.

Sep 18 - Sep 24, 2021
Starting at
3,949
Itinerary Note

Fall programs take place during the mating season for many species of wildlife. Look forward to seeing wildlife in their prime with full racks of antlers, observing animals display mating behaviors and listening to elk “bugle” to potential mates as the leaves of the aspens turn yellow.

Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2021
Starting at
3,949
Itinerary Note

Fall programs take place during the mating season for many species of wildlife. Look forward to seeing wildlife in their prime with full racks of antlers, observing animals display mating behaviors and listening to elk “bugle” to potential mates as the leaves of the aspens turn yellow.

Oct 2 - Oct 8, 2021
Starting at
3,949
Itinerary Note

Fall programs take place during the mating season for many species of wildlife. Look forward to seeing wildlife in their prime with full racks of antlers, observing animals display mating behaviors and listening to elk “bugle” to potential mates as the leaves of the aspens turn yellow.

May 1 - May 7, 2022
Starting at
3,299
May 8 - May 14, 2022
Starting at
3,299
May 15 - May 21, 2022
Starting at
3,299
May 22 - May 28, 2022
Starting at
3,299
Sep 4 - Sep 10, 2022
Starting at
3,969
Sep 11 - Sep 17, 2022
Starting at
3,969
Sep 18 - Sep 24, 2022
Starting at
3,969
Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2022
Starting at
3,969
Oct 2 - Oct 8, 2022
Starting at
3,969

At a Glance

Explore “the Serengeti of North America” as you search for diverse wildlife in picturesque landscapes of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Venture off the beaten path with local biologists and wildlife experts who take you away from the parks’ boardwalks to the best places to search for elusive animals like bears and wolves. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park as you explore Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs to experience intimate views of your breathtaking surroundings. Discover fascinating wildlife only seen in this region and learn about the animals that call these national parks home.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walk 1 mile on boardwalks or maintained trails. Must be able to get in and out of wildlife watching vehicles.
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…

  • Learn from local biologists and experts while venturing through the parks in vehicles designed specifically for wildlife viewing.
  • Explore the breathtaking Lamar Valley, use spotting scopes to view wildlife and learn the stories of specific wolf packs in the area.
  • Depending on the season, get an up close look at baby wildlife (spring), or observe different species’ mating behavior (fall).

General Notes

Roommate matching is unavailable for solo travelers on this program.
Featured Expert
All Experts
Profile Image
Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor has been part of the Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools team since 2002. Kevin has a BS in biology and an MS in botany. His biological research experience includes several wildlife research projects, as well as mapping distribution of rare plant species and the effects of global climate change on mountain plants. He believes that it is critical to include modern humans when discussing natural history and ecology, and he studies and teaches ethnobotany and ethnozoology.

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

Profile Image of Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor View biography
Kevin Taylor has been part of the Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools team since 2002. Kevin has a BS in biology and an MS in botany. His biological research experience includes several wildlife research projects, as well as mapping distribution of rare plant species and the effects of global climate change on mountain plants. He believes that it is critical to include modern humans when discussing natural history and ecology, and he studies and teaches ethnobotany and ethnozoology.
Profile Image of Tyler Griffin
Tyler Griffin View biography
Tyler Griffin grew up on the East Coast and earned a degree in environmental science from Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. Not long after, he moved to Jackson, Wyoming, to be surrounded by mountains, national parks, and wildlife. He quickly developed a passion for teaching others about the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Tyler served in the Peace Corps from 2015-2017 as an environmental volunteer in Malawi, Africa, before returning to Wyoming. During his time there, he taught sustainable agriculture, home gardening techniques, and natural resource conservation.
Profile Image of Bobby Pfeiffer
Bobby Pfeiffer View biography
Bobby grew up in New Jersey, where he grew fond of all things science related and earned a degree from Rutgers University in animal science. After graduation, Bobby joined Adventure Aquarium and spent time as a marine biologist. When the desire to educate and travel became overwhelming, Bobby headed west. He has taught for Los Angeles County Outdoor Science School and spent summer leading kayak expeditions and whale watches off the coast of Orcas Island, Washington. Bobby enjoys hiking, road tripping and wildlife photography.
Profile Image of Mike Rowell
Mike Rowell View biography
Mike Rowell grew up on his family’s farm near Buchanan, Georgia, raising livestock, corn, soybeans, and timber. Recognizing the value and importance of the natural world, he developed a strong interest in natural resource conservation. He is an alum of Louisiana Tech University with a Master of Science in Wildlife Science from Utah State University. In graduate school, Mike conducted research on mammalian carnivore communities in South Dakota’s Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park. He has worked as a professional wildlife biologist since 1994.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Grizzly Bear
by Thomas McNamee
A natural history of “Ursus arctos horribilis” – lyrical, well written and provocative. An appropriate introduction to the beast for anyone traveling to grizzly country. McNamee also wrote “The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone.”
Windows into the Earth, the Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
by Lee J. Siegel and Robert B. Smith
A geologic history and tour of the northern Rockies, particularly Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.
Wapiti Wilderness
by Olaus and Margaret Murie
Margaret and Olaus Murie made their home in the Tetons for over thirty-seven years. During this time, Olaus Murie conducted studies of the American elk, the wapiti, and both he and Mardy worked tirelessly for conservation efforts and the preservation of wilderness. Wapiti Wilderness tells the story of their adventurous life raising children while conducting research in the Tetons. Past participants have said that this should be required reading for all programs in the Tetons!
Camping in Wyoming: A 1910 Wedding Trip to Yellowstone National Park
by Mariam Lawton Clayton
In 1910, newly married Marian ventured by train from Kansas to Rock Springs, WY, the starting point for a honeymoon in Yellowstone. This book was made from her handwritten journal and includes some of her photographs. Short, sweet, and honest, it is the tale of a grand adventure for the time, and provides a unique picture of the world's first national park. Available at Blue Creek Press and Amazon. http://bluecreekpress.com/books/camping-in-wyoming/.
American Wolf
by Nate Blakeslee
One of the most recent wolf books published, American Wolf chronicles the story of O-six, an alpha female named for the year of her birth who became one of the most celebrated wolves of Yellowstone. The book tells the gripping story of a powerful wolf, while also telling the larger story of the ongoing cultural clash in the west.
Letters from Yellowstone
by Diane Smith
At the end of the 19th century, an intrepid young woman joins a scientific research team in Yellowstone National Park, to the surprise of the other members of the expedition. This historical fiction brings Yellowstone and the surrounding region at the turn of the 19th century to life.
Searching for Yellowstone, Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness
by Paul D. Schullery
An engaging social and environmental history of Yellowstone from the Pleistocene to the present focusing on the park since its founding in 1872. Schullery has worked in Yellowstone as a ranger, a historian and the chief of cultural resources.
Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains
by James Halfpenny
Wonder no more about those tracks in the mud or that poop on the path. With this packable guide, identification in the field is easy. Featured are the tracks, scats, and signs of 70 different species including wolf, ferret, grizzly bear, as well as birds, frogs and salamanders. Scales for scat diameter and footprint size are included along the edge of each descriptive page. Plus, for accurate measurements, there's a ruler on the back cover. *Available for purchase on Amazon.com or Powells.com*





Your Well-Being is Our #1 Priority

We’re committed to making your experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.

See Our Safety Roadmap
Enroll With Confidence
Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.