2809
Wyoming
Greater Yellowstone: Heart of the Continent
Take a deeper look at what makes Yellowstone and Teton National Parks true national treasures as you visit geological wonders, enjoy expert lectures and learn the region’s unique story.
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Program No. 2809RJ
Length
9 days
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At a Glance

Tribal legends, tales of mountain men and accounts of early explorers described a land unlike any other on earth — called "the heart of the continent, where hidden pulses can be seen and felt to beat." At the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is Yellowstone and Teton National Parks. On this adventure, we focus on aspects of the parks that make them great — history, geology, wildlife and thermal features.
Activity Level
Active
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations of 5,000-9,000 feet. Please note that all activities are at high elevation and this could have more significant impact on those suffering from certain medical conditions.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • A Snake River scenic float trip offers pristine riparian habitat, exquisite views of the Teton Mountain Range, natural history interpretation and wildlife.
  • Learn about fisheries and current volcanic activity happening beneath the waters of Yellowstone Lake, so large it often creates its own weather.
  • Learn how cataclysmic volcanic eruptions laid the foundation for the largest concentration of geysers, hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles in the world.
Featured Expert
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Roger Anderson
For over 20 years, Roger Anderson has been a Ranger-Naturalist in National Parks across the country. For more than ten years, Roger worked as Yellowstone’s Chief of Cultural Resources and Resource Information and served as the deputy chief of the park’s Center for Resources, as well as publishing two books on Yellowstone with an insider’s perspective. In his work with the National Park Service, he has devoted his time to protecting and sharing the values of these places with people from all over the world.
Erica Tremblay
Gene Ball
Cindy Sebesta
Roger Anderson
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