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Wyoming

Choose Your Pace: Hiking in Grand Teton and Yellowstone

Program No. 4937RJ
Hike past hot springs and geysers at your pace, learn about thermal features and wildlife and ride a tram up Rendezvous Mountain for a new perspective on Yellowstone & the Grand Tetons.
Length
7 days
Rating (4.81)
Activity Level
Starts at
2,499

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DATES & starting prices
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Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2023
Starting at
2,499
Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2023
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2,499
Aug 20 - Aug 26, 2023
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2,499
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2023
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2,499
Sep 10 - Sep 16, 2023
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2,499
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2023
Starting at
3,149
Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2023
Starting at
3,149
Aug 20 - Aug 26, 2023
Starting at
3,149
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2023
Starting at
3,149
Sep 10 - Sep 16, 2023
Starting at
3,149

At a Glance

Explore the magnificent trails of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks during an active, adventurous week. Split into small groups based on your desired level of challenge each day and hike amongst geysers, hot springs and fumaroles as you investigate the geologic forces that shaped the region. Ride the aerial tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 4,139 vertical feet to the top of Rendezvous Mountain for an alpine experience you will never forget.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Choose Your Pace
Each day, choose from multiple hiking options based on your desired level of challenge and pace, ranging from 3-7 miles, moderate to difficult, on varied terrain. Elevations range from 6,000 to 10,450 feet above sea level. Elevation gains and losses for each hike range from 400 feet to 1500 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Experience the Old Faithful Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park and its many geysers and other thermal features.
  • Discover the diversity of animals in this ecosystem that contains one of the highest concentrations of large mammals in the country.
  • Evening programs will highlight wildlife biology, issues and controversies taking place in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

General Notes

In keeping with the communal nature of the school, guests are asked to perform lights chores during their stay. Roommate matching is unavailable for solo travelers on this program.
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Group Leader
Your Group Leader will be a Teton Science Schools Instructor who has diverse experience working with the flora and fauna of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The group leader is yet to be assigned; the assignment will be announced during Orientation on Day 1 of your program.

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

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Your Group Leader will be a Teton Science Schools Instructor who has diverse experience working with the flora and fauna of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The group leader is yet to be assigned; the assignment will be announced during Orientation on Day 1 of your program.
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.
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.
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/.
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. This book is available at the Teton Science Schools gift shop.
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. *Available for purchase on Amazon.com or Powells.com*
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.
Common Wildflowers of Grand Teton National Park
by Charles Craighead
This small pocket guidebook includes more than 100 of the most common wildflowers in Grand Teton National Park. Photographs are by award-winning photographer Henry H. Holdsworth, and descriptions are by naturalist Charles Craighead. Small enough to carry on a hike and focused only on the areas we will be hiking, this book is a great option for participants who want to look up wildflowers while they hike!
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.
Meals
17 Meals
6 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Salt, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
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Aug 27, 2023 - Sep 02, 2023
  • Jul 02, 2023 - Jul 08, 2023
  • Aug 13, 2023 - Aug 19, 2023
  • Aug 20, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
  • Aug 27, 2023 - Sep 02, 2023
  • Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 16, 2023
4 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
In the early days, Yellowstone's visitors began their park exploration at Mammoth Hot Springs, named after the steaming limestone terraces just above the hotel area. Today, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel offers a warm welcome to summer and winter visitors. Elk routinely graze outside the hotel around the parade grounds of what was once Fort Yellowstone. Please note that all park accommodations are non-smoking and reflecting the natural surroundings of Yellowstone; televisions, radios, air conditioning, and Internet service is not available. Wheelchair accessible accommodations are available on a limited basis.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
Located near the renowned Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and its Lower Falls, the Canyon Lodge is the most central of the park's nine locations. It's ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities, and is close to the Canyon Visitor Center, Cafeteria, Dining Lodge, and shops. The lodges are recently renovated and LEED certified. Sustainability features include energy efficient lighting and heating, eco-friendly toiletries, and recycling and compost bins in rooms.
4 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
In the early days, Yellowstone's visitors began their park exploration at Mammoth Hot Springs, named after the steaming limestone terraces just above the hotel area. Today, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel offers a warm welcome to summer and winter visitors. Elk routinely graze outside the hotel around the parade grounds of what was once Fort Yellowstone. Please note that all park accommodations are non-smoking and reflecting the natural surroundings of Yellowstone; televisions, radios, air conditioning, and Internet service is not available. Wheelchair accessible accommodations are available on a limited basis.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
Located near the renowned Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and its Lower Falls, the Canyon Lodge is the most central of the park's nine locations. It's ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities, and is close to the Canyon Visitor Center, Cafeteria, Dining Lodge, and shops. The lodges are recently renovated and LEED certified. Sustainability features include energy efficient lighting and heating, eco-friendly toiletries, and recycling and compost bins in rooms.
4 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
In the early days, Yellowstone's visitors began their park exploration at Mammoth Hot Springs, named after the steaming limestone terraces just above the hotel area. Today, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel offers a warm welcome to summer and winter visitors. Elk routinely graze outside the hotel around the parade grounds of what was once Fort Yellowstone. Please note that all park accommodations are non-smoking and reflecting the natural surroundings of Yellowstone; televisions, radios, air conditioning, and Internet service is not available. Wheelchair accessible accommodations are available on a limited basis.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
Located near the renowned Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and its Lower Falls, the Canyon Lodge is the most central of the park's nine locations. It's ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities, and is close to the Canyon Visitor Center, Cafeteria, Dining Lodge, and shops. The lodges are recently renovated and LEED certified. Sustainability features include energy efficient lighting and heating, eco-friendly toiletries, and recycling and compost bins in rooms.
4 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
In the early days, Yellowstone's visitors began their park exploration at Mammoth Hot Springs, named after the steaming limestone terraces just above the hotel area. Today, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel offers a warm welcome to summer and winter visitors. Elk routinely graze outside the hotel around the parade grounds of what was once Fort Yellowstone. Please note that all park accommodations are non-smoking and reflecting the natural surroundings of Yellowstone; televisions, radios, air conditioning, and Internet service is not available. Wheelchair accessible accommodations are available on a limited basis.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
Located near the renowned Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and its Lower Falls, the Canyon Lodge is the most central of the park's nine locations. It's ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities, and is close to the Canyon Visitor Center, Cafeteria, Dining Lodge, and shops. The lodges are recently renovated and LEED certified. Sustainability features include energy efficient lighting and heating, eco-friendly toiletries, and recycling and compost bins in rooms.
4 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
In the early days, Yellowstone's visitors began their park exploration at Mammoth Hot Springs, named after the steaming limestone terraces just above the hotel area. Today, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel offers a warm welcome to summer and winter visitors. Elk routinely graze outside the hotel around the parade grounds of what was once Fort Yellowstone. Please note that all park accommodations are non-smoking and reflecting the natural surroundings of Yellowstone; televisions, radios, air conditioning, and Internet service is not available. Wheelchair accessible accommodations are available on a limited basis.
1 night
Yellowstone National Park
Located near the renowned Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and its Lower Falls, the Canyon Lodge is the most central of the park's nine locations. It's ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities, and is close to the Canyon Visitor Center, Cafeteria, Dining Lodge, and shops. The lodges are recently renovated and LEED certified. Sustainability features include energy efficient lighting and heating, eco-friendly toiletries, and recycling and compost bins in rooms.





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