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Yellowstone: From Colter's Hell to America's Hot Spot

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Claire from Andover, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
Yellowstone National Park is a true gem to explore and our guide Leslie made it even more special

William from Glen Mills, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
If you can get Leslie Stoltz as the program instructor, don't hesitate to sign up.

Arnie from Murrells Inlet, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/17/14
The trip to Yellowstone was phenomenal, from the ride from the airport to the Park itself and back to the airport. I really learned a lot that I would never have been able to get on my own. Fantastic!!!

Jack F. from Vancouver, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/17/14
This was an inspiring experience. We saw and learned far more about Yellowstone and its unique geology, landscapes, weather, wildlife, plants, history, than we ever could have if we had traveled there alone. The key to this success was Leslie Stoltz, the lecturer and leader, and her amazing knowledge of Yellowstone. Tremendous value for the small cost of the program.

Judith from Akron, OH Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/24/13 - 09/30/13
i enjoyed every aspect of this program and in particular the leaders. perhaps the best trip i've had with road scholar.

Mitchell from Tampa, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/29/13 - 09/04/13
Excellent program, administratively well run, educational leader was outstanding, most accommodations acceptable, excellent dinners and breakfasts. Incredible scenery!

Jane from Las Vegas, NV Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/23/13 - 06/29/13
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Yellowstone with Road Scholar. On our own we would not have seen or understood half of what we did at Yellowstone. We wouldn't have known the best time of day to be at certain areas, and we would have been put off by the crowds. The infinite variety of choices of things to do and see would have been overwhelming. It was great to let Road Scholar do the planning and just show up for the wonderful experience each day. We would do it again. In fact, we hope to bring our grandchildren on a Road Scholar adventure soon.

Thomas from Lawrenceville, GA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/23/13 - 06/29/13
This was a newly designed Yellowstone program and it was well organized and well led. Our group of 28 spent 6 full days in YNP traveling by coach to all the major sites and hiking daily. The program focuses on YNP's geology, natural history, animal life and thermal features. The cabins were comfortable (all had showers), the program guide did a good job of accommodating a variety of skill levels and the food was terrific (okay, the sack lunches got monotonous). We saw bison, antelope, coyotes, elk, eagles, mountain goats and all kinds of thermal features including Old Faithful. If your bucket list includes spending a quiet day at an art museum, you will have to look elsewhere. But if you want to be 30 feet away from a one-ton buffalo, this is the one for you.

Barbara from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/12/13 - 05/18/13
To really appreciate all that Yellowstone National Park has to offer, then going on a Road Scholar program is the way to go. "Yellowstone: From Colter's Hell to America's Hot Spot" gave insights into how the geology of Yellowstone determines the ecosystem of that fabulous place. It is an experience you will never forget!

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6 nights of accommodations
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