Yellowstone Hiking Adventure

Start: Bozeman

Finish: Bozeman

Visiting:

Gallatin Canyon

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Upper Geyser Basin

,

Old Faithful

,

Yellowstone Lake

,

Yellowstone National Park

,

Lamar Valley

,

Mammoth

,

Mammoth Lakes

,

Absaroka Range

,

Chico Hot Springs


Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Duration:

5 Nights

Physical rating:

Low, Activity Level 2

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

237

Group size:

3 - 14

Age range:

15-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:


From:

$3499

$3324

tourhub discount: $175

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 90 days before departure

Tour Overview

Leave the city behind and witness nature in its purest form on our 6-day 'Caldera' Yellowstone Hiking Adventure tour. Discover parts of the park hardly known to typical visitors as you hike unpopulated backcountry trails, geyser basin boardwalks and lakeside lookouts. Our expert guides have intimate knowledge of Yellowstone National Park as well as insider access to give you a national park experience unlike any other. Seek out roaring waterfalls flowing through deep, V-shaped canyons. Ride horses high into the Absaroka Mountains alongside fourth-generation Montana cowboys. Learn both sides of the bison migration and wolf re-introduction controversies shaping today's Yellowstone, and why Chico is a favourite haunt of Hollywood celebrities.

Highlights

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    "Hike Secluded backcountry trails Geyser Basin boardwalks and mountaintop lookouts

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    watching for grizzlies

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    moose

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    bison

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    wolves

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    "Horseback ride Saddle up for a gentle horseback ride up Pine Creek into the Absaroka Mountains Learn both sides of the bison migration and wolf re-introduction controversies shaping today’s Yellowstone ecosystem"

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    and eagles"

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    "Explore Chico Hot Springs

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    a favorite haunt of Hollywood celebrities and locals alike"

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    "Plus.. Ziplining"

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Visit Gallatin Canyon, hike to Upper Geyser Basin & Old Faithful

Location: Gallatin Canyon, Upper Geyser Basin, Old Faithful

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

We’ll start your trip once we meet in Bozeman and take a drive to the town of Big Sky in Montana. Our adventure will begin with a thrilling zipline tour with 3 zips and 3 adventure bridges, you’ll soar 800 feet over the Gallatin River. After lunch, we’ll make our way to the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. We’ll begin with a walk alongside bubbling hot springs leading to the boardwalks around Upper Geyser Basin. The area is full of pools, springs and geysers and we’ll hopefully manage to catch an eruption of the famous Old Faithful geyser. After a picnic lunch, we’ll continue exploration of this area including walks around Geyser Hill before heading to Old Faithful Inn, our home for the night, and we’ll have a chance to watch Old Faithful erupt under the stars.Old Faithful Inn or Old Faithful Snow Lodge (Lunch, Dinner)Artemisia to Upper Geyser Basin Boardwalk Hiking Distance: 3.3 kilometres (2.1 miles), 1-2 hoursElevation Gain: 25 metres (82 feet)Elevation Loss: 25 metres (82 feet)

icon Day 2 : Hike Upper Geyser Basin, explore Lake Yellowstone

Location: Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Lake

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a hearty breakfast we’ll start the day with a hike through the Upper Geyser Basin to Observation Point, from here we’ll have amazing panorama views of the geysers below. We’ll enjoy a tasty guide-prepared picnic lunch before embarking on another extraordinary hike. This hike will take us to Storm Point where you will encounter open meadows, shaded lodgepole pine forests, and lakefront trail. The rocky area near Storm Point is home to a large colony of yellowbellied marmots! After we return on the same trail we’ll make our way to the north of the National Park where the rustic accommodations allow for the opportunity to step back from technology and embrace lodging in the country’s oldest national park.Canyon Lodge (All meals)Observation Point Hiking Distance: 3.6 kilometres (2.2 miles) 1 hourElevation Gain: 80 metres (262 feet)Elevation Loss: 80 metres (262 feet)Storm Point Hiking Distance: 3.7 kilometres (2.3 miles) 1-2 hoursElevation Gain: 25 metres (82 feet)Elevation Loss: 25 metres (82 feet)

icon Day 3 : Hike Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Location: Yellowstone National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we’ll check out the Yellowstone River’s Upper Falls where the water flows powerfully over the brink. From there we can appreciate the waterfall’s power and spend time here. We’ll set off on a hike on the Wapiti Trail - this hike will bring us to the rim of the 10,000-year-old, 1,000-foot deep Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. As we carefully make our way along the canyon wall, at every bend the pinks, yellows, reds, and oranges of the rock appear all the more bright as you walk to the grand finale of Artist Point, the most spectacular viewpoint of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. We’ll enjoy lunch here before making our way down Uncle Tom’s trail. Our accommodation tonight was named after the steaming limestone terraces just above the main building. Elk routinely graze outside the hotel around the parade grounds of what was once Fort Yellowstone.Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins (All meals)Upper Falls Hiking Distance: 0.5 kilometres (0.3 miles)Wapiti Trail Hiking Distance: 4 kilometres (2.5 miles), 1.5-2 hoursElevation Gain: metres ( feet)Elevation Loss: metres ( feet)

icon Day 4 : Explore Lamar Valley, enjoy Mammoth Hot Springs

Location: Lamar Valley, Mammoth

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we’ll wake early to catch the sunrise and prime wildlife viewing in Lamar Valley. Located in the northeastern corner of the park, the Lamar Valley, along the Lamar River, is often called America’s Serengeti for its large and easy-to-see populations of large animals. After the sunrise we’ll set off on a beautiful hike on the scenic Beaver Ponds trail. The trail loops through an open area on the side of a mountain, were a great view of Gardner Canyon can be seen and trail takes us to the Beaver Ponds. The trail gains over 350 feet in elevation and rambles through sagebrush meadows and stands of trees with the ponds approximately half-way around the loop. We’ll enjoy a packed lunch on the trail and head back down the same way we came. This afternoon, we’ll take in the nearby Hoodoos and explore the Mammoth Hot Springs’ white, orange and yellow travertine terraces. The evening is then yours to explore and enjoy on your own.Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins (Breakfast, Lunch)Beaver Ponds Hiking Distance: 9.7 kilometres (6 miles), 3-4 hoursElevation Gain: 233 metres (764 feet)Elevation Loss: 233 metres (764 feet)

icon Day 5 : Hike Mammoth Terraces, horseback ride the Absaroka Mountains

Location: Mammoth Lakes, Absaroka Range

Accommodation: Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our day will start with a short morning hike in the backcountry behind the Mammoth Terraces with lunch at a nice picnic spot. After lunch, we’ll drive through Paradise Valley to the Flying Diamond Ranch. The Flying Diamond Ranch is a fifth generation family-owned and operated commercial cattle ranch located in eastern Colorado. Here we’ll saddle up for an unforgettable horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains alongside the fifth-generation ranchers. Afterwards, we’ll head to the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort, this resort is located in the heart of Paradise Valley, nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Absaroka Mountain Range. Here we can soak in the rejuvenating mineral waters before gathering in the resort’s dining room for a celebratory gourmet dinner in one of Montana’s finest restaurants.Chico Hot Springs Resort (All meals)Mammoth Terraces Hiking Distance: 3.2 kilometres (2 miles), 1-2 hoursElevation Gain: 116 metres (380 feet)Elevation Loss: 15 metres (50 feet)

icon Day 6 : Chico Hot Springs, farewell!

Location: Chico Hot Springs

Meals Included: Breakfast

After a sleep-in and leisurely morning at the resort, we’ll take a stroll through the gardens or you can opt for a scenic hike to Trout Pond before heading back to either the hotel or the airport. This is the end of your trip and we’ll leave you refreshed and invigorated from the good food, exercise, rest, and great times you’ll have had with us!(Breakfast)Trout Pond Hiking Distance: 5.8 kilometres (3.6 miles), 1-2 hours

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Fully Guided

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    Meals – Full Board

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

On a case by case basis, please inquire if you have children younger than 15 years old.

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

No

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You are covered by our Active Adventures Assurance policy.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1996

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our trips attract a wide range of people from all different backgrounds, countries and ages, which makes our small group adventures all the more interesting and fun. All our people tend to enjoy active lifestyles, great food, good company and new experiences. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be in good company

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We send online booking information via our club page you’ll gain access to your trip notes, destination information, a detailed gear list and all the information you need for your trip. There are a few things to fill in – medical and dietary information, extra accommodation requests, gear hire requests etc. – to ensure you are well prepared for your adventure vacation.

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Travellers Against Plastic

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes,

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    When it comes to the safety of our guests, it has always been our number one priority. We’ve introduced strict protocols to adhere to current Covid safety guidelines that are relative to the destination, country and location of your adventure – these are dependent on the current rules and restrictions that are in place at the time of your trip.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Health and safety are just as important as the amazing places in the most stunning parts of the world we travel. Another focus of ours is having a good place to rest and rejuvenate at the end of a busy day, and to make sure we are fully charged for the next day’s activities, so you’ll always find yourself in a clean, comfortable room.

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    No

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Yellowstone Hiking Adventure

Start: Bozeman

Finish: Bozeman

Visiting:

Gallatin Canyon

,

Upper Geyser Basin

,

Old Faithful

,

Yellowstone Lake

,

Yellowstone National Park

,

Lamar Valley

,

Mammoth

,

Mammoth Lakes

,

Absaroka Range

,

Chico Hot Springs


Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Duration:

5 Nights

Physical rating:

Low, Activity Level 2

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

237

Group size:

3 - 14

Age range:

15-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:


From:

$3499

$3324

tourhub discount: $175

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 90 days before departure
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