Please note, this program is cancelled for the 2022 season.
Team up with a Yellowstone Forever Field Educator to discover wolves and elk, Yellowstone’s marquee predator and prey species. The elk mating season, or rut, spans late summer and fall where we’ll take plenty of time to enjoy and discuss the dramatic displays of mating bulls. Wolves are more elusive in fall but sunrise wildlife watching trips will still give us a good chance of observing wolves in the wild. Other activities include short hikes in wolf and elk habitat that includes discussions on the behavior, ecology, and management of both species. View the itinerary.
Activity Level – Hikes up to 3 miles per day with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
Lodging & Learning programs are offered in partnership with Yellowstone Forever.
2022 Package Rates*
Terms & Conditions
*Rates include taxes, fees and gratuity. (Exception: The NPS Entrance fee is not included and Lodging & Learning packages do not include gratuity for Yellowstone Forever Field Educator and are at the discretion of the participants.) Rates, taxes and fees subject to change and based on approved local, state, and NPS fees at the time of the session date.
Package is offered with the following start dates: Sept. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Max: 13 participants; Min: 4 participants. Min age is 12 years old.
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