Join us as we visit historic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Hike and walk the landscapes that make Yellowstone so unique, from the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the limestone terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs, and the geyser basins at Norris and Old Faithful. Then experience the dramatic scenery of the Teton Mountain Range. Unencumbered by foothills, the peaks of the Tetons rise through steep coniferous forest into alpine meadows strewn with wildflowers, past blue and white glaciers to naked granite pinnacles. Marvel at the string of jewel-like lakes, fed by mountain streams that are set tightly against the steep foot of the mountains.
Throughout your tour travel in the company of an expert Smithsonian Study Leader. Nathanael Dodge combines his outdoor interests, education, and hands-on experience to make Yellowstone and the Tetons come alive for travelers. Nathanaelís style of teaching is experiential, and in the field he excels at bringing geology, natural, human, and cultural history to life.
This adventure tour is specially designed for a small group of 22 Smithsonian travelers with options for leisurely walks or more strenuous hikes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Bring your camera and binoculars as you search for eagles, wolves, coyotes, grizzly, black bears, pronghorn, moose, bison and more!
Enjoy active adventures like a guided float trip along the Snake River with spectacular panoramic views of the entire Teton Range.
Stay in comfortable accommodations including Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Old Faithful Snow Lodge, located in Yellowstone National Park and the charming Rustic Inn, a short walk from Jackson's town square.