Fall Wildlife Expedition in Yellowstone National Park (Sept 6-10, 2016)

At Yellowstone National Park in fall, elk bugling is at its peak, a cacophony of noise that’s music to the ears of elk cows. Bears are preparing for winter by stocking up on food. Wolves are hunting in Lamar and Hayden Valleys due to large concentrations of elk. Herds of bison, the largest land mammal in North America, roam Yellowstone’s grasslands. Add resident birds and fall migration to the mix and you have the makings of a wildlife wonderland.

Bald eagle - Yellowstone National Park


Below are some of our sample itineraries, but note that we can customize the perfect United States adventure that meets your needs.


Sample Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival in Gardiner, Montana ~ Arrive on your own or via carpool from Denver to Gardiner, Montana, the gateway to northern Yellowstone. This evening, you’ll meet your fellow travel companions. Overnight at Rodeway Inn and Suites – Gardiner, Montana.

Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park

DAYS 2-4: Northern Yellowstone ~ We’ll spend three days exploring northern Yellowstone in search of the park’s iconic wildlife (wolves, grizzlies, elk, bison, and birds) with an experienced local guide. Our goal will be to learn about and observe as much of the park’s diverse and abundant wildlife as we can in these three days. Stunning scenery will serve as our backdrop along the way. Overnights at Rodeway Inn and Suites – Gardiner, Montana. (CB,BL)

Wildlife viewing - Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park

Bison - Yellowstone National Park

DAY 5: Departure ~ After a final morning in the area, depart at your leisure. (B)



Meals: CB=Continental Breakfast; B=Breakfast; PL=Picnic Lunch

Price: $1295 per person based upon double occupancy. Single supplement: $505.

Price includes accommodations, three guided days in Yellowstone National Park including transportation and entrance fees, gratuities for guide/driver, group entrance fee to park, and meals as listed in the itinerary. A donation to support ASGD’s programs will be made on behalf of all trip participants.

Exclusions include transportation to/from Gardiner, Montana, meals not listed in daily schedule, transportation back into park after guided components, optional activities, and items of a personal nature.

For those interested, carpooling from Denver is an option.  Carpooling from Denver will require an overnight stay in Dubois, WY on Sept 5 and Cody, WY on Sept 10. You can also fly into Bozeman, Montana and then get ground transfers to/from Gardiner.

If you are interested in signing up for the trip or would like more information, please contact Sheridan Samano at sheridan@reefstorockies.com or 303.860.6045.