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TRIP DETAILS

 

7 days

 

Dates:
September 1-8, 2012
Arrival: Billings, MT by 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 1, 2012

 

Airport Code: BIL

 

Departure: Billings, MT after 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 8

 

Price: $2275

 

Single: $780
This is generally an optional charge. If you are traveling alone, we can match you with a roommate or you can guarantee your own room by paying the single supplement.

 

Fitness Level: moderate

 

Accommodations:
Crowne Plaza
The Historic Pollard Hotel
Lake Hotel
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners

 

Includes:
  • 7 night accommodations, double occupancy
  • All ground transportation, including airport transfers
  • Guide & trip leader
  • Hiking
  • Rafting on Snake River
  • Horseback riding
  • Touring & sightseeing
  • Museum and national park entrance fees
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Rodeo ticket
  • Beartooth Highway Bike Tour
Not included:
airfare, guide gratuities, trip insurance, premium beverages like alcohol and soda, items of a personal nature like phone calls and laundry

 

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Adventure:

September 1-8, 2012

Hike, Raft, Horseback Ride, and Rodeo.


Venture into the unspoiled Yellowstone and Grand Teton wildernesses where wildlife abounds and nature remains untouched. Marvel at the gushing geysers, thundering waterfalls, and great bison herds. Known for its geothermal activity, spectacular scenery, and variety of wildlife, Yellowstone and Grand Teton are truly the ‘crown jewels of the American park system.’

Early September is the ideal time to visit Yellowstone. The kids are back in school and fewer people visit the park. The weather is generally mild- not too hot but not too cool.

During the course of the week long tour, you’ll hike alpine trails, horseback ride across a ranch, go rafting, take a downhill bike tour, experience Cowboy country, attend a rodeo, and enjoy spectacular scenery. Experience Yellowstone and Grand Teton with OutWest Global Adventures!

Highlights:
  • Experience the Cody, Wyoming night rodeo
  • View Old Faithful gesyer erupting over 100 feet high
  • Hike in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and view Yellowstone Falls
  • Enjoy an interpretive river float on the Snake River
  • Go horseback riding on a Montana Ranch

     
    Rusty Clark - Travel Specialist!
    OutWests' Director of Operations, Rusty loves everything adventure and everything outdoors. He lives in Red Lodge, Montana and finds the serenity of nature to be his favorite place. 
 

FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE.  ARRIVAL IN BILLINGS, MT. The trip begins in Billings, Montana, a gateway to the West. Our hotel is located in downtown Billings and within walking distance to art galleries, museums, antique shops, coffee shops, and restaurants. The tour begins with a welcome dinner at Walker’s Grill, an upscale restaurant across the street from the Crowne Plaza.
Accommodations: Crowne Plaza

DAY TWO.  CODY, WYOMING- RAFT, MUSEUM, AND RODEO. From Billings we drive to Cody, Wyoming, home of the famous Buffalo Bill Historical Museum. The museum has memorabilia of Bufflo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, a gallery of western art, a Native American wing, a natural history wing, and contemporary art exhibit. That afternoon, we’ll raft on the Shoshone River.

In the evening, we’ll go to the Cody night rodeo, where we’ll see cowboys and cowgirls compete in stock events such as barrel racing, bronc riding, steer wrestling, and bull riding. Hee-haw!

DAY THREE.  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. From Cody, we drive up the Wapiti (Elk) Valley and through the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park. We’ll driver over a pass, along Yellowstone Lake, and through the Hayden Valley. Bisected by the lazy arcs of the Yellowstone River, the Hayden Valley is a vast expanse of fertile grassland that teems with life. This morning, we drive along the Hayden Valley in the hopes of seeing some of Yellowstone’s famous wildlife. If we are lucky, we will see bison, elk, deer, coyote, moose, and even grizzly bear.

From the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone you can view the awe-inspiring Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. The walls of the 1,200 foot deep canyon are painted in shades of red, orange, yellow, and gold. We’ll hike to the brink of the falls and overlook the gushing water dropping over 300 feet.

For the next three evenings, we’ll be at the Lake Hotel, on the shores of Yellowstone Lake.
Accommodations: Lake Hotel

DAY FOUR.   GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK.  We drive south to Grand Teton National Park where we’ll gaze at the majestic Grand Tetons. In the afternoon, we’ll take a scenic float trip down the Snake River. The lazy journey down the Snake affords incomparable views of the Tetons as well as opportunities to see elk, moose, beaver, bison, and bald eagle.

In the late afternoon, you’ll be able to wander the streets of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Do some shopping, kickback in a saloon or relax on an outdoor patio for a drink. Chose from one of Jackson’s many restaurants- from burgers and fries to sushi, Jackson has it all!
Accommodations: Lake Hotel

DAY FIVE.   YELLOWSTONE SIGHTS AND OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER.  Today, we explore Yellowstone’s “lower loop.” Yellowstone National Park contains over one third of the world’s geysers and hot springs. Of course no trip to Yellowstone is complete without getting your picture taken at the Old Faithful Gesyer. That evening we’ll enjoy an outdoor picnic under the big sky.
Accommodations: Lake Hotel

DAY SIX.   THE BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY TO RED LODGE, MONTANA.  The day begins with a morning hike up Mount Washburn where you’ll have panoramic views of Yellowstone. Then we’ll exit the park through the northeast and pass through Cooke City, Montana.

Charles Kuralt called the Beartooth Highway “the most scenic road in America.” We’ll stop at the highway’s 10,800 foot summit to view the magnificent Beartooth Mountains. In the late afternoon, we’ll arrive in the western town of Red Lodge, Montana and check into the Pollard Hotel in downtown Red Lodge.
Accommodations: The Historic Pollard Hotel

DAY SEVEN.   SADDLE AND PEDAL.  Grab your cowboy hats and boots and saddle up! In the morning we’ll horseback ride on a Montana ranch. In the afternoon, we’ll head up the Beartooth Highway to over 10,000 feet and bike downhill to the valley floor below. Yippie!
Accommodations: The Historic Pollard Hotel 

DAY EIGHT.   DEPARTURE. After a short drive to Billings, we say our farewells. Happy trails!

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