This thrilling adventure explores three of America’s greatest natural playgrounds where awesome mountain scenery combines with an astonishing array of wildlife and remarkable hydrothermal features.
There’s no better way to experience the natural wonders of Yellowstone and the Rocky Mountains than by taking to the trail where elk, moose and bison graze, and golden eagles wheel overhead. You will visit at times of peak animal activity with multiple days spent within each park and comfortable accommodation close to the park entrances. You are accompanied throughout by an experienced local guide with the added bonus of a wolf discovery today in Yellowstone which will be led by an expert naturalist. ,br>
The journey begins in the Mile High city of Denver at the foot of the Rockies. From here you strike out west to reach the stunning environs of Rocky Mountain National Park where rolling tundra, rocky crags, crystal clear lakes and snow-clad mountains provide the breathtaking backdrop for an impressive array of birds and wildlife. Carefully selected walks take you in search of the bear and moose that frequent the lush meadows and forests of the park, whilst large herds of elk can be found along the higher trails.
Your next stop is Yellowstone, America’s oldest national park, aptly described as ‘mother nature’s theme park’. Within its boundaries sit one unique sight after another. Vast herds of bison, grizzly bears and majestic moose are among the wildlife must-sees, and you will spend a day with an expert wildlife guide in search of Yellowstone’s most sought after predator – the gray wolf. Alongside its wildlife stars sits Yellowstone’s other great attractions: Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Grand Teton National Park provides the fitting finale to your holiday. Abutting Yellowstone, it is famous for its picture-perfect scenery of jagged mountain peaks reflected in a string of glacial lakes, with swathes of bison feasting on rich, flower-filled, meadows. You spend two days exploring the best of the Tetons, taking walks from mountain top to lakeside, before heading north to Utah, and journey’s end in Salt Lake City.