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Spring into Summer: Animal Babies

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Hour Glass Duration: 5+ days

Users Ages: Ages 12+


  • Experience the magic of Yellowstone’s abundant wildlife and iconic beauty
  • Local Certified Interpretive Naturalist Guide
  • Small group – up to 10 guests
  • Away from the crowds and into the wild
  • Optics for everyone (spotting scopes/binoculars)
  • Breakfast and lunch – picnic style 
  • Safe, fun and educational
Single Occupancy
Double Occupancy per person

Spring into Summer: Animal Babies

Spring is the season of birth here in Yellowstone!  Baby season has arrived in force and there is no better time to immerse yourself  in Yellowstone’s wildlife-rich Northern Range, Lamar Valley, and Hayden Valley. The grass is greening up, the animals are moving back into their summering grounds, and the landscape is alive with new growth!  Deep winter snow has melted away in the low elevation valley floors bringing in it’s place an inviting abundance of delicious and nutritious food.  Motivated by the bounty of new vegetation, our vast herds of bison, elk, pronghorn, and deer are moving in to replenish their winter depleted reserves.  Wolves are just beginning to share the wonders of the landscape with the newest pack members (just a few weeks old!), bears of all ages have fully emerged from hibernation and are anxious to fill long-empty stomachs with tender, nutritious roots, tubers, grasses, and protein, and after the long flight back from winter migrations south, 100’s of species of birds have returned with a chorus of spring song.  It is the time of new life in Yellowstone and our guides can’t wait to share the magic with you!

The Spring into Summer: Animal Babies package includes all in-park transportation 5 nights lodging in a family operated motel-style lodge, breakfasts and lunches enjoyed picnic style in a picturesque location in the field, (1) group dinner with your guide at the Wonderland Cafe, the highest quality optics (spotting scopes & binoculars), and a small group size of 4-10.  Over the course of this package, we’ll spend 4 days exploring the wonders of birth as a new season unfolds and the next generation of Yellowstone’s fabled animals begins learning the triumphs and trials of survival in their wild homes.

Every day provides exciting possibilities to see newly expanded wolf packs with curious and clumsy weeks old puppies, bison herds nurturing their red-hued and playful just-dropped calves, elk cows moving away from the herds to deliver their gangly, spotted little ones, black and grizzly bears showing the ropes to their itty-bitty cubs, and so much more!

Your experience will be highly educational, as we highlight the complex interconnectedness of an intact ecosystem, the monumental reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone and the incredibly rich world of wolf social behaviors, specialized hunting strategies and their ecological impacts on the other animals of Yellowstone and the landscape itself. We will explore how predators and their relationship to their prey and the land we all share, have captured the human imagination for centuries, and over time have characterized the wolf, bear, and bison as the ultimate icons of Wilderness and conservation success.

This multi-day tour package is the ultimate way to experience the wild wonders of rebirth in Yellowstone National Park, while treating yourself to the coziest family-owned accommodations, breakfasts and lunches prepared by a local vendor, comfortable transportation, and the best optics available.

Tour includes:

  • Five-night’s stay in historic Gardiner, MT, at North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
  • All in-park transportation in our fully-equipped Ford Transit touring vehicles (we drive, you enjoy the scenery)
  • Three full days (8-9 hours) observing and learning about Yellowstone’s wildlife on the Northern Range (including the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley) and Hayden Valley
  • One full day (8-10 hours) spent exploring the geologic wonders (Grand Canyon, Norris Geyser Basin, and Mammoth Hot Springs) that have laid the ecological foundation for our native fauna
  • Local Certified Interpretive Naturalist Guide/Outdoor Educator
  • All breakfasts/lunches on field days
  • (1) Group sit-down dinner with your Naturalist Guide on the last full day
  • Supplemental materials provided by your Naturalist Guide to maximize educational/learning opportunities 
  • Detailed and interactive facilitated discussions related to Yellowstone’s in-depth conservation, park, and Native American past, present, and future
  • Optics for everyone to maximize wildlife viewing: top-of-the-line binoculars and high-powered spotting scopes

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Our expectations were exceeded! Spring Into Summer - Inaugural Package Review

Just got back from an adventure in Yellowstone Park with Yellowstone Wild. Our expectations were exceeded - the wildlife viewing and knowledge of the park was stellar. Everything went off seamlessly – once our guide Matt picked us up all we had to do was relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery and beautiful wildlife. A few things that contributed to this memorable experience: Having 4 full days in the park allowed us to observe wildlife at a relaxed pace, see multiple groups of bears, wolves, bison and elk (to name a few) and have a day to explore the “thermals.” Guide – Matt was personable, easy to be with, went with the flow of our needs, knowledgeable – wildlife biologist, good knowledge of history, geology of the park. Scopes and binoculars made for great viewing! Food was good, catered to our dietary needs and allowed us to focus on the grandeur of the park and not our next meal. Driving was perfect. Total compliance with park guidelines regarding protecting the animals and our safety. Packing list provided was super helpful. We came away in awe of the animals and terrain, more educated about the flora, fauna and geology and renewed and relaxed from the total experience. Can’t recommend Yellowstone Wild enough!!

– Debra B. & Shelley P.