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6 Day Winter Wolf Watching Package

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Users Ages: Ages 12+

This package requires a minimum of 4 total guests to operate.



2025 - Per Person Double Occupancy
2025 - Per Person Single Occupancy

Yellowstone 6 Day Winter Wolf Watching Package


  • Experience the magic of Yellowstone’s abundant wildlife and iconic beauty
  • Local naturalist guide(s)
  • Small group – up to 8 guests
  • Vast wide open spaces and clean mountain air
  • Optics for everyone (spotting scopes/binoculars)
  • Breakfast and lunch – picnic style 
  • Hearty dinner at the Wonderland Cafe one night, with remaining dinners to be privately catered by one of our local partners
  • 3 evening or in-the-field  presentations from local wildlife/naturalist experts
  • Safe, fun and educational

Spend full days immersed in Yellowstone’s wildlife-rich Lamar Valley and Northern Range, highly revered as the very best place on Earth to see wild wolves. In the evenings, enjoy a hearty dinner, relax in the comfort of your cozy room at a locally owned and operated motel, and listen to a local biologist, author, expert naturalist, or filmmaker who will join us as a guest speaker. This tour is a visually stunning adventure through the pristine beauty of Yellowstone landscapes – towering peaks and sweeping valleys, blanketed by soft winter snow.

Each day provides new possibilities to see multiple wolf packs, frosty bison, long-legged moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, otters, foxes, coyotes, eagles, owls and more. Your tour will also be highly educational, as we highlight the monumental reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone, the complexities of wolf social behaviors, wolves’ specialized hunting strategies and their ecological impacts on the Yellowstone ecosystem. We will explore how these factors, and others, have captured the human imagination for centuries, and over time have characterized the wolf as the ultimate icon of Wilderness.

The deep snows of winter have pushed Yellowstone’s iconic wildlife down out of the mountains and onto the wintering grounds of the Lamar Valley and the Northern Range. Thousands of elk and bison, along with moose, big horn sheep, white-tailed and mule deer and pronghorn have filtered out of the higher mountains of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and have concentrated in the lower valleys and grasslands where there is less snow and less extreme temperatures. Winter can be tough on these grazing animals, and partially because of that, this is where Yellowstone’s wolves and other carnivores thrive. Come and explore the unparalleled beauty and wildlife watching opportunities of Yellowstone National Park with experienced local naturalist guides during the most beautiful and dramatic time of the year: winter. Winter is the season of the wolves, and wolves are our specialty.

This all-inclusive tour package is the ultimate way to experience the wild magic of Yellowstone National Park. Breakfasts and lunches are provided by a locally owned eatery and enjoyed picnic-style out in the park, overlooking one of our favorite vistas in Yellowstone. After a full day experiencing the wonders of Yellowstone’s Northern Range, you will be treated to a pre-dinner presentation by a local wildlife biologist, naturalist, and/or storyteller to discover insider insights into the lives, behaviors, and ecology of the wildlife that call Yellowstone home. One dinner will be enjoyed at the delightful Wonderland Cafe, a boutique gallery style local eatery, while remaining evening meals will be privately catered for our group only!

Tour includes:

  • One-night’s stay in Bozeman, MT
  • Four-night’s stay in historic Gardiner, MT, at North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
  • Round-trip transportation – Bozeman to Gardiner/Yellowstone 
  • Transportation in our fully-equipped touring vehicle(s) (we drive, you enjoy the scenery)
  • Half-day tour of Mammoth Hot Springs and Gardiner Basin
  • Three full-day (8 hours) guided wildlife tours in Yellowstone’s Northern Range (including the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley)
  • Local naturalist guide(s)
  • All meals beginning with lunch on Day 2 and ending with breakfast on Day 6:  Dinners include (3) private catered meals and (1) sit-down at a local eatery in Gardiner, Breakfasts and lunches enjoyed picnic-style in the field
  • Private presentations with local wildlife/naturalist experts
  • Optics for everyone to maximize wildlife viewing: top-of-the-line binoculars and high-powered spotting scopes

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I hope I get to do this trip again!

If you want to see wolves, learn about Yellowstone, and have a great time, this is the trip you want to take. The trip exceeded my expectations in every way. With relaxing sightseeing days traveling between Bozeman and Gardiner at both ends, we spent the rest of the time in Yellowstone spotting wildlife – wolves, big horn sheep, elk, otters, coyotes, bison, etc. Laura, our guide, was incredible! The breadth and depth of her knowledge were amazing. Her wolf-finding skill is off the charts! Add that to the fact that she appears to be connected with every hardcore wolf watcher in Yellowstone and it’s no wonder we SAW WOLVES EVERYDAY! Mind you, she was very clear upfront and told us they are difficult to spot and we may not see any…then she spotted them for us—again and again and again. Yellowstone Wild did a great job putting together a program that was on target regardless of your knowledge base coming in. We had a couple of well-versed individuals and couple of neophytes. Laura and all the speakers were able to communicate at everyone’s level. They had answers to the tough questions and didn’t laugh at mine! I hope to get to do this trip again!!

– Herb Delahanty, Google Review
Winter Magic with Yellowstone Wild

If you want to see Yellowstone in the winter but don’t want the stress of driving in icy conditions, want to maximize your wildlife viewing opportunities & enjoy good food & cosy accommodation this is definitely the tour for you! Having previously enjoyed 2 wildlife watching day tours with Emil in September, and not having seen Yellowstone in the winter, I had no qualms about traveling from Scotland in December for this fantastic Yellowstone Wild multi-day tour with pick up from Bozeman. We ended up a small group of just 4, with great viewing of multiple wolves, bison, bighorn sheep, moose & the cutest mountain goat. I highly recommend this tour company & hope to return for more adventures in the future.

– Voodoo_Scot, TripAdvisor
Book them, you won't regret it!

We went during Christmas week 2023, and had the absolute best time! This was my first time seeing a national park in the winter time and though it was cold (the hand and toe warmers they provided were life savers), I would definitely go back again with this tour group! Our tour guide Rob was so knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife we saw. He managed to show us multiple packs of wolves, coyotes, owl, bison, and the list goes on! On top of that, the transport, hotel, and food were all so well taken care of and made the entire trip even more seamless! Book them, you won’t regret it!

– Aiana, Google Reviews
Yellowstone Rapture!

I really enjoyed this trip. I shared the experience with a small and diverse group of people, which made it all the more special in a comfortable small van. We spied on wolves from a respectful distance, using powerful scopes, and also saw bison , deer, and coyotes up close and personally. Our guide, Laura, was very knowledgeable about all kinds of Yellowstone topics. She had a notable ability to be extremely clear and organized in the way she gave information. I felt that I learned so much. I also enjoyed her passion and enthusiasm for animal spotting, especially wolves. A good tip is to read the directions clearly, especially about what to wear, they are very specific, and I needed every layer, as we had to stand around a fair amount waiting for the wolves to show themselves, which they did!

– Margaret K., TripAdvisor