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6 Day Winter Wolf Watching Package

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Yellowstone 6 Day Winter Wolf Watching Package

Highlights:

  • Expert local Naturalist Guide
  • 1/2  day exploring Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces and Gardiner Basin
  • (3) full days wildlife watching on the Northern Range including Lamar Valley, Little America, Blacktail Plateau, and Soda Butte Valley
  • All meals starting with lunch on Day 2 through breakfast on Day 6
  • (5) nights lodging
  • Park entrance fee (s)
  • Hot beverage service daily including coffee, cocoa, tea, and cider
  • Wide variety of hearty snacks
  • Transportation from and to Bozeman, MT
  • (3) Evening or in-the-field presentations by local experts on a variety of topics including wolves & wildlife, current science/research, storytelling, and more
  • High-powered spotting scopes (Swarovski and Vortex) and binoculars (Vortex) for all
  • Use of universal smartphone digiscope adapters for capturing pictures/videos
  • Snowshoes/poles
  • YakTrax ice traction devices
  • Hand/toe warmers
  • Comprehensive packing list
2025 - Per Person Double Occupancy
$2650
2025 - Per Person Single Occupancy
$2950

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.

With winter ever-present, thousands of elk and bison, along with moose, big horn sheep, white-tailed deer, and mule deer follow ancient migration routes as the seasons extreme conditions begins to take its toll.  Travelling from high-elevation summer feeding grounds to the valley floors found on the northern and western tiers of the ecosystem, this annual migration is a sight to behold. For predators such as wolves, coyotes, fox, and more, this massive concentration of struggling, winter-weakened prey means survival. For us, this means the opportunity to witness the triumphs and adversities Yellowstone’s wild occupants face every day of the extreme winter season! 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 evenings with your group enjoying evening 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.

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SEE WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING!

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
Matt was a fantastic & knowledgeable guide!

We just returned from the March 6-day winter wolf watching adventure guided by Matt. We were able to watch Gray Wolves interacting with Bison herds three day in a row, which our amenable group called a “Matt-Trick.” We also had two “3 Dog Days” where we saw wolves, coyotes, & red foxes. We just missed a third 3 Dog Day which we would have called a “Matt-Slam.” Maybe next time! Matt was great in anticipating where the Yellowstone Serengeti wildlife would be next and thus, we were able to stay ahead of the “Great Primate Migration” as quoted from Steve Fuller, the esteemed Canyon Lodge winter caretaker. Other viewed animals were Elk, Golden & Bald Eagles, Northern Pigmy Owl, Great Horned Owl, American Pine Marten Weasels, Pronghorns, Big Horned sheep, Moose, Ravens, etc. (this list goes on and on). Yellowstone Wild Tours organized & implemented a great trip, and Matt was a fantastic & knowledgeable guide. Keep up the great work!

– Ken Barlow, Google Reviews
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
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