Tracking wolves in Yellowstone in winter, USA

“Trek and snowshoe through the breathtakingly beautiful winter scenery of Yellowstone National Park, joined by experienced trackers, in search of the recently reintroduced packs of wolves.”

Highlights

Yellowstone National Park in winter | Tracking wolves | Chance to spot lynx, elk, bison and other fauna | Wildlife watching in Lamar Valley | Mammoth Hot Springs | Old Faithful geyser | Snowshoeing

Description of Tracking wolves in Yellowstone in winter, USA

Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the United States, established in 1872. Its natural features are extraordinary: a great canyon, thundering waterfalls, a prismatic lake, solidified lava flows, hot springs – and Old Faithful geyser. The park also protects hundreds of species of wildlife in its diverse ecosystems, including the largest bison herd in the US, grizzly bears, lynx, wolves, coyote and elk.

This tracking wolves in Yellowstone holiday is unusual as it visits the park in winter; Yellowstone blanketed by snow is something that few people will see, but it is a truly beautiful scene. Wearing snowshoes, you’ll be able to track wildlife across the mountains, looking out for their prints. Wolves have recently been introduced here after 70 years, which has been beneficial to the entire ecosystem as the number of elk has decreased which in turn has reduced overgrazing of grasslands. Sightings can never be guaranteed, but with three full days of tracking wolves in Yellowstone with an experienced tracker we hope to increase our chances of spotting these canines as well as other creatures; in winter, the animals are forced to head out to forage for food, and there are few tourists around to scare them off. This trip also includes a cross country skiing lesson to help you cruise through this winter wonderland.

The holiday includes excursions to Mammoth Hot Springs and to Lamar Valley – described as ‘America’s Serengeti’ thanks to its abundant wildlife. And of course, no holiday in Yellowstone would be complete without witnessing Old Faithful erupt, shooting boiling water up to heights of 30-60m.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Map

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
08 Jan 2018
£ 3669
including UK flights
8 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 08 Jan 2018 departure
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Tracking wolves in Yellowstone in winter, USA

UK office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies in place, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

Leaders & local suppliers:

As a part of our continued commitment to responsible tourism, we work closely with our local operator to run this trip in a way that aims to reduce impacts and to give as much back as possible to the local communities.
Our local partners promote sustainable practices in their operation, and teach and practice the Leave No Trace outdoor ethics curriculum to minimize the impact of the activities on the environment.

Our local partners feature recycling of product waste including plastics, aluminium, paper, and glass with the assistance of the National Park Service, a program made possible through the Greening of the Parks Act.

Our local partners hire only local guides and services to contribute to the local economies and thereby promote sustainable, long-term stability to Yellowstone’s communities through ecotourism.

Our local partners have developed a code of wildlife watching ethics for visitors to the park that emphasizes respect for the wildlife and for fellow visitors.

Our local partners contribute to the Yellowstone Wolf Project’s research and education initiatives through the Yellowstone Park Foundation. This work provides for scientific endeavors to better understand the ecology of the wolf and better protect their place in nature.

To combat the opposition to wolves in local and regional communities our local partners participate on the board of advisors for Living With Wolves, an organization dedicated to raising broad public awareness of the truth about wolves, their social nature, their importance to healthy ecosystems, and the threats to their survival. Programs are designed to build tolerance that can lead to coexistence between people and wolves sharing the same land.

Group size:

We operate small group tours that have a low impact on the communities we visit and we always ensure our operations do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. This allows us to stay in unique and characterful accommodation that would not have benefitted from tourism due to their limited size.

Activity:
Our holidays are designed with the objective of seeing wildlife in its local habitat. Small group tours enable us to limit our presence on the environment and ensure that our operations do not disrupt the balance of nature. The conservation of endangered species is at the heart of what we do and a number of our wildlife trips directly support this, such as the payment of gorilla permits in Rwanda or national park fees in the Masai Mara or Galapagos

Popular similar holidays

Wolf spotting in France

Wolf spotting in France

Wolf holiday - Mercantour National Park - South of France

From £450 - £705 5 days excluding flights

Alpine Wolf tracking holiday, France

Alpine Wolf tracking holiday, France

Once in a lifetime wolf tracking adventure in French Alps

From €564 3 days excluding flights

Wolf watching holiday in Canada

Wolf watching holiday in Canada

See wild wolves during the den cycle in Canada's Far North

From CA $5450 6 days including domestic flights only

Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture

Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture

Wolves, bears and sightseeing

From £1199 - £1229 8 days including UK flights

Convert currencies