Winter is the best time to watch wolves as well as the diverse wildlife that braves the cold seasons on Yellowstone's Northern Range. This 2-day expedition includes a night at charming cabins.
Winter is a time of big animals (bison, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, wolf, mule deer, and coyote) on big landscapes. Migratory birds have departed, leaving only those who are winter durable. Bears and ground squirrels are denned for the season. The Northern Range of the Yellowstone Ecosystem harbors the greatest diversity and concentration of large, romantic, and highly visible wildlife anywhere during a North American winter. We see hundreds to thousands of bison and elk, packs of coyotes and wolves, herds of bighorn, mule deer and pronghorn. Eagle, raven, and magpie occur throughout the range.
On this 2-day winter excursion we will take advantage of the snowy background when watching wolves and other wildlife. Elk, the most common prey of wolves, are concentrated at lower elevations in large herds. Wolves are more easily seen as they track, hunt, or feed on an open landscape in the vicinity of these herds. We have the opportunity to observe not only the animals themselves but also their behavior and relationships. These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences that few people ever imagine! For those interested in more physical activity, we often combine wildlife watching with snowshoeing. This allows us to truly explore the world of winter wilderness.
The WINTER WOLF & WILDLIFE SAFARI is a two-day tour allowing us a very early morning start on day two, evening wildlife watching immediately prior, and a flexible schedule with enough time for possible backcountry activities. We will also be able to take in other Yellowstone features such as Mammoth Terraces.
Available from December through mid-April, these special safaris originate from the general Bozeman area, entering Yellowstone National Park through the north, or Gardiner, entrance. We provide a picnic lunch on both days, just like on our Full Day Safaris, and breakfast items on day two. Overnight accommodations at Pine Edge Cabins included.
For party size 7 people and more: Please contact us.
Rates are for two days, including one night's lodging at a charming cabin facility on the edge of Yellowstone, and are based on shared rooms/cabins. Requests for alternative sleeping arrangements can be considered at additional cost. Extensions possible. Yellowstone entrance fees not included.
Rates are valid through April 15, 2017. Please contact us regarding later reservations.
* We reserve the right to add a fuel surcharge ($10 - $20)
to our rates in the event that fuel prices rise dramatically.