The American Southwest is an incredibly rich – and endlessly diverse – travel destination. Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Southern Colorado each offer unique landscapes, vibrant and fascinating culture and history, cool towns and cities, rivers to fish or raft, mountain and canyon trails to hike or bike, wildlife to watch, and national parks at […]
This journey gives you maximum time in the field in one of the world’s greatest places to watch the interplay of predator, prey, and scavenger in their natural habitats. Leading the way is a local naturalist who knows the territory and its wild residents well, and has a well-developed knack for spotting wildlife. Spring and fall departure dates are carefully chosen to coincide with unique viewing opportunities. Spring brings the return of migrating birds, juvenile wildlife (otherwise known as cute babies), and a satisfying sense of renewal. Fall brings the rut (think bugling elk, wallowing bison, and sparring bighorn sheep), and very active bears trying to eat as much as possible to fatten up before hibernation. Throughout the trip you’ll spend time in the park’s most famous and productive wildlife watching hotspots, like the Lamar and Hayden valleys.
In between your dawn and dusk wildlife watching, you’ll take in some of Yellowstone National Park’s other highlights, including the awesome Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, and a variety of phenomenal geothermal features. Amateur naturalists and photographers love this trip!