Rocky Mountain Immersion: Explore Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain National Parks

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  • 9 Days Camping based
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • 4 - 12 Group Size
  • Availability needed
  • EnergeticActivity Rate

Multi-day US National Parks Tour Details

This multi-day national parks package is the ultimate way to experience some of America’s most beautiful natural wonders with truly unique experiences!

From Wyoming to Colorado, you’ll get to see some of the most spectacular sights like the shooting geysers of Yellowstone, the roaming bison of the American West, and unbelievable views atop the Rocky Mountains. But you won’t just be passively taking it all in: enjoy moderate hikes, a wolf-tracking adventure led by a local wildlife expert, and photo stops at one of Colorado’s most unique Red Rock formations. 

Whether you’re driving up the serpentine paths of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road or moose spotting in Grand Teton National Park, your guide will navigate you through the wilderness, even providing some best tips and survival skills and properly setting up camp and building a fire. 

If you’re ready for a true adventure, this 9-day exploration of America’s parks and wilderness is for you!

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Basic introduction to wilderness survival
  • Wolftracker tour in Yellowstone National Park
  • Final hotel night and Beer tour with the local WeVenture team in Denver, CO
  • Gratutities
  • Single supplement $396

Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1Yellowstone National Park, WY

Start your unforgettable journey by meeting your group and expert local guide at the Bozeman, MT Airport. From there, take a scenic drive into the stunning Yellowstone National Park and set up camp in the heart of this natural wonder. Spend your afternoon exploring the awe-inspiring Mammoth Hot Springs near the Northern entrance of the park. As the sun sets, gather around for a fascinating bear safety talk, followed by an interactive wilderness survival training session at camp. Under the guidance of your expert, learn essential skills like fire-making, navigation, and shelter-building. Embrace the National Park’s Leave No Trace principles and immerse yourself in the beauty and adventure of the wild. 

Meals included – Lunch | dinner
Drive time – 1.5 hours

Pre-night hotel option available in Bozeman, MT

 

Day 2Yellowstone National Park, WY

Join us on a full-day exploration adventure in America’s First National Park, starting with a hike to the stunning Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Traverse a hot spring basin and marvel at the beauty of Clear Lake. Be captivated by the vibrant colors at Artist Point and the breathtaking Lower and Upper Grand Canyon of Yellowstone waterfalls. Next, delve into the fascinating Norris Geyser Basin, the hottest and most dynamic thermal area in Yellowstone. Discover a landscape filled with geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles. Don’t miss the chance to see Steamboat Geyser, the world’s tallest active geyser, capable of shooting water up to 300 feet in the air. Continue your adventure to the Grand Prismatic Spring at Midway Geyser Basin, the largest hot spring in the United States and the third largest in the world. Marvel at its vivid colors, which are created by microbial mats that produce a rainbow of hues. The striking blue center is surrounded by rings of green, yellow, orange, and red, making it a photographer’s dream. No trip to Yellowstone is complete without a visit to the iconic Old Faithful. Known for its predictability, this famous geyser erupts approximately every 90 minutes, shooting boiling water up to 185 feet into the air. Enjoy the spectacle from the viewing area or take a short hike to one of the nearby observation points for a different perspective. Conclude your adventure with a relaxing evening at the campground, soaking in the serene surroundings and reflecting on the day’s wonders. Whether you’re unwinding by the campfire or stargazing under the clear night sky, the beauty and tranquility of Yellowstone will leave you with memories to cherish forever.

Meals included – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drive time – 3 hours

Day 3Yellowstone National Park, WY

Your next morning starts with a truly one-of-a-kind experience, where you’ll join our local wolf tracker expert to see and learn about wolves in their natural environment. While these elusive gray wolves number only around 100 within the park boundaries, they are an important part of its ecosystem as a keystone species and apex predator. We’ll let our tracker guide us to the likely locations of the pack, maybe spotting some tell-tale tracks along the way. After we observe the wolves from afar – after all, we don’t want to get too close! – we’ll head back to the campground for some breakfast. Once we’re fueled up and ready to go, we’ll head to a nearby ranch, where we’ll get to participate in an activity that most park visitors don’t include in their itinerary. While a litter clean-up might not sound so glamorous to some, this is a chance for us to help preserve this vitally important place that will continue to educate and inspire others to be more conscious of our environmental resources. 

Meals included – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drive time – 3 hours

Day 4Grand Teton National Park, WY

We’ll rise early for a chance to see some wildlife on the drive south to Yellowstone Lake and Hayden Valley. The former is the largest high-elevation lake in North America and is home to several important aquatic species. Here, you’ll hear about the long history of both human and natural impacts on the lake. Nearby, the sub-alpine, lower-lying area of Yellowstone known as Hayden Valley is a great place to potentially spot American bison, one of the most important animals to many American Indian nations. Though once nearly hunted to extinction, the herds have since rebounded, and you’ll hear about the important work being done by the park and certain tribes in managing populations. As we drive south, you’ll want to snap some photos of the looming Grand Teton range, our destination for the following day. Once we’re established in our campsite and have had dinner, we’ll go for an early evening drive to spot one of the park’s most majestic mammals: moose! Your tour guide will share some insight into the tallest mammal in North America and their importance to such tribes as the Shoshone and Nez Perce, who for many years came to this area to hunt. Then it’s time for shut-eye to rest up for some great hiking on Day 5!

Meals included – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drive time – 3 hours

 Authorized Permittee of Grand Teton National Park 

Day 5Grand Teton National Park, WY

While it makes up for only about 14% of Yellowstone’s total acreage, Grand Teton National Park far exceeds the number of high-altitude peaks, with eight peaks over 12,000 feet! High up in the crevices and between crags of the Tetons, you’ll find rushing streams and ancient glaciers. Billions of years of major geological events, from glacial activity to earthquakes, have shaped the jagged peaks of this impressive mountain range. Only in relatively recent times have humans made their impact known in this remote region. Hiking Cascade Canyon and discovering Hidden Falls in Grand Teton National Park is a truly enchanting experience. The trail, nestled between the towering peaks of the Teton Range, offers breathtaking views of rugged cliffs, lush forests, and sparkling alpine lakes. As you meander through the canyon, you’ll be greeted by the soothing sounds of rushing water and the sight of vibrant wildflowers lining the path. Hidden Falls, a stunning 100-foot waterfall, cascades down a series of rocky steps, creating a serene and picturesque spot perfect for a rest and photo opportunities. The hike provides ample opportunities to spot wildlife, such as moose and marmots, and offers panoramic vistas of the dramatic Teton landscape, making it an unforgettable adventure for nature enthusiasts. There are plenty of great trails available for all different interests and fitness levels. Whichever trail we take, you’ll be rewarded with an unforgettable backcountry experience and will be ready for dinner and lights out back at basecamp!

Meals included – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drive time – 1 hour

 Authorized Permittee of Grand Teton National Park 

Day 6Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Today’s long driving journey from the Tetons to Rocky Mountain’s National Park promises to be an adventure as the drive will take us over the stunning Trail Ridge Road in the National Park. This scenic byway, known for its breathtaking views and winding paths, offers countless opportunities for capturing incredible photos. We’ll be surrounded by majestic mountains, lush forests, and expansive meadows, each turn revealing a new and awe-inspiring landscape.

To make the drive even more enjoyable, we have a few plans to pass the time. We’ll engage in fun road games that will keep everyone entertained and in high spirits. From “My Horses” to more creative games like storytelling and trivia, there will be no shortage of laughter and competition.

Additionally, we’ll dive into each other’s music playlists and podcasts, sharing our favorite tunes and interesting episodes. This will not only help the time fly by but also give us a chance to discover new music and learn something new. Whether it’s an upbeat song that gets everyone singing along or a fascinating podcast that sparks a lively discussion, our drive will be filled with shared experiences and moments of connection.

As we navigate the winding roads and climb to higher elevations, we’ll take breaks to stretch our legs and soak in the panoramic vistas. These pauses will provide perfect moments to snap photos and simply appreciate the natural beauty around us. The crisp mountain air, the distant peaks, and the wildlife we might spot along the way will all add to the magic of the day.

By the end of our drive, we’ll have created a treasure trove of memories, with the journey itself becoming just as cherished as the destination.

Meals included – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drive time – 8 hours

Day 7Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Today’s venture begins when entering Rocky Mountain National Park just as the sun rises, casting a golden glow over the rugged peaks. Our first destination is the Bear Lake area, one of the most popular and picturesque spots in the park. The drive itself is a treat, with winding roads offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Upon reaching Bear Lake, we’ll take a moment to absorb the serene beauty of the area. The lake’s mirror-like surface reflects the towering peaks and lush forests, creating a perfect postcard scene. We’ll take a leisurely walk around the lake, stopping frequently to take photos and admire the scenery. The crisp morning air is invigorating, and the tranquility of the lake sets the perfect tone for the day ahead. After soaking in the beauty of Bear Lake, we set off on our hike to the Haiyaha Lakes via the Nymph Lake Trail. The trailhead is conveniently located near Bear Lake, making it an easy transition from our morning stroll. The hike begins with a gentle ascent through a dense forest of pine and aspen trees, their leaves rustling softly in the breeze. As we climb higher, we arrive at Nymph Lake, our first stop along the trail. This small, enchanting lake is dotted with water lilies and surrounded by lush vegetation. The water’s surface reflects shades of green and blue, changing with the angle of the sunlight. We pause here to rest and take in the peaceful ambiance, snapping photos of the beautiful landscape. Continuing our hike, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging, but the effort is rewarded with increasingly stunning views. The forest opens up to reveal expansive vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys. We pass through Dream Lake, another gem along the trail, where the water is so clear that we can see the rocky bottom and the fish swimming below. As we reach the Haiyaha Lakes, the culmination of our hike, we are greeted by an otherworldly sight. The lakes are known for their vibrant, ever-changing colors, ranging from deep turquoise to bright emerald, depending on the time of day and the angle of the sunlight. The surrounding boulders and cliffs add to the dramatic beauty of the scene, creating a truly magical atmosphere.

After spending some time at the Haiyaha Lakes, we begin our descent back to Bear Lake. The return journey offers a different perspective on the trail, with the changing light casting new shadows and highlighting different aspects of the landscape. We take our time, enjoying the hike and stopping frequently to take in the views and snap more photos. Back at Bear Lake, we take another leisurely walk around the lake, noticing how the light has changed since the morning, creating a new and equally beautiful scene. The reflections on the water are different now, with the afternoon light creating a warm, golden hue.

We find a perfect spot to watch the sunset, the sky ablaze with hues of orange, pink, and purple. The fading light casts a magical glow over the mountains, creating a serene and awe-inspiring end to our day in Rocky Mountain National Park. As the stars begin to twinkle in the night sky, we’ll make our way back, our hearts full of the day’s adventures and the memories we’ve created in this beautiful wilderness.

Meals included – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drive time – 3 hours

Day 8Red Rocks Park & Denver, CO

We will start our day with a leisurely morning at Rocky Mountain National Park, where the serene beauty of nature sets a peaceful tone. As we transition back to civilization, our next stop is the iconic Red Rocks Park. Embark on a scenic hike along the Morrison Loop, a 3-mile trail that offers stunning views of the unique red sandstone formations. As you navigate the trail, you’ll encounter breathtaking vistas, vibrant wildflowers, and the chance to spot local wildlife. Be sure to bring your camera—this hike is a photographer’s dream! After our invigorating hike, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at a nearby eatery, featuring local flavors that will satisfy your appetite. Once we’ve refueled, we’ll check into our comfortable hotel. Take some time to freshen up and relax in your room, enjoying the hotel’s amenities as you unwind from the day’s adventures. As evening approaches, get ready to dive into Denver’s vibrant beer scene with our included Beer Tour, hosted by the knowledgeable WeVenture team. Denver is renowned for its craft beer culture, boasting over 150 breweries and a rich history of brewing excellence. Our tour will take you to some of the city’s best breweries, where you can sample a variety of unique and flavorful brews. Learn about the brewing process, meet the passionate brewers behind the creations, and discover why Denver is affectionately known as the “Napa Valley of Beer.” It’s the perfect way to end a day filled with natural beauty and outdoor adventure, topped off with the best of Denver’s local brews and lively nightlife!

Meals included – Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Drive time – 2 hours

Day 9Denver, CO

On our final day, we’ll rise and shine early to enjoy a breakfast and so we can take some time to reflect on all the incredible things we saw and experienced throughout our trip. You can opt for another hotel night or take the included airport transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home. For those sticking around town, Denver has plenty of things to do, from historical attractions, art, and museums to its excellent beer and food scene – Rocky Mountain oysters, anyone? Your tour guide, of course, will have plenty of recommendations if you choose to spend more time exploring the Mile High City. And, of course, you might want to start thinking about your next multi-day, multi-destination tour – hopefully with us! Either way, you’ll have well over a week’s worth of incredible memories and a sense of well-earned achievement after conquering Colorado’s mountains and Wyoming’s wilderness!

Meals included – Breakfast
Drive time – 1 hour

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