Exploring Yellowstone with Off the Beaten Path
The good folks at Off the Beaten Path just sent out a beautiful reminder about the timeless allure of Yellowstone — and the power of the quietude you can find there. Here’s what they said:
Are there times you feel like you can’t even think? Pundits shout, music blares, traffic roars, cell phones tweedle, and emails plunk endlessly.
Fortunately, along with wolves, grizzly bears, and the world’s most astonishing collection of geothermal oddities, Yellowstone National Park preserves something even more endangered: the opportunity for quiet moments in nature. The only connectivity you can unequivocally count on in Yellowstone is your own human, sensate connection: with the scent of sulfur hot springs, the sight of drifting herds of elk and bison, the sound of howling wolves (if you’re lucky), and the intimacy of shared experience with your favorite traveling companions. It’s a beautiful thing.
Our home base is in Bozeman, Montana, inside the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and just a couple of hours from Yellowstone National Park. We go to the park often to recharge, and we love nothing more than ushering travelers into that magical place where you can take a big breath and plug into life’s ultimate power source: the great outdoors.
We can design a custom journey just for you into the heart of Yellowstone based on your interests (like wildlife-watching, wildflowers, history, geology, the cool science of thermal basins, and hiking), or we welcome you to join us on one of our Yellowstone small group adventures.
And when you get there? Take a moment to quiet the noises in your head and listen. Sometimes there is absolute silence, other times there are bird calls, or the sounds of a river flowing by, or a breeze in the trees, or the hiss and gush of a geyser or blurping of boiling mud. Whatever you hear, there is a message there, just for you.
Here are some of our small group adventures to Yellowstone:
Essence of Yellowstone & Grand Teton
Discovering the high heart of two beloved National Parks: Your naturalist guides know where to find the wildlife, and can help you understand the fantastic features you’ll see as you walk through steaming, bubbling, spouting thermal basins.
Wolves, Bears & Wild Things
Wildlife-watching in Yellowstone National Park: Visit Yellowstone in the best seasons to see wildlife, with the best naturalist guides. With the full complement of predator, prey, and scavenger species, there’s always something interesting going on!
Yellowstone for Fun
Yellowstone National Park, guest ranch, and the Cody rodeo: A full measure of fresh air, fun, and active discovery make this a fantastic family vacation. You’ll hike, walk, raft, zip-line and have plenty of quality time to just have a good time together.
A wintery adventure in Yellowstone National Park: Experience Yellowstone National Park in the magical snowy season. Wolves, elk, bison, coyotes, and other wildlife are active, and the steamy thermal basins create a surreal landscape.
I don’t know about you, but this really makes me want to go! Hope to see you there!