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4 Day / 3 Night Yellowstone Winter Wolf Tour

Experience the wolves of Yellowstone on this 4 Day, 3 night tour with the expert guides at BrushBuck Wildlife Tours!

Multi Day Tour: 4 Day / 3 Night

Public Group Tour

The expert guides at BrushBuck Wildlife Tours would like to invite you on this 4 Day, 3 Night Yellowstone Winter Wolf tour where you will have the chance of a lifetime to witness these incredible animals in their natural habitat. Our insider knowledge and connections to the National Park Service gives us the upper hand in tracking down the various wolf packs throughout Yellowstone. While on your we’ll spend one of the days traveling to Old Faithful via snowcoach.

From the time Yellowstone National Park was first established in 1872 til the mid 1920’s, the gray wolf populations in Yellowstone were killed off under government predator control programs. The ecological impact that resulted from the absence of these predators caused profound changes to the ecosystem in Yellowstone – primarily related to overgrazing from the increased Elk population.

It wasn’t until the 1940’s that park managers, conservationists, biologists and environmentalists began a campaign to reintroduce the gray wolf into Yellowstone National Park. When the Endangered Species Act of 1973 was passed, the way was paved to reintroduce the gray wolf into the park. In 1995, the first gray wolves were reintroduced. Since then, the population has grown to more than 100, and wolf watching has become a popular activity for visitors.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park

8:00 – 9:00 A.M – Guests will be picked up by their BrushBuck Guide at local area Bozeman hotels and brought to the lodge in Gardiner, Montana. On the way we often see white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, golden eagles, bald eagles, along with other wildlife! Should time permit we will take an evening drive around the area to see more wildlife and scenery after settling in.

Meal Plan: Guests are at leisure in the mountain town of Gardiner

Accommodations: 
Best Western in Gardiner, Montana
(or similar)

Day 2: Gardiner to Cooke City

Wolves move early and we will be out and about  to have our best chances at finding them! Expect lots of wildlife and scenery throughout the morning. Wildlife we often see are mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, bison, elk, and moose. We will be driving through territory of 3 wolf packs making this a great opportunity for wolf viewing!

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Accommodations: 
Super 8, Cooke City, Montana
(or similar)

Day 3: Wildlife all Day!

We will depart the lodge early for another morning of listening, glassing and watching wolves! We often have wolf killed elk and winter deceased bison located that wolves and other predators visit to get a bite to eat. On these food sources we may see coyote, red fox, bald eagle, golden eagles, and wolves! Your BrushBuck Guide will use all available resources to track down and show you wolves like you’ve never seen them before! We will then check in to our lodge in Cooke City, Montana where we will take a break and guests may choose to go back into the park to wildlife watch or relax in Cooke City for the evening.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Accommodations:
Super 8 in Cooke City, Montana
(or similar)

Day 4: Cooke City to Bozeman

Another early morning as we head out for one last game drive to view wolves & other wildlife! We will see many other animals along the way as they endure the everyday struggle of surviving the harsh Yellowstone winter. Guests should keep their camera ready as photography opportunities are around every corner! Guests will have a great chance to see bison, elk, moose, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mountain goat, coyote, and red fox! On our way to Bozeman we will stop for lunch in the historic Mammoth Hotel and visit Mammoth Hot Springs. Guests should expect to arrive at their Bozeman area hotel approximately at 4:00pm.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

End Tour in Bozeman, Montana

PUBLIC TOUR PRICING

$1,599.00* per person based on double occupancy / $1,799.00 for the single traveler.

This tour is offered as a small group public tour with no more than ten (10) guests total.
Tour exclusions: Airfare and transportation from Bozeman, MT, local hotels BEFORE and AFTER tour, alcoholic beverages, & personal Items.

TOUR AVAILABILITY

2021 Tour Dates:

  • December 10th-13th
  • December 17th-Dec 20th
  • December 31st-Jan 3rd

2022 Tour Dates

  • Jan 7th-Jan 10th
  • Jan 21st-24th
  • Feb 4th-7th
  • Feb 18th-21st
  • March 4th-7th
  • March 18th-21st
  • December 9th-12th
  • December 30th-Jan 2nd

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS:

*Includes:

  • BrushBuck Adventure Guide
  • Transportation to/from Bozeman
  • 4 Breakfasts (Breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4)
  • Snacks/refreshments
  • Comfortable Tour Van
  • Use of Binoculars, Spotting Scopes and Tripods
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • 3 Nights Accommodation

*Excludes:

  • Guide gratuity (10-15% of tour price recommended)
  • Meals and beverages not listed as Inclusions

Cancellation Policy

50% of the price of the tour will be withheld outside of 60 days; within 60 days, 100% of the total price of the tour will be charged.

BOOK THIS YELLOWSTONE WINTER WOLF TOUR TODAY!

Contact BrushBuck today to reserve your Yellowstone adventure of a lifetime!

888-282-5868  | (local: 307-699-2999)


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  • Booked a Winter Wolf and Wildlife 4 day adventure, and saw wolves every day of the tour, in Teton and also in Yellowstone (4 different packs). We are both very physically active and the guides adapted the tour for us, for example, snowshoeing at a good pace, and also walking/hiking through the snow to get a better viewpoint to see the wildlife in the area. The knowledge and the information shared by the guides was awesome. During the tour, we stayed in very nice hotels/cottages, and got to eat in amazing restaurants, where we had a chance to sample some of the animals we had seen throughout the day (Elk steak is delicious, bison is great too). One of the highlights of the trip was seeing three wolves howling to each other, and then a few hours later seeing a bald eagle and golden eagle battling over an elk carcass. The snow coach trip from the south entrance of Yellowstone to Old Faithful Snow Lodge is a ride you will not soon forget. (Moose Falls in a winter wonderland). Thanks again to our guides, Adam and Ezra, for an unforgettable Christmas vacation.
    5/5 Stars

    a TripAdvisor user Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is estimated that roughly 528 wolves live in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as of 2015. Inside the park, there are at least 94 wolves as of January 2020.

Source: www.nps.gov

Not to humans! The animal that causes the most injuries in Yellowstone is the Bison, as some visitors disregard the warnings about approaching bison.

Wolves are not normally dangerous to humans unless provided with food. No wolf has attacked a human in Yellowstone, but a few attacks have occurred in other places.

Source: www.nps.gov

It is reported that roughly 16-22 elk a year are killed by wolves every year.

Bison, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, coyote, red fox, bald eagle, golden eagle.

We take your safety extremely seriously. We want you to have the peace of mind that our tour guides will take the following precautions:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing vehicles after every tour
  • Use of disposable items such as: tablecloths, paper plates and cups
  • Operating vehicles at 50% capacity to provide a greater social distance for customers throughout the tour.
  • Operating private tours so each group one family or travel group
  • Guests will have availability to face masks and hand sanitizer throughout the tour

Book your tour online or call us directly at (307) 699-2999. We can also answer any of your questions via our LiveChat service, or our contact form for more information and booking a tour.

Winter and summer tour options are available with single day and multi-day tour formats. Tours embark from Jackson, WY, and West Yellowstone.

Our expertly guided tours focus on the geothermal features and vast wildlife including grizzly and black bear, wolves, elk, moose, bison, bald eagles, and much more.

During winter we offer half-day/full-day tours to Grand Teton National Park and can book you Yellowstone snowcoach and snowmobile tours to destinations like Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. We also offer multi-day tours through Grand Teton and Yellowstone. View all our winter tours here.

During summer we offer single and multi-day tour options to destinations including Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to view the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River.