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5 Day / 4 Night Yellowstone Winter Wolf Tour

Experience the wolves of Yellowstone on this 5 Day, 4 night tour with the expert guides at BrushBuck Wildlife Tours!

Multi Day Tour: 5 Day / 4 Night

Public Group Tour

The expert guides at BrushBuck Wildlife Tours would like to invite you on this 5 Day, 4 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 – Your BrushBuck Adventure Guide will pick you up at your hotel in Bozeman and head into Yellowstone National Park. On the way we will stop for wildlife and winter scenery photo opportunities. Possible wildlife sightings include bald eagle, golden eagle, bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer and coyote.

Lunch: At guest leisure in Livingston or Gardiner, Montana
Dinner: At guest leisure in Gardiner, Montana

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

Day 2: Gardiner to Old Faithful via snowcoach

7:00 A.M Departure – Today we depart from Gardiner to Old Faithful Geyser. Winter is the time to see Yellowstone! On our way to Old Faithful we will see bison, elk, and beautiful winter scenery as we snowcoach down to Old Faithful. Stops include Fountain Paint Pots and Old Faithful where we will see geysers erupt and tour the area on foot. After lunch, we head back to Gardiner
stopping for pictures along the way.

Breakfast: Included
Lunch: At guest leisure –  Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Dinner: At guest leisure in Gardiner, Montana

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

Day 3: Gardiner to Cooke City

7:00 A.M Departure – For guests to have their best chances at natural predation we will depart early and eat breakfast in the field while looking for wolves! The northern range of Yellowstone is where wolves were first reintroduced in 1995 to bring the ecosystem back into its natural balance and has been called the best place on earth to view wolves! Other wildlife we may see are bison, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, coyote, red fox, bald eagle, golden eagle.

Breakfast: Included
Lunch: At leisure in Mammoth area or Cooke City, Montana
Dinner: At guest leisure in Cooke City, Montana

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

Day 4: Wildlife all Day!

7:00 A.M Departure – We’ll depart early as more game drives mean more opportunity for wildlife sightings! Our first pack territory will be the Lamar Canyon pack. We will post up, drink warm drinks and wait for the light to present what the morning has to offer! BrushBuck guides will be communicating with other guides and wolf researchers to offer you the best sightings available for the day! By 11:00 a.m. we will head in for lunch to warm up and then embark for another afternoon of wildlife observation.

Breakfast: Included
Lunch: At leisure in the Cooke City, Montana area
Dinner: At guest leisure in the Cooke City, Montana area

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

Day 5: Cooke City To Bozeman

7:00 A.M Departure – Our last morning offers us a great opportunity to see wolves in their native state. We may witness wolves interacting with other wolf packs in territorial disputes, or see wolves trailing along the river bank during the morning hunt! We often observe wolves social posturing, howling, eating, or just resting. After the morning wildlife viewing we will make our way to Mammoth Hot Springs and out the Yellowstone River corridor to Bozeman where we will say our goodbyes.

Breakfast: Included
Lunch: At guests leisure in Mammoth area

End Tour in Bozeman, Montana

PUBLIC TOUR PRICING

$1,999.00* per person based on double occupancy / $2,399.00 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

2020 Tour Dates:

  • December 17th-21st
  • December 27th-31st

2021 Tour Dates:

  • January 7th-11th
  • January 21st – 25th
  • February 4th – 8th
  • February 11th-15th
  • February 18th – 22nd
  • March 4th-8th
  • March 11th-15th *Snowcoach to Old Faithful not offered on this date; we will focus on wolves and bears emerging from their dens!*
  • March 25th-29th *Snowcoach to Old Faithful not offered on this date; we will focus on wolves and bears emerging from their dens!*

TOUR INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS:

*Includes:

  • BrushBuck Adventure Guide
  • Transportation to/from Bozeman
  • 4 Breakfasts (Breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4, and 5)
  • Snacks/refreshments
  • Comfortable Tour Van
  • Use of Binoculars, Spotting Scopes and Tripods
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • 4 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

Photos from the Tour

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Ready to see the wolves of Yellowstone?

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.