Answer this
2 Answers

We are taking three of our grandchildren (14,11 &9) to Yellowstone in early Aug. We have...

We are taking three of our grandchildren (14,11 &9) to Yellowstone in early Aug. We have all our hotel reservations-4 nights in YS (3 different places) and 1 night in G.T. We are flying into Bozman and out of Jackson. We have read Brian Kevins new guide and thought it was fantastic. We would like to take a guided tour(maybe private) for 1 or 2 days.Can you recommend someone? Also, we are active seniors but some of the hikes might be too difficult for us. Is there a group that the 11 and 14 yr old could go with? We would appreciate any info you could give us.
  • An anonymous user
     asked this on June 12, 2009 at 01:12 PM
2 Answers
  • vote
  • up
  • down
You picked a great year: Yellowstone is lush & emerald-green! We loved our vacations here in '05 & '06 so much, we moved within two hours of two of the entrances (Gardiner & Cooke City, MT). One hike that's amazing & manageable is to hike about half-way around Grand Teton's Jenny Lake. From there, you can catch a ferry ride back across the lake. We took about 2 1/2 hours to do it; we're in our late 40's. The Tetons will loom large as you hike closer; it is a breathtaking & awe-inspiring sight. Take water, cameras & binoculars. In Yellowstone, consider hiking the Tower Falls trail down to the Yellowstone River. The only spot in the park where you can do this---It's one of our favorite hikes; there's a pebbly beach area where you can relax while dipping your feet in the ice-cold water!
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on June 24, 2009 at 09:14 AM
  • vote
  • up
  • down
Glad to hear that you found Brian Kevin's guide to Yellowstone helpful! You are going to have an amazing trip to Yellowstone with your family. You have lots of options regarding tours and hikes. Check out Yellowstone's National Park Lodges website, operated by Xanterra, (http://www.travelyellowstone.com/) for information on tours as well as specific activities for kids (give them a call at 866-439-7375 to talk with a specialist who can offer advice and book reservations). The Yellowstone Association's website (http://www.yellowstoneassociation.org/institute/) has information on Lodging and Learning programs and private tours for visitors. Yellowstone has a Junior Ranger program for children (http://www.nps.gov/yell/forkids/beajuniorranger.htm) ages 5 to 12, which your grandchildren would probably love. Also, a number of private companies offer tours catered to your needs, such as Ecotour Adventures (http://www.jhecotouradventures.com/yellowstone-tours.php).
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on June 16, 2009 at 12:25 PM
Answer anonymous user's question
Hide my username ?