It’s a primeval land, where colossal hot springs boil, a kaleidoscope of deep-cobalt water edged with brilliant orange blooms of microbes; where quiet single-track trails lead through lodgepole-pine forests to massive waterfalls or steaming fumaroles; where wolf packs still hunt in the eastern valleys, filling the night sky with their howling. Here, in the company of expert naturalists, you’ll walk along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, looking off a 2,000-foot precipice into rhyolite escarpments streaked red and green with oxidation. Stare straight into the towering 300-foot Lower Canyon Falls, standing in a spot immortalized by the painter Thomas Moran. Delight in bison, bighorn sheep, elk, grizzlies, and mule deer along secluded trails through the Hayden Valley. In the heart of the world’s first national park, make memories to last a lifetime.
Rainbow Ranch Lodge
Overlooking the Gallatin River, all rooms feature handcrafted lodgepole pine queen or king beds with plush down comforters, satellite television, and individual decks overlooking the Gallatin River or a picturesque pond. Rooms with one bed feature wood-burning river rock fireplaces and a small sitting area, while rooms with two beds offer the privacy of adjoining bedrooms.
|Two expert, local guides (for groups of 8 or more), with you 24/7|
|All meals included except one dinner. Local wine and/or beer included with dinner.|
|All accommodations while on tour|
|Transportation from the meeting point to the departure point|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Destination information (weather, visa requirements, etc.) and other travel assistance available 24/7 provided by One Call International|
|The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the Country Walkers staff|
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
A native New Yorker, Bob Hardy moved to Montana to pursue an education in zoology and wildlife biology, eventually working as a wildland firefighter, wildlife biologist, and US Forest Service Ranger. Now Bob fills his time as a guide and owner of both a brewery and tree nursery. Bob loves being in the backcountry of Montana having spent over 35 years hiking and exploring and looks forward to introducing his adopted state to all guests.
Brenda Holland is a dedicated environmentalist and educator who loves sharing her passion for the greater Yellowstone area with all visitors. Brenda is also an active volunteer assisting with wetland and habitat restoration projects and a graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School). In her free time Brenda guides ski trips, teaches yoga, and coaches youth Nordic skiing.