Fall Yellowstone Wolf and Bear Safari

Fall Yellowstone Wolf and Bear Safari

Cost: Pricing based on dates and type of accommodations

Dates: September 12th - October 20th

Join Spring Creek Ranch’s experienced Naturalist and become intimately immersed in the wild of the world’s first national park—Yellowstone.

In spring, Yellowstone is teeming with wildlife and activity. Bears are preparing for winter’s hibernation and are actively gorging themselves in anticipation, birds are returning from their winter migrations, and newborns are emerging for their first spring. Your experienced Naturalist will guide you through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, providing insight around every corner that will enrich your appreciation of the natural happenings around you. You will journey through the most select landmarks and vistas of the parks and search for predators in Yellowstone’s famous Lamar Valley. Perfect for photographers, wildlife fanatics, and those who wish to experience the park intimately, without crowds. This package offers a small group experience, high quality interpretation, and first-class food and lodging.


Pricing based on dates and types of accommodations. Call for pricing. Package is subject to availability. Tax and Service Charge Extra.

Price Includes

  • All lodging (2 nights in a deluxe hotel room at Spring Creek Ranch, 1 night in Cooke City, Montana)
  • Continental Breakfast, Field Lunch, and one Dinner
  • Park entrance fees
  • Exclusive full time SCR naturalist interpretation
  • Welcome gift
  • Naturalist-hosted welcome reception and presentation
  • Use of high end optics and learning materials

Sample Itinerary


*Routes may vary depending on seasonal road closures

Day 1

After arriving in Jackson via air or ground transportation, join our Resident Naturalist in the Ranch House for a welcome reception and presentation about the predators and history of Yellowstone.

Day 2

Depart for an overnight trip of Yellowstone exploration! Breakfast at 7:30am, leaving Spring Creek Ranch around 8:30am. Enjoy a safari through Grand Teton National Park to the south gate of Yellowstone. Continue the trek north towards Lamar, hugging the shores of Yellowstone Lake and stopping at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone along the way. You will be traveling in a comfortable vehicle that is ideal for wildlife watching, with access to snacks, drinks, and rest stops. Dusk will be spent in Lamar Valley, where we will search for the wolves, bears, and other mega fauna that famously inhabit this area. These predators are most active during dusk and dawn, which is why we’ll be searching most attentively at these times. After night falls, we will drive to our comfortable accommodations in Cooke City, MT for a restful night just outside of Yellowstone’s border.

Day 3

Following an early continental breakfast we will travel once again to Lamar Valley, positioning ourselves in this rich area of activity during the first light of day. We will continue our focus here until lunch, when we will refuel with a hearty restaurant meal. Our journey will continue through the remainder of Yellowstone’s grandeur, with stops along the way. We will aim to be back at Spring Creek Ranch at 6:30pm.

Day 4

. Checkout at 11am. Feel free to extend your stay!

Feel free to customize your package with the following add-ons:

  • Dawn/Dusk Safari
  • Best of Grand Teton National Park
  • Naturalist led Nature Hike
  • Wilderness Adventure Spa Packages
  • Additional Night Stays
  • Upgrade to Suites and Townhouses

Spring Creek Ranch is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service