Wolf and Bear Safari
Spring Creek Ranch is more than just a one-of-a-kind resort in a beautiful setting. We recognize our position as stewards of this unique territory in the West’s most stunning mountains, and we have a personal stake in its wellbeing.
To that end we offer an outstanding opportunity to do more than just view the extraordinary wildlife of the area. With our Wolf and Bear Safari, you can immerse yourself in developing an appreciation for the various species of the region; their habits and habitat; the issues surrounding their conservation; their unique relationship with a magnificent environment; and the geology that defines their sustenance. You’ll be traveling through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and the Lamar Valley of the northern range.
“The real value of doing this kind of trip,” says resident naturalist Dawson Smith, “comes from the multi-day, in-depth learning it provides during a critical time of year for the animals. Our safaris give our clients a chance to connect deeply with some incredible creatures, experience the interconnectedness of the wildlife and the landscape, and soak up the unique history of the parks and their geology. It’s a lot to fit in, but it’s a must-see, must-do kind of trip if you want to experience the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in all its grandeur.”
Our multi-day expedition provides Spring Creek Ranch guests not only stylish accommodations at the ranch, but a welcome-and-preview reception in our reception hall; departure breakfast and return dinner at the world-famous Granary Restaurant; comfortable transportation in a 11-person van with broad windows for viewing; use of select spotting scopes and binoculars; food and beverages en route; and overnight accommodations in the Old West town of Cook City, Montana.
Smith has a long history of research and teaching in these Tetons. He’s studied forestry, natural science education, and has acted as a guide and educator for a variety of wildlife adventures. He’s been both student and teacher for the Natural Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). He takes particular pleasure in serving as the point person for our guests, answering questions about gear, itinerary, weather and general logistics, and helping them be as prepared for their experience as possible.
Please contact our reservations office at (800) 443.6139 for a sample itinerary or view one here. Limited availability.
Cost: $1,516.50 per person Double Occupancy / $1,833.30 Single Occupancy
Dates: Spring 2016: May 5th-8th, 12th-15th, 19th-22nd, 26th-29th