Day 1: Winter is a magical time to visit Yellowstone. With an average snowfall of nearly 50”, wildlife gather around the steaming hot pools and geysers for a bit of warmth, and trees are transformed by snow crystals from frozen thermal vapors. Our first day takes us along I-70 as we drive through western Kansas and eastern Colorado to our first night in Loveland.
2: The scene changes as we skirt mountain ranges in Colorado and travel to Riverton in central Wyoming. Pronghorn Antelope may begin to spot the landscape. Upon arriving at our hotel in Riverton we can relax and anticipate our entrance into Yellowstone National Park tomorrow. Night in Riverton.
3: The beauty of the Teton Mountain Range appears in the distance as we travel over Togwotee Pass to Flagg Ranch, the southern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We might even see some moose among the willows. A box lunch is included as we drive. Here we leave our motorcoach behind and board heated snow vans. Our snow vans make photo stops and our driver/guide talks about the wonders of Yellowstone over the next several hours on our ride to the Old Faithful Snowlodge where we spend the next two nights. (Altitude 7,500’-8,000’)
4: Breakfast is included this morning at the Lodge. We want our cameras handy as our day includes a two-hour snow van tour, with the driver talking with us about the park and stopping for photo opportunities. There are no TV’s in our rooms at Yellowstone so our time around the Lodge can be spent sightseeing around Old Faithful, walking the snow-packed trails, and sitting by the crackling fireplace.
5: We begin our morning with breakfast before leaving the winter wonderland of Yellowstone via snow vans back to Flagg Ranch where our modern motorcoach is waiting to take us through the Grand Tetons to Jackson. A box lunch is again included as we drive. Views of the Tetons are spectacular with more opportunity to see wildlife on our drive today. The National Elk Refuge lies just northeast of the town of Jackson. We ride a horse-drawn sled onto the refuge to get a close view of these majestic animals among thousands of elk who winter on the National Elk Refuge. In the evening there is time to visit the famous art shops of Jackson. Night in Jackson.
6: Enjoy the Tetons as they fade from our sight. We are on our way southeast through Rock Springs, site of a modern oil boom in the ‘80’s. We look for pronghorn, osprey, and llama along the roadside as we continue through Rawlins and Laramie on our way to Denver for night.
7: It has been an unusual trip and we reflect and visit about it as our comfortable motorcoach skims the interstate taking us to our destination in central Kansas.
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