Post-Conference Tour

Explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with fellow conference attendees. Join us for this three-day, two-night post-conference field trip. We’ll make stops in Jackson Hole (Visits to the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum; the Murie Center, and University of Wyoming/National Park Service Research Station in Grand Teton National Park), and various locations in Yellowstone National Park.

The tour is being led by retired Yellowstone National Park historian Lee Whittlesey and University of Wyoming Special Collections librarian Tamsen Hert, and other Yellowstone and Grand Teton experts will talk with the group during stops at historic facilities, visitor centers, museums, and other locations.

You can sign up for the tour when you register for the conference. Tour registration closes on May 6, 2022.

Click here to register for the conference and the tour.

Price Includes

  • Jackson Hole lodging at the Antler Inn
  • Yellowstone lodging – Various room types are available and will influence the final tour price
  • Transportation
  • Behind-the-scenes tours and facility visits
  • Meals:
    • June 9 – Luncheon at the Museum of the Yellowstone in West Yellowstone
    • June 9 – Reception at Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
    • June 10 – Barbecue lunch at UW Research Station
    • June 10 – Dinner buffet at Old Faithful Snow Lodge
    • June 11 – Sack lunch

Tour does not include:

  • Breakfast on June 9, 10, and 11
  • Dinner on June 9 and 11
  • Incidentals
  • If needed, lodging in Bozeman on June 11 (A block of rooms in an MSU residence hall will be available for $50/night. Click here to register for a room. The code is CCYTOUR2022.)
people on a field trip in Yellowsone National Park

Tour Registration Fee

Single Accommodation Room – $692 to $920 total depending on Yellowstone lodging

$495 base cost including lodging in Jackson Hole

Plus, an additional $197- $425 for Yellowstone Lodging

Sharing a Room (Paying individually) – $483.50 to $597.50 total depending on Yellowstone lodging (Two in a room maximum)

$385 base cost per individual, includes lodging in Jackson Hole

Plus, an additional (Per person) $98.50 – $212.50 for Yellowstone Lodging

Traveling with a Guest (Paying together, two people maximum)$967 to $1,195 total depending on Yellowstone lodging

$770 base cost for both individuals, includes lodging in Jackson Hole

Plus, an additional $197- $425 for Yellowstone Lodging

Itinerary

June 9

  • Bozeman to West Yellowstone following the historic Gallatin Gateway route to Yellowstone with historic interpretation along the way
  • Luncheon at the Museum of the Yellowstone/Yellowstone Historic Center in West Yellowstone with a tour of the museum and West Yellowstone Historic District
  • Travel through Island Park, Idaho – stop at Mesa Falls and/or Harriman State Park (former Railroad Ranch) and learn about the Fur Trade era as we travel to Jackson, (depending on travel conditions)
  • Arrive in Jackson Hole
  • Reception and tour at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum
  • Dinner on your own

June 10

  • Breakfast on your own
  • Travel to Grand Teton National Park
  • Stop at the Murie Ranch with a curated tour by a Teton Science School staff member; Theresa Salazar from the Bancroft may speak briefly
  • Stop at the UW/NPS Research Station including a tour of the UW branch library in the Berol Lodge. Presentation by historian Dr. Robert Righter, author of Crucible for Conservation, The Grand Teton Reader, Peaks, Politics & Passion: Grand Teton National Park Comes of Age, and A Teton Country Anthology. Lunch on the shores of Jackson Lake.
  • Travel along the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway to the south entrance of Yellowstone – exact itinerary tbd due to weather and other circumstances
  • Arrive at the Upper Geyser Basin.
  • Check in to lodging (various locations)
  • Buffet dinner at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge at 7 p.m.

June 11

  • Breakfast on your own at various locations at the Upper Geyser Basin
  • Tour of Upper Geyser Basin before traveling to other locations in Yellowstone – exact itinerary may vary due to weather and other circumstances
  • Sack lunch
  • Return to Bozeman in early evening