Families and adults looking for a multi-sport travel adventure should consider a trip with Austin Adventures, which now offers a 6-day Montana Vacation package. This itinerary takes guests on adventures outside of Yellowstone National Park, while also dipping inside park boundaries for must-sees such as Old Faithful.
Travelers will also explore river-carved Gallatin Canyon, the mountainous Paradise Valley, and Upper Geyser Basin, home to the largest collection of geysers in the world, as well as the Grand Canyon, the Lower Falls of Yellowstone, Yellowstone Lake, and Mammoth Hot Springs.
On this itinerary guests can expect to hike two to six miles on easy to difficult terrain, including a track to a U-shaped glacial cirque in Big Sky’s secluded backcountry and a hike to the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. They will also enjoy a horseback ride with a fourth generation Montana cowboy into the Absaroka Mountains with views overlooking all of Paradise Valley and the Gellatin Mountain Range. (No experience is necessary for those going on horseback.) Guests will also take the rapids on a raft class on the Yellowstone River; also does not require previous experience to participate. In addition, there will be a tour of Hayden Valley where guests seek to spot elk, bison, wolf, and bears. A soak in the natural waters of the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort after a day spent wandering through the wild is a perfect way to wind down at the end of the day. But, ziplining across the Gallatin River will have their hearts racing again.
Adult-only departures in 2018 are scheduled for July 1 and 22, Aug. 26, and Sept. 2 and 9. A family version, including youth pricing, is scheduled for June 10, 17, and 24, July 8, 15, and 29, and Aug. 5, 12, and 19. Rates start at $2,698 per adult. Rates include 5-night accommodations, all meals (except one dinner), guides, activity-related equipment, land transportation, an Austin Adventures t-shirt, water bottle, and luggage tags; plus luggage service, pre-departure and packing information, and incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, national park entrance fees and permit fees. Accommodations include Chico Hot Springs Resort, 320 Ranch, and Canyon Lodge and Cabins.
For more information, visit austinadventures.com.