The Elk of Yellowstone: A Week of Exploration with National Geographic Experts

September 16-22, 2017

Hear the bugle of Yellowstone elk on a weeklong adventure during fall rutting (mating) season, when males take to the meadows to spar over their harems, locking antlers and letting out their high-pitched calls. On guided excursions by vehicle, helicopter, and on foot, explore the prime elk habitats of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and learn about local wildlife from National Geographic experts and the lodge’s resident naturalist. With Lone Mountain Ranch as your base camp, experience authentic Montana ranch life, venture into the backcountry on horseback and bike, and cast a line into the region’s shimmering trout streams.


• Observe elk in the wild during their annual rut using high- tech scopes and optics on guided
   excursions to nearby Gallatin National Forest.
• Take in aerial views of Greater Yellowstone on a helicopter tour with the experienced lodge
• Learn about elk and other legendary wildlife of Yellowstone during presentations and exhibits put
   on by National Geographic experts.
• Venture into the Montana backcountry on excursions by horseback and mountain bike, and join a
   guide to go fly- fishing in Montana’s crystal-clear trout streams.

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7-day program rates starting at $5,500 per person/double occupancy, $6,500 per person/single occupancy

For reservations and availability call 406-995-4644 or email