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Montana
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jul 19, 2015
  • From $2,598 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Explore the Rockies while staying fit!

Welcome to Montana – a place we hold near and dear to our hearts.  Together with Austin Adventures and Reebok, experience Big Sky, Yellowstone and Paradise Valley in a 6 day outdoor fitness adventure.  We are excited to bring you an experience that will merge your inner fitness enthusiast with the great outdoors.   You’ll experience varied fitness challenges in this beautiful oasis of land, and also will incorporate natural movement like hiking and trail running to wake up all the muscles in the body.

  • Biking
  • Functional Fitness
  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Trail Running
  • Yoga

Activity Level: Moderate

About
This Tour

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Welcome to Montana, a place we hold near and dear to our hearts. Our homegrown guides are excited to share with you our insider’s perspective on this six-day adventure in Big Sky, Yellowstone & Paradise Valley.

  • Hike amid the Spanish Peaks on one of the best trails in the world, where a yoga session awaits at the top
  • Explore the geyser-peppered caldera of Yellowstone and the high pine forests of Paradise Valley
  • Invigorate yourself on a trail run around the third largest natural hot spring in the world, Grand Prismatic
  • Paddle raft Class II-III rapids through postcard-perfect canyons and farmlands
  • Take in close-up views of the famous Lower Falls of Yellowstone from the bottom of Uncle Tom's stairs
  • Greet the day with burpees, push-ups and lunges before embarking into the Hayden Valley in search of bears, moose and wolves
  • Relax and recharge with a soak in a soothing natural hot spring followed by Big Sky Country’s tastiest cuisine at Chico Hot Springs and Resort

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Bozeman, Montana (BZN)

Day 1: Hyalite Canyon / Silken Skein Falls / Gallatin Canyon / Ousel Falls
Hyalite Canyon / Silken Skein Falls / Gallatin Canyon / Ousel Falls
Meals Included:  (L,D)
Overnight: 320 Guest Ranch

Lace up your trail running shoes for a beautiful introductory trail run above 7,000 feet in Hyalite Canyon taking in views of Grotto, Arch and Silken Skein Falls before turning around and racing back the way you came (5 miles total).  Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch to refuel the muscles and mind, and then shuttle through Gallatin Canyon to the town of Big Sky.  Once there you can stretch yourself out for a jaunt over to the locals’ favorite, Ousel Falls (1.1 miles one way).  Our warm-up workout will be running the undulating trail to the falls themselves and then we will incorporate a short burst of high intensity to our day with a functional fitness workout overlooking the falls.  The cool-down workout will be a run back to the trailhead for a short stretching/yoga session.  Head out in the van for a 30 minute ride to the night’s accommodations at the 320 Guest Ranch. Dinner will be at the 320 Steakhouse and Saloon.

Day 2: Big Sky / Beehive Basin
Big Sky / Beehive Basin
Meals Included:  L, D
Overnight: 320 Guest Ranch

Get energized first thing in the morning with an invigorating workout as you overlook horse pastures and take in the mountain scenery.  Embark on an all-day hike amid Spanish Peaks to Beehive Basin (6 miles round trip) with sweeping views of the Madison and Gallatin Ranges, including Big Sky’s Lone Peak.   Experience an obstacle course over naturally-made obstacles as you make your way to the beautiful Alpine Lake.  Upon arrival to the lake 3 miles in, you’ll settle in for a peaceful yoga session, overlooking Big Sky.   After you enjoy a packed lunch, you’ll continue the trek through wildflower meadows, glacial streams, and the distinctive crags of Beehive Peak.  When you arrive back to the 320 Ranch, you will enjoy a bbq dinner and then a workshop on Athletic massage from a special Guest.

Day 3: Yellowstone National Park / Grand Prismatic / Old Faithful / Lake Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park / Grand Prismatic / Old Faithful / Lake Yellowstone
Meals Included:  B,L,D

Put on your running shoes again and head into Yellowstone for a trail running tour of Grand Prismatic Spring, the 3rd largest hot spring in the world. Move on to Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin, home of the largest collection of geysers in the world. Along the trails surrounding the steaming pools and geysers, you will incorporate functional fitness movements into a scenic geyser gazing walk. You will then be able to rest on the drive along the shore of the magnificent Yellowstone Lake (1 hour transfer). This evening, a live string quartet sets the mood for a relaxing dinner at Lake Yellowstone Hotel. Get moving again after dinner with an evening walk along the shores of the lake

Day 4: Hayden Valley / Grand Canyon of Yellowstone / Yellowstone River
Hayden Valley / Grand Canyon of Yellowstone / Yellowstone River
Meals Included:  B,L,D
Overnight: Chico Hot Springs

The day starts early with a Reebok wake-up call – Burpees, pushups, and lunges are easier to manage while overlooking the vast Lake Yellowstone. Afterwards, head out to Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley to spot moose, bison, and wolves. Upon arrival to the Canyon area, you’ll hike in the ‘back way’ to Artist point, passing by several small lily pad-studded lakes, whiteout landscapes and bubbling mud pots (3 miles round trip). Drive north to the town of Gardiner (2 hours) and have lunch at the historic Roosevelt Arch. After lunch, get ready to work the abs and core as we load into inflatable kayaks for a beautiful and exhilarating white water (Class II and III) ride down the Yellowstone River. Drive through Paradise valley to Chico Hot Springs resort and Day spa and end with Dinner at the funky and fun Pine Creek Café

Day 5: Sepulcher Mountain / Paradise Valley
Sepulcher Mountain / Paradise Valley
Meals Included:  B,L,D
Overnight: Chico Hot Springs

Shuttle back to Yellowstone’s north entrance (1 hour) for an all-day hike up Sepulcher Mountain by way of Mammoth Hot Springs. This 11 mile loop hike will take you 3,400 feet up over the course of 5 miles to provide you with some of the best views of Yellowstone, Electric Peak, the Absaroka Mountains and Gardiner from Sepulcher’s unique summit. Once at the top of the mountain, fuel your spirit with a yoga session among “the tombstones.” You’ll then fuel your body with lunch and head back down by way of Gardner’s Hole taking in a whole new view (changing every mile) of Yellowstone. After this very active day enjoy some downtime at Chico before meeting up with the group for a tour of the senses at Chico’s Gardens where you will learn about which herbs and vegetables will be used in tonight’s dinner. Relive memories of the week and enjoy the evening at tonight’s farewell feast.

Day 6: Chico Hot Springs / Bozeman
Chico Hot Springs / Bozeman
Meals Included:  B

Wake up and relax in a hot spring soak, or be bold and greet the morning with an obstacle course run. If you opt for the run, it will be a 5 mile round trip run past old mining cabins and abandoned homesteads with various fitness challenges throughout. Return to Bozeman airport and area hotels.

Dates, Rates
& Details

Start planning your next adventure now. See the information below for the rates and selection of available dates. For additional information on dates and availability, please contact our travel specialists.

  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jul 19, 2015
  • From $2,598 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Departure Dates

  • July 19, 2015
  • July 26, 2015
  • Aug 16, 2015
  • Aug 23, 2015
  • Aug 30, 2015

Arrival and Departures

Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your trip departure. Day one of your itinerary starts at 8:00 or 8:15 am, depending on your hotel. Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Bozeman airport (12:00 pm) or your Bozeman hotel (12:30 pm).

Activities

Hiking: 3 to 11 miles per hike, easy to difficult terrain.

Trail Running: 2 to 6 miles, easy to moderate terrain.

Whitewater Kayaking: Class II-III rapids, no experience necessary.

Functional Fitness: Morning workouts and/or practiced throughout the day on excursions.

Yoga/Stretching: Practiced often throughout the trip outdoors.

Discovery: Unlock the mysteries of Yellowstone’s geyser basins. Wander your way along winding trails through Montana’s pristine backcountry, unlocking the secrets of the forest along the way. Scrutinize the pros and cons of wildfire in a lodgepole pine tree ecosystem. Search for moose, bears, wolves, and elk in the middle of a supervolcano’s massive caldera. Taste for yourself the tender juiciness of a Montana home grown beef filet mignon. Take in the beauty of North America’s largest high alpine lake, Yellowstone Lake and make sure to ask about why the lake trout are such a big problem. Learn why Chico Hot Springs Resort is a favorite celebrity haunt. Discover for yourself this place they call Big Sky Country with the experts in adventure travel.

Austin Adventures guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, Austin Adventures guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.

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A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. Kick your feet up at 320 Guest Ranch, an 110-year old Montana homestead reshaped into a beautiful guest ranch.
  • 2. Take a trail run past old abandoned mining cabins in the ghost town of Old Chico.
  • 3. Explore Hyalite Canyon, a local favorite for hiking, rock climbing and trail-running.
  • 4. Soak-in North America's largest high alpine lake, Lake Yellowstone and learn about the ecosystem within it.
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