Gannon University Alumni Association Travel Program

2016 Yellowstone National Park Alumni Trip
with Dr. Steve Ropski and Prof. David Gustafson

Yellowstone Alumni and Friends Trip 2016 Brochure


11 days and 10 nights of exploring the wonder of America's first national park with the guides who are familiar with all the "nooks and crannies" of Yellowstone! Experience Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Quake Lake, Hayden Valley, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone . Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting, shopping, and museums. Identify a variety of flowers and spot bison, wolves and bears throughout the park.

Trip involves walking and hiking, which can be tailored to each individual. Travelers will also spend several hours over the course of the 11 days traveling by van to and from daily destinations. Lastly, due to the nature of the trip, weather conditions can play a role in the schedule. Therefore, the trip requires some flexibility by the traveler. 


Erie, PA (or arrange your own travel to Bozeman, MT for arrival before July 21, 2016)


$2,700 (including round-trip flight from ERI to BZN)

$1,950 (without flights)

Based on double occupancy 

Includes lodging for 10 nights, local van transportation, 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner, park and museum admission fees, Yellowstone literature. 

Trip participants will also have the opportunity to take part in optional excursions. The approximate cost of each is:

  • Horseback Riding $70
  • Rafting $70
  • Bike Rental $10/2 hr rental


July 12 Depart Erie, PA/Travel to Bozeman, MT, Drive to West Yellowstone

July 13 West Yellowstone 

July 14  Leave West Yellowstone

Travel to Yellowstone National Park 

July 15 Yellowstone National Park 

July 16 Yellowstone National Park 

July 17 Yellowstone National Park 

July 18 Leave Yellowstone National Park 

Travel to Gardiner, MT

July 19 Gardiner, MT

July 20 Leave Gardiner, MT

Travel to Bozeman, MT

July 21 Bozeman, MT

July 22 Depart Bozeman, MT, Travel to Erie, PA



Gannon University Ireland Excursion with Fr. Shawn Clerkin and Cathy Fresch, May 10 - 20, 2015

Check out photos and memories from the Ireland Excursion on our Gannon University Alumni Association facebook page.

Gannon University Alumni Galapagos Islands Adventure with Dr. Steve Ropski '78, March 1 - 8, 2014

Check out photos and memories from the Galapagos trip

Knights in Italy, Oct. 5-14, 2012

Follow the inaugural trip by visiting the travel blog and view pictures.