1-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour from West Yellowstone
Available:Daily (5/4 - 10/7)
Depart from:Yellowstone, WY
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Visit Yellowstone, WY (Fishing Bridge, WY, Fountain Paint Pot, WY, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, WY, Lower Yellowstone River Falls, WY, Midway Geyser Basin, WY, Mud Volcano Area, WY, Old Faithful Geyser, WY, West Thumb Geyser Basin, WY, Yellowstone Lake, WY).
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From West Yellowstone, we will follow the Madison River to Madison Junction. Depending on the time of year, this area is often teeming with wildlife. With any luck, we will see bison, elk, trumpeter swans and other species of animals and birds. In the Spring, we might even see baby bison caves. Then, we will follow the Firehole River that runs through the thermal areas of Yellowstone. Later, we will visit the park's attractions, like the Lower Geyser Basin, the Fountain Paint Pots, the Midway Geyser Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, West Thumb, Yellowstone Lake, the Fishing Bridge, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, Lower Falls and Mud Volcano. After that, we will go back to West Yellowstone.
The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!
The Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park is relatively small, but contains an impressive amount of thermodynamic geologic activity. "Caution should be exercised while exploring this vicinity since the ground is unstable. "
Old Faithful is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the park's most well-known natural features, and is famous for its predictability. It generally erupts every 91 minutes.
The West Thumb Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin at Yellowstone Lake, and an impressive area of geothermal activity that contains hot springs, mud pots, and geysers-- some of which are even in the lake itself.
Fountain Paint Pot, heated by the region's underground hot springs, F.P.P is half hot spring, half mud basin. The spring releases natural shades of red and yellow because of the oxidation of iron in the soil.
Yellowstone Lake isn't just the largest single body of water in Yellowstone National Park, but the largest elevated freshwater lake in the US. The lake contains several underwater hot springs that melt its otherwise thick ice sheets in the winter.
Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
Located near the mouth of the Yellowstone River, the Fishing Bridge is a great location to spot the native Cutthroat trout. There is an RV park of the same name nearby.
This impressive gap in the earth in the first large canyon on the Yellowstone River. It is 24 miles long, and can reach a quarter-mile in depth and 3/4 a mile in width. It is gorgeously colored.
The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River in Wyoming are the largest by volume in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, and they stand more than 300 feet tall-- almost twice as high as Niagara Falls.
(Passing By)The Mud Volcano blew itself apart in the early 20th century, but visitors can still see the impressive crater and other geothermal features in the surrounding area, such as the Mud Cauldron, Black Dragon's Caldron, and Dragon's Mouth Spring.
Departure & Return
Pick ups take place at all in-town West Yellowstone properties and departure time is between 6:00am-8:00am subject to reconfirmation.
You will get back at about 4.30 p.m. All times are approximate and we are not responsible for the consequences of a late arrival back into West Yellowstone.
Inclusions & Exclusions
A sack lunch is included. A vegetarian option is also offered.
Pickups at all in town West Yellowstone properties.
Park entry fee: $15 per person ( If you have already paid for the park entry on one of our other Yellowstone tours, you do not need to pay it again. That charge is good for unlimited entries over a seven day period. If you have a valid National Parks pass, the entry fee will be waived.)
Service fee for driver and guide (We suggest 10% to 20% on one day tours, and $20 per person per day on multi day tours. )
Any private expenses
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book airline tickets until you have received the confirmation.
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
Terms & Condition
Cancellations will not be accepted. Our cancellation policy is strictly enforced. Please consider purchasing trip insurance as our cancellation policy is strictly enforced.
Please note that in the winter months snow or other bad weather may result in tour itineraries being changed without notice, or even tours being canceled in extreme weather. Should a cancellation occur the only amount we will refund is the cost of the portion of the tour that is canceled, or a refund of the entire tour price if the tour itself is canceled.
All times are approximate. We are not responsible for the consequences of any delays and the itinerary may change without notice.