We will venture out of West Yellowstone to the Norris Geyser Basin. Along the way, we will stop briefly at Gibbon Falls and Mammoth Hot Springs, where plenty of elk live. After that, we will travel through the Lamar Valley, where there is always wildlife to be seen. As we travel from Tower Junction to Tower Falls, we should keep our eyes open to try to spot some bears! Depending on how much time is available, we may visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lower Falls. We may also visit the Obsidian Cliff, Virginia Cascade and Undine Falls. Later, we will return 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!
Yellowstone National Park is full of areas like this - geyser basins - large, open areas where geothermic pressure from below the ground's surface force up various geysers and springs. The Norris Basin is one of the more accessible.
This large complex of hot springs is impressive both for its unique beauty as well as its scale. Formed hundreds of thousands of years ago by volcanic and seismic activity, these springs are one of Yellowstone's most popular spots.
This valley surrounds the river of the same name in Yellowstone National Park, cutting 40 miles through the Wyoming wilderness. It has many tributaries branching off of it. Many species of wildlife can be spotted in the area.
(Optional if time permits)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.
(Optional if time permits)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.
Departure & Return
Pick ups take place at all in-town West Yellowstone properties, starting at about 8.15 a.m. You will get back at about 4.30 p.m. On some days, however, this may be an afternoon/evening tour.
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 or stew
Pickup at all in town West Yellowstone properties.
Park admission: $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
This tour may be run as either an early morning, or afternoon, wildlife tour. If that is the case, Norris may be omitted.
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.