Welcome to Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone is home to over 60% of the world’s geysers – natural hot springs with unique plumbing that causes them to periodically erupt in towering explosions of boiling water and steam. And while these astounding phenomena and their neighboring Technicolor hot springs and bubbling mud pots draw in the crowds (over 4 million people each year), the surrounding canyons, mountains and forests are no less impressive.

Teeming with moose, elk, bison, grizzly bears and wolves, America's first national park also contains some of the country's wildest lands, just begging to be explored.


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$285 Day Trips & Excursions

Yellowstone National Park Day Trip Bus Tour from Jackson

You’ll be picked up from your Jackson hotel early in the morning. During your 2-hour drive by comfortable air-conditioned coach, admire the beauty of Grand Teton National Park as you make your way north to Yellowstone National Park. Upon entering Yellowstone’s Lower Loop, drive to Lewis Canyon, Lewis River and Lewis Lake before stopping at Old Faithful to witness the world-famous geyser’s iconic eruption. Be sure to have your camera ready for this eye-popping sight! After lunch, you’ll be mesmerized by the amazing colors of the Fountain Paint Pot in the Firehole River Area. As your guide will explain, this mud pot in Yellowstone’s Lower Geyser basin is named for the reds, yellows and browns caused by the oxidation states of the iron in the mud.Pass through the Madison Junction and Norris Geyser Basin on our way to your next stop, the 20-mile-long (32-km) Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, where you’ll come face-to-face with one of the tallest waterfalls in the US. Then, continue driving through the Lower Loop to Hayden Valley, where bison herds spend the summer grazing. You may even spot a wolf! Your last stop in Yellowstone is the historic Lake Hotel overlooking Yellowstone Lake, the country’s largest lake above an elevation of 7,000 feet (2,134 meters). You’ll enjoy more awe-inspiring views as you cruise through Grand Teton National Park on your way back to Jackson.

$229 Day Trips & Excursions

Yellowstone National Park and Wildlife Small-Group Tour

Your national park adventure departs from your Jackson/Teton Village area hotel in the early morning. Get ready for your exciting Park experience on the scenic drive north through Grand Teton National Park, stopping along the way to observe wildlife stirring in the morning light. Enjoy unforgettable views of your majestic surroundings and use your provided binoculars to possibly spot bears, wolves, bison, moose, elk, mule deer, eagles, and other animals that make up the Yellowstone eco-system. Visit Old Faithful to witness the eruption of this world-famous geyser. After spending time here taking photos, continue to Yellowstone Lake, the Upper and Lower Falls and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a magnificent canyon created by huge volcanic eruptions 600,000 years ago. These sights will absolutely amaze you! During your stops, your naturalist guide will educate the group about Yellowstone National Park’s history, geology, ecology and wildlife. Enjoy snacks and beverages, as well. Guests will have several opportunities to stretch their legs throughout the entire day. After your unforgettable Yellowstone adventure, relax on the drive south to Jackson through Grand Teton National Park. Please note: This tour only operates from late April through October. Tours departing in April-early May and October-early November may enter Yellowstone through the West Entrance of Yellowstone after guests are picked up in Jackson Hole, WY due to winter road closures at the South Entrance of Yellowstone.

$550 Outdoor Activities

Yellowstone National Park Wildlife Tour with Binoculars, Lunch

A private Yellowstone Guidelines tour for a group 1-6 people is the perfect way to see and experience the wildlife of Yellowstone National Park. Your excursion begins with an early pick-up from your Yellowstone area lodgings. Then, depart for the park with your expert guide for a full-day of wildlife viewing. Set out in search of the park’s resident wildlife, including black and grizzly bears, elk, bison, bighorn sheep, and elusive wolves. If you spot them, you can watch their antics from a safe and unobtrusive distance using provided viewing scopes and binoculars. Have your camera ready to capture stunning park and wildlife pics while traveling through Yellowstone’s Northern Range, Lamar and Hayden Valleys, and Lake Area. Your private tour includes lunch along with round-trip transportation from select area lodgings.

$260 Outdoor Activities

Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour

Our day begins as we head north from Jackson, WY towards Yellowstone National Park, passing through Grand Teton on the way. A couple of photo ops as we pass through Grand Teton, but mostly heading directly towards Yellowstone’s south entrance, of course stopping for a photo with the Yellowstone sign.Generally our first major stop will be at Upper Geyser Basin, or the Old Faithful area. The old faithful geyser will erupt every ninety minutes and we will make a point of witnessing the eruption. Given the timing of our arrival we may have time for a short boardwalk stroll to view some of the other thermal features in the basin. In addition to Old Faithful there are numerous other fantastic geysers that will erupt with less certainty and frequency, which we may also have the good fortune to witness, including: Beehive, Castle, The Lion Group, Sawmill, Grand, Daisy,and more.In addition to the numerous thermal features the history buffs will also enjoy a visit to the Old Faithful Inn, (in season) arguably one of the most magnificent National Park Lodges in existence. We will venture north and most tours we will have the time to spot at least two more times for short and exciting boardwalks excursions. Everyone enjoys stopping at both the Midway Geyser Basin, and Fountain Paint pots-both truly fantastic thermal collections unto themselves. I will not ruin the surprise but such features as the Grand Prismatic Spring, Clepsydra Geyser, Excelsior Geyser crater, and the Fountain Paint Pots are just a few of the features we will visit while walking on the boardwalks.Early afternoon we are arriving at lunch stop, usually Fountain Flats, or beyond.. A great, fresh picnic spread provided by us including Boars Head turkey, ham, lettuce, onion, tomato, avocado (freshly prepped on site) chips and salsa, fruit, cookies for dessert, condiments, etc.After lunch we will spend some time in the vehicle as we make our way north around the loop with our next real major stop being the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Some points of interest along the way will include: Firehole Canyon drive, Madison River, Gibbon River Falls, Elk Park, Virginia Cascades, etc. We will spend some time at the Canyon Area with the main draw being the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, 109ft, and 308 feet tall respectively. Also the beauty of the Canyon itself is not to be missed.We try to be heading south by about 3:30pm with still some ground to cover. Heading south from the Canyon Area we will pass through Hayden Valley, Mud Volcano, Yellowstone Lake, and West Thumb. This will complete our lower loop as we head back towards Jackson from there, usually arriving back in Jackson between 6:30 and 7:30 pm.

$295 Outdoor Activities

Yellowstone National Park Full-Day Guided Tour

Start your full-day tour with convenient pickup at your JACKSON HOLE, WY hotel. Get to know your local guide and fellow tour participants as you travel toward Yellowstone National Park. Make of the most of your time in America’s first national park by exploring its most iconic features: watch the Old Faithful geyser erupt; marvel at the park’s geothermal wonders, including the Grand Prismatic Spring and bubbling Mud Pots, and, hear the spectacular waterfalls rumbling in the Garden Canyon of Yellowstone.With luck, you'll also see the park’s resident wildlife such as grizzly bears, grey wolves, bison, elk and trumpeter swans in their natural habitat.Along the way you’ll learn about the park’s history, geology, and ecology from your expert guide. Carry a camera to capture your own souvenir memories as you go.This all-inclusive tour includes a continental breakfast and picnic lunch, round-trip Jackson Hole transport, park entry fees and the use of binoculars. Your day-trip concludes with drop-off back at your Jackson Hole accommodation. Guide gratuity is Not included.

$47 Water Sports

Yellowstone River Rafting 2-Hour Family-Friendly Guided Tour

The trip begins with check-in at the rafting office in Gardiner, Montana a half-hour before the scheduled rafting trip. After you get checked in, you will be offered facilities to change into wetsuits or other appropriate water gear provided. Once everyone is ready, your guides will shuttle you to the river where they will provide safety instruction. From there, you board your raft and paddle off, with your guide giving constant instruction. You will see 8 miles of the beautiful Yellowstone River and experience Class II, III and even a Class IV depending on the time of the year. The Gallatin National Forest borders the Yellowstone to your left and you will have plenty of scenic viewing opportunity. Your guide will even let you jump in for a swim! About 20 minutes into your trip, you can expect to be photographed by a professional photographer. As your trip draws to a close, your guides will pick you up and drive 10 minutes back to Gardiner where you can change out of your river garb, view your photos and purchase other mementos from your trip.