Make the most out of your trip to Yellowstone and book a Yellowstone Day Adventure with one of our Yellowstone Forever Field Educators. Yellowstone Day Adventures are the perfect way to spend a day in Yellowstone.

We offer three summer adventure options from wildlife watching to geyser gazing. All programs will connect participants to the stories behind the fascinating sights and sounds of Yellowstone. Tours are offered most Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Each tour departs from the Yellowstone Forever Headquarters located in Gardiner, MT. We also pickup at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel on our way into the park. Please select your meeting location when booking.

These tours are activity level 1. Participants should be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.

Minimum age requirement is 5 years old.

Lamar Valley Wildlife Watching


5/30/24 – 9/26/24

$99 per person

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone


5/31/24 -9/27/24

$99 per person

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Geysers, Mudpots, & Hot Springs


6/1/24 – 9/28/24

$99 per person

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In order to register, please click the green button above to navigate to the next page. Select your desired date and your program choice during the registration process.

Lodging may be available at our Overlook Field Campus. Click here to learn more.

Don’t see availability for the date you want? Sign up for our waitlist, and we will call you if something opens up.

Looking for a more personalized experience? Click here to view our Private Tour availability.

Interested in booking a tour with us this winter? Click the link below to see our winter dates.


All day adventure tours include:

  • Hot beverage service
  • Transportation via a 14-passenger minibus and/or transit van (round trip)
  • Educational programming with a Yellowstone Forever Field Educator
  • High powered scopes and binoculars
  • Other field equipment, as needed
  • Park entry fees (for the duration of the program)
NPS / Jacob W. Frank

What to bring:

  • Meals are not included. Please pack meals for in the field – breakfast (or eat before the tour), lunch, snacks, and water.
  • Layered clothing to best prepare for all weather types.
  • Camera, if you desire to take photos, however, note that this is not a photo tour.
  • Gratuities are not included but are recommended and greatly appreciated.
YF / Matt Ludin


“Nancy and Amanda did a great job. I was very impressed with the extent of their knowledge. I couldn’t believe how much wildlife we saw.” – Jeanne, DE

“We had so many highlights I could not choose one. We were able to view so many animals it exceeded our expectations.”  – Mary Ann

“It was a fantastic day!! Piper our guide was full of knowledge and enthusiasm. Even though wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, we saw So many. I think we saw 9 bears including cubs. We saw several coyotes, a badger, elk, and of course bison. Our stops were perfect. The pace was great. We learned so much about the park in a fun and interesting way. Highly recommend! Thank you so much Piper – we will remember this tour for years to come!!” – Susan, FL

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