Day Trips in Yellowstone National Park

Day Trips in Yellowstone National Park


Yellowstone Forever Institute offers two great options for visitors to Yellowstone who have a short amount of time or want a customized tour as part of their longer visit.

Yellowstone Day Adventures and Yellowstone Private Tours offer two unique options for your trip. Both our led by professional naturalist guides with the Yellowstone Forever Institute. 

Private Tours

A Private Tour is perfect for the group looking to customize their Yellowstone experience.

What area of the park do you want to explore? What animals would you love to see? What would you like to learn about? How active would you like to be? Our professional naturalist guides will design a tour that works best with your specific interests.

Daily rates include instructor guide services, transportation for the day, high-power spotting scopes, binoculars, bear spray, and teaching aids. Hot beverages are provided if you choose an early-morning start time. Book multiple days for a more in-depth experience! Park admission, meals, and lodging are not included.

Fill out our online form and we’ll contact you to plan your private tour!

Learn more about price and options online, or call 406-848-2400.

Yellowstone Day Adventures

A Yellowstone Day Adventure is the perfect way to spend a wildlife watching day in the park. Tours led by professional guides are offered every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. We’ll pick you up in our van at dawn in Gardiner, Montana, when the wildlife action is at its peak. We’ll head out to Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley and keep an eye out for all the usual suspects: Bison, elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes, otters, foxes, as well as the park’s famous wolf packs.

Along the way, you’ll enjoy in-depth, facilitated group discussions based on your interests as well as fascinating commentary on the behavior and ecology of Yellowstone’s wildlife.

We’ll enhance your wildlife watching experience with the use of state-of-the-art spotting scopes and the latest digiscoping technology, which allows you to capture what you’re seeing in the scope on your smartphone.

Day Adventures cost $59 per person. Call our Contact Center at 406-848-2400 for more information.