Yellowstone Day Adventures

Yellowstone Day Adventures

Catch all the wildlife action this summer!

The Yellowstone Day Adventures offer a convenient, family-friendly wildlife watching experience in Yellowstone National Park!

Our expert naturalist guides will know just where to go to make the most of your time in the park.


  • Offered every Tuesday and Thursday from May 28 through August 29.
  • Transportation from Gardiner, Montana
  • On-The-Go-Breakfast* and hot beverages
  • Use of our state-of-the-art spotting scopes
  • Expert instruction by a highly-qualified naturalist guide
  • Visit our Park Store in Gardiner or call 406-848-2844 to sign up.
Click to call and reserve your tour!

Call 406-848-2844 to reserve your tour.

How the Yellowstone Day Adventures works

We’ll pick you up at dawn, when the wildlife action is at its peak, and head out to Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. We’ll keep an eye out for the usual suspects including bears, elk, pronghorn, and bison, as well as the park’s famous wolf packs.

Everyone wants to see Yellowstone’s spectacular animal inhabitants when they come visit, and we can help you make that wish a reality.

YF Staff with ScopeAlong 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 also enhance your 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.

More information

Tours operate Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer season. Tours include early morning pickups in Gardiner, Montana, breakfast and hot beverages, expert instruction, all transportation, scopes and binoculars, and digiscoping equipment.

Visit the Yellowstone Forever Park Store in Gardiner or call 406.848.2844. Reservations are accepted up to two weeks prior to each tour date, and you may sign up as late as 5:00 p.m. the day before the tour. Full payment due upon registration.

Note: Park entrance not included

All registrants must have already paid for park entrance and have their pass ready to present to the Instructor at pick up. Park admission is not included in this tour.

Purchase your pass in advance through the National Park Service’s Your Pass Now.

Example breakfast

Our goal is to get you out into the park quickly and to maximize your wildlife watching!

An example on-the-go breakfast might include:

  • Orange Juice
  • Muffin
  • Lara Bar
  • Yogurt

If you need a heartier breakfast, you may want to supplement your own before the tour takes off.

Call 406-848-2844 to reserve your tour.