Yellowstone Forever Institute rates its tours by activity level.
Yellowstone National Park is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware - combined! There's a lot of ground to cover. Because of that, we separate our tours based on area.
North Tour: This tour highlights abundant wildlife and mountain scenery. Points of interest include Lamar Valley, Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Fall, Roosevelt Lodge, and Dunraven Pass. Pick-up locations: Gardiner, Mammoth Hot Springs, Roosevelt Lodge, Lamar Buffalo Ranch, Canyon Lodge.
Central Tour: This tour highlights many of the canyons, lakes, and waterfalls of Yellowstone. Points of interest include Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone Lake, Hayden Valley, Mud Volcano, Fishing Bridge, and the Yellowstone River. Pick-up locations: Gardiner, Mammoth Hot Springs, Canyon Lodge, Norris Geyser Basin, Lake Hotel.
West Tour: See many of the geysers, mud pots, and hot springs during the West Tour. Points of interest include Old Faithful area geyser basins, Grand Prismatic Spring, Norris Geyser Basin, Firehole River, Mystic Falls, and Fairy Falls. Pick-up locations: Gardiner, Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin, Madison Junction, Old Faithful.
Day Hiking: Is your goal to get in some hiking in Yellowstone? Great! We'll work with you based on your activity level and group size to pick a great hike