Summer Private Tours

Summer Private Tours

1–5 participants: $650
6–14 participants: $880
15–28 participants: $1,760
Dates:
Offered April - October
Location:
Canyon, Gardiner, Montana, Lamar Buffalo Ranch, Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake
Instructors:
Institute Staff
Audience Type:
Adult, Families, Groups, School, Youth
Program Type:
Private Tours
Program Subject:
Art, Conservation, Cultural History, Geology, Outdoor Recreation, Photography, Wildlife
Please call 406.848.2400 for more information

Perfect for all ages and ability levels, Private Tours provide a truly customized experience. Registering is easy—simply fill out the form below, and a Yellowstone Forever team member will contact you to help design your adventure in Yellowstone.

We’ll also help anyone in your group earn their Yellowstone National Park Junior Ranger patch!

Fill out the Private Tour Form

Private Tour Options

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

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.

Tour length is approximately 8 hours per day.

Early start times are strongly recommended to avoid crowds and have the best chance of seeing wildlife.

Rates effective through October 31, 2019, and do not include taxes.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.