Private Tours

NEWS: Our summer Private Tours are now available. To find out more information and to book a tour for summer 2024, click here.

Make the most out of your trip to Yellowstone with a winter tour with one of Yellowstone Forever’s educators. We offer four winter tour options from wildlife watching to cross-country skiing. All programs will connect participants to the stories behind the fascinating sights and sounds of Yellowstone.

All private tours include:

  • Delicious field breakfast and lunch from Bears Brew
  • Hot beverage service
  • In-park and local pick-up, transportation via a 14-passenger minibus and/or transit van (Pick-ups only available in Gardiner, MT (up to 10 miles out of town) and Mammoth Hot Springs)
  • High powered scopes and binoculars

Winter Wonderland for Families | This tour is designed for families with children (ages 14 and under). This educational tour focuses on wildlife watching along Yellowstone’s famous northern range and Lamar Valley. Read the itinerary here.

Winter Wildlife Watching – This tour is designed for those who want to focus on viewing and learning about wildlife along Yellowstone’s famous northern range and Lamar Valley. This tour stays close to the road as winter is the best time to view wolves in Yellowstone, and this tour is designed to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Read the itinerary here.

Snowshoe and Sightseeing Expedition – This tour is designed for those who want to explore Yellowstone in winter by snowshoe. Traverse the snowy landscape on snowshoes and immerse yourself in a winter wonderland as you explore the park’s northern range. Marvel at the wildlife, from bison and elk to Yellowstone’s elusive wolves, and learn about how these animals navigate the wintry terrain. Read the itinerary here.

Skiing and Sightseeing Yellowstone – This tour is designed for those who want to explore Yellowstone in winter on skis. Carve your way through the park’s snow-covered landscape and learn about the park’s natural wonders as you glide through. Winter offers a unique view of the park and skis are a perfect way to experience it! Read the itinerary here.

In order to register, please click the orange button below 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, and mark the box in your registration if you are interested in that option and we will reach out to you.

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


“Katy Fast is remarkable! Not only is she a wealth of environmental knowledge but she has a delightful personality, delivery and sense of humor. She captivated our group of 10 for 16 hours and we left longing for more! Her choice of activities and games interspersed with bullets of nature facts was excellent. All of us loved both days immensely!” – Debra, TX

“Amanda Evans did a fantastic job as our instructor. She is extremely knowledgeable about Yellowstone NP and its history and wildlife–we learned a lot from her and she made the day extremely enjoyable. Thanks Amanda!” – Michael, WA

“I can’t overemphasize the depth of Abbey’s knowledge as well as her very impressive ability to tell it.” – Katherine, AZ

“I have spent a lifetime outdoors. Sam’s knowledge of the natural world was amazing. There was not a question for shock he didn’t have a ready and complete answer.” – Harry, FL

“JJ’s knowledge of everything Yellowstone made this truly a memorable experience. I learned so much and we saw so many amazing wildlife. JJ is a true gem..” – Rebecca, TX

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