YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON TOURS
All our summer tours include a unique “picnic in the park” that no other local tour operator offers. The major roadways in Yellowstone National Park form a figure of 8. We separate these into 2 tours – the Lower & Upper Loops. We also offer a Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park tour twice a week. Each tour departs from West Yellowstone and lasts for approximately 8 Hours.
Ask us about Yellowstone Tours when booking your stay with us. We offer special Parade Rest Ranch guest pricing.
YELLOWSTONE LOWER LOOP
This tour takes in the thermal features of the Upper and Lower Geyser basins such as Fountain Paint Pots and Biscuit Basin, the highlight being witnessing the world famous Old Faithful. The tour then passes through Craig Pass and across the Continental Divide and skirts the banks of the Yellowstone River heading into Hayden Valley and up to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The tour then continues past Norris Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls before completing the lower loop at Madison Junction and heading back through Madison Meadow to West Yellowstone. Although this tour focuses more on the Geothermal and landscape features, depending on the time of year there is a good chance you will see Bison, Elk, Coyotes, Grizzly Bears, Bald Eagles, Osprey and Trumpeter Swans.
YELLOWSTONE UPPER LOOP
The Upper Loop tour takes you to the northern reaches of the park and is called the “Wildlife Tour” for obvious reasons. We offer two options on this tour. One departs at 7:00am, to catch the early morning sightings of wildlife while the other at Midday allowing us to watch the animals as the day cools off in the early evening. From West Yellowstone you turn left at Madison Junction to Canyon were you get to see the Majestic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. You then head North east through Dunraven Pass which is a great area to spot both Grizzly and Black Bears. Then on to Tower Falls and out into the Lamar Valley where more bears as well as Bison, and Wolves are often spotted. From Tower we head to Mammoth Hot Springs, keeping an eye out for Deer, Pronghorn and Big Horn Sheep along the route. From Mammoth we head back down through Norris and Gibbon Falls, back to West Yellowstone.
GRAND TETON THROUGH JACKSON HOLE
The Grand Teton tour takes in Three States, Two National Parks and a National Forest – and still gets you back into West Yellowstone in time for dinner! You will drive across the Border into Idaho and along the longest main Street in the USA through Island Park. You will then take the beautiful Scenic Byway stopping off at Mesa Falls, before driving through Idaho’s Potato Farmland to the Foot of the Grand Teton Mountain Range. Crossing the southern end of the range into Wyoming you will stop off in classic cowboy town Jackson Hole where you will have time to explore the town. From Jackson Hole we head north into Grand Teton National Park, past Jenny and Jackson lakes and enter Yellowstone through the South Entrance. We then link up onto the Lower Loop and head clockwise through the park to Madison Junction ending up back in West Yellowstone.