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The major roadways in Yellowstone National Park form a figure 8 which allows us to separate the park into 2 tours – the Lower & Upper Loop Tours. Each tour departs from West Yellowstone and lasts for approximately 8 Hours and include a unique “Picnic in the Park”.
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YELLOWSTONE LOWER LOOP TOUR
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 TOUR
The Upper Loop tour takes you to the northern reaches of the park and is called the “Wildlife Tour” for obvious reasons. The tour departs at 7:30 am, 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 Mammoth Hot Springs then on to Tower Falls and out into the Lamar Valley where more bears as well as Bison, and Wolves are often spotted. Keeping an eye out for Deer, Pronghorn and Big Horn Sheep along the route we head back down through Norris and Gibbon Falls, back to West Yellowstone.