From Jackson Hole: Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour


12 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

This small-group tour is a fantastic way to observe wildlife as well as take in Grand Teton's beauty and Yellowstone’s numerous geyser basins.

We will be making stops at Oxbow Bend, Old Faithful geyser, Yellowstone Lake, Hayden Valley, Fountain Paint Pots and Mud Pots, West Thumb Geyser Basin, the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, as well as several other geyser basins. Yellowstone National Park’s rich history, geology, wildfires and wildlife will be discussed in detail throughout the tour.

Wildlife that is often observed on this tour are bison, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, moose, elk, eagles, mule deer, pronghorn, and coyotes.

We will offer many stops throughout the tour for guests to get out of the vehicle and observe the different wildlife viewing opportunities with the binoculars and scope that we provide, and to walk the various boardwalks we stop at.

This tour will include a picnic style lunch that will be served by your guide.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA

On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park for all to enjoy the unique hydrothermal and geologic features.
We'll be exploring the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park on your tour! You will get to experience a little of everything that makes Yellowstone National Park so famous: wildlife, geysers (including Old Faithful), waterfalls, and unforgettable scenery.
Opportunities to observe wildlife in an intact ecosystem, explore geothermal areas that contain about half the world’s active geysers, and view geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Old Faithful, Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

The most famous geyser in the world, Old Faithful geyser was named for its frequent and somewhat predictable eruptions, which number more than a million since Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872.
Guests will be able to watch Old Faithful erupt from the nearby wooden boardwalk and check major bucket list item off their list!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful GPS Coord: 44.459923, -110.831213, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

Old Faithful Inn was Built in 1903-1904 with local logs and stone from what is now the Yellowstone National Park area. The Inn is considered the largest log structure in the world. The towering lobby features a massive stone fireplace and a hand-crafted clock made of copper, wood and wrought iron serving as focal points.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Great Loop Road at Canyon Village,

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Yellowstone Lake, Grand Loop Road Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

Yellowstone Lake, Grand Loop Road Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village

Stop At: Lower Yellowstone River Falls, Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, WY

Lower Falls, the biggest waterfall in Yellowstone at 308-feet tall, is the most famous waterfall in the park.
The canyon’s colors were created by hot water acting on volcanic rock. It was not these colors, but the river’s yellow banks at its distant confluence with the Missouri River, that occasioned the Minnetaree Indian name which French trappers translated as roche jaune, yellow stone. The canyon has been rapidly downcut more than once, perhaps by great glacial outburst floods.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fountain Paint Pot, Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY

The Fountain Paint Pots is an amazing stop in Yellowstone National Park's Lower Loop. They are mud pots located in Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. The Fountain Paint Pots are named for the rich reds, and vivid yellows and browns of the mud in this area. The differing colors are derived from oxidation states of the iron in the mud.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

Hayden Valley is a must stop wildlife paradise and the location of the largest herd of free roaming bison in the world. We'll be watching for bears, wolves, bison, elk, mule deer, coyotes, fox, eagles, pronghorn and other critters while driving through this beautiful area!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY

We'll walk along the boardwalk and discover the many beautiful hydrothermal pools located in this basin area that is an extension of the Yellowstone Lake area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Professional/Naturalist interpretive guide
  • Transport by enclosed, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Picnic Lunch/Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Use of binoculars per person/scope for group
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Jackson Hole, WY
  • Entry/Admission - Old Faithful
  • Entry/Admission - Old Faithful Inn
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Entry/Admission - Lower Yellowstone River Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Fountain Paint Pot
  • Entry/Admission - Hayden Valley
  • Entry/Admission - West Thumb Geyser Basin

Exclusions

  • Gratuities recommended at 10-15% of tour cost
  • National Park fees (Approx. $40). You can purchase your park pass right at the park gate.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 5 years and younger are not allowed
  • Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a jacket. Guests may need to wear warmer clothing, especially in the spring and fall months of travel.
  • Small groups of 1 to 4 people might be riding in suburbans. Groups of 5 to 11 people will be riding in vans.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

Daily

Cancellation

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

amybA6019ES
October 2021

Our tour was excellent. The guide Jeff was knowledgeable and kept us entertained the whole time. We got to see mama and baby grizzly bears, Moose, Prong horn antelope, etc.

dldarling
October 2021

We had a great day with Kyle! He was knowledgeable and energetic for a 12 hour tour. It is never guaranteed what animals you will see, but we were able to observe so much wildlife today—- grizzlies, bison, bald eagles, elk and we saw 19 moose! Highly recommend!

Verenia_B
October 2021

We had a wonderful tour guide, she very knowledgeable and personable. This made the trip exciting. Loved the beautiful view and wildlife.

melindar997
October 2021

Our guide, Jeff, was the best! He taught us about all the natural features, the history of the parks, the wildlife habits and shared many cool stories. He clearly loves the parks and his job. I can't imagine exploring the parks without taking a tour; you would miss so much. The best part was ...

237dawnb
April 2022

Fantastic tour. Our day started out at 6am in Wilson Wyoming. We were picked up by our guide exactly at 6am in a very nice van with large windows that seated 9 including the driver. Very comfortable, easy to get in and out of the van. There were 5 in our group, all of which got along and interact...

J9133ILconnier
April 2022

We had an awesome experience today at Yellowstone National Park. Our tour guide was Andrew, and I highly recommend him. He was personable, knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. We learned a lot and saw some gorgeous sites. Waterfalls, geysers, mud holes. Lots of wildlife including Elk, Moose, B...

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