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Yellowstone tours
Overnight Yellowstone Tour From Bozeman
$645.00 per person
All prices are in US currency.
  • A really short tour that shows you all of Yellowstone!
  • Old Faithful and many other Yellowstone thermal features!
  • Yellowstone's abundant wildlife!
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs!
  • Small group tour with skilled guide!
  • Scroll down for the tour itinerary, or click here.

We offer two different versions of this see all of Yellowstone tour from Bozeman. The Overnight Yellowstone Tour you are looking at on this page costs less, but you only spend one night away from Bozeman, in West Yellowstone. On this Overnight Yellowstone Tour you will go straight from Bozeman into Yellowstone National Park, through the north entrance. It is more time efficient. With the other one, the 48 hour Yellowstone tour from Bozeman, you spend two nights in West Yellowstone, and travel to West Yellowstone first, before going into the park the following morning.
Day 1  -  Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park  -  86 mi / 138.37 km  -  About 2 hours, 45 minutes
Leaving Bozeman, we'll be on the Interstate for a short way, until we reach the small town of Livingston, where we'll head south. The scenery is once again picturesque and depending on the time of the day, we may see wildlife as we approach the town of Gardiner, which is located right at Yellowstone's north entrance.
We'll enter Yellowstone under the famous Roosevelt Arch, and it is not uncommon to see pronghorn in the fields around the Arch. The Arch is named for President Theodore Roosevelt who laid the cornerstone way back in 1903.
The road to Mammoth takes us past both the 45th Parallel as well as the Boiling River. The 45th Parallel is exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole, while the Boiling River is the only place in the park where people can go and swim in the remnants of a hot spring! Not too far from the 45th Parallel is an area where bighorn sheep can be seen, and we'll do our best to find you one.
Our first major stop is Mammoth Hot Springs. In addition to the ever changing terraces, Mammoth is Yellowstone's headquarters, and where the US Army was based when it was sent to the park to combat poaching. There is an elk herd that hangs out at Mammoth, and the contrast between the wild animals and historic buildings always makes for a great photo.
Day 1  -  Mammoth Hot Springs to the Lamar Valley  -  36 mi / 57.92 km  -  About 2 hours, 30 minutes
Leaving Mammoth we will travel towards Tower Junction, which is where the road to the park's north east entrance, through the Lamar Valley, is. There is almost always wildlife to be seen in this area! It is important to note that wildlife is just that - wild. Animals roam all over the park, and also hide in the forests and areas away from the roads. You will definitely see wildlife on this tour, but Yellowstone is not a zoo, and there is no guarantee you will see the more rare creatures, although we will obviously do our best.
Even without wildlife, the Lamar Valley is truly one of Yellowstone's most beautiful areas, with its towering mountains, lush valleys and sparkling rivers. It is also the best place in the park to go looking for wildlife! This is where you will find the keen wolf watchers with their long lenses and even longer telescopes.

The road we're on lands up at Yellowstone's north east entrance, at the tiny towns of Cooke City-Silver Gate, and although we probably won't go that far, you'll start to see the spectacular mountains of the Absaroka Range as we get closer.
There's a joke in Yellowstone that it's easy to see bears and wolves in the park. Just look for the crowds of people with cameras and telescopes on the sides of the roads! There is no question, though, that the best time to see bears and wolves is right after dawn and just before dusk, as previously mentioned, and this is why we want to be in the park at this time.

Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars if you have them, but don't worry if you do not, as we provide them anyway.
Day 1  -  Lamar Valley to Mammoth Hot Springs  -  36 mi / 57.92 km  -  About 1 hours, 35 minutes
One of the beauties of Yellowstone is that you literally never know what may be around the next corner or behind the next hill. On the way back to Mammoth you can fully expect to see animals and sights you did not see on the outbound trip, although depending on the time we leave the Lamar Valley, it may be getting dark by now.
Day 1  -  Mammoth Hot Springs to West Yellowstone  -  49 mi / 78.84 km  -  About 2 hours, 45 minutes
Climbing out of Mammoth we pass Roaring Mountain, an uprising in the land, which is full of fumaroles, and there will be a brief photo opportunity there.
Our next major stop is Norris Geyser Basin, a little further down the road, which is the most thermally active part of Yellowstone. Norris actually consists of two geyser basins, Back Basin and Porcelain Basin, and we'll take a look at both. Steamboat Geyser, the world's highest geyser is to be found in Back Basin, but the chances of seeing it erupt are slim. As the name suggest, however, there is always steam spewing forth from this gusher.
From Norris we'll continue down the west side of Yellowstone, stopping at Gibbon Falls, a scenic waterfall on the Gibbon River.
At Madison Junction we'll turn right, or west, and head through the lush Madison Valley towards West Yellowstone. Members of the Madison Valley elk herd can generally be seen here, as well as quantities of buffalo in the spring and fall.
You will be dropped off at your Yellowstone motel called West Yellowstone Lodge. You are then on your own for dinner, and to explore West Yellowstone.
Day 2
A sack lunch is included today, which you can enjoy on the road.
Day 2  -  Yellowstone lower loop tour  -  About 8 hours
The roads running through Yellowstone make up a massive figure of eight. The lower loop of the figure of eight comprises most of the thermal features that are to be seen in Yellowstone, including, of course, Old Faithful!

From West Yellowstone we'll follow the Madison River to Madison Junction. At Madison Junction we will turn right, or south, and travel along the Firehole River which runs through Yellowstone's thermal areas. The Firehole is famous amongst anglers for its pristine beauty and selection of brown, brook and rainbow trout. Depending on the time of the year, this area is often teeming with wildlife. With any luck you will see bison, elk, Trumpeter Swans and other animals and birds. A special treat in the spring is the baby bison calves.
The first main thermal area we will be visiting is the Lower Geyser Basin, and Fountain Paint Pots. There is a boardwalk system running around and through the Fountain Paint Pots area, and it is a great place to go for a stroll, if the bison haven't got there first! Apart from the paint pots, there is also a selection of other thermal features in the area, including a number of geysers, one or other of which almost always seems to be erupting.
The next stop is the Midway Geyser Basin, home to Grand Prismatic Spring - one of the largest anywhere in the world - as well as Excelsior Geyser, now dormant, but discharging thousands of gallons of water every minute.
It is a short drive to the Upper Geyser Basin, home of Old Faithful, the world's best known and most reliable gusher. There is also so much more to the area than just Old Faithful. Old Faithful Inn, a wonderful old building - recently renovated - is located there - and a system of boardwalks will take you around the various other geysers in the area.
Old Faithful erupting!
The road from Old Faithful passes over the Continental Divide twice, on its way to West Thumb, a geyser basin right on the shores of the incredibly blue Yellowstone Lake.
Yellowstone Lake is off to the east as we make the trip up to Fishing Bridge. From there we head through the Hayden Valley, following the Yellowstone River, up to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the way we will pass Mud Volcano.

The Hayden Valley is known for its wildlife, particularly large herds of bison at certain times of the year. It is also an excellent location to look for grizzly bears, especially in the spring and early summer when they may be preying on newborn bison and elk cubs.
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is an unexpected treat amongst the thermal wonders. The Yellowstone River has carved an impressive canyon through the rocks, over which two falls drop. The Lower Falls is over twice the size of Niagara Falls! It is in this area that you can catch a glimpse of the yellowish tinge to the rocks, from which the Yellowstone River got its name, but at a different location. We'll check out the canyon and falls from a number of different locations. You get so close to the Upper Falls that you almost feel like you can reach out and touch the thundering water. Don't!
It is now time to go back to West Yellowstone.
Day 2  -  West Yellowstone to Big Sky  -  48 mi / 77.23 km  -  About 55 minutes
After a fun filled day in the park, we'll head north out of West Yellowstone, keeping our eyes open for moose when we enter Yellowstone again.
Day 2  -  Big Sky to Bozeman  -  41 mi / 65.97 km  -  About 49 minutes
Leaving Big Sky behind, we'll twist and turn our way through Gallatin Gateway on the way back to Bozeman.
You will be dropped off at your Bozeman hotel or Airbnb. Thanks for joining us!
This tour needs a minimum of four people to run, or you can pay a surcharge, and we will run the tour for fewer than four people. You can see the amount of the surcharge just below this.

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  • Tour surcharge if there are fewer than four people, on a two day tour: +$90
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Please note the following...
  • This tour is subject to a $3 per person fuel surcharge.
  • Payment And Cancellation Details: CANCELLATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS TOUR. Changes will also not be accepted, and refunds will not be given. Please consider purchasing trip insurance as our cancellation policy is strictly enforced. Your card will be charged within 12 hours of making the booking. The credit/debit card used must be in your name and must be present, so we can take an imprint. Please contact us if this is not possible. Please ensure you have the card you used with you. If the card is not in your name please let us know ahead of time, as our credit card authorization process will need to be completed.
  • The name on your credit card statement will be USA Park Tours.
  • The dates this tour runs can be seen in the calendar at the top right of this page.
  • One night's accommodation is included at a Yellowstone motel called Yellowstone Motel. If lodging there is sold out, you will stay at a moderate category motel in West Yellowstone.
  • Two sack lunches are the only meals included.
  • Pickups and drop off for this tour take place at all in-town Bozeman hotels and Airbnb's, and Bozeman airport hotels.
  • All times are approximate and we are not responsible for the consequences of a late arrival back into Bozeman. The tour itinerary may change at our discretion without notice. Bad weather, road closures or other factors beyond our control may result in our cancelling the tour, with a full refund.
  • Portions of this tour may, at our discretion, be subcontracted to other reputable vendors.
  • After ordering this tour please wait to receive a confirmation email from us before making any plans that are dependent on this tour.
  • There are no taxes. Please note, however, that a guide’s gratuity is excluded, but is expected in the USA for services well delivered.

This tour can be ordered online here.  Please call us at 1 800 724 7767 or (USA) 435 658 2227, or mail us for additional information.