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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone from Artist Point on a beautiful summer's day!
Extended Yellowstone One Day Tour From Bozeman
$270.00/person for 8 to 10 people, $297.00/person for 5 to 7 people, $365.00/person for 4 people, $449.00/person for 3 people and $649.00/person for 2 people
$1298.00 single guest
All prices are in US currency.
  • The most comprehensive one day Yellowstone tour from Bozeman!
  • Watch Old Faithful and other geysers erupt!
  • See much wildlife!
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone!
  • Highly skilled guide leading a small group tour!
  • Scroll down for the tour itinerary, or click here.

We offer two versions of this one day Yellowstone tour from Bozeman. The longer one you see on this page tours the entire lower loop and some of the upper loop. Please see the map to the left. It is longer than the shorter version of our Yellowstone tour from Bozeman, which tours most of the geyser basins on Yellowstone's lower loop, before heading for the upper loop. The difference, therefore, that you tour the entire lower loop on this trip, but just explore the main geyser basins on the shorter tour.

You can see the difference between the two routes below, with the itinerary for this trip being on the left.
Day 1  -  Bozeman to Big Sky  -  41 mi / 65.97 km  -  About 49 minutes
This Yellowstone tour from Bozeman features incredible beauty from start to finish! Pickups take place at in-town Bozeman hotels and Airbnb's, as well as from those out at the airport. The first part of the trip, to Big Sky, runs mainly alongside the Gallatin River, which has some spectacular white water rafting. With any luck, we may see bighorn sheep along the way.
Day 1  -  Big Sky to West Yellowstone  -  48 mi / 77.23 km  -  About 55 minutes
The road from Big Sky to West Yellowstone sees us entering Yellowstone for the first time, although this part of Yellowstone is separated from most of the park by a small mountain range. There are also no thermal features here. This stretch does, however, give us the best chance of seeing moose, which you very rarely see in the main part of the park, for reasons your guide will explain to you.
Day 1  -  West Yellowstone to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone  -  About 5 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!

We'll visit Artist Point on the South Rim first, before crossing the Yellowstone River to the north side. 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!
Day 1  -  Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone to Mammoth Hot Springs  -  130 mi / 209.17 km  -  About 2 hours, 45 minutes
After leaving the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, our next major stop is Norris Geyser Basin, 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, though, there is always steam bellowing from the gusher.
Roaring Mountain is an uprising in the land, which is full of fumaroles, and there will be a brief photo stop there.
Another highlight of this Yellowstone tour is Mammoth Hot Springs. In addition to the ever changing terraces, which you'll be able to explore, 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 Bozeman  -  86 mi / 138.37 km  -  About 1 hours, 50 minutes
From Mammoth we'll make our way past the Boiling River and the 45th Parallel, through an area known for its bighorn sheep, before we come to the historic Roosevelt Arch, just outside Yellowstone's north entrance. There is also a possibility that you may see pronghorn in this area. We'll continue north, through very rural Montana, until we reach the small town of Livingston, where we will pick up Interstate 90, and continue towards Bozeman.
You will be dropped off at your Bozeman hotel or Airbnb. Thanks for joining us!
Please be aware that park entry is not included on this tour, and you will need to pay it on arrival.
We regret that no cancellations or changes will be accepted, and no refunds will be given.

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Please note the following...
  • This tour is subject to a $4 per person fuel surcharge.
  • Groups of more than 10 should please contact us for special group rates.
  • 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.
  • A sack lunch is included.
  • Park entry is not included.
  • Pick ups 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.