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A grizzly sow and cubs, seen on a Yellowstone tour from West Yellowstone.
One Day Yellowstone Wildlife Tour From Bozeman (Also goes in winter)
$265.00/person for 8 to 10 people, $295.00/person for 6 to 7 people, $325.00/person for 5 people, $385.00/person for 4 people, $455.00/person for 3 people and $649.00/person for 2 people
$1298.00 single guest
All prices are in US currency.

The main aim of this Yellowstone tour from Bozeman is to see as much wildlife as possible. The best times to see animals are at dawn and at dusk. It's about a 2.5 hour drive to get to the best viewing places, which would mean an exceptionally early start in the morning, and this is why we suggest a departure shortly after midday, depending on the time of the year, so that we're still in Yellowstone at dusk.
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 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.
Day 1  -  Livingston
If we have time, and especially if we have people from outside the USA on tour, before we get on Interstate 90, we may take a quick detour through the small town of Livingston, Montana. Livingston is a quintessential western town, with a history of cowboys, railroad and ranching roughnecks and, surprisingly, artists.
Day 1  -  Bozeman
The ride from Livingston to Bozeman is pretty quick as we head west on 90, climbing up over Bozeman Pass and down the other side, until we see one of Montana's most picturesque cities ahead of us, nestled in the Gallatin Valley and surrounded by the Bridger and Gallatin Mountain Ranges.
You will be dropped off at your Bozeman hotel or Airbnb. Thanks for joining us!
This tour requires a minimum of five people to run, or you can pay for five people and we will run the tour for you.
Please be aware that the entrance fee to Yellowstone is excluded on this tour, and needs to be paid on arrival. As of mid 2020, the entry fee was $25 per person, but is subject to change without notice by the National Park Service.

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Please note the following...
  • This tour is subject to a $4 per person fuel surcharge.
  • If you have more than 10 in your group, please contact us for a special group rate.
  • 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.
  • This tour will likely have a midday departure, but may also have an early morning start.
  • A sack lunch or supper is included.
  • The entrance fee to Yellowstone is excluded and needs to be paid on arrival.
  • Pickups and drop off for this tour take place at all in-town Bozeman hotels and Airbnb's, and Bozeman airport hotels.
  • Telescopes and binoculars are provided for your use.
  • 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, or all 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.