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Overnight Yellowstone Tour From Bozeman

This overnight Yellowstone tour from Bozeman gives you the opportunity to really see all of the main features of the park!

You will leave Bozeman on the first day, heading east on Interstate 90 to the town of Livingston, and then south through beautiful rural Montana to Gardiner, past historic Roosevelt Arch and into the north entrance of Yellowstone Park. From there you will stop at Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley and its animals, Norris Geyser Basin, Gibbon Falls and then spend the night in West Yellowstone, before taking our full lower loop tour on day two and returning to Bozeman.

The lower loop is home to most of the geothermal areas of the park, while still providing great wildlife viewing opportunities. A skilled driver/guide accompanies you all the way, offering insights on the latest park updates and ecological studies. A sack lunch is provided today.

Entering Yellowstone, we pass the historic Roosevelt Arch, cross the 45th Parallel and make our first stop at Mammoth Hot Springs. This stretch of road is often frequented by big horn sheep and elk, and with a little luck we may see both!

After wandering the terraces around the ever-changing travertine formations and hot springs, we will move on toward the park’s northeast entrance, stopping in Lamar Valley and keeping our eyes open for elk, pronghorn, coyotes, bison, nesting osprey, and with luck, even bears and wolves!

Leaving Lamar Valley, we return to Mammoth Hot Springs and turn south, making a short but steep climb, and then pass Swan Lake, stopping briefly for pictures at Roaring Mountain, from where we travel to Norris Geyser Basin, to explore the most geothermally active part of the park.

After Norris Geyser Basin there is time for a brief stop at Gibbon Falls before turning west at Madison Junction to follow the Madison River to West Yellowstone, and a good night’s sleep at your lodging. You are on your own for dinner and breakfast. There are many restaurants in town as well as stores to shop for gifts and souvenirs.

On the second day, your guide will pick you up and you’ll do the lower loop tour, offering a guided trip of much of Yellowstone’s geothermal areas, while still providing great wildlife viewing opportunities along the rivers and in Hayden Valley. You will take the time to watch Old Faithful erupt, explore the historic Old Faithful Inn and wander the boardwalks of the Lower, Midway and Upper Geyser Basins, checking out all four types of thermal features present in the park. You will then go to West Thumb Geyser Basin on Yellowstone Lake, up through Hayden Valley and on to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, where you will stop at both the Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls, before returning to West Yellowstone. A sack lunch is once again provided today. Please view the entire lower loop itinerary.

At the end of the tour we’ll depart West Yellowstone, and make our way past Big Sky to Bozeman. You can sometimes see moose or other animals between West Yellowstone and Big Sky so be sure to keep your eyes open for them. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Bozeman.

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Tour Notes

We regret that cancellations and changes will not be accepted, and refunds will not be given. Half the amount may be charged to your card when you make the booking, and the balance will be charged 45 days from the tour date. An attempted or purported cancellation will result in the entire amount being charged to your card immediately. 

The credit/debit card you used must be with you when you travel, and should be in your name. If you are booking for someone else, please let us know as you will need to complete the credit card authorization documentation, which we will send you. 

You will be picked up and dropped off at your Bozeman or Bozeman airport hotel. 

One night’s lodging is included at West Yellowstone Lodge, or similar, in West Yellowstone.

This is a small group tour. 

Times are approximate. The itinerary may change without notice, and we cannot be responsible for the consequences of delays.  At the beginning and end, of the season, road closures and weather conditions may prevent this tour being run as detailed. General road maintenance in the park may affect the way this tour operates.

Please do not make any plans that depend on this tour, until you receive our confirmation email.

The entrance fee to Yellowstone is not included.

Two sack lunches are the only meals included.

Certain minimums may be needed for this tour to operate.

Parts of this tour may be provided by other vendors we use.