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Yellowstone 36 Hour Quickie!
Unlike the 45 hour version of this tour, this short trip actually allows you to fly into Salt Lake after the regular shuttle departs at 10 am, and leave on your tour that same day. You’ll travel by shuttle, which makes several stops, from Salt Lake City to a small city in East Idaho. on the first day. Please remember that unlike when you’re in Yellowstone, your driver today is not a guide.
On day two you will be picked up from your hotel just after 6 am, and be driven for approximately 1.5 hours across scenic rural Idaho, through the Targhee National Forest, over the Continental Divide and into Montana and West Yellowstone.
Shortly after you arrive, you’ll join your group for the lower loop tour, offering guided investigation of the most geothermal areas of Yellowstone, 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 kinds of thermal features present in the park. You will then go to West Thumb 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 provided today. Please view the entire lower loop itinerary.
On most days, you will then be free to wander town briefly until your shuttle picks you up at 6pm to take you to your hotel in east Idaho.
In the morning you will catch the shuttle back to Salt Lake City. It will pick you up at your hotel, make several stops along the way, and drop you off either at a central downtown location near Temple Square or at the Salt Lake City Airport. Please let us know which of the below departure times to book you for in the comments section.
Depart 2.05 a.m. Arrive 6.45 a.m.
Depart 3.35 a.m. Arrive 8.15 a.m. (Only Monday through Friday)
Depart 5.05 a.m. Arrive 9.45 a.m.
Depart 7.05 a.m. Arrive 11.40 a.m.
Depart 9.05 a.m. Arrive 1.40 p.m.
Depart 11.05 a.m. Arrive 4 p.m.
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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.
A shuttle will transport you between Salt Lake and West Yellowstone, making several stops along the way. The departure and drop off locations are the Salt Lake City airport and a central Salt Lake downtown location.
This is a small group tour, with the possible exception of the shuttle between Salt Lake and east Idaho, where a bus may be used.
Parts of this tour may be provided by other vendors we use.
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.
Two nights’ lodging are included at the Rexburg Americinn or similar.
Please do not make any plans that depend on this tour, until you receive our confirmation email.
The entrance fee to Yellowstone is included.
One sack lunch and two hotel breakfasts are the only meals included.