We offer full days trips from Cody into Yellowstone. Trips are generally 8 -10 hrs in duration. Each of these private trips are suggested itineraries. Start with one of our basic trips, tell us your interests and leave the driving to us! We will tailor all the details just for you at no extra cost.  We will pick you up from your location in Cody and return you there at the end of your trip. Trips include transportation, guide, field optics, field lunches, snacks and drinks. Park Entrance Fees and gratuities are not included.

What to bring? Layered clothing appropriate for the season, sturdy shoes, a camera and your sense of adventure!

  • falls_view Hayden Tour (Lower Loop)

    Available early May to through late October
    This tour is named for the Hayden expedition that traveled through this area of Yellowstone in 1871. It took them all summer to travel through the park. We will see the southern half in one day!

    Travel from Cody through the beautiful Wapiti Valley to the East entrance of the park. This trip will take you to Old Faithful geyser and along the way you will see Yellowstone Lake, Lake Hotel, Fishing Bridge, West Thumb, the Continental Divide, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Lower Falls (308′ high) and the Hayden Valley which is world renown for it’s wildlife.

     

  • canary Washburn (Upper Loop) Tour

    Available early May to late October

    This tour is named for the Washburn/Langford/Doane expedition that traveled through this area of Yellowstone in 1870. This expedition recognized the need for this area to be preserved for future generations. Entering the Park via the scenic and historic Chief Joseph Highway and the NE Entrance, we will see the famed Lamar Valley, then follow the upper loop to Mammoth Hot Springs and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Depending upon your interests, we will either follow the Washburn Expedition route over the mountain named for the General and retrace our path through the Lamar, or continue south through  Hayden Valley and exit the Park through the East Entrance on our way back to Cody.

     

  • homecoming Wildlife Tours

    Available year round – Full day trips only
    Wildlife in Yellowstone is truly wild. Free to live their lives as nature intends. Because there is absolutely no hunting in all of the Park’s 2.2 million acres, animals, while still fearful of humans, can be more tolerant. As a consequence, Yellowstone is without equal in the lower 48 states for wildlife viewing. You might see bison, elk, deer, black bears, grizzly bears, wolves, big horn sheep, pronghorn, fox, coyote, bald eagles and much more.

    The best viewing will take into account that wildlife, of all sorts, large and small, are completely tuned to their environment. This means that their visibility will be subject to seasons, time of day, food sources and many other variables. You will improve your chances of seeing significant wildlife when you travel with one of our naturalist guides. They know the rhythm of the seasons here and can take you to places they know to be active areas at the time of your visit.  Our professional guides will also help you to better understand, appreciate and enjoy the wildlife of this area.   For some additional examples of what you might see, please visit our sister site: Meg Sommers Photography

     

     

  • lamar_cottonwoods Haynes (Photography) Tour

    Available year round
    F. Jay Haynes was the first official photographer of Yellowstone as well as operating an early transportation concession in the park in the late 19th and early 20th century. Spend a day or more with a professional nature photographer, skilled in the latest digital techniques, who will know where the best places to photograph are at the time your trip is scheduled.

    Whether you are just beginning to be inspired by photography or very comfortable with your camera, we can help you improve your skills while photographing wildlife, landscapes or abstract subjects. Let us use our knowledge and expertise to get you to that special place!

    For some additional examples of what you might see and photograph, please visit our sister site: Meg Sommers Photography

  • hiker Hiking in Yellowstone

    Available mid May to late October
    Would you like to get off the road and see the pristine Yellowstone backcountry as it has been for millennia? Would you like to see things very few visitors ever see? We can take you there!

    Whether you just want an easy short hike or an all day strenuous expedition, we can design a safe and memorable expedition for you. Please note, travel through the backcountry is not without risk. Yellowstone contains some truly wild country. Groups of three or more adults (including your guide) are recommended.

     

  • fountain_flats Grand Loop

    Available mid May to late October
    Traveling north and west of Cody, through the stunning and historic Chief Joseph Highway, Sunlight Basin and Clark’s Fork of the Yellowstone, this trip takes you to the North East Entrance of Yellowstone through historic Cooke City. You will travel through the famous Lamar Valley and find your way to Mammoth Hot Springs, the Park’s headquarters.

    Heading south then to Madison and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its spectacular falls. From there it will be on to Old Faithful and the dramatic geyser basin. Following the lower loop you will pass West Thumb on your way around the western shore of Yellowstone Lake to Fishing Bridge. You will be leaving the Park through the East Entrance and returning to Cody. This trip can also be taken in the reverse. This is a very full day and requires a slightly higher fee.

     

  • West _thumb_gb Winter Wonderland Tour

    Available mid December to March – Multiple day custom tour recommended
    Winter is a very special time in Yellowstone. It is a world quieted by blankets of snow and stunning beauty. You will witness firsthand the coping strategies that wildlife adapt as they endure their age old struggle for winter survival.

    You will travel in the comfort of an over the snow passenger van equipped with skis and snow tracks. We can travel into the interior of Yellowstone in the deepest of winter, visit the thermal features as they are transformed in the colder climate and see scenic vistas never imagined by the summer visitor. This trip would be specially designed for your interest and generally includes at least one overnight stay at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge.  Special pricing required.

     

  • Clay Butte Reflection John Colter Tour (Beartooths)

    Available June to Late September

    Depart Cody at 7:30 am and travel over the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. On this route you will see incredible geological formations to include Absoroka lava formations, sedimentary formations and the results of the glacial periods. This is one of our most scenic tours and includes panoramas and vistas to delight the visitors and photographers with spectacular views. It will include the Sunlight Basin, Upper Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River, Historic Cooke City (old mining town) and Beartooth Mountains which have some of the most scenic high alpine meadows, lakes and glaciers in America. The wildflowers are in their prime in July and August. Then we will travel on to Red Lodge, Montana and travel along the eastern front of the Beartooth Mountains, returning to Cody at approximately 6:00 pm.

     

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  • quiet_day Jim Bridger (Grand Teton) Tour

    Available mid May to late October

    Jim Bridger, the intrepid mountain man, was one of the first Europeans to witness the wonders of Yellowstone. Hardly anyone believed him! Bridger spent many summer months in the Tetons as they were a popular place for the mountain men to hold their summer rendezvous.

    From Cody, we will commute to Grand Teton NP through Yellowstone. We will enter through the East Gate, over Sylvan Pass and around Yellowstone Lake heading south to Grand Teton. We will stop along the shore of Jackson Lake viewing the breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains and continue across the Jackson Lake Dam, heading south to the Jenny Lake Road enjoying the scenic beauty of Jenny Lake with the backdrop of the Tetons.

    This is a scenic photographer’s delight. Wildlife is abundant in this area, it is famous for moose, grizzly bears and river otter. We will travel back to Cody via the same general route, making various stops we passed by on the way down.

    This trip is a very full day and requires a slightly higher fee. This trip is also recommended as a part of a multiple day tour, and in that case, there is no extra fee.

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