Visit the Lamar Valley

Visit the Bighorn Canyon

Visit the McCullough Peaks Wild Horses

Visit the Upper Geyser Basin

Visit the North Fork

Welcome to Tour Yellowstone and More!

We specialize in finding top tour guides to make your vacation to the west a most memorable one. Whether you want to see Yellowstone, or want to add more of a western experience to your vacation by staying a few days in the Cody area, we’re happy to help custom-craft your vacation. All trips depart from and return to Cody, Wyoming.

Thank you for making our family reunion a success. Hiring Tour Yellowstone  was the best thing we did. Bob Richard was the best!

The Larson Families

I took the Photography Tour through a winter wonderland of Yellowstone, I’ll never forget it. I’ve never had a more inspirational time!

S. Simons

Rod, thank you for two wonderful days in Yellowstone, sharing so much knowledge, finding those grizzly bears at the end of Day 2 and just being great company.

K Slater

CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR

We specialize in custom-crafting your tour to Cody/Yellowstone Country, so we can mix and match the tours below.

Yellowstone: Hayden LOWER LOOP TOUR

HAYDEN LOWER LOOP TOUR

Available early May through late October

Full Day Tour

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.

Yellowstone: Washburn UPPER LOOP TOUR

WASHBURN UPPER LOOP TOUR

Available early May to late October

Full Day Tour

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.

Yellowstone: Haynes PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

HAYNES PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Available year round

Full Day Tour

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!

Yellowstone: HIKING TOUR

HIKING IN YELLOWSTONE

Available mid May to late October

Full Day Tour

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.

WILDLIFE TOUR

WILDLIFE TOUR

Available year round

Full Day or Half Day Tours Avaliable (full day recommended)

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.

BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY TOUR

JOHN COLTER BEARTOOTH TOUR

Available June to Late September

Full Day Tour

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.

The tour includes the Sunlight Basin, Upper Clark’s 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.

WILD HORSE TOUR

McCULLOUGH PEAKS WILD HORSE TOUR

Available year round

Full Day or Half Day Tour

Travel east from Cody to the McCullough Peaks to see wild horses and other wildlife including numerous pronghorns. In a full day trip we will continuing east to Shell to visit the Dinosaur tracks and fossils. This trip can offer two options at this point. You can either visit Native American petroglyphs or travel through the Big Horn Mountains to Shell Falls and the scenic canyons. We should have you back in Cody in time for a leisurely evening meal!

BIGHORN CANYON TOUR

BIGHORN CANYON TOUR

Available Year Round

Full Day Tour recommended

A landscape of sheer cliffs towering 1,000 feet above a ribbon of blue water is what will impress you first. But the millennium of history here will stay with you as you learn about paths blazed by Paleo-Indians, the story of the Crow people’s fight for land and justice, the era of mountain men and the pioneers that followed as they transformed passages through the area.

The historical legacies of open range, family and dude ranching and a host of eccentrics who lived out extraordinary lives – all lived here. Fast forward to our own times, where the harnessing of a river’s power helps set light to our world and today, and wild herds of horses and big horn sheep still roam. (Description courtesy of the Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area)

Cody GEOLOGY TOUR

GEOLOGY TOUR

Available Year Round

Full Day or Half Day Tour

The geology in the Cody area is magnificent. Not only is it an excellent example of volcanic, glacial and thermal geology, but also has limestone formations; Morrison formations, Chugwater formations, Goose egg formations, lava flow formations and excellent opportunities to see fossils in their natural state.

NATIVE TRACES and DINOSAUR TRACKS TOUR

NATIVE TRACES AND DINOSAUR TRACKS

Available Year Round

Full Day Tour

Did you ever think you could see a real dinosaur footprint? Not something someone thought would look like it but the real thing?

Or tepee rings, fire pits and cave or cliff drawings left by Paleo-Indians and their decedents? We can show you these and more in the high desert that surrounds the Cody area. A great trip for kids and adults alike.

SOUTH FORK TOUR

SOUTH FORK TOUR

Available Year Round

Half Day Tour

Depart Cody and travel up the South Fork of the Shoshone River. As we follow the river through the valley, the spectacular Carter Mountain is on your left with scenic views of other numerous mountains and valleys. We will cross the historic Cody Salsbury canal which brought the first water and irrigation to the Cody. On this tour you will see the TE foothills, that were part of Bill Cody’s former cattle ranch as well as other historic and majestic ranches. Wildlife in this area is abundant and we recommend that this tour be taken at either dawn or dusk.

NORTH FORK TOUR

NORTH FORK TOUR – ROAD TO YELLOWSTONE

Available Year Round

Half Day Tour

From Cody you will travel up the North Fork of the Shoshone River through the beautiful Wapiti Valley. See pre-Cambrian granite formations, dolomite limestone formations, Absaroka lava flow formations and numerous wildlife.

Your guide will also tell stories that bring the Old West alive. The history of the early settlers of the Cody area is quite colorful. See the early homesteads, hear true stories of the founders of Cody, see the magnificent ranches that are still in existence and hear about how they were developed.

During December through April the Big Horn Sheep are often visible in large numbers on the North Fork, and usually well with range of most photographers. Continue on to the historic Pahaska Teepee (Buffalo Bill’s former hunting lodge). On the way back to Cody, you will learn even more local history of the area including Native American traces and early settlers and maybe even a few tall tales!

BUFFALO BILL CODY TOUR

BUFFALO BILL CODY TOUR

Available Year Round

Full or Half Day Tour

Cody was founded by its name sake Buffalo Bill Cody in the very late 1800’s. Whether you are interested in Buffalo Bill as a young man, a Pony Express rider, an Army Scout, professional hunter or the great showman who introduced the Wild West to Europe.

You will learn all about the man, the legend, and the town that shares his name while you tour his town and overlook his original cattle ranch and hunting lodge.

VISITING CODY, WYOMING

Stay in Cody.

There’s a wealth of activities in Cody, Wyoming from the world-class Buffalo Bill Center of the West which houses five museums, to the Cody Nite Rodeo, to visiting Old Trail Town - a collection of historic cabins from the area. Top that off with dining at historic Irma Hotel and even shooting historic firearms including a real Gatling Gun at the Cody Firearms Experience. Consider fly fishing with North Fork Anglers. There is plenty to do in Cody/Yellowstone Country.

Flying in? Cody’s Yellowstone Regional Airport offers year-round commercial service via Delta and United Airlines. Choice Aviation offers FBO and chartered flights.

LEARN MORE about making Cody/Yellowstone Country your Yellowstone vacation base camp.

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