Native American Traces Tour – Tour Guide Training

It was the day after the storm had passed. Three, or maybe four days of harsh spring winds had subsided and the day promised to be glorious - and it was. Starting in January, we schedule tour guide training days for Tour Yellowstone in advance, not knowing...

Yellowstone in summer: Great for hikes

Now that it's past the Fourth of July, that means summer has finally arrived to Cody/Yellowstone country. The days of snow are safely behind us and it's time to start making summer memories with our clients. Bears and other wildlife are a bit harder to find as they're...

What is a Step-On Guide?

We often get calls wondering about the difference between hiring a guide and hiring a step-on guide. A step-on guide is a tour guide that's hired to join a tour group on their bus/motorcoach and give the tour. Many of our tour guides are willing to also be step-on...

Get the most from your photography tour

You certainly don't need to be a professional photographer to take advantage of a photography tour. All you really need is the desire to get some great shots of your vacation. WHAT'S THE BEST CAMERA TO BRING? The one you know. If you use the camera on your phone the...

Hiking in Yellowstone

  Is hiking in Yellowstone on your bucket list this year? There are a few things you might need to consider to make it as enjoyable as possible. GET IN SHAPE It may seem obvious, but many people are caught by the altitude in Yellowstone. The average altitude is 8000...

Spring wildlife watching in Cody/Yellowstone country

  Seasonal shifts are happening all around us here in Cody/Yellowstone country. Not only are the mule deer shedding antlers and everyone's keeping their eyes open for the first mountain bluebirds to arrive, but Yellowstone is starting to shut down for the winter...

The best way to see Yellowstone

  You want to make the most of your vacation to Yellowstone, so what's the best way to see it? The park is larger than people expect, and while it's only a few miles between the major hubs in the park, it still takes a long time to drive it. The speed limit is 45 mph,...

Yellowstone Entrance Opening Dates

  When planning your trip to Yellowstone this year, keep in mind that the park opens on a staggered basis, so it takes a few weeks to ramp up to full summer mode. The northern part of the park is open year round from Cooke City to Mammoth. However, the road is not...

Visit Cody for a Spring Break

Is it too early to start thinking about spring? Not really. This is the time of year the ravens begin their courtship "dances" on the wind where they swoop, dive and soar together as a pair. It's one of the first signs of spring. It's also not out of the question to...