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Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour

Highlights
  • See popular sites of Yellowstone with an expert guide
  • Hassle-free, round-trip transportation from hotel
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour
From US$260,00
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour
From US$260,00
Overview
Tour the lower loop of Yellowstone National Park with an expert guide on this all-day tour. Visit popular sites like Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Lake Yellowstone, and more. Stop for an included lunch and many photo ops throughout the day. As you travel through the park, keep your eyes open for bears, elk, and bison that are commonly spotted in the area.
What to Expect
Our day begins as we head north from Jackson, WY towards Yellowstone National Park, passing through Grand Teton on the way. A couple of photo ops as we pass through Grand Teton, but mostly heading directly towards Yellowstone’s south entrance, of course stopping for a photo with the Yellowstone sign.
Generally our first major stop will be at Upper Geyser Basin, or the Old Faithful area. The old faithful geyser will erupt every ninety minutes and we will make a point of witnessing the eruption. Given the timing of our arrival we may have time for a short boardwalk stroll to view some of the other thermal features in the basin. In addition to Old Faithful there are numerous other fantastic geysers that will erupt with less certainty and frequency, which we may also have the good fortune to witness, including: Beehive, Castle, The Lion Group, Sawmill, Grand, Daisy,and more.
In addition to the numerous thermal features the history buffs will also enjoy a visit to the Old Faithful Inn, (in season) arguably one of the most magnificent National Park Lodges in existence. We will venture north and most tours we will have the time to spot at least two more times for short and exciting boardwalks excursions. Everyone enjoys stopping at both the Midway Geyser Basin, and Fountain Paint pots-both truly fantastic thermal collections unto themselves. I will not ruin the surprise but such features as the Grand Prismatic Spring, Clepsydra Geyser, Excelsior Geyser crater, and the Fountain Paint Pots are just a few of the features we will visit while walking on the boardwalks.
Early afternoon we are arriving at lunch stop, usually Fountain Flats, or beyond.. A great, fresh picnic spread provided by us including Boars Head turkey, ham, lettuce, onion, tomato, avocado (freshly prepped on site) chips and salsa, fruit, cookies for dessert, condiments, etc.
After lunch we will spend some time in the vehicle as we make our way north around the loop with our next real major stop being the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Some points of interest along the way will include: Firehole Canyon drive, Madison River, Gibbon River Falls, Elk Park, Virginia Cascades, etc. We will spend some time at the Canyon Area with the main draw being the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, 109ft, and 308 feet tall respectively. Also the beauty of the Canyon itself is not to be missed.
We try to be heading south by about 3:30pm with still some ground to cover. Heading south from the Canyon Area we will pass through Hayden Valley, Mud Volcano, Yellowstone Lake, and West Thumb. This will complete our lower loop as we head back towards Jackson from there, usually arriving back in Jackson between 6:30 and 7:30 pm.
Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2018
Great Tour of the Yellowstone Lower Loop

9-25-2018 Our guide Spencer was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and patient. His knowledge of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone NP is excellent. His friendly demeanor made for a very enjoyable day and it's a very full day! He was prompt picking us up at our hotel in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gasoutheagle
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Best tour ever!

What a fantastic day from the minute we were picked up in a comfortable van - on time! I can't imagine that there was anything we did not see; we stopped at every point on the map. Our guide, Spencer, was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank vakirby
Reviewed 16 September 2018
Great Tour Worth Every Penny

My wife and I had Don as our guide. He made sure we saw everything from the best advantage point. He has a great sense of humor and his love for Bison is displayed throughout the day. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Keith G
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Overall Outstanding Lifetime Experience!

Our family had a private tour of the lower loop of Yellowstone through the eyes of Matt our guide. Matt has more knowledge about trees, wild life, geology, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone than anyone you are likely to meet. What an experience of a life...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank SLx5
Reviewed 29 July 2018
"Wonderful, Amazing Yellowstone National Park Tour"

Our tour guide Jesse was just wonderful and informative. He loves his job and it shows in the knowledge he shared. We got to see the Grand Prismatic Spring and Jesse timed Old Faithful perfect! The wildlife we saw was like icing on the cake!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Janet A
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