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While it’s hard to believe from looking at Yellowstone’s eruptive landscape today, there was once a time when this corner of Wyoming was covered in towering trees. Much like the Redwoods of California, these trees were prolific and crawled across hillsides and thrust their way towards the sky, with many species of tropical plants like cinnamon growing nearby. That all changed about 55 million years ago, when explosive eruptions of Yellowstone’s volcanoes forever altered the landscape. Trees were uprooted and caught in debris fields, slipping and sliding in the mud, before finally settling in upright positions like toothpicks standing on end. While many of those trees would eventually die, a few that were fossilized and petrified like stone are still in the park today—the most famous being the Yellowstone Petrified Tree just west of Tower Junction. Located within a protective fence (to keep souvenir looters at bay), the Petrified Tree is a window back to Yellowstone’s tropical past, when the peaks of the mountains we see today were once at the valley floor.

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2-Day Yellowstone National Park Upper and Lower Loop Exploration

2-Day Yellowstone National Park Upper and Lower Loop Exploration

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Discover the wildlife, geysers, and history of Yellowstone National Park on a 2-day tour that includes overnight accommodation at a hot springs resort, subject to availability. Two day gives you ample time to explore both the Upper and Lower Loop of Yellowstone, meaning you can explore at a more relaxed pace than traditional full-day tours. Watch the Old Faithful Geyser in action; go on short hikes, and look for animals like bison, bear, and wolves. Includes one night of accommodation, lunch, guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Jackson, Wyoming.
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  • 2 days
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US$650.00
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US$650.00

Private Yellowstone Wildlife Sightseeing Tour

Private Yellowstone Wildlife Sightseeing Tour

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If you're hoping to see wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, increase your chances of spotting magnificent animals like wolves, elk, pronghorn sheep, birds of prey, and even bears on this private wildlife tour. It can be daunting to navigate the massive park on your own, but your dedicated driver and guide knows all the best habitats to increase your chances of wildlife sightings on this full-day tour.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,200.00
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Full-Day Private Safari of Yellowstone
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Full-Day Private Safari of Yellowstone

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Make the most out of your time in Wyoming and embark on a private safari through Yellowstone’s Upper Loop. Sit back and relax as your driver takes you on a wildlife tour through the Hayden, Gibbon, and Lamar valleys. Keep your eyes peeled for bison, elk, and coyotes with chances of seeing bears, moose, and wolves. This tour is also customizable so it can accommodate your group’s interests.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,199.00
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Private Tour of Yellowstone’s Winter Wonderland

Private Tour of Yellowstone’s Winter Wonderland

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We offer a very intimate experience with our private tours. Your knowledgeable guide will be personable, friendly, and put your needs first. You have the luxury of stopping when you need/want to stop, or deciding if a stop isn’t for your group. Winter is also a very intimate time inside Yellowstone, as it isn’t the busy season. With that the animals that aren’t hibernating are out and about more, and there are wonderful photo opportunities. This is not a basic tour, we will work with you to fulfill your wants and needs during your visit to Yellowstone. Our guides spend a lot of time inside the park, so keep track of their animal sightings to try and give you the best chance of viewing wildlife possible!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Day Yellowstone Tour Lower and Upper Loop Guided Tour

2-Day Yellowstone Tour Lower and Upper Loop Guided Tour

We pride ourselves on offering fun, informative, educational, and breathtaking tours. Knowing and engaging our guests on the history, ecology, and the geology of Yellowstone is paramount to us, as is ensuring the tour is safe, fun, and exciting. This two day tour provides a comprehensive look at what makes Yellowstone so unique, how it's ecosystem is unlike any other in the world, and how this natural marvel was formed through millennia of volcanism, glaciation, and tectonic activity. We'll also explore the human history of the park, including it's founding and the history indigenous Americans in the Yellowstone area.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$345.00
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Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Full-Day Private Guided Tour from Bozeman

Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Full-Day Private Guided Tour from Bozeman

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Yellowstone National Park forms the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with one of the highest levels of wildlife diversity in North America. Our full-day private safari endeavors to highlight the hundreds of species of animals and plants that call this place home by utilizing the vast knowledge and experience of our naturalist guides. Our guides provide not only the understanding of wildlife habits, and the story of their importance on the landscape. Throughout the day as you ride in our comfortable vehicles, your guide will educate and converse with you about the incredible ecosystem. They will also be attuned to all our guests' needs and desires, and will plan accordingly for walking, viewing, picnicking and moments of wilderness solitude. The use of optics such as binoculars and spotting scopes makes for incredible and personal moments of connection with this wild place. Your guide is at your service to help you have the best experience from start to finish.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$447.50
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Private Full-Day Guided Tour to Yellowstone from Gardiner

Private Full-Day Guided Tour to Yellowstone from Gardiner

Yellowstone National Park forms the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with one of the highest levels of wildlife diversity in North America. Our full-day private safari endeavors to highlight the hundreds of species of animals and plants that call this place home by utilizing the vast knowledge and experience of our naturalist guides. Our guides provide not only the understanding of wildlife habits, and the story of their importance on the landscape. Throughout the day as you ride in our comfortable vehicles, your guide will educate and converse with you about the incredible ecosystem. They will also be attuned to all our guests' needs and desires, and will plan accordingly for walking, viewing, picnicking and moments of wilderness solitude. The use of optics such as binoculars and spotting scopes makes for incredible and personal moments of connection with this wild place. Your guide is at your service to help you have the best experience from start to finish.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$447.50
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