About Us

In Our Nature Guiding Services is a small, woman-owned, community-minded, sustainable business operating in Yellowstone National Park, founded in 2015 by Cara McGary. She settled in the frontier town of Gardiner at Yellowstone's northern gateway with a vision to create personalized, educational and fun tours for visitors from all over the world, while committing to sustainability and a respectful way of life on the edge of a wild and fragile ecosystem. Today, In Our Nature is a successful custom tour provider offering exceptional wildlife watching tours, day hikes, multi-day backpacking trips, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as custom adventures in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Our team of experienced local biologists, naturalists and environmental educators is looking forward to guiding you through Yellowstone and providing you with exciting journeys and unforgettable nature experiences.

We operate year-round out of Yellowstone's north entrance in Gardiner, Montana.

Choose Your Yellowstone Adventure!

Whether you want to see our world-class wildlife, go on a day hike, spend a night in the backcountry, or create your own fully customized tour, get the most out of your trip with your own Yellowstone guide on a private tour with In Our Nature Guiding Services.

Yellowstone is the world’s first national park, with 2.2 million acres (1 million ha) of incredible wilderness, abundant wildlife, geothermal wonders, and fascinating history. As a result, this huge park has an incredible variety of landscapes and activities for you to enjoy. Make the most of your visit with one of our local wildlife biologists or naturalists as your own Yellowstone guide, who will craft your day to your personal interests.

We operate year-round out of Yellowstone’s north entrance in Gardiner, Montana. No matter where you're staying in or around Yellowstone, we can meet you at a central location for our tour. Choose from wildlife watching trips, birding expeditions, day hikes, overnight backpacking trips, night sky photography tours, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing, or make your own custom adventure.

In Our Nature Guiding Services LLC is an Authorized Permittee of Yellowstone National Park.

Check out our reviews!

  • star rating  My favorite part of the experience was the time and patience Cara took to teach me about wolves and bison, and other wildlife in the park. I wanted to... read more

    Renai S
    December 1, 2021

    star rating  Great tour. Cara was awesome, fun to hang out with on the full day tour and very knowledgeable about the land and animals. We saw piles of animals, including all... read more

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    December 20, 2018

    star rating  This was a fantastic tour! Cara was so knowledgable about the area and the wildlife. We saw so many animals that we had not expected to get to... read more

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    June 4, 2019
  • star rating  When you travel to a national park like Yellowstone to view wildlife in their natural environment, you need a professional biologist to make that happen. To find those animals that... read more

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    February 14, 2019

    star rating  We were so fortunate to book with Cara for our private wildlife tour! She was a wonderful guide in every way, and the 8 1/2 hour day flew by for... read more

    dec38647
    August 5, 2020

    star rating  My 12-year old daughter and I were looking for an experience of a lifetime while visiting Yellowstone. One of these was an opportunity to see lots of wildlife while... read more

    Mark H
    August 26, 2019
  • star rating  Picked up before daybreak, our guide Audra was on time and ready to show us Yellowstone in ways we could not have imagined. As the tour began, both my... read more

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    January 3, 2019

    star rating  We had an amazing day with Cara spotting wildlife . She pitched it really well for our two teenage daughters and was great company .

    Graeme D
    July 21, 2019

    star rating  We had a great half day tour with Nancy! Originally, we had planned to go on a hike around the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, but steady rain was forecasted.... read more

    sandiegotravelers
    August 22, 2021
  • star rating  Our guide, Audra, spent two days with us in the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone. Her goal was to find us a wolf sighting. What she ended up finding... read more

    ALeigh75
    October 18, 2019

    star rating  I’m a nature lover from way back and am doing my once in a lifetime trip to US national parks. So in going to Yellowstone I really wanted to have... read more

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    May 21, 2019

    star rating  Because we had people visiting from out of state, my husband and I wanted to show them Yellowstone in winter in an up close and personal way. I'd never... read more

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    February 2, 2019
  • star rating  July 8th 2019. Our group of 4 adults booked Cara 2-3 months in advance,,( after reading her reviews ) We have traveled all over the world together. In Africa we... read more

    oldracer y
    July 30, 2019

    star rating  Cara rocked it! Our family was able to see amazing wildlife that would not have been possible without her keen knowledge and fantastic scopes. In addition, her appreciation... read more

    Navigate802764
    September 24, 2020

    star rating  We had a wonderful day with Cara viewing everything Yellowstone has to offer. Her knowledge of the animals and history of the park was amazing. Her spotter scopes... read more

    jawknitter
    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  This was a once in a lifetime experience! Anyone can go see some animals in Yellowstone but to really see all of the amazing animals in the park you need... read more

    537kendraw
    June 2, 2021

    star rating  Seeing Yellowstone in the Winter for the first time in its self was fantastic. But having Cara McGrady as a biologist, guide, and fellow nature worshiper was worth the cost.... read more

    rodgerjr
    January 19, 2020

    star rating  Nancy was an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable about the birds in the area. We saw so many new birds.would definitely r

    LizStak
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  Cara is amazing! This is our second year of snowshoeing in the park and will definitely be back! She is thoughtful, knowledgeable, and great fun! We truly recommend her as... read more

    Pamela D
    March 1, 2021

    star rating  Cara was a wonderful guide! She provided coffee, hot cocoa, and muffins to start our day. After some awesome animal watching she provided quite a brunch spread followed... read more

    ris1350
    August 12, 2019

    star rating  We spent a full day with Cara hiking on a beautiful trail in Yellowstone that she chose for our skill level. She brought us to a beautiful lake for our... read more

    lucilachicago
    August 13, 2020
  • star rating  My wife and I spent five days with Cara In Yellowstone National Park. One day was better than the next. Wolves going in dens, Black Bears chasing siblings up a... read more

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    May 2, 2019

    star rating  Cara is truly a gem. She customize her tour based on my interests and I got to see so many amazing sights. She was kind and funny and... read more

    Julien F
    September 1, 2021

    star rating  We spent two full days with Cara looking for wildlife. As all the other reviews have stated, she provides an outstanding experience. She comes with high-powered scopes that... read more

    Buhbabe
    September 24, 2020
  • star rating  5+ stars for Cara and Ashea!! Knowledgeable, sweet, funny, kind, excellent (can’t find enough adjectives)! They went above and beyond for our all-day tour! They provided snacks, hot drinks and... read more

    Mammagreen
    January 20, 2020

    star rating  My husband, 14 yro son and I traveled to Yellowstone in Dec 2018. We hired Cara as our guide for 2 days; the first day I went cross-country skiing with... read more

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    January 5, 2019

    star rating  We had booked this tour months ago prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cara was very proactive and reached out to us once the lockdown was in place and kept us... read more

    Spuranam
    June 27, 2020
  • star rating  Cara was all we could have asked for in a nature guide in Yellowstone. Very knowledgeable on everything from the history, geology and animals of the area. What... read more

    656gerrys
    November 15, 2020

    star rating  cara took our family of 6 out on an all day Yellowstone adventure exploration - rarely does one come across a guide as experienced and knowledgeable as Cara. She... read more

    sarosifamily
    June 30, 2020

    star rating  There were 15 of us taking the guided hike with Audra. We had a great time learning about the different birds and animals. The scenery was great and... read more

    Sharon R
    July 7, 2019

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