Year-round Private Tours of Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park 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. This huge park has an incredible variety of activities for you to enjoy depending on the time of year, the area you will be staying in and the things you are interested in. There is no better way to make the most of your visit than by seeing Yellowstone on a private tour guided by Cara McGary a wildlife biologist based in Gardiner, Montana (Yellowstone's North entrance) or Audra Taylor a naturalist guide based in Silver Gate, Montana at Yellowstone's northeast entrance. Whether you are here for a few days or the whole month, let us make your best time in the park!
We know it is a lot to navigate, so we have designed the site to help you decide based or what activities you would like to do and where you will be staying. We offer the most options for trips in the northern parts of Yellowstone because this is the area that we know and love best! If you are staying inside Yellowstone, we can meet you at a central location that will give us strategic access for our activities. Choose below from year-round wildlife watching trips, hikes, cross country skiing & snowshoeing and other custom adventures.
In Our Nature Guiding Services LLC is an Authorized Permittee of Yellowstone National Park
Choose Your Adventure...
Have something more specific in mind - like a day of seeing wildflowers or a great day out for those with special needs? Please click here for custom tours.
Need help planning and booking your entire trip or you would like a multi-day guided itinerary? Please click here for options.
Want to go on a private guided backpacking trip or just need help accessing your trail-head on a through hike? Please click here for more information and options.
Meet Your Guide
On a winter visit to Yellowstone, Cara was smitten by the wonder of this 'American Serengeti'. She wanted to help others to develop an appreciation of this wild place. She has worked as a naturalist guide leading private groups on customized trips ever since. She genuinely enjoys helping others develop and feed their fascinations in the natural world.
Cara is a qualified biologist (B.S. Aquatic Biology, M.S. Biology) with over twelve years of experience working in ecology and wildlife biology. She has worked extensively in Redwood National Park in Northern California, the outback of Western Australia, and the jungles of Papua New Guinea.
When not working, she can usually be found watching wildlife dramas unfold from the lens of a scope, hiking among wildflowers, or enjoying long vistas from a mountain top. In the winter, she sometimes migrates south to support scientific research with the US Antarctic Program at McMurdo Station. Last winter she built her own home outside Gardiner, MT.
Environmentalist, animal lover, educator, tour guide and outdoorswoman, Audra came to Montana in 2014 after selling her non-toxic product company on the East Coast. What was supposed to be a “brief hiatus” has turned into four years of unexpected and enchanting events that led to immersing herself into all things “Yellowstone” as a researcher, educator and guide. Her mantra: “Every person should visit Yellowstone National Park once in their life and it’s my heartfelt pleasure when I get to be a part of that experience.”