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.

Meet Your Yellowstone Guides

Cara McGary

Owner of In Our Nature Guiding Services
On a winter visit to Yellowstone, Cara was smitten by the wonder of this "American Serengeti". As a result, she decided that she wanted to spend her life helping others develop and feed their fascinations with the natural world in Yellowstone. Cara is a qualified biologist (B.S. Aquatic Biology and M.S. Biology).  Before settling in Gardiner MT, she worked extensively in the forests of Redwood National Park, the outback of Western Australia, and the jungles of Papua New Guinea. When not guiding in Yellowstone, she can be found building on her cabin, hiking, or traveling to someplace where there are good tidepools or snorkeling.

Nancy Lewis

Nancy is an educator by trade and a naturalist at heart. She has been fostering passion for the outdoors and wild places since she first became a naturalist leader in junior high school. Before coming to Yellowstone, she was an English teacher and an Arizona Wilderness Steward, doing trail maintenance, eradicating invasive species, and reporting illegal use of wilderness areas. Now, she combines her experience in education with her love of the park to help lifelong learners look closely at nature. She takes her passion for the outdoors south for the winter, working as a naturalist guide in Arizona. Nancy speaks Chinese conversationally and Spanish fluently.

Angela Tempo

After 12 years of working in the corporate sector in sales and marketing, Angela decided to become a Certified First Responder in Natural Disaster. Angela has worked for FEMA and BLM as a swift water rescuer, EMT, and Wildland Firefighter, and has responded to a variety of hurricanes and wildfires. In 2018, she moved to the edge of Yellowstone National Park and has focused her efforts on night-sky and long-exposure photography, as well as wildlife and landscape photography. Angela speaks both Spanish and English.

Mike Lagodny

Mike is an outdoorsman from Chicagoland who has spent most of his professional career operating restaurants. Mike’s love for the wild drove him west to Yellowstone for the most intact ecosystem in the lower 48, to share with others a more natural and active life. When not leading tours, Mike can be found outside hiking or fishing.

Check out our reviews!

 

  • star rating  Cara was incredibly knowledgeable and is truly in love with the park. Her advice to me as a photographer was invaluable. I will be engaging her again in the future.

    bowmang94
    11/15/2020

    star rating  My Wife & I had a full day Wildlife tour on 9-14 with Cara and had an excellent time. She is extremely Knowledgeable and Personable. We saw Wolves, Big Horn... read more

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    9/26/2018

    star rating  We booked a cross country ski experience with Cara and we could not have been more pleased with the experience. She was very knowledgable, kind and even (physically) supported... read more

    krystical0420
    1/12/2021
  • star rating  Cara is a true professional, we started early and the fog was pee soup. Yeah it was not what anyone wanted, but Cara made it work, and put in... read more

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    9/04/2018

    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
    3/01/2021

    star rating  What a wonderful tour this was. Cara was very professional, prompt, courteous and extremely knowledgeable of the spots and areas where we could catch some wildlife. We had the honor... read more

    Mick O
    6/12/2019
  • star rating  Highly recommend In Our Nature Guiding Service! We went out for a day with Cara in early April, so only a portion of the park was open, but Cara’s expertise... read more

    GustheFus
    4/23/2021

    star rating  We had a wildlife tour with Cara - we did the half day. It was phenomenal. We saw so many amazing animals and she even got it on video... read more

    Voyager35635681148
    8/14/2020

    star rating  My husband and I had a full day of viewing wildlife in Yellowstone which was so informative and exciting. Cara picked us up at our lodging in Gardiner very... read more

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    10/01/2018
  • 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
    10/18/2019

    star rating  We saw so many animals Grizzly, Mountain Goats, Wolfs, Buffalo, Pronghorn, Bald Eagle, and another special bird. We had brunch in a very special place near a river. Cara... read more

    856myrah
    9/23/2020

    star rating  My husband and I enjoyed a truly memorable day with Cara from the wildlife sightings to the excellent food and professional service. Cara can spot wildlife that we... read more

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    10/19/2018
  • star rating  June 10, 2021

    From 5:45am until about 2:15pm, Jim and I were spellbound by up close and personal (via scopes) sightings of Lamar Valley wolves, badgers, bison, pronghorn, viewings... read more

    Carla46998
    6/19/2021

    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

    paper45
    7/30/2019

    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
    8/13/2020
  • star rating  This was our first time cross-country skiing and Cara made sure we learned how to properly put on our skis, move, stop and enjoy our selves for the duration of... read more

    gordonr1234
    1/24/2021

    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
    8/26/2019

    star rating  Cara and Audra were excellent guides for our eight-person group. They were well-equipped with binoculars and scopes as well as hot drinks and snacks to ensure we got the most... read more

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    1/11/2019
  • star rating  Spent the past 4 nights/5 days in the Bechler region of Yellowstone NP backpacking with Cara. It was a trip of a lifetime and Cara’s expert knowledge, attention to detail... read more

    westy133
    9/17/2019

    star rating  I highly recommend In Our Nature Guiding Services. My family enjoyed spending the day looking for wildlife. Cara made it so much better than going out on our own because... read more

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    6/07/2019

    star rating  My wife and I recently hired In Our Nature for a day long tour of Yellowstone. It was our first visit to the park so the goal was to use... read more

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    10/09/2018
  • star rating  Our guide, Cara, did an amazing job during difficult circumstances. We contacted her at the last minute about leading a trip as we were passing through Yellowstone in November. ... read more

    U1035AUjamesm
    11/15/2020

    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
    1/20/2020

    star rating  Do you pine for the best hits all in 1 place? "Hungry Like the Wolf"? "Bi-son Her Standing There?" How about "Bear-ly Breathing"? Cara and IN OUR NATURE provided all... read more

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    5/12/2019
  • star rating  We loved our Lamar Valley hike with Mike. He was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He let us set the pace and went out of his way to make it enjoyable... read more

    Laura H
    6/27/2021

    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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    6/04/2019

    star rating  We had an amazing day with Cara. We had 3 kids (one is a baby) along with us... She had so much patience with us and still made it possible... read more

    NKB122
    10/12/2020
  • star rating  Cara is very knowledgeable making our trip beautiful and educational. She worked extremely hard to make sure we had a fabulous experience----which we did. We saw 4 moose,... read more

    X4001VYkarenm
    1/03/2020

    star rating  Hired Audra from In Our Nature for a full day guided tour of Yellowstone National Park in late October. She was very personable and knowledgeable about the animals and... read more

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    11/07/2018

    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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    12/20/2018

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