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 tripsday hikes, overnight backpacking tripscross-country skiing & snowshoeing, and other custom adventures.

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, 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 guide 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.

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Check out our reviews!

 

  • star rating  My friends and I spent two wonderful days with Cara exploring Yellowstone. She is very knowledgeable and personable. We saw wildlife we would have never spotted on our... read more

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    2/16/2019

    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
    8/05/2020

    star rating  My wife and I along with our 2 kids spent the Christmas break over at Yellowstone National Park. One of the days we were there we did a half-day snowshoeing... read more

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    1/27/2019
  • 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  We booked In Our Nature Guides for two tours: a 6 mile hike in Yellowstone and the early morning nature viewing. The hike was excellent. Nancy, our guide,... read more

    Matt P
    9/24/2020

    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  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
    7/21/2019

    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
    9/24/2020

    star rating  Literally, the best way you can spend a day in Yellowstone. Cara took us around to all of her favorite spots and of course, we saw grizzly's, a wolf pack... read more

    jeffreys857
    8/23/2020
  • star rating  We had an awesome time exploring Yellowstone on our day hike with Audra. She shared so much knowledge of the natural history of the park, and helped us spot and... read more

    isabel0k
    7/29/2019

    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  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
    1/19/2020
  • star rating  We spent the day with Cara and it was easliy the best day of our 5-day trip. We got to watch a grizzly eat an elk that had... read more

    epodowd
    10/07/2020

    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  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

    avatar thumb Susan M
    10/19/2018

    star rating  Thank you Cara for making this day with you the highlight of our trip. Despite the rain (and a little snow!) - we were amazed at your ability to... read more

    SheilaA600
    10/09/2020

    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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    1/05/2019
  • star rating  Without Cara our trip would have been a BUST! Cara was instrumental in making our trip a 10 out of 10. Her knowledge of the wildlife, environment, and... read more

    Vacation820603
    4/12/2021

    star rating  On our trip we were very lucky to see a grizzly bear, a black bear, wolf cubs interacting with bison and mountain goats. This wasn't just down to luck but... read more

    Glenda S
    11/16/2019

    star rating  We spent a day with Cara in early August and had such a fantastic time! It was the perfect way to start our trip as we got a great overview... read more

    exploreforaliving
    8/22/2020
  • star rating  We were lucky to spend an entire day with Cara last June on our first ever trip to Yellowstone. Book early as she is in high demand! We... read more

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    12/13/2018

    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

    avatar thumb Cindy G
    2/14/2019

    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
    11/15/2020
  • 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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    5/21/2019

    star rating  Cara was great!!! My wife and I hired Cara as a cross country skiing guide in Yellowstone but we got so much more than that. Cara knew were... read more

    brianrO8103HE
    12/13/2020

    star rating  To say that our time with Cara exceeded our expectations would be an understatement. My new husband and I spent our honeymoon in Montana. We wanted to spend a few... read more

    Krysta C
    1/03/2020
  • 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  This is the second time we have used Cara for just an eye opening outdoor experience. It was a full day of excitement and beauty. We were able to view... read more

    Michael B
    10/08/2019

    star rating  I had a great day out with Audra exploring Yellowstone and all it’s surprises! She told me a lot about the animals and the nature, and showed me some amazing... read more

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    6/04/2019