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  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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    2/02/2019

    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  Our family of six (parents and two young adult couples) spent three different days with Cara on a full-day wildlife tour, a half-day snowshoe tour, and a half-day cross-country ski... read more

    Marianna C
    1/11/2021
  • star rating  We had a wonderful day spent with Audra. Her knowledge of Yellowstone and the animals that inhabit it is vast and she loves sharing that with her clients. We had... read more

    graham p
    10/20/2019

    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  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 had an absolutely amazing wildlife tour with Cara she is an amazing naturalist and it's so easy to hang out with. She can pretty much find whatever it is... read more

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    9/23/2018

    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  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

    avatar thumb David R
    11/07/2018

    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
    6/27/2020

    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
    7/30/2019
  • 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
    8/12/2019

    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  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  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  Great trip. Cara is awesome. We had a group of 8 and Cara took very good care of us. We watch 17 wolves for over an hour.... read more

    Travel139554
    10/07/2020

    star rating  Met Audra at our specified meeting point (Tower Junction) and she jumped in the car with us to head to our hiking spot with guide books, walking sticks, snacks, and... read more

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    9/19/2018
  • 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
    7/07/2019

    star rating  After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor my wife and I had high expectations of our day with Cara viewing wildlife on our first trip to Yellowstone. The omens were good... read more

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    10/09/2018

    star rating  Cara was friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the Yellowstone ecosystem and its inhabitants. She even helps with restless 5 and 7 year old humans! We saw every animal we wanted... read more

    rfalkenstein1977
    12/13/2020
  • star rating  A guided tour is the way to go when visiting Yellowstone. You can choose from many different tours depending on what you want to see or do! In Our... read more

    mrpyles1
    10/02/2020

    star rating  Our adult family of four spent a marvelous Christmas Eve day with Cara touring Yellowstone on a wildlife viewing tour. She picked us up first thing in the morning with... read more

    krystys2020
    1/04/2020

    star rating  Absolutely stunning Experience!!!
    My wife and I spent the day with Cara our guide who knew everything there was to know about Yellowstone !
    She told us all about... read more

    ChistooherT
    4/15/2021
  • star rating  Wow Cara is awesome! She knows this place like her backyard! Extremely knowledgable about YNP. Best day of vacation by far. Cara was able to find a Grizzly interacting with... read more

    Emil V
    9/28/2019

    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 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  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  Amazing wildlife spotting with Audra who made the whole day enjoyable.We had great views of Grizzlies, Wloves, Coyotes etc and plenty of birds including Sandhill Cranes, White Pelicans and numerous... read more

    mikehoward6993
    8/07/2019

    star rating  Nancy & Mike were fantastic & very personable guides who went all out for us. We were able to see bison, elk, pronghorn, black bears, and osprey (each with young... read more

    KALC
    7/25/2021

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