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  Excellent guide,superbly equipped,knew the place and the wildlife very well.
    Cara personifies why a professional guide is needed for spotting wildlife in Yellowstone.Although I'm an experienced wildlife biologist and guide... read more

    DavidJ882
    5/26/2021

    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  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  Cara guided my girlfriend and me around Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding areas for three days in November 2020, and it was exceptional. Her knowledge of the region and... read more

    nluke19
    12/17/2020

    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  Cara treated us to a full day in Yellowstone to view wildlife. She has an amazing eye for finding wildlife and amazing equipment to see the wildlife up close... read more

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    3/06/2019
  • star rating  From the moment I contacted Cara, I knew I chose the right person to book a tour with. Cara is a biologist, communicative, knowledgable, and easy to work with. I... read more

    johnshaftjones
    8/21/2020

    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  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  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  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  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  We LOVED this! Booked the Snow Sampler for our first morning in Gardiner/Yellowstone. Met our guide, Matt Herger, promptly at 9:30am, He was great - got us... read more

    Terri C
    2/23/2021

    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  Our family of 7 adults (2 generations) loved the day we spent with Audra. She showed us two moose (mother and baby), bison, ducks, hawks, osprey, a badger, coyote,... read more

    Roving535513
    8/14/2019
  • 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  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 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 hired Cara for a day in order to get an introduction/overview of Yellowstone in the winter before going out on our own to explore. She planned the day's... read more

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    2/18/2019

    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  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  By far this was the best nature experience I have ever had!!! Cara is an excellent guide who has patience, energy,and knowledge of where to scope out wildlife.... read more

    C9453DOmaryk
    6/08/2021

    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

    avatar thumb Phil H
    9/04/2018

    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  By far this was the best nature experience I have ever had!!! Cara is an excellent guide who has patience, energy,and knowledge of where to scope out wildlife.... read more

    Mary K
    6/07/2021

    star rating  It was a pleasure setting up my tour with Cara. She gave tips not just on the snowshoe excursion but my visit in general.

    I went out with... read more

    G8803OAjosephp
    3/09/2021

    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  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

    Kendra W
    6/01/2021

    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  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

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