Beartooth Pass Tours & Hikes

Experience the Wilder Side of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Do you wonder what it would be like to spend time in some of the most remote, rugged, beautiful. wildlife rich lands that most people have never heard of? The Beartooth Mountains, part of the 944,000-acre Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, border Yellowstone National Park to the Northeast with a spectacular landscape of wildly beautiful and dramatic peaks, deep valleys, remnant glaciers, and remote lakes. Composed of some of the oldest rocks on the continent, the Beartooth Mountains offer awe-inspiring views from a high-elevation winding road and many hiking and backpacking opportunities on trails for all levels of fitness and experience. Wildlife is abundant in this area with populations of grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, moose, and rarely seen species such as wolverine, mountain lion and lynx. We can enhance your knowledge of Beartooth Mountain's natural history, geology, ecology, scientific studies, and conservation efforts. In Our Nature Guiding Services is authorized to operate in Shoshone and Custer-Gallatin National Forests which include the Beartooth Mountains.

Biologist Guide

We love using our expert local ecological knowledge to help you see and learn about the wildlife you are interested in. We'll teach you about many incredible aspects of Beartooth Pass and help you stay safe while you go wild!

Comfortable Vehicle

Wildlife watching is most successful from viewpoints, overlooks and short trails. Using a vehicle helps us cover many miles, so we can see more of the animals you're interested in. Short hikes can be included upon request.

Brunch Picnic

Lunch, hot drinks, and water refills are included. Please bring your own water bottle.

Amazing Optics

Plenty of high-quality scopes and binoculars are provided, so you won't miss out on the action!

Family Friendly + Accessible

Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have specific needs or disabilities.

Weather and Elevation

Weather varies A LOT! We can have 60 degree (F) temperature changes in a day. Bring clothing layers. Yellowstone has a dry, high-elevation climate. BYO water bottle and drink plenty of water to have your best day. We provide water for refills in the field.

Meeting Locations & Start Times

Gardiner MT
Choose this option if your are staying in Gardiner, Emigrant, Pray, Paradise Valley, Livingston. Departure: 6:00 Duration: 10 hours.
Mammoth WY
Departure: 6:15 AM Duration: 9.5 hours.
Tower Junction
Best meeting location for those coming from Canyon. Departure time: 6:45 AM Duration: 8 hours.
Silver Gate or Cooke City
Departure time: 7:30 AM Duration: 6 + hours

Tour Pricing

All tours are private Transportation included Please contact us directly for groups larger than 6

PRIVATE FULL-DAY Beartooth Hikes and Tours:
including one guest
  • + $60 per additional person
BACKPACKING in Beartooth Mountains
including one guest
  • + $100 per additional person
PRIVATE 2-DAY Lamar Valley and Beartooth Pass Wildlife Watching:
including one guest
  • + $110 per additional person
PRIVATE 3-DAY Lamar Valley and Beartooth Pass Wildlife Watching:
including one guest
  • + $160 per additional person


We had previously visited the area, but this was the first time we have used a professional guide & so pleased we did & it certainly made the visit that much better. Cara provided us with 2 days of memorable experience. Her knowledge, enthusiasm & expertise ensured we saw the wildlife we had hoped to see & a pleasurable hiking experience. Cara provided good optics for the wildlife viewing as well as a well received lunch/brunch - This was our best ever visit to the park & this was all down to Cara & would thoroughly recommend her services.
David R.
July 2018
We had the best afternoon with Mike! He took us on a gorgeous trail where we only encountered 5 other people in 4 hours. We learned about the geology, topography, flora, and fauna — and got to listen to some amazing elk bugling! After four hours and about 7-8 miles, we were exhausted and yet still invigorated. Don’t miss this experience!
September 2021
We spent a full day with Cara hiking on a beautiful trail in the Beartooth mountains that she chose for our skill level. She brought us to a beautiful lake for our lunch break (she took care of lunch and snacks AND carried them for all 8 of us!) Even though this hike was not a wildlife tour per se, Cara was able to point out lots of wildlife through sight (and sound) that we would have never known were there. Our teenage kids peppered her the whole time with questions and she answered them all! Great learning experience for all.
Lucila G.
August 2020

$780/day + $60/person

What's Included

An experienced, local biologist guide with extensive knowledge of the area Comfortable transportation Lunch, snacks, & hot drinks Bear spray High quality optics

What's Not Included


Payment Options

We will gladly accept online payment by credit card or by check if mailed in advance.

Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.

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