Yellowstone Geyser & Hot Spring Tour

Yellowstone Geyser & Hot Spring Tour

Visit Yellowstone's Hottest Geothermal Sites with your own Expert Guide

Yellowstone is one of the largest volcanoes in the world, with a chamber of partially molten magma underneath which causes all of the fanciful thermal activity in the park. There is no other place like this on earth! It truly is a Wonderland. Take this private, guided trip to visit several famous features including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, and other geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles. Learn about the Yellowstone volcano and how the thermal features work from them. Please see our Sample Itinerary below.

Expert Naturalist Guide

We love using our expert local and geological knowledge to help you see and learn about the Yellowstone geothermal and volcanic system. We'll teach you about many incredible aspects of Yellowstone and help you stay safe while you go wild!

Picnic Lunch

We'll have hot drinks and baked goods for you in the morning, a hearty picnic lunch and water refills on your trip. Please bring your own water bottle. We happily accommodate most dietary needs.

Comfortable Vehicle

Leave the driving and navigation to us. Your guide will plan your day carefully based on current conditions and your interests. You'll be picked up at your accommodation or meet centrally within the park. Travel in our comfortable SUVs or mini van to visit lots of different locations.

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

Visiting the geyser basins usually involves a good deal of walking on boardwalks, but can include trail walking as well. Please let us know if you prefer to stick to accessible paths.

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.

Departures

6:30 AM Depart from Yellowstone's North Entrance at Gardiner MT or Mammoth WY. Choose this option if your are staying in Emigrant, Pray, Paradise Valley, Livingston MT. Duration: 9 to 10 hours. 7:00 AM Depart from Norris Geyser Basin. Choose this option if you are staying at Canyon Duration: 8 to 9 hours 7:30 AM Depart from Madison Junction. Choose this option if you are staying at West Yellowstone or Island Park Duration: 7 to 8 hours 8:00 AM Depart from Old Faithful Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Sample Itinerary

Please Note: The itinerary will be adapted based on your pick up location, geyser eruption times and your interests. Old Faithful departures will be significantly different from this itinerary.

Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces
Introduction to hot springs, Yellowstone’s underground and it’s tiniest living things
Flexi Stop
We may see wildlife or some spectacular morning light on the landscape
Fountain Paint Pots
This very colorful geyser basin has all four different kinds of geothermal features: geysers, hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles. The spectacular views are a bonus.
Grand Prismatic Spring
This is Yellowstone’s biggest and arguably most colorful hot spring. If you are up for a walk, we’d love to take you to the overlook so that you can look down on the spectacular, tie-dye inspiring colors from above.
Old Faithful
We’ll watch this iconic geyser spout off and talk about why it’s ‘regular’ eruptions are so unusual. There is SO much more in the vicinity to see, so we will take some time here.
Flexi Stop
Now that they’ve gotten to know you a bit, your guide will decide what stop(s) you would most enjoy on the route back north.

Tour Pricing

Yellowstone Geyser & Hot Spring Tour
including one guest
$780/day
  • + $60 per person
  • All tours are private
  • Transportation included
  • Please contact us directly for groups larger than 6

Reviews

I cannot say enough about using this guide service! We had Hannah as our guide and did a wildlife tour (incredible!) a geology tour and then did a 1 day full hike in Gallatin National Forest! So knowledgeable, energetic and professional we all had a wonderful time and so did our two teenage daughters! My husband was impressed as we were all with her knowledge of animals, plants, the land and history! This trip would have been 1/10th as good if we hadn’t booked with Cara and Hannah was fantastic! If I could give higher than 5 stars I would!
Alison S
June 2023
We had two days of absolutely wonderful trips with Nancy and In Our Nature. This was the first time in Yellowstone for our family of three (2 adults and a nine year old). We did a geology tour and a wildlife tour. Both were the best guided tours we’ve ever had. The trails, the routes, and Nancy’s expert, wise, and funny commentary were invaluable. I can’t recommend this highly enough.
Dan N
August 2021
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 we also liked was we were never lectured on this information, she just shared it with enthusiasm like it was the first time she was telling it. Each day and each guest was clearly a fresh start for Cara that she looked forward to. The thrill of finding any animal was very apparent and she did find us many more then we would have found wandering around the massive area on our own. We will be going back for a different part of the winter season and look forward to having Cara guide us again through an area she clearly loves.
Gerry S
November 2020
Private Tour Daily Rate

1 person: $780 2 people: $840 3 people: $900 4 people: $960 5 people: $1020 6 people: $1080

What's Not Included

Gratuity Natinal Park entrance fees: $20/person Weekly, annual, veteran, 4th grader & senior passes also accepted.

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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