Wildlife Watching Tours in Yellowstone

Wild Wolves during a Yellowstone Wildlife Watching Tour
Bighorn Sheep seen during a Yellowstone Wildlife Watching Tour with In Our Nature Guiding Services
Learn how to stay safe in grizzly bear country on a Yellowstone Wildlife Watching Tour with In Our Nature Guiding Services

Join our biologists and naturalists on a wildlife watching tour

Yellowstone is a huge place with plenty to see! Instead of trying to guess where to find wildlife on your own, join us on a full-day wildlife watching tour in Yellowstone's richest habitats. Using our expert local ecological knowledge, we'll maximize your chances of seeing the wildlife you're interested in. Although sightings can never be guaranteed, we have extremely high success rates seeing wolves and grizzlies in Yellowstone.  Plus, our high-quality Swarovski spotting scopes give you the best view of distant wildlife. We provide binoculars for animals in closer proximity, and we keep wildlife safe by avoiding encounters that are too close. But we don’t stop there. We are outdoor educators, and can also help enhance your knowledge of Yellowstone's natural history, ecology, scientific studies, and conservation efforts. As guides, we get excited about all kinds of observations, so let us know if you have a particular interest.

  • ● All tours are private.
  • ● We depart daily at dawn (5:00 to 6:00 am in summer; 7:00 am in winter).
  • ● Tour duration is typically 7 to 8 hours, but every day is different, so it’s important to be flexible.
  • ● Plenty of high-quality scopes and binoculars are provided, so you won't have to share.
  • ● Brunch, hot drinks, and water refills are included. Please bring your own water bottle.
  • ● Short hikes (or snowshoeing in winter) can be included upon request.
  • ● Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have specific needs.

Myth Buster: Many people think that you have to hike through the backcountry to find animals, but that's not the case! Wildlife watching is most effective from the road, so we don't tend to stray too far from the vehicle. Of course, if you prefer to add a short hike to your tour, we can go out and look for Yellowstone's mini fauna: squirrels and chipmunks!


Be Prepared!

To reduce the risk of Covid-19 spread and keep everyone safe during our trips, the National Park Service requires that masks be worn at all times when you are inside the vehicle with your guide. If you would prefer to follow your guide in your own vehicle, we can supply walkie talkies to accommodate you.  

Please remember to bring clothing layers! It is not uncommon to have 60 degree (F) temperature changes in one day. In the winter, that could mean a change from -20 to +40 degrees (F). In summer, we could start the morning below freezing, and end the day in short sleeves. Be prepared!

Yellowstone has a dry, high-elevation climate, where it is difficult to stay hydrated at any time of year. It is important to drink lots of water in this environment. Be sure to have a water bottle with you. We provide water for refills in the field.

Park entrance fees are not included. Entrance fees are $20 per person or $35 per family, and are good for one week. Annual passes are also available. Please see Yellowstone's website: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fees.htm or a park entrance kiosk for more information.

We strive to make tours in Yellowstone National Park accessible to all. We are happy to help you navigate the obstacles that will be encountered in the remote wilderness nature of this special place. If you are considering a tour and have specific needs, please let us know. We have experience guiding wheelchair users and others with a variety of needs. For more information about accessibility in Yellowstone, please see the Yellowstone National Park website at the following link: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm

Gratuity is not included.

Wildlife Watching in Winter?

That's right! Winter is one of the best times of year to see wildlife in Yellowstone.

Click here to find out more about our winter wildlife tours.

Check Availability or Book Now!

Book using the form below or contact us at 406-579-3838 or info@in-our-nature.com for more information.

Meeting LocationSeasonal AvailabilityPrice for 1 personAdditional Person (each)
North Entrance: Gardiner/MammothAll Year$650$60
Tower-Roosevelt/Lamar CanyonAll Year$725$60
Norris Geyser BasinLate April – Early November$725$60
Canyon VillageLate April – Early November$775$60

Please contact us for pricing and availability if your group is more than 6 people.

Yellowstone wolf watching is the best in the world!
Yellowstone wolf watching is the best in the world!

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