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Total Yellowstone Tour

Watterfalls, Guisers and Wildlife at Yellowstone

At a glance...

Duration: 10 hours, Mid-May to October. 

Starting Location: Total Yellowstone Tours depart from Gardiner, MT or Mammoth Hot Springs. Meet at Tower Junction, Norris Junction, Canyon Village, Lake Hotel or Madison Junction, seasonally dependent and for an additional fee. Inquire about other locations. 

Best for ages 5+, up to 6 in your private group. Inquire with Walking Shadow Ecology Tours about step-ons and educational group options.

The details...

  • This is a terrific opportunity to explore Yellowstone National Park in a day, touring Yellowstone's volcano, while learning more about Yellowstone's wildlife, history, human culture, and geology.

  • This is primarily a road-based tour, with short walks to overlooks and on boardwalks to catch the highlights along Yellowstone's Grand Loop. 

  • We will look for wildlife, visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, Old Faithful, waterfalls, geyser basins and other special places to get a complete sense of the complexity of Yellowstone.

  • At nearly 3500 square miles (~9000 square kilometers), take the guesswork out of knowing where to stop, or how to time your day. Leave the guiding to us!

  • Your personal guide is a local who has spent years (or in some cases a lifetime!) exploring Yellowstone, and we love to share our intimate knowledge of the landscape.  


  • Expert interpretation from your personal, private guide

  • Door-to-door transportation from Gardiner, MT or Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Continental breakfast and hearty snacks 

  • Hot and cold beverages 

  • Quality spotting scopes 

  • Binoculars for everyone

  • A water carafe from which to refill your personal water bottle

  • We always carry a first aid kit and bear spray

What to bring:

  • National Park Service entrance fee or pass

  • Reusable water bottles (we always have extras for you, but love to reduce waste!)

  • A heartier lunch if you prefer more than the continental breakfasts and snacks we offer. We will provide a cooler.

  • Clothing layers. It is not uncommon to see a 50° temperature change over the course of a day here in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Hats: warmth for early mornings, spring or fall; a sun hat for mid-day

  • Sturdy footwear

  • Camera

  • Anything else to make you comfortable and safe (i.e. sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, personal medications, inhaler)

  • Guide gratuity

Total Yellowstone Tour 

Meet in Gardiner, MT or
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY: 
1 person 
2 people $900 
3 people $950 

4 people $1000
5 people $1050
6 people $1100

*Add-on $100 to meet at Tower Junction, Norris Junction or Canyon Village (only after Memorial Day). 

*Add-on $150 to meet at Lake Hotel or Madison Junction.

*Inquire about other meeting locations.

Bear Walking in Yellowstone
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