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Yellowstone Volcano Tours

Yellowstone Volcano Tours

View from Yellowstone Volcano Tour with Rainbow and River

At a glance...

Duration: 8 hours, mid-April to October

Starting Location: Yellowstone Volcano 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 (see below). Inquire about other locations. 

Good for all ages, up to 6 in your private group. Inquire about step-ons and educational group options.

The details...

  • This Walking Shadow Ecology Tours package typically concentrates on Yellowstone's Upper Loop, where we have great chances of seeing wildlife and waterfalls, while understanding the rumblings beneath our feet in the world's largest active volcano. 

  • Yellowstone Volcano Tours can be a mix of driving and short walks to key highlights including boardwalks, and short trails. 

  • Depending on your pick up location, highlights can include wildlife, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Tower Falls, Norris Geyser Basin, Artist Paint Pots and Mammoth Hot Springs.

  • Learn how geology and art were the tenets that created Yellowstone National Park.

  • Explore Yellowstone’s geology and geothermal features with a Naturalist Guide who can share the latest research, while being enchanted by an other-worldly landscape.

  • Feel the pulse of the earth and gain an understanding of how our flora and fauna survive and thrive on an active volcano.

  • Discover how colorful pools, playful mudpots, roaring fumaroles and active geysers are the surface expression of the inner workings of Planet Earth.

  • This is an excellent trip to get a broad understanding of how "Geology is now"!

  • Interpret today's landscape within the context of its cataclysmic past.

  • If Old Faithful is on your bucket list, we can adjust, or consider our Total Yellowstone Tour.

  • Come away with a deep appreciation for being on a moving planet, one that shapes and shifts both itself and those who pause to wonder! 

A Group of Friends Posing for a Picture at Yellowstone Volcano Tours


  • 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 single-use plastic)

  • 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

  • Camera

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

  • Guide gratuity

Yellowstone Volcano Tours 

Meet in Gardiner, MT or
Mammoth Hot Springs

1 person 
2 people $750 
3 people $800 

4 people $850
5 people $900
6 people $950

*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.

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