Lamar Valley Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Lamar Valley Safaris & wildlife activities

From Jackson: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

1. From Jackson: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

Discover Yellowstone's Lower Loop on a guided day tour from Jackson in an air-conditioned van. Be amazed by the beauty of various natural landmarks, including the Old Faithful Area, the Canyon Area, and Hayden Valley. Begin the tour in downtown Jackson. Head north through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone. See all the major points of interest on the Lower Loop, including the Upper Geyser Basin, which is the Old Faithful area, the Midway Geyser Basin, the Firehole Lake Loop, Fountain Paint Pots, Firehole River Canyon, Gibbon Falls, and the Virginia Cascades. Experience the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, including the Upper and Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Sulphur Cauldron, the Mud Volcano area, and Lake Yellowstone. You will also enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch during the day. Take some short hikes along the many boardwalks within the geyser basins and to the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Be on the lookout for local wildlife species.

West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Park Tour with Local Guide

2. West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Park Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the landscape and wildlife of the Yellowstone National Park on this van tour from West Yellowstone. Learn about its history from your guide, see the many incredible sights it has to offer, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Depart from West Yellowstone, Montana at 8:30 AM and enter Yellowstone National Park through the West Gate. Tour the Lower Loop with stops at notable points of interest including Old Faithful and the Geyser Basins. See sights like the Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, Artist Point, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Hayden Valley. Throughout, also enjoy many great views of Yellowstone Lake. Learn about the Park from your knowledgeable guide, including its geothermal features, geology, and wildlife. Enjoy numerous photos of the surroundings and wildlife and, at the mid-point of the tour, a delicious picnic-style lunch. The tour concludes at 5:30 PM back in West Yellowstone.

Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

3. Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

Visit Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks on an African safari-style program that takes you on wildlife tours during the optimum hours for wildlife sighting, and takes you to see the major natural highlights of the parks. Accommodation with breakfast is included. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Grand Teton Dusk Adventure Start by meeting your guide at the Parkway Inn or Lexington Hotel, depending on tour dates, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and head out on a 4-hour Grand Teton dusk adventure. Accommodation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Day 2: Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wildlife Your wildlife adventure will begin early to maximize wildlife viewing in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Sightings on this day may include grizzly and black bears, eagles, elk, bison, wolves, pronghorn, and moose. This will also be a day filled with history, park landmarks, and world-famous scenery in Grand Teton and Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.  Lodge accommodation: Cody, Wyoming (near East Yellowstone Entrance). Day 3: Yellowstone National Park Wildlife and Scenic Upper Loop Adventure You’ll depart early to view wildlife on the way to the home of the first re-introduced wolves of Yellowstone. En route you’ll visit the beautiful Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and possibly see grizzly, black bear, wolves, coyotes, eagles, elk, bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and much more! Lodge accommodation in Cooke City, Montana Day 4: Wildlife Viewing in the American Serengeti and Old Faithful The final day of touring will primarily focus on the major wildlife (wolves and grizzlies) in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley and the famous Yellowstone geyser basins, including visits to Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful. The tour ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park Half Day Guided Hike

4. Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park Half Day Guided Hike

Enjoy a half-day hiking tour which is perfect for families and individuals who want to see as much of the Yellowstone ecosystem as possible in a limited amount of time.  Travel in a climate-controlled, all-terrain vehicle from your accommodation in Gardiner. Meet your guide at your hotel in Gardiner and hop aboard a comfortable vehicle. Relax on the drive to the start of your hiking adventure. Discover pristine rivers, streams, and lakes. Go out in search of geysers, mud pots and hot springs. Keep an eye out for abundant wildlife, vast meadow systems, and towering mountain peaks. In the winter, hike in areas that are accessible, such as Yellowstone's Northern Range, where you will spot a lot of wildlife and see the beautiful winter scenery. Walk with a guide that is focused on keeping you safe from wildlife while also giving you an opportunity to see their beauty. Move at a comfortable pace and hike anywhere between 5,500 feet and 10,000 feet in elevation.

West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Lower Loop Day Trip with Lunch

5. West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Lower Loop Day Trip with Lunch

Admire classic sights in the Yellowstone National Park on this guided private van tour from West Yellowstone. Watch Old Faithful erupt, peer into the the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, and see the colorful muds that gave Fountain Paint Pots its name. Enjoy the convenience of pickup directly from your accommodation and hop aboard a spacious and air-conditioned van. Sit back and relax on the drive to the Yellowstone sign where you can stop and get a picture with the sign. Head to the famed Old Faithful area to experience the geyser's eruption which occurs every 90 minutes. will erupt every ninety minutes and we will make a point of witnessing the eruption. Take a short boardwalk stroll to view other geysers like Beehive, Castle, The Lion Group, Sawmill, and Daisy. Make your way to the Midway Geyser Basin to see the Fountain Paint pots where the iron has given the mud a rich array of colors. See the Grand Prismatic Spring, the Clepsydra Geyser, and the Excelsior Geyser crater. Stop for lunch in the early afternoon. Sit down to a fresh picnic spread of Boars Head turkey, ham, lettuce, onion, tomato, avocado (freshly prepped on-site), chips, salsa, fruit, and cookies. Continue to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, but make some stops at points of interest along the way like the Firehole Canyon drive, the Madison River, the Gibbon River Falls, Elk Park, and the breathtaking Virginia Cascades. Spend some time at the Canyon Area with the main draw being the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Drive to some iconic sites such as Hayden Valley, the Mud Volcano, the Yellowstone Lake, and the West Thumb geyser before return to your hotel in the evening.  

Lamar Valley: Safari Hiking Tour with Lunch

6. Lamar Valley: Safari Hiking Tour with Lunch

Meet the guide at the Lamar River Trailhead at 8 am. Gear up with packs, trekking poles, binoculars, and bear spray while enjoying a morning snack and hot drink (coffee/tea/cocoa). Hit the trail for a hike in the Serengeti of North America after a brief safety presentation. Spot wildlife like bison, pronghorn, bear, wolf, elk, birds, and more with binoculars from the trail. Hike across the Lamar Valley to the Lamar River for a picnic lunch riverside. Stop to smell the sage along the way. Be immersed in Native American history while taking in the miles and miles of vast scenery. Follow your guide on bison trails in the world's first National Park.

From West Yellowstone: Lamar Valley Wildlife Tour by Van

7. From West Yellowstone: Lamar Valley Wildlife Tour by Van

Join a local guide to spot bears, wolves, bison, pronghorn, and more. Relax in a comfortable van with huge windows, and take in all the wildlife the Lamar Balley has to offer. Get picked up at 6:00 AM from your lobby. Start your adventure spotting wildlife along the Madison River in the early morning hours. Watch the sky change colors as the morning light hits the mountains. After scoping for wildlife on Dunraven Pass, enter the Lamar Valley for Yellowstone's most sought-after megafauna sightings. Enjoy a light morning snack and a hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa, while watching wolves through a high-powered spotting scope. Find bears on the mountainside with your binoculars. Look out for herds of bison and pronghorn as your van gets to places where a bus simply can't go. Enjoy a hearty picnic lunch in the world's first National Park. Stop to view wildlife at Mammoth Hot Springs before heading to Norris Geyser Basin, home to the world's tallest geyser. Take in the sights of the Gibbon River on the way back toward West Yellowstone, stopping for additional wildlife sightings along the way.

From Jackson: Grand Teton & Yellowstone 2 Day/1 Night Tour

8. From Jackson: Grand Teton & Yellowstone 2 Day/1 Night Tour

Explore the stunning scenery and native flora and fauna of two of America’s most iconic national parks: Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Look for native animals such as grizzly and black bear, wolves, bison, elk, moose, coyotes, bald eagles, and more. Learn from personal experience why the Lamar Valley is known as “The American Serengeti.” Day 1: Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park Wildlife Start early in the morning to see the wildlife of Grand Teton National Park. Look out for moose, elk, bison, grizzly bear, black bear, wolf, coyote, eagles and much more. View Yellowstone Lake, West Thumb Geyser Basin, the beautiful Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and then head into the Upper Loop for more wildlife viewing. Spend the afternoon in the famous Lamar Valley and discover why it is known as 'The American Serengeti'. This is where bison were brought back from near-extinction, and wolves were re-introduced. Accommodation: Super 8 or similar, Cooke City, Montana Day 2: The American Serengeti, Old Faithful and more... An early start again for the second day of touring which will primarily focus on the major wildlife of Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. Look for wolves in their natural surroundings as this day is your best chance of seeing wolf activity, so be prepared! You'll also visit Mammoth Hot Springs, Fountain Paint Pots and Mud Pots, Old Faithful Geyser, and Old Faithful Inn today. Return to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the end of the tour services.

Yellowstone: Private Lewis Lake Fishing Trip From Jackson

9. Yellowstone: Private Lewis Lake Fishing Trip From Jackson

Benefit from pick-up at your lodging in Jackson or Teton Village, or make your own way to the boat dock at Lewis Lake in Yellowstone National Park for a day of fishing for trout. Start with a 1.5-hour drive north through the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and stop to pick up your fishing license en route to Lewis Lake (you can also get one in advance from the Visitor Center in Jackson, or at any of the ranger stations in Yellowstone National Park). Upon arrival, discover a chain of lakes, consisting of Lewis and Shoshone lakes, connected by about a mile of river known as the "Lewis/Shoshone Channel." While every trip is different, your guides will generally spend some time on Lewis Lake, as well as row you up the channel for more fishing opportunities. Depending on your group, you also will have the chance to disembark and hike further up the channel to wade fish in the fantastic water! Dry fly fishing, streamer fishing and spin cast fishing are all possible throughout the day, and all equipment is provided for your convenience. Feel free to bring any appropriate equipment that you like in addition, but please note that no bait, no lead, 1 hook per lure and barbless hooks only are permitted in Yellowstone National Park.  Native trout will be released back into the water alive, but you will have the opportunity to keep any lake trout, along with brown trout on occasion. Your guides will try to get you back on the road by 16:00, getting you back to Jackson by 18:00. However, departure and return times can be flexible if needed.

Bozeman: Yellowstone Wolves and Winter 4Day/3Night Adventure

10. Bozeman: Yellowstone Wolves and Winter 4Day/3Night Adventure

Day 1: Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park Get picked up at your hotel in Bozeman by your guide, then head into Yellowstone National Park. On the way, stop for wildlife and winter scenery photo opportunities. Possible wildlife sightings include fox, bald eagles, golden eagles, bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and coyotes. Afterward, stay the night at a cozy lodge in Gardiner, Montana, and spend your evening exploring the mountain town. Day 2: Gardiner to Cooke City To get the best chance for natural predation and wildlife viewing, depart early (7 AM) and eat breakfast in the field while looking for wolves. The northern range of Yellowstone has been called the best place on earth to view wolves. Other wildlife you may see are bison, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, red foxes, bald eagles, and golden eagles. Day 3: Wildlife All Day Depart early, as more game drives mean more opportunity for wildlife sightings. Your first pack territory will be the Lamar Canyon pack. Post up, drink warm drinks, and wait for the light to present what the morning has to offer. The guide will be communicating with other guides and wolf researchers to offer you the best sightings possible. By 11 AM, head in for lunch to warm up before embarking on another afternoon of wildlife observation. Day 4: Cooke City to Bozeman Your last morning offers a great opportunity to see wolves in their native state. You may witness wolves interacting with other wolf packs in territorial disputes, or see wolves trailing along the river bank during the morning hunt. Wolves can often be seen in social posturing, howling, eating, or just resting. After the morning wildlife viewing, make your way to Mammoth Hot Springs and out the Yellowstone River corridor to Bozeman, where you'll say your goodbyes.

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What people are saying about Lamar Valley

Had a great time! Can’t ask for a more beautiful setting! My husband is an experienced angler. I am not, but still had lots of fun! Joe was a good and patient teacher.

Loved every minute of it !! Felt we saw everything possible in both National Parks !! Also The Cody Museum was a huge plus !!

Enjoyed our day in Yellowstone park it was everything we expected and more Dylan was our guide and did a excellent job

Wonderful experience. Should have booked more tours. They know how to take care of their guests.

Wonderful tour! Very knowledgeable guide of the wildlife and Yellowstone Park. Highly recommend.