Lamar Valley Viewing points

Our most recommended Lamar Valley Viewing points

Jackson: 2-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour with Lunches

1. Jackson: 2-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour with Lunches

Explore Yellowstone National Park in its entirety on this 2-day guided tour. Discover the highlights of the park including the Old Faithful Area, Norris Geyser Basin, Lake Yellowstone, and a wide variety of natural landmarks. Enjoy included pickup and lunches. Start out from Jackson, Wyoming, and head north on the first day through Yellowstone, taking in about half of the park. Spend the night at the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort located to the north of the park, or at a cozy hotel in the charming town of Gardiner. On the second day, head south to see the rest of Yellowstone, ultimately returning to Jackson, Wyoming in the evening. Your tour includes the Upper and Lower loops of Yellowstone National Park. Visit all major points of interest, and enjoy a number of opportunities to take short hikes on boardwalks in many of the Geyser Basins and within the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Major points of interest include: • Upper Geyser Basin (the Old Faithful Area)• Midway Geyser Basin• Firehole Lake Loop• Fountain Paint Pots• Firehole River Canyon• Gibbon Falls • Artist Paint Pots• Norris Geyser Basin• Roaring Mountain• Gardiner's Hole• The Golden Gate• The Hoodoos• Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace• Gardiner River• The Boiling River• Roosevelt Arch• Undine Falls• Blacktail Plateau• Petrified Tree• Roosevelt area• Lamar Valley• Tower Falls• Dunraven Pass• Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (upper and lower falls)• Hayden Valley• Sulphur Cauldron• Mud Volcano Area• Fishing Bridge• Lake Yellowstone

Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin Hike with Lunch

2. Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin Hike with Lunch

Explore an area home to more than half of the world's thermal features such as Old Faithful, Morning Glory Pool, and the Upper Geyser Basin. Learn about the unique geology of Yellowstone's hot spots and experience it firsthand on a guided hiking tour that includes snacks and lunch. Meet your naturalist guide at the Biscuit Basin Trailhead. Gear up with packs, trekking poles, binoculars, and bear spray while enjoying a morning snack and hot drink. After a brief safety presentation, hit the trail for a hike among geysers, hot springs, and steam vents. See the iconic Old Faithful Geyser, Morning Glory Pool, and many other thermal features along the boardwalks and trails of the Upper Geyser Basin. Hike alongside your guide to understand the environment around you. Look for some of the rarest animals on earth. Watch for bisons on the trail as you explore a super volcano. You may see some geysers erupt such as Beehive Geyser, Grand Geyser, Castle Geyser, Grotto Geyser, Riverside Geyser, and Daisy Geyser.

From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

3. From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

Watch wildlife with high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars from the comfort of a van with large windows. Learn all about the area's history and nature as you go. Get picked up at 7:00 AM at your lobby and head out alongside the Madison River. Watch the sky change colors as the morning light hits the mountains. Enjoy a light morning snack and a hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa. Hike for just over a mile to the overlook at Grand Prismatic Hot Spring. Marvel at Yellowstone's most photographed hot spring. Next, head for the Historic Old Faithful Inn. See the Old Faithful Geyser erupt and explore the historic building. After the eruption, settle down in a nice picnic spot for lunch. Then, stop to view wildlife in the Hayden Valley along the Yellowstone River. Move onto the final stop at Artist Point to view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone's Lower Falls. Watch the waterfall plunging over 300 feet in a canyon of bright reds and yellows.

From Cody: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

4. From Cody: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

Discover the natural wonders in Yellowstone on this full-day tour from Cody in an air-conditioned car. See the pristine waters of the largest alpine lake in the world, Yellowstone Lake. Watch Old Faithful, erupt in the Upper Geyser Basin. Enjoy snacks and bottled water on your trip. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Cody. Sit back and relax on the drive in a comfortable and spacious vehicle. Pass by the crystal clear waters of Yellowstone Lake as you take the Grand Loop Road between the Fishing Bridge and Grant Village. Keep an eye out for grizzly bears and bald eagles on your way to your first stop at the Fishing Bridge where hundreds of native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout come to spawn. Take a walk on the bridge and breathe in the fresh air. Continue to your next stop at Dragon's Mouth Springs where you can go for a short stroll on the boardwalk to view the hydrothermal Mud Volcano. Head to Hayden Valley to look for herds of bison, elk, moose, packs of gray wolves. Find out why many of America's famous artists came to Yellowstone's Grand Canyon at Artist Point. Gaze out at the stunning canyon that is 20 miles long and a 1000 feet deep. Make your way to the Canyon Visitor Education Center for a shopping and coffee break. Take in the rich scenery as you ride along the Virginia Cascade Drive and see the pristine waters of the slow moving Gibbon River. Have the option to stop here and eat the packed lunch that you brought. Witness the otherworldly features of Norris Geyser Basin in the hottest, most acidic and most dynamic part of Yellowstone. Observe the roaring waters of Firehole Falls and the stunning natural surroundings of Firehole canyon. Make your way to one of the most trafficked spots in Yellowstone, the Grand Prismatic Spring. View the vibrant colors in the worlds largest hot spring. Travel to the largest of the predictable geysers in the world, Old Faithful. Feel the thrill of watching it erupt. Spend 1.5 hours of free time souvenir shopping or getting some food. Get tips on where to go during your free time from your guide. Finish, with a stop at the West Thumb Geyser Basin, the only geyser area located directly on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. Return to your accommodation in Cody.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Loop Hike with Lunch

5. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Loop Hike with Lunch

See the Upper and Lower Falls, Yellowstone's most iconic waterfalls, on this guided hike. Explore Yellowstone's outstanding natural beauty as you see thermals, lakes, and valleys. Meet your guide at the Upper Falls Viewing Area on the South Rim Drive at 8 AM. Gear up with packs, trekking poles, binoculars, and bear spray while enjoying a morning snack and hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa. Take in a brief safety presentation. Then, hit the trail for a hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Hike to Artist Point for incredible views of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Marvel at Yellowstone's most famous waterfall which plunges for over 300 feet. Continue off the beaten path in to Yellowstone's endless pines. Walk along Native trails past a thermal area with mudpots and steam vents. Stop for a picnic lunch on the trail. Spot wildlife in the nearby Hayden Valley as you take in everything this environment has to offer.

Grand Teton and Yellowstone: Self-Driving Tour Bundle

6. Grand Teton and Yellowstone: Self-Driving Tour Bundle

Jump into Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and marvel at the natural beauty and fascinating history of the area. See Cattleman's Bridge, Old Faithful, hot springs, Dunraven Pass, the infamous "Zone of Death", and much more on this tour. The tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Many stops along the tour have animated videos, enhancing the already stunning visual aspect of the tour through snapshots from earlier centuries, interior rooms, and more. Experience the Grand Teton National Park and begin at the Jackson Hole Visitor Center after downloading the app that serves as a personal guide and map. Head toward Teton Village while learning the history of Jackson Hole and the formation of the Tetons. Continue to the splendid Taggart Lake Trail, a hike that loops around a pristine glacial lake. Take in the park's largest and most impressive glacier at the spectacular Teton Glacier turnout. Next on the Grand Teton section, see the shores of Jenny Lake, one of the clearest lakes in the whole country. Pass Mount Moran, which rises a staggering 6,000 ft. above the lake at its base. Cross over the Jackson Lake Dam, which provides a stunning perspective of the true size of the mountain. Find Cattleman’s Bridge, a remnant of the days when ranchers grazed cattle in these mountains, before reaching Oxbow Bend, one of the best overlooks and opportunities for photos in the whole park. Crossing the Pacific Creek, you enter the Teton Wilderness, officially the most remote place in the contiguous US. Find the Snake River Overlook here, where one of the most famous photographs of all time was taken. Arrive at the last stop of the Grand Teton National Park portion of the tour at National Elk Refuge, home to the biggest herd of elk on earth. Adventuring through Yellowstone on this tour can begin at any one of the five entrances that follow the Grand Loop, a massive figure-eight path that goes around the entire park. Journey through the stunning West Thumb, one of the park’s largest geyser basins. Peer deep into the Abyss Pool and the many geysers, and hear accounts of how fishermen used to cook their catch in the Fisherman’s Cone. Next on the Yellowstone section, marvel at the world-famous Old Faithful geyser and the spectacular frequently occurring natural eruption. Admire the Grand Prismatic, the shockingly vibrant and largest hot spring in the USA. Stop by the Fountain Paint Pot, an incredibly colorful mud pot, and contemplate the secrets of Yellowstone’s “Zone of Death.” Continue to the tremendous Gibbon Falls and the Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone’s hottest basin. Cross Yellowstone’s very own Golden Gate Bridge to reach the Mammoth Hot Springs, the easiest place in the park to spot a herd of elk. Marvel at a tree so old that it has completely turned to stone over thousands of years. Crest the summit of Dunraven Pass 9,000 ft. above sea level and be rewarded with staggering views of the park, then admire the wildlife in the Lamar Valley. Finally, visit Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon and finally relax by the shores of the enormous Yellowstone Lake while watching for moose who come to drink from its waters.

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

7. 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.

U.S. Southwest: 27-Tour Bundle on Self-Guided Driving App

8. U.S. Southwest: 27-Tour Bundle on Self-Guided Driving App

Become a modern pioneer with an audio-guided app tour of the U.S. Southwest. Pick your starting location then follow the GPS map and visit the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, the Rockies, and many other national parks in your own time. Decide where you want to go. Tour the sights of Arizona, including Sedona and Red Rock, the Grand Canyon, and the Colorado River meander at Horseshoe Bend. Travel the west coast of California along 17-Mile drive accompanied by a virtual tour guide. Visit some famous movie locations in LA. Explore the rugged beauty of Colorado and see the Rocky Mountains and Million Dollar Highway. Witness the best national parks in Utah, such as Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Bryce National Park. Watch the famous Old Faithful geyser erupt in Yellowstone National Park.

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What people are saying about Lamar Valley

We had an amazing time with our guide George! He shared so much information with us about the history and geology of the park. We saw so many amazing things. Also, we saw so much wildlife! He put us on grizzlies, moose, river otters, elk, etc. he brought a ton of optics to help us get a great view from a safe distance. George went above and beyond all expectations we had. He also is a great photographer and got amazing shots of us with the different falls and features of Yellowstone!I highly recommend this tour!

Everything was great! Not too much walking, not too much riding. Opportunity to roam around the Old Faithful area and visit the gift shop. Lunch was very relaxing in a quiet remote area.

Tour guide was knowledgeable, informative and enthusiastic. Great views and environmental awareness. Bag lunch was better than expected. All in all an excellent experience.

Emily Jo was a wonderful guide on the Lower Loop Active Van Tour and we had a great time seeing lots of Yellowstone ‘must-sees’! Highly recommend

Alex was so fun and a wealth of information. She really made the trip fun!