Geyser and Waterfall Tour gives you the opportunity to
view some of the most unique sights in the world. You
will spend most of your Yellowstone tour traveling
through the Yellowstone Super Volcano!
Yellowstone National Park is home to over 10,000 thermal
features, all different, yet alike. Each requires the
necessary ingredients of heat, water, and instability
working together. No trip to Yellowstone is complete
until you watch in awe as Old Faithful propels super
heated water high into the air at speeds of 180 MPH.
Then enjoy the deep colors and beauty of a hot spring,
witness boiling mud, and see a fumarole, which is the
hottest of the four types of thermal features. You will visit a
geyser that never stops erupting except for short period
of time when a larger one in the same basin steals its
energy. In another area you will see and smell the
hydrogen sulfide vapor that powers a thermal and
dissolves the mud to slurry with the pH of battery acid.
Your Yellowstone guide will drive you along Yellowstone
Lake, the largest alpine lake (above 7000 feet) in North
America. Eagles and osprey nest and hunt on the shores
of the lake. Wildflowers abound in this area, Indian
Paintbrush the state flower of Wyoming blooms along the
Hayden Valley you will have the chance to see the bison
which congregate here in the summer. Waterfowl, pelicans
and herons migrate to this area along the banks of the
Yellowstone River and you may possibly catch a glimpse
of a grizzly bear or wolf.
Rustic Falls, Gibbon Falls, Firehole Falls: these are
just teasers for what is to come. You will experience
the awesome majesty of the Grand Canyon of the
Yellowstone and the river's spectacular plunge over two
waterfalls. The Lower Falls is a 308-foot vision of
beauty and power. While viewing the Upper Falls look
across the canyon and see Crystal Falls hidden in the
trees. The canyon area is one we recommend returning to
We finish our 8 – 9 hour day on the terraces at Mammoth
Hot Springs and historic Fort Yellowstone. The mineral
laden water flowing from beneath the ground is ever
changing and can deposit as much as 22 inches of
travertine forming calcium carbonate a year.
The Geyser and Waterfall Tour is available late April
through early November when the interior roads are open
to wheeled vehicles. Rates from Gardiner MT/Mammoth Hot
Springs start at $495.00 for a group of 1 to 4 people.
The tour includes transportation, a hearty picnic meal,
water, snacks and the use of binoculars and spotting
scope. For larger parties and starting/ending at other
locations please inquire regarding rates.
Yellowstone YearRound Adventures, Inc. is a division of
Yellowstone Glacier Adventures, Inc. and Adventure
Yellowstone, Inc. We are proud to serve you throughout
America's National Parks. Licensed by the US National
Park Service and US Forest Service to serve you